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by Gee
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15742

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Hi Kayla; Please consider my following responses. a common theme that comes up when someone tries to defend corporal punishment is 'respect' but hitting (or spanking or wahtever you want to call it) in response to disrespect makes no sense - it is about as mismatched a response as you can get Actual...
by Gee
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Bob's Ethical Advice Column
Replies: 64
Views: 7264

Re: Bob's Ethical Advice Column

Oh, yes, there's a point to all of this. Let's face it, you didn't do anything wrong. The kid was 100% at fault, and in an AEP society, most people would probably do exactly what you said. But in today's society, the only rational thing to do is check to see if there are any witnesses, and if not, ...
by Gee
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Man, like the universe, is a machine
Replies: 53
Views: 6944

Re: Man, like the universe, is a machine

Strong AI people say that if you put enough silicon computer chips together you will find that consciousness will emerge from this complexity. In other words, some time in the future computers will be conscious in the same way as humans are conscious. Ginkgo; That may be pushing things a bit. First...
by Gee
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Ebola Just Arrived in Cleveland - Looking For Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Ebola Just Arrived in Cleveland - Looking For Advice

Bill; You might want to go to Wiki and look up Ebola virus, that is what I did. The good news was that it is not an air-born virus; the bad news was that it transfers through body fluids, but not like STD's. It transfers through ALL body fluids. So this includes tears, spit, sneezes, and sweat. A pe...
by Gee
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: do we have the exact same consciousness the dinosures had.
Replies: 17
Views: 2820

Re: do we have the exact same consciousness the dinosures ha

Jackles; You ask the most interesting questions. It must be a great deal of fun playing in your mind. But in this case, I think the answer is no. We do not have the same consciousness. Consider what consciousness actually is; it is an awareness. So what you are actually asking is, were dinosaurs awa...
by Gee
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15742

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Kayla; It seems that I am always apologizing to you. You wrote a very good post with interesting and valid points that I intended to address, but my computer had other plans. Apparently getting on-line proved too much for my old computer, and it started locking up every time I tried. I finally put i...
by Gee
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15742

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Voice of Time; You have produced a well-considered post with valid points, which deserves an equally sincere answer. But if we are to continue this discussion of emotion, we should probably start a new thread as we are bound to go off topic. Although I can respect your position below, I can not agre...
by Gee
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15742

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

i am a little puzzled by excuses like 'he smacked the kid (or his wife or wahtever) because he was tired and/or under stress' strikes me as a nonsequitor Well you may be puzzled, but I am confused. What "excuses" are you talking about? Who is the "he" who smacked what "kid"? Are you making shit up?...
by Gee
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15742

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Kayla; I apologize for being so late addressing your post. I am getting slower. Please consider my following responses. even parents who believe in corporal punishment themselves do not normally delegate that to babysitters yet most babysitters manage to control kids just fine I was the Mary Poppins...
by Gee
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15742

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Yes, and I was amazed that he was giving advice on breastfeeding: Odd, a young man arguing breastfeeding with a woman who has actual experience with the subject, especially on a philosophy forum! Wyman; You are absolutely correct, and I can't believe that I was stupid enough to forget "experience" ...
by Gee
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 15742

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

Voice of Time; Please consider my following responses. Nobody says "head" if they mean mouth. By "head" one usually refers to the skin-coverd outside of the skull and the back of the neck. For the front of the head one talks about "the face". True, but the face is on the head, and damage to the face...
by Gee
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fuck you, death.
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: Fuck you, death.

Hammock; I see two very serious flaws in reasoning in the excerpt that you posted, which I will explain below. Never Say Die: Why We Can't Imagine Death ; by Jesse Bering; SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN; Wednesday, October 22, 2008 The first flaw is with the word "imagine". When we try to imagine something, it...
by Gee
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fuck you, death.
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: Fuck you, death.

Ginkgo wrote: I see this is clip as being an exploration of metaphysical ontology , so strictly speaking this particular extract isn't science.
Which is just fine because this is not a science forum. It is a philosophy forum.

Gee
by Gee
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What separates us (Homo Sapiens) from the animals?
Replies: 22
Views: 3630

Re: What separates us (Homo Sapiens) from the animals?

Our arrogance. Nice post, Skip. Gee Why all the self-loathing (or species loathing), Gee, Skip, Blaggard? Without swinging the pendulum too far in the opposite direction (of hubris), don't you think that we are more intelligent, at least, than other species? I don't have self-loathing. I just don't...
by Gee
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What separates us (Homo Sapiens) from the animals?
Replies: 22
Views: 3630

Re: What separates us (Homo Sapiens) from the animals?

Our arrogance.

Nice post, Skip.

Gee