tj1000
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How can you prove I'm not a dog?
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Can you lick your private parts? No? Then, you are a sorry excuse for a dog.

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Is it logical to fall in love?
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Falling in love is not a logical thing. It's the exact opposite: a pure emotional experience, possibly driven by the instinct to procreate and raise young, not as the result of a logical conclusion. ...

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Is someone evil if they do the right thing?
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Let's take politics out of this, as that tends to bring a lot of alternate agendas into the discussion, and consider a parallel situation - drug use in professional sports. And let's look at this as ...

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Does being a moral atheist require being a vegetarian?
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If your postulation is that atheists do not believe in a 'soul', and I might argue with that under other circumstances, then that would put them in the same moral category as other animals, who are ...

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Would a robot dominatrix violate the 1st law of robotics?
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If one follows the film I, Robot which focuses on the dilemma of the 3 laws more concisely than the book series, then Sonny the robot threw Dr Lanning to his death, to protect humanity from VIKI's ...

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Can one morally justify "wants", as opposed to needs?
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Can you 'morally justify wants as opposed to needs'? I will let history answer that question in a pragmatic manner. The communist manifesto was based on: from each according to their ability, to ...

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Is appeal to conspiracy a fallacy?
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Just my opinion, but people predisposed to attribute events or activities to conspiracies often do so to bolster a sense of self worth, as in 'I'm important enough, or my cause is important enough, to ...

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When do we say something evil has happened?
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The dog biting you probably resulted from a dog's natural instinct to protect it's territory from an invader. I doubt the dog felt it was doing anything evil. You were just a victim of circumstance... ...

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Can a machine generate an "idea"?
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Having been in on simple AI development, and being a bit familiar with the principles of the more advanced AI, I can demystify what has become a bit of a red herring among those with more imagination (...

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The Ethics of Brainwashing
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The term 'brainwashing' is a bit too polarizing. Let us consider an alternative view: A group of businessmen discover people living in a remote area, with high mortality, searching for food and ...

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Broad Observations of Agnosticism
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Or, the belief in a higher spirt, or an afterlife, may be a natural byproduct of the simple question - why are we here?

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What is knowledge? It is not matter, nor energy. How can it be defined?
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Just like software, knowledge has no real physical manifestation. What the software is stored on is physical, but software itself is more like automated concepts. The same could be said of music: it ...

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What is the philosophical value of cultural diversity?
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To answer a point in the original question: what are the justifications for maintaining or protecting one's cultural and linguistic identity in the face of larger or dominant Cultures? No ...

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