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by Wootah
Fri May 04, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: on paradigms
Replies: 0
Views: 1304

on paradigms

Great intro to the concept of paradigms in science
http://chronicle.com/article/Shift-Happens/131580/
by Wootah
Fri May 04, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language
Replies: 18
Views: 6454

Language

As a programmer I am quite a bit frustrated having to learn new languages all the time that all do basically the same thing. Now I am aware that new features do occur and sometimes it is better to rewrite the language for efficiency improvements and yet it all seems like same old same old - loops, l...
by Wootah
Thu May 03, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Truths by Degrees, Grouped Conditionals
Replies: 6
Views: 3423

Re: Truths by Degrees, Grouped Conditionals

I suppose the main quality of a house is that people live in it. I would suggest that the answer lies in somehow proving that saying 'four walls and a roof' is sufficient to know X is a house.
by Wootah
Tue May 01, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Truths by Degrees, Grouped Conditionals
Replies: 6
Views: 3423

Re: Truths by Degrees, Grouped Conditionals

How close to being certain of the truth do you think your method takes you?
by Wootah
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Creationism: God is a human projection.
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: Creationism: God is a human projection.

I have a theory that God is nothing but a human projection, and it isn't science or intellectual advancement that will completely disprove the Bible or other religions, but simple human psychology mixed with philosophy. Humans are a race that believes itself to be not only important as a whole, but...
by Wootah
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Would you rather die than work?
Replies: 55
Views: 24095

Re: Would you rather die than work?

C:My late grandmother, my partner, my friends, the luck of having a halfway decent brain and curious outlook and questioning mind. Being born in the West, shall I go on? But that tells us nothing of why you are more enlightened than wootah. It tells us only that you "believe" that your source of en...
by Wootah
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Do God parents have rights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

Re: Do God parents have rights?

We can only tackle things from the philosophical angle - maybe tbeiter knows something from the legal angle.

I think God Parents should be taken into account as a potential home for an orphan. But I think culturally the role is becoming more symbolic.
by Wootah
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Do God parents have rights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

Do God parents have rights?

Just wondering. Do they - should they?
by Wootah
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Would you rather die than work?
Replies: 55
Views: 24095

Re: Would you rather die than work?

I was a pretty lazy middle class brat and naturally fell on hard times once I left the safety of home. I found the hard work I did to get out of that situation freeing. I personally haven't found a job I didn't enjoy and whilst I have received welfare I do think that a person is better off working f...
by Wootah
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A short video inspired by Reason, Tolerance & Enlightenment
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: A short video inspired by Reason, Tolerance & Enlightenm

I would like you to not spam the forum but participate and let us discuss your worldview.
by Wootah
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Approves of Cold-Blooded Murder, and I Can Prove It
Replies: 29
Views: 6816

Re: God Approves of Cold-Blooded Murder, and I Can Prove It

bobevenson wrote:If it weren't for cold-blooded murder, none of us would even be here, and there wouldn't be any variety of living organisms at all. Cold-blooded murder is the very foundation of evolution.
I think theistic evolution makes God quite evil.
by Wootah
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Personhood to Apes BEFORE Corporations!
Replies: 60
Views: 24027

Re: Personhood to Apes BEFORE Corporations!

.Thank you Chaz for posting upon this thread. You, as usual, have added information AND valuable insight. You are correct in identifying the lowland gorilla instead of a chimp. And I like your straight-talk of the urban myth thingy. ... But will you actually take any notice and change your thoughts...
by Wootah
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Personhood to Apes BEFORE Corporations!
Replies: 60
Views: 24027

Re: Personhood to Apes BEFORE Corporations!

Thundril wrote:There is serious consideration being given,here in the uk, to giving chimps something like human rights, but this is only happening, AFAIK, in some moral-philosophy think tanks. Still it's a start.
The death of rational thought started a long time ago.
by Wootah
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Yeah...OKay. Now I think I understand...
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

Re: Yeah...OKay. Now I think I understand...

I don't think God condemned us to anything until we did something wrong.
by Wootah
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Don't Vote
Replies: 226
Views: 39353

Re: Don't Vote

What makes voting moral or not?