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by FlashDangerpants
Mon May 02, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

Nick_A wrote:Which is worse: blind faith or blind denial?
We don't care, you are fully loaded with both.
by FlashDangerpants
Mon May 02, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 26319

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

Under Evensonomics, inflation is defined as follows: It = M1/M2, where I = inflation, t = any time period, M1 = money exchanged for but not representing property, and M2 = all money exchanged for property. Inflation has nothing to do with high prices, increasing prices or prices at all. It can rang...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon May 02, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 26319

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

How do you propose to prevent companies with higher tax burdens from passing on the cost by putting up their prices (which is what inflation is). Inflation can only be created by the government increasing the supply of money beyond the present value of property. That's nonsense. Inflation is a meas...
by FlashDangerpants
Mon May 02, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

Again you are confused and sending yourself in a contradictory circle.
You refer to questions which are correctly outside the domain of science.
And then you want science to take them into account anyway.
by FlashDangerpants
Mon May 02, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Doing The Right Thing
Replies: 99
Views: 15297

Re: Doing The Right Thing

I am not interested in having you as some bitter personal foe.
Point your aggressive posturing at somebody else.
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

As I wrote, I believe that Plato and Simone are right in their assertion that objective morality is not learned but rather remembered. You cannot build a house without the skeleton of what it will look like. A free society cannot be built without the principles and values necessary to sustain freed...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 26319

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

So tell us more about this plan to fight inflation by putting up the cost of living through tax hikes.
How do you propose to prevent companies with higher tax burdens from passing on the cost by putting up their prices (which is what inflation is).
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

Of course they should be unified in the human quest for meaning. They are like two tools in a tool box. A saw is only in opposition with a screwdriver when they try to take the place of each other. Secularism takes the position similar to a screwdriver denying the need for a saw when building a hou...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objective Morality
Replies: 50
Views: 4883

Re: Objective Morality

Nick_A wrote:how do you measure love?
By the teaspoon if you are boring and by the bucket if you are blessed.
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

So we are all in agreement that science and religion cannot be unified.
Job done.
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

Science isn't 'anything that deals with this or that'. It is a method of carrying out enquiries. This has the result that it is limited to certain scopes of enquiry. The things you are trying to add, lie outside any potential scope for such investigations. Unless you can propose a scientific experim...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

Science is concerned with the laws relating to what happens in the world. The essence of religion is concerned with objective "value." I'm not even curious what 'objective "value"' is supposed to be. What you wrote there is that science is concerned with one thing, and religion is about something e...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

I would say there's quite a lot of crossover between Plato and Buddhism. But more or less none between that guy and science because his methodology is entirely inappropriate to that form of investigation. Diluting modern empirical sciences with Platonic rationalism would simply put those sciences ba...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unification of Science and Religion
Replies: 122
Views: 11148

Re: Unification of Science and Religion

Nick_A wrote:Do you believe that the unification of science and religion is possible
Is the intent of this synthesis the destruction of science or of religion?
by FlashDangerpants
Sun May 01, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind
Replies: 400
Views: 26319

Re: The Most Despotic Taxes Known to Mankind

Any tendency toward inflation would be controlled through taxation to reduce the money supply. higher taxes would provoke employees to demand higher wages, and employers would respond with higher prices, and you would have to respond with still higher taxes. Which is a spiral. You give yourself onl...