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by philosopher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "Your" Money & Taxation
Replies: 38
Views: 1251

Re: "Your" Money & Taxation

I could be completely wrong but I think that the point being made here is you can not print money. You are literally legally prohibited from making your own money. If I am wrong I would like to be corrected. No, you are totally right. I meant printing money, sorry I couldn't find the right word for...
by philosopher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "Your" Money & Taxation
Replies: 38
Views: 1251

"Your" Money & Taxation

Pro-capitalists make the claim your money is... your money. But the monetary system is the domain of the state. Only the state can make money. So in essense, what you're doing is to borrow money from the state. You are prohibited from making your own money. Then the pro-capitalists claim that your m...
by philosopher
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 2823

Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Your mind is locked to your body. That's weird. I'll explain below: When you change your personality (for a variety of reasons, damage, drugs - whatever) you will still see the world through the eyes of that very same body - even though the body has replaced all the atoms over many years. I find tha...
by philosopher
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Scandinavian Democracy is the only democracy that works

The parliamentary democratic system in Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) are by far the only democracies which forms governments representing the people they are about to govern. In the U.S. when electing representatives, ie. the president or senate members, you vote for cand...
by philosopher
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 72
Views: 3431

This is True Conservatism

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/27/alabama-pregnant-woman-shot-manslaughter-charge-marshae-jones A pregnant women is jailed for having been shot so the fetus got killed... she didn't fire the gun, someone else committed the crime against her/the fetus. Yet, the woman is jailed. That's C...
by philosopher
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Can the universe think?

So given this interpretation, if I add a part to the system, does the system still think? It is the brain that thinks or the person? If I put a rock in the hand of the person, can the person/rock system think, or is it just a system that contains something that thinks? I think the answer hinges on ...
by philosopher
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Can the universe think?

HexHammer wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:46 pm
I have the theory
Be careful with that word. You certainly do not have a theory, you don't even have a hypothesis. You have an idea.

https://www.britannica.com/science/scientific-theory
https://www.britannica.com/science/scie ... hypothesis
by philosopher
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Can the universe think?

The brain consists of neurons communicating with each other through electrical and chemical signals, creating consciousness and thoughts. But we don't say "this particular neuron is what cause our consciousness". It is the total sum of all the parts, or put in other words: Consciousness is the syste...
by philosopher
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 1136

Re: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?

With the rise of the Right in U.S. alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery. You mean people are suddenly becoming Democrats? After all, every single slave owner America at the time of the Emancipation was a Democrat. Or do you mean like all those Gra...
by philosopher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 1136

Re:

"I think he was pointing to the contradiction that the conservative pro-lifers favor the life of zygotes but oddly still favor killing of those full grown adults." I think he was doin' more than that, but: let's say he was, for conversation's sake, just addressin' 'that' supposed contradiction. Fro...
by philosopher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 21
Views: 1136

Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?

With the rise of the Right in U.S. alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery. Which arguments do you put forth in defense for re-instating slavery (or wanted to keep it in the first place)? And why should people be born into slavery simply because of th...
by philosopher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 5520

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Very simply just do not have a "us" verse "them" attitude. Truthfully there is NO "them" existing anyway. Yet people insists on "White Supremacy", "True Muslims" and the like. I hate those claiming to be "true" muslims, as much as I hate those claiming to be "true" christians, jews, atheists, white...
by philosopher
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 5520

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction... -Imp That might work on global level between the most powerful nations. I'm asking: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality from the root - down to the smallest level - human to human, in workplaces, in small neighboring towns/communities etc.?
by philosopher
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 5520

How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Is it possible to break down "us vs. them" mentality? How? I suggest: * Ban on team sports on large/nationwide levels. * Ban on non-professional uniforms (police officers should carry a uniform as part of their profession, but uniforms symbolizing an ideology or religion should be banned - like Ku-K...
by philosopher
Tue May 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Refuting Gödel's 1931 Incompleteness Theorem in one sentence
Replies: 121
Views: 3460

Re: Refuting Gödel's 1931 Incompleteness Theorem in one sentence

Not really not at all. Introduction to Mathematical logic Sixth edition Elliott Mendelson (2015):28 1.4 An Axiom System for the Propositional Calculus page 27-28 A wf C is said to be a consequence in S of a set Γ of wfs if and only if there is a sequence B1, …, Bk of wfs such that C is Bk and, for ...