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by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

commonsense wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:35 pm Do you think that the profit motive has anything to do with the US being in 37th place?
Ay-yup! Also politics.
What do you suppose is responsible for the terrible ROI (Return on Investment)?
That depends. Which investments are yielding terrible returns? And what's "terrible" in this context?
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Everything is honky-dory because it's not 1821.
No conscious or deliberate action required; society will just keep on improving.
Cool.
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

That's sure is anthropomorphising technology and science... Whereas, pretending that 'society' which encompasses all nations, can act as a conscious agent isn't. [1821 is irrelevant to now, so it's no concern to me] That's entirely irrelevant to what SHOULD vs COULD be done in 2021, yes? Illusion o...
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Chinese, Nigerian and Israeli society have all added at least 20 years to human life expectancy in the last 60 years alone. No, they have not. Technology, medical and food production science have. Of course, the gains are not evenly distributed. But then, nothing ever was. Yeah, and? When you frame...
by Skip
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[Skip -- Which "we" are already doing any of that? Where? How effectively?] We - society. Chinese society? Nigerian society? Israeli society? They're not all doing the same thing, or having the same results. Some parts do some stuff better, other parts do other stuff better. On average they all pro...
by Skip
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

[Advocate - - A healthy environment, a culture of exercise and meaningful activity with beautiful ways to walk to work, not having a "real" job, making healthy food more easily available than unhealthy food, using the genetic and other medical technologies we already have more effectively.] So basi...
by Skip
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

How much of modern medicine would become completely unnecessary if we concentrated on prevention? About 50%. Remember that many of the prevention measures,like birth control, prenatal care, vaccination, early detection and behaviour therapy are also under the auspices of medicine. Training enough m...
by Skip
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who Sinned First?
Replies: 126
Views: 1915

Re: Who Sinned First?

And that presumption regarding names and languages is based on - what? A biblical "past" where all "the ancients" were one root nation? Rather than an anthropological past, where the ur-peoples of Africa dispersed in all directions, established prehistoric tribes, scattered far apart and evolved in ...
by Skip
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: the profit motive in medicine
Replies: 52
Views: 1272

Re: the profit motive in medicine

Good idea. How?
by Skip
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who Sinned First?
Replies: 126
Views: 1915

Re: Who Sinned First?

Not even close! Eve comes from Hebrew - chavah: to breathe, to live. (in Genesis "the mother of all living") Evil come from German/Dutch - ubel or euvel: bad.
by Skip
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who Sinned First?
Replies: 126
Views: 1915

Re: Who Sinned First?

reason tehy/animals dies is becasue non of them ate from the 2nd tree - tree of life/immortality which god removed shortly after the first transgression. No, he didn't. He removed Adam and Eve. Made them leather clothes, which is odd, because it's the first mention in the bible of anybody getting k...
by Skip
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Art

That's not due to the nature of the medium, so much as their presence in the environment. People in today's 'advanced' societies are bombarded with sensory input, especially visual images, every waking moment. A modern western baby is surrounded by mobiles, toys, wall-art, fabrics and light fixtures...
by Skip
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who Sinned First?
Replies: 126
Views: 1915

Re: Who Sinned First?

Obviously your mind is not that of a detectives. Not a corrupt one, anyway. Try bringing your bullet points into a courtroom, the defense attorney would make mincemeat of them. (Others reading my observations may fair better in their appreciation for a job well done.) *wink* What makes you think an...
by Skip
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Art

Laypersons have been known to say, “I don’t know what good art is, but I know it when I see it.” I haven't known any to say that. I think you've amalgamated two different memes. "I don't know what I want, but I'll know it when I see it." and "I don't know about art, I just know what I like." Can th...
by Skip
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who Sinned First?
Replies: 126
Views: 1915

Re: Who Sinned First?

PS That is the most trouble I've ever seen anyone take in the telling of a shaggy-dog joke.