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by iolo
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Life Support and Death Support
Replies: 27
Views: 1826

Re: Life Support and Death Support

The question has to be whether the second opinion was worth anything and would be of benefit to the patient All rational opinion says otherwise. Surely it would be totally criminal to let people experiment with this poor child?
by iolo
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is it politically correct to say ______?
Replies: 30
Views: 1790

Re: Is it politically correct to say ______?

I don't know. I've never seen or heard it used seriously except by Nazi nutters prevented from abusing people. There's awful, mun!
by iolo
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is it politically correct to say ______?
Replies: 30
Views: 1790

Re: Is it politically correct to say ______?

'Politically correct', surely, is Nazi for 'normal good manners'? I have never heard or seen it used otherwise.
by iolo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: I have a highly qualified psychological counselor booked for 12 sessions
Replies: 23
Views: 3147

Re: I have a highly qualified psychological counselor booked for 12 sessions

The whole point about counselling is to learn to shut up and listen, then be encouraging if you can. The problem about it is keeping out of it emotionally, and not letting the 'counsellee' get at you outside agreed hours. The only kind of 'counselling' I've had that was effective was Reichian, becau...
by iolo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 695
Views: 22281

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

The 'God' concept was once a logical one, replacing a lot of godlets, myths, etcetera etcetera, and giving a coherent pattern, but the more we know of reality the less compatible this concept seems with it, particularly 'God' as a father, and so on. The only argument that seems to have any weight wi...
by iolo
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: ~ CAN SOMEONE DO THE MATH? ~
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: ~ CAN SOMEONE DO THE MATH? ~

I have four children, and amongst 'em they have just one child. It seems to me that capitalism has reached the point where human survival is a very dubious notion, forgetting about burning us off the earth by climate or nuclear war. I can't imagine who in his/her right mind would have children now: ...
by iolo
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The state in between sleep and consciousness
Replies: 13
Views: 2607

Re: The state in between sleep and consciousness

I think what you are having are mini dreams as you doze off. I've had it too. If you are capable of taking control while still in the dream, that's lucid dreaming. I did it once as a little 'un. I was falling and I willed myself to fly and save myself. Alas, I then suddenly veered towards skyscrape...
by iolo
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: S'mae/Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: S'mae/Hi

Dioch, Rick. I wasn't suggesting that my English teacher was particularly reliable: few of 'em were. That's what comes of moving up to 'Welsh' Shropshire!
by iolo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Have you ever seen or encountered aggressive women?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Have you ever seen or encountered aggressive women?

Some men, particularly American ones, have been brought up to push hard to be noticed and to 'win' any disagreement, and they get very boring on radio, when they interrupt all the time. Most women, for cultural reasons, can managed detailed work much better than most men from the same culture, just...
by iolo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Laura Ingraham's Stalinism
Replies: 74
Views: 3883

Re: Laura Ingraham's Stalinism

Trump strikes me as a loose cannon rather than as a puppet. That's the problem, surely?
by iolo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Do you prefer short or long sentences?
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Do you prefer short or long sentences?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
They each have their uses in language (I prefer short, but long can communicate more).

PhilX 🇺🇸
I was always taught that decent style require variation, or you end up sounding like Hemingway or Henry James!
by iolo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Trolls, the superior race
Replies: 27
Views: 1198

Re: Trolls, the superior race

It depends on how one 'Trolls'. For example, I could troll by saying all Americans are simple minded gun loving, burger eating, money infatuated, carbon emitting morons with little understanding of the consequences to themselves. There are a lot of people on this planet that would feel irrational t...
by iolo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: S'mae/Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 486

S'mae/Hi

My old English teacher always used to warn us off Philosophy, quoting Aristotle (allegedly?) saying that it was no study for young men, and Leavis used somehow to indicate that he regarded it as very much inferior to decent novels as an examination of the world. We did do a paper called, for some re...
by iolo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What's in a Name?....
Replies: 38
Views: 5033

Re: What's in a Name?....

I was born on the first of March, St. David's Day. There were two boys ahead of me who got one of my father's names, David and Alexander. As such, I ended up with the Welsh Dewi as a middle name, which I hated. Most can't even pronounce it properly, Anglicizing it instead. It's been a pain, and I r...
by iolo
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Happiest Countries in the World - 2018 ALL Have Strong Influence of Democratic Socialism & Atheism
Replies: 38
Views: 3515

Re: Happiest Countries in the World - 2018 ALL Have Strong Influence of Democratic Socialism & Atheism

People seem to be discussing not Countries but States . A great deal, I think, depends on national cultures. The Country I live in, which foreigners call for some reason Wails, or something such, seems to me a lot happier than out neighbours in the UK, because it is far more egalitarian in spirit an...