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by wtf
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: E-prime writing
Replies: 24
Views: 3615

Re: E-prime writing

Frackin' idiotic, based on my extensive knowledge of the subject gleaned from the first couple of paragraphs of this Wiki page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Poppy Day actually Means.
Replies: 35
Views: 2966

Re: What Poppy Day actually Means.

Instead the West created poverty and economic collapse and destroyed the poppy fields, the only economically viable option for most of the territories. I am sorry but that is the direct opposite of what I understand to be the truth. When the Taliban took over (before the US got there), they destroy...
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a multiverse?
Replies: 55
Views: 6962

Re: What is a multiverse?

Then we are back to my original question. Are there meta laws that constrain the laws of each universe Now without knowing what the laws of other universes are that cannot be determined. It might be they are tweaked slightly compared to the laws of this one. Or instead that they are significantly a...
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How stable do you think our universe is?
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: How stable do you think our universe is?

It's a momentary random coherence lasting a few microseconds. We all came into existence fully formed with our memories a moment ago. We'll be gone presently. Bye.
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Poppy Day actually Means.
Replies: 35
Views: 2966

Re: What Poppy Day actually Means.

I thought the poppies were in honor of the heroin trade that we support in Afghanistan.
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a multiverse?
Replies: 55
Views: 6962

Re: What is a multiverse?

If different universes have different laws then in what way could they be called laws Specific laws would only apply to one universe since no two would have identical ones Then we're back to my original question. Are there meta-laws that constrain the laws of each universe? If not, then there are n...
by wtf
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a multiverse?
Replies: 55
Views: 6962

Re: What is a multiverse?

I did not say the multiverses were illusory. I said their apparent order was. Terribly important distinction. If the apparent order of a given universe is illusory, and is only the product of our minds imposing false order on randomness; in what sense are you using the word "law?" I'm using law(s) ...
by wtf
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a multiverse?
Replies: 55
Views: 6962

Re: What is a multiverse?

I did not say the multiverses were illusory. I said their apparent order was. Terribly important distinction.

If the apparent order of a given universe is illusory, and is only the product of our minds imposing false order on randomness; in what sense are you using the word "law?"
by wtf
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Are lotteries ethical?
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Re: Are lotteries ethical?

First, change the language to some innocuous term to soften the self-body punches of vice, debauchary, sin, and so on. Once the change is accepted, the perception of reality changes. It’s only gaming. It's fun! Sin? According to whom? What you call sin, I call entertainment. You would outlaw my ple...
by wtf
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a multiverse?
Replies: 55
Views: 6962

Re: What is a multiverse?

If different universes have different laws, then in what way could they be called laws?

Are you saying that each universe is completely random, and that we (sentient observers) impose an illusory order?

Or are there underlying meta-laws that constrain the space of possible sets of laws?
by wtf
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Seems like a silver lining to the migrant crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Seems like a silver lining to the migrant crisis

Nothing like the abject misery of millions of human beings to gladden some people's hearts.
by wtf
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Should countries outlaw the hijab, niqab and burka?
Replies: 94
Views: 7105

Re: Should countries outlaw the hijab, niqab and burka?

Of course not, any more than they should outlaw t-shirts and hoodies. Or require that gentlemen wear suits and hats like they did in the 1930's. If I want to wear a Burqa, who's to say I can't? Now, there are some special cases where there might be sensible prohibitions. Can I cover my face on my dr...
by wtf
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is CRISPR gene editing ethical?
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Is CRISPR gene editing ethical?

I suspect that if you're the blind guy, it's perfectly ethical and if it works it's a medical miracle.

So, if you have a broken leg and a doctor sets and splints it; is that ethical? After all, God decreed that you fell off that ladder and broke your leg. That's the essence of your question, right?
by wtf
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Edmund Burke and the Middle East.
Replies: 19
Views: 2014

Re: Edmund Burke and the Middle East.

Furthermore, the rulers of France were determined that they were not going to give up any of their powers, powers they believed God had willed them. This kind of attitude set the stage for a violent social confrontation ... Fortunately, those of us in the US have a democracy and our rulers are wise...