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by henry quirk
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: justice for just us

well morals believe it or not is relative, relative to those in a agreement, which is the agreed morals, or rules, or behavior, or this for that. as I say, I'm a moral realist (specifically, a natural rights libertarian), so -- no -- I don't believe that. Every right is opposed by a responsibility....
by henry quirk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: justice for just us

well morals believe it or not is relative, relative to those in a agreement, which is the agreed morals, or rules, or behavior, or this for that.

as I say, I'm a moral realist (specifically, a natural rights libertarian), so -- no -- I don't believe that.
by henry quirk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight.
Replies: 293
Views: 4266

Re: mind & brain

https://mindmatters.ai/2020/02/why-pioneer-neurosurgeon-wilder-penfield-said-the-mind-is-more-than-the-brain/ ----- Very interesting read. Thanks, but does the info mean that there is a God. I posted the link as an interjection into B & Mannie's conversation about mind & brain, so it wasn't meant as...
by henry quirk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: justice for just us

If do NO harm is NOT a principle that everyone intuitively knows, what then are these 'principles', exactly, which, supposedly, "everyone intuitively knows"? *a man belongs to himself (you are your own, right?) *his life, liberty, property are his (your life, liberty, property are yours, right?) *h...
by henry quirk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Putting ''Immanuel Can'' In The Religious Spotlight.
Replies: 293
Views: 4266

mind & brain

I keep postin' this...

https://mindmatters.ai/2020/02/why-pion ... the-brain/

...in various relevant threads

mebbe this time someone will read it
by henry quirk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1164
Views: 17951

Re: American election.

Clean coal? Apparently, there's no such thing. It seems you're right. I had misunderstood the application of the phrase, and assumed they'd made some technological advance on regular coal. Apparently, they have not. But I mentioned two other options: nuclear or natural gas. I would add, anything el...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: justice for just us

If do NO harm is NOT a principle that everyone intuitively knows, what then are these 'principles', exactly, which, supposedly, "everyone intuitively knows"? *a man belongs to himself (you are your own, right?) *his life, liberty, property are his (your life, liberty, property are yours, right?) *h...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: the majority of experts agree...
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: the majority of experts agree...

The majority tends to be right on questions of fact, i am told, by those who ignore that there will always be an expert who already had the answer and an expert that can add subtlety to the answer the other expert knows. The problem lies in our understanding of expertise, the solution does not lie ...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: the majority of experts agree...
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: the majority of experts agree...

The majority tends to be right on questions of fact, i am told, by those who ignore that there will always be an expert who already had the answer and an expert that can add subtlety to the answer the other expert knows. The problem lies in our understanding of expertise, the solution does not lie ...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1164
Views: 17951

Re: American election.

attofishpi wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:16 pm
henry quirk wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:37 pm no hateful speech or inciting language ever moved a body to do what it wasn't inclined to do to begin with
..and therein lies the mindset of a moron.
good boy... 🦴
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: justice for just us

Libertarian Whatever would be much better than what we have now, but in most cases it would result in recreating the wheel . We need most of the essential parts of the current system, it's the glue that holds them together that is made of purest bullshit - layer upon layer of assumption, compromise...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1191

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

1. The supposed God is omnipotent and omni-Good.

not my god

as a deist, I see the Creator as perfect, not omnipotent or all good, or even all knowing
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 214
Views: 2225

Re: the limits of fascism

*A bootstrapping process is required. Start with IQ. That's the baseline capacity to understand, much less manipulate, information better than other people, particularly with regard to complexity and scale. Add knowledge, relevant to the position in question. And finally conscientiousness, which ou...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Should Teachers Teach?
Replies: 123
Views: 1450

Re: What Should Teachers Teach?

Yes, I do see some danger in this. All respectable professionals are peer reviewed, and sometimes have to do refresher courses. There also must be safety standards that protect whistleblowers. professionals we're not to question, reviewin' professionals we're not to question: check professionals we...