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by wtf
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To profit at all costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Re: To profit at all costs

Just to clarify my own understanding, suppose we took all the profit out of drug research. How would new drugs be discovered? And as you know, the discovery is the least of it. Getting through all the required government trials and approvals is extremely expensive. Where do you draw the line? We mus...
by wtf
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: ~ Donald Trump - Worst Person of the Year - 2015 ~
Replies: 52
Views: 6524

Re: ~ Donald Trump - Worst Person of the Year - 2015 ~

Maybe. But he makes a lot of good points too. Such as, when Dick Cheney attacked Trump over the Muslim ban, Trump pointed out that Cheney was the one who talked Bush into invading Iraq, leading directly to the current bloody mess. Now who else, GOP or Dem, has the balls to directly call out Cheney o...
by wtf
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The American Energy Party (AEP)
Replies: 62
Views: 5887

Re: The American Energy Party (AEP)

what other party has its own flag and logo, much less one with such striking visual appearance?
The Nazi party did.

Can you discern the difference between branding and ideology?
by wtf
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What does an airless hole need to really exist?
Replies: 31
Views: 2917

Re: What does an airless hole need to really exist?

Consider a flat surface of dirt. Workers come in and build up the surface by adding dirt, but they leave an area in the middle without any built up dirt. You now have a hole that was already there before the workers showed up. Nothing was taken away. The hole was always there, you just didn't recogn...
by wtf
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Do Republicans hate American values?
Replies: 92
Views: 7523

Re: Do Republicans hate American values?

It's the Dems these days seeking to limit free expression. Any theory such as the one expressed in the title of this thread needs to account for that. In just the past week both Dem presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Google chairman Eric Schmidt (a big Dem supporter) have called for censor...
by wtf
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: How do you communicate context?
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Re: How do you communicate context?

:-(
by wtf
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: In Defense of Humorous Nihilism
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

Re: In Defense of Humorous Nihilism

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I find that humorous nihilsm indeed.
by wtf
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Group Five Power Grid
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Group Five Power Grid

If you're on drugs, stop. If not, start.
by wtf
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ Americans' Top Three Exits ~
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: ~ Americans' Top Three Exits ~

. Here's my source - Center for Disease Control CDC : 10 Leading Causes of Death by Age Group United States 2013. I direct your attention to Homicides & Suicides. How do you get from homicide and suicide to gun violence? People get stabbed, suicides use pills and jump off bridges. So in the end you...
by wtf
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ Americans' Top Three Exits ~
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: ~ Americans' Top Three Exits ~

. Gun Violence Bullshit. Heart disease Cancer (malignant neoplasms) Chronic lower respiratory disease Accidents (unintentional injuries) Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) Alzheimer's disease Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) Influenza and pneumonia Kidney disease (nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and neph...
by wtf
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What does math mean to you?
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: What does math mean to you?

Arising_uk wrote:It means an American is speaking.
LOL!
by wtf
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Death of PoMo
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Death of PoMo

tl;dr
by wtf
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What accounts for the fact that some students are super-devoted and therefore wholesome and some are not?
Replies: 175
Views: 16445

Re: What accounts for the fact that some students are super-devoted and therefore wholesome and some are not?

Virtue is an even more murky concept than wholesomeness. Is this a language issue perhaps? What is virtue? Why is being "vice ridden" bad? Are you making some kind of Puritan argument, that we should be slaves to our work and avoid pleasure? Your question seems to carry many hidden assumptions.
by wtf
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What accounts for the fact that some students are super-devoted and therefore wholesome and some are not?
Replies: 175
Views: 16445

Re: What accounts for the fact that some students are super-devoted and therefore wholesome and some are not?

I'm wondering if you are using the word "wholesome" in a technical way that differs from its standard meaning. What does it mean to you? There's nothing inherently unwholesome about slacking off and dropping out. Steve Jobs was a famous dropout, as was Bill Gates.
by wtf
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Questioning the supremacy of mathematical formalism in understanding the universe
Replies: 40
Views: 4022

Re: Questioning the supremacy of mathematical formalism in understanding the universe

I completely disagree with Wigner. I see no miracle here. I see the human mind modelling the patterns of order which he observes in nature in whatever way which works the best for him. These models make no truth statements whatsoever about the universe and if the human mind figures out a better way...