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by Wootah
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Dollar and world economy crash
Replies: 77
Views: 13743

Re: The Dollar and world economy crash

Is Khalid right in calling it a Ponzi scheme?

All value and investment in that sense is a ponzi scheme - if you can't sell X for more than you bought it then you lose.

A ponzi scheme is paying off current investors with future investors investments.
by Wootah
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Dollar and world economy crash
Replies: 77
Views: 13743

Re: The Dollar and world economy crash

Personally I think we are missing the real politics of the situation. A country or person can produce whatever currency they like and it will be evaluated by the marketplace as to its worth.
Can Bill pay Mat for his I.O.U. if Mat thinks Bill can then the I.O.U has value.
by Wootah
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Please Support FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Replies: 34
Views: 7216

Re: Please Support FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND FREEDOM OF SPEE

England seems a pretty awful place to live these days.
by Wootah
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: I got pregnant from Rape
Replies: 28
Views: 7102

Re: I got pregnant from Rape

From my understanding the man apologised for his statements and thinks much like we do. I wonder if it is not a case of you being played for political points by others.
by Wootah
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christianity's Immoral Foundation
Replies: 113
Views: 22791

Re: Christianity's Immoral Foundation

Mike or FiH - was there any evidence cited by you guys that Christianity suggests that we are all being punished for someone elses sins? It's just difficulty to justify responding to you and FiH because of this and because I hate to break up two people so happily agreeing with each other.
by Wootah
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christianity's Immoral Foundation
Replies: 113
Views: 22791

Re: Christianity's Immoral Foundation

There is nothing inconsistent in my view. You think it's immoral to punish children for the actions of their parents but children are routinely punished socially and economically for the actions of their parents so I propose that there is an inconsistency here unless you also support support some a...
by Wootah
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Verbal Abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 6098

Re: Verbal Abuse

Few people really engage with Satyr. Anyway. We all know that for many animals when they are born they are able to do so much more than human babies can. The need to walk straight away is so important for them to survive and so on. But a human baby can only cry. I somewhat think we have the better d...
by Wootah
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christianity's Immoral Foundation
Replies: 113
Views: 22791

Re: Christianity's Immoral Foundation

In the US, no one would seriously consider a law that called for the punishment of a child for the acts committed by the child's parents, especially if the acts ccurred before the child was born. People would be outraged at such a law, even Christians. Yet, the entire premise upon which Christianit...
by Wootah
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Capitalism .V. Socialism
Replies: 57
Views: 19899

Re: Capitalism .V. Socialism

Alchemyst wrote:Socialism seems to have more intellectuals on its side.
Well that damns socialism.
by Wootah
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language
Replies: 18
Views: 6454

Re: Language

The Voice of Time wrote:
Wootah wrote:
I sometimes wonder that if we don't have a word for something then we can't see it. Do you agree?
If you dont have word for it you may not notice its existence. But youll see it
I tentatively suggest that seems to me to be begging the question.
by Wootah
Tue May 29, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Every rule has an exception
Replies: 10
Views: 5254

Re: Every rule has an exception

You challenge my manhood!!!! Actually I don't know what else I want to say Duszek. I had a crazy idea and threw it out there. But I'm happy to discuss it with you. all human beings have to die one day. - is not a rule is a fact of nature 2 plus 2 equals 4 - seems to me to prove my statement wrong. E...
by Wootah
Tue May 29, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Humans believe life is short and death is long.
Replies: 31
Views: 11688

Re: Humans believe life is short and death is long.

You should meet GreatestIAm. I am sure you will actually.
by Wootah
Mon May 28, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Every rule has an exception
Replies: 10
Views: 5254

Re: Every rule has an exception

I would say: false. I can think of a rule that has no exceptions: all human beings have to die one day. Or: 2 plus 2 equals 4. I would therefore correct and say: Almost every rule has an exception. I'd say that answers that. Also of course wiki has something to say http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exce...
by Wootah
Sun May 27, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Every rule has an exception
Replies: 10
Views: 5254

Every rule has an exception

Every rule has an exception.

True or false?

(At the least the claim is not self contradictory.)