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by Skip
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we get conditioned?
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: How do we get conditioned?

Evidently, you already have an answer: wires.
by Skip
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we get conditioned?
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: How do we get conditioned?

[What do you mean by 'conditioned'? To believe something? To do something? To accept something?] To accept that there is a correlation between two data. You don't need conditioning for that; all you need is simple cognition. Conditioning is the formation of a habitual response to a specific stimulu...
by Skip
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Paternalism and the Law
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Paternalism and the Law

I'm not sure 'paternalism' is the correct term for all of those examples. The law against assisted suicide is a just the law against suicide lite: Christian doctrine took one small step back from dictating the law. That's not about protecting people from themselves; that's about preventing people fr...
by Skip
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we get conditioned?
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: How do we get conditioned?

We get conditioned through pattern recognition. What do you mean by 'conditioned'? To believe something? To do something? To accept something? Pattern recognition is done through the rewiring of neurons. Pattern recognition is done by a comparison of new input with known data. Only after the simila...
by Skip
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who Sinned First?
Replies: 126
Views: 1915

Re: Who Sinned First?

Stop, boy-foot bear with teaks of Chan!
by Skip
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: PLEASE DEFINE "SIN"
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: PLEASE DEFINE "SIN"

Or:
any act which damages 'the soul' if one believes in the existence of souls;
if not:
a deliberate act in contravention of one's most cherished convictions
by Skip
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: PLEASE DEFINE "SIN"
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: PLEASE DEFINE "SIN"

Sin is a transgression against what one considers sacred - whether that's a deity, nature, a human collective, an oath or pledge, blood kin or one's own integrity. Occasions for sin may be enshrined in a social, religious or legal code, in which case it will be judge by others. Or it may remain pers...
by Skip
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?
Replies: 158
Views: 3270

Re: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?

You are doomed never to know.
by Skip
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: the profit motive in medicine

So why does the governments in France, Italy, Japan and Israel answer to the voters, but the government in the USA doesn't? $$$$$$ and Fear Who do you think needs to write the policy which will make the government answer to the voters and what would the contents of such a policy be? A vertebrate. P...
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Skepdick wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:19 pm
So why did the wealth in France, Italy, Japan and Israel allow it and the wealth in the USA didn't?
Top-down policy-making. The government answers to the voters, not the lobbies.
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Skepdick wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:23 pm
And the wealth would let you do this why?
Now you're getting it!
It can't be done, because "the wealth" won't allow it.
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: the profit motive in medicine

The investment in healthcare, as I intended it, is the pouring of money from taxes and private sources into healthcare for such things as MRI machines, syringes, staff salaries, medical research and more. The injection of money into healthcare for the purpose of treating the sick and injured—that’s...
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Ahhh. Policies. So you think "conscious and decisive action" happens top-down, not bottom-up. I have never yet heard of a bill drafted by an unemployed ex-con passed in a congress or parliament. Those lazy politicians! Some are. Some are chicken-shit. Some are incompetent. Some are loyal to a bad l...
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Saying that France is "the best" helps absolutely nothing unless you can tell Ghana how to become like France, on the budget that Ghana has, with the shortage of doctors and medical professionals that Ghana has; with the lack of universities to train the medical professionals that Ghana needs. and ...
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1274

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Somewhere in between your cynicism you completely missed the point about moving needles. You've confused slacktivism with activism. Not being concerned with either, I don't see that as a problem to be solved. And if you got off your ass and actually attempted to tackle the problems you are so passi...