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by WendyDarling
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Whither Progress?: Is Progress an Insupportable Myth?
Replies: 91
Views: 9904

Re: Whither Progress?: Is Progress an Insupportable Myth?

As a proponent of my God, who has taught me that there are spiritual truths with humanitarian principles to be found in many religions, alternative methodologies to investigating the natural world, and an understanding that we've been blessed with this playground named Earth for eons to better under...
by WendyDarling
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The art of persuasion
Replies: 30
Views: 4606

Re: The art of persuasion

If the idea is not rumor, she'll run as a progressive in 2020, but I would prefer her to start her own party with her own principles and stick to them come hell or high water in 2024.
by WendyDarling
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Creativity: The Pregnant Mind
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Creativity: The Pregnant Mind

Hobbes' Choice wrote
Creating a child is what rats, cats, and bats do without thought. This is not 'creativity'.
Creativity without knowledge is art.
Creativity with learning, knowledge and reason is genius.
So what's to be done when this world is full of artists?
by WendyDarling
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Creativity: The Pregnant Mind
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Creativity: The Pregnant Mind

Those capable of creating do not psychoanalyze their output before presenting it. The creators are making the choice to bring "an idea" into the world, they need to be obligated to our world. Playtime is over. Self-awareness and world awareness are beautiful things. The creative types are so determ...
by WendyDarling
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Creativity: The Pregnant Mind
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Creativity: The Pregnant Mind

Creativity is the brain processing information; the mind at work towards the conception of new thought forms, imaginings, ideas. I believe that the most creative minds have the monopoly on intelligence, far-reaching capabilities over the above average folks, but what is required for the greater good...
by WendyDarling
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?
Replies: 72
Views: 8198

Re: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?

Insulted by a question? Yes then?

I'll weave you a basket, I promise.
by WendyDarling
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?
Replies: 72
Views: 8198

Re: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?

Yes, it was delightful at Disney World and then I grew up. The definition of a tech-tard is an individual who places the progress of technology over the well-being of humanity. Is this forum a haven for tech-tarded individuals?
by WendyDarling
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?
Replies: 72
Views: 8198

Re: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?

Most biker's choose to be uninformed or clueless about safety protocols during motorcycling by not taking motorcycle safety classes. Wearing a helmet is the least of their worries, especially when they do not understand how to take care of a helmet, when to dispose of a helmet which is no longer eff...
by WendyDarling
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The art of persuasion
Replies: 30
Views: 4606

Re: The art of persuasion

Is this topic specific to politicians, namely Obama?
by WendyDarling
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?
Replies: 72
Views: 8198

Re: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?

It will become an all or nothing situation, where the manufacturers of technology such as automated cars will use their investors and lobbyists to push their agenda whether it is safe or no. Human error will be scrutinized directly, but not the human error in programming code, that will be concealed...
by WendyDarling
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?
Replies: 72
Views: 8198

Re: How fast would you like a driverless car to go?

0 kph or mph. Our autonomy to direct our lives from point A to point B should remain unscathed.
by WendyDarling
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unfit For The Future.
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Unfit For The Future.

Greta,

Isn't ambition based on the fear of "keeping up with the Joneses?" I see ambition as proving one's worth...blindly.
by WendyDarling
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unfit For The Future.
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Unfit For The Future.

Why does fear underpin most of the actions taken by humanity? Elsewhere (different forum) I asked if Mankind is allergic to emotions which is what morality is hinged upon. Always seems that fear leads the way and it is the most insidious and despised emotion, yet Mankind surrenders to his fears all ...
by WendyDarling
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Utilitarianism and Altruism
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Utilitarianism and Altruism

Utilitarianism and Altruism Nobody does anything because they are Utilitarian. They use the Utilitarian method because they are Altruists. And they are Altruists largely because they have Empathy. The reason how, rather than why, empathy exists is not evident. The term 'God' does not advance the ca...
by WendyDarling
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: When Is Torture Morally Permissible?
Replies: 52
Views: 7278

Re: When Is Torture Morally Permissible?

Torture is never morally permissible. Suffering is permissible for learning.