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What law/razor is it that says that providing an opportunity severely increases a person's use of that opportunity?

In a previous workplace we had a system that had a potential for failure - as many systems do. Two solutions were proposed: Reduce the potential for failure. (Build a more robust system.) Provide ...
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Can a human being not be a part of the human species?

I know that this question may sound silly, that it may look like the asker is just trying to acquire attention, that it may seem as if by one's asking this question one is partaking in something ...
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Become immortal - blessing or curse? [closed]

This question is really important for understand what's actually matter to us as humans. Having a limited life span is factor by which everyone of us is driven to something (goals/dreams/fulfilling ...
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What essential properties make us human?

(Correct me if I am wrong) In ontology, essentialism is the belief that object O has property P, property P is therefore an ESSENTIAL property if there is something else which is not property ...
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How to live the present instead of just surviving?

When I was younger, I always tried to imagine how my future would be, and how it would feel like. I tried to imagine how my relationships would be, how my house would be, what my job would be, etc., ...
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The powerful will always exploit the weak! [closed]

"The powerful will always exploit the weak no matter how backward or advanced a society is." I mean this is the law of nature which apply not only to humans but to every living creature. Dogs always ...
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Natural sociality in Rousseau and Aristotle

Are we social or solitary by Rousseau's reckoning? How do his arguments stand in relation to Aristotle's idea of humans as essentially social or political?
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How to describe the electronic music DJ effect? [closed]

Last night I went to see a electronic musical gig, the room was very dark and the only visible thing was the artist's laptop in the center of the room. Like a standard event, before the main act ...
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Why do humans make infants? [closed]

Considering that humans are the most intelligent species on earth, why do humans make infants? I cannot understand the reason why humans make infants, when humans can't predict whether the ...
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How does regret work for the people who have lost their memories, by accident or some other reasons? [closed]

The person who has lost his or her memories will have no regrets, then how would he learn the lessons of life? I have asked the same question in Psychology and Neuroscience SE as well. What I am ...
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Where is the line drawn on cheating Darwin/genetics? How does one accept this? [closed]

It is stated that cosmetic surgery is cheating genetics if the end result is aimed at increasing one's physical attraction and thus ultimately affecting natural selection in this person's favor. But ...
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Is there any author that argues for radical moral pluralism?

Let me first clarify what I mean with "radical" here. While many modern authors, if not all, accept moral pluralism of sorts, all that I know of express either the hope, if not the conviction, that ...
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History of Noble Savage idea

I used to believe that the idea of noble savage, that humans are innately well natured and corrupted into bad bahavior by socialization was originated by Rousseau. However, I just accidentally came ...
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Why do we need humanity? [closed]

I mean why do the most humans wants to save the life of other humans they don't know. And don't talk about all humans in the world but about the most. Why do humans wants to help humans with ...
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Why do humans feel guilty? [closed]

Why do humans feel guilty when they do something wrong ? Humans feel guilty when they realize they have done something wrong , people don't feel guilty when they commit mistake . But they feel ...