• Do you think Americans are smart?

    217 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is it called what you overstate the meaning of something and invite windows of confusion and illogic?

    I have come to believe that unless we are very zen in our words, it is possible to inflate own ideas unintentionally. This is the difference between logical thinking and religious thinking. No one is entirely immune, even if they are not religious, they may attach to ideas in a religious way. An example. When... show more
    I have come to believe that unless we are very zen in our words, it is possible to inflate own ideas unintentionally. This is the difference between logical thinking and religious thinking. No one is entirely immune, even if they are not religious, they may attach to ideas in a religious way. An example. When people say absolutes exist, sometimes they take this to mean god and a spiritual world exists. But maybe the only kind of absolutes are just what we may call 'principles'. There is no human investment in these 'principles'; they are indifferent. What is truth? Except a set of principles; simple logics that construct the world we live in, without being any part of the contents of that world. The world cannot violate them but the world adheres to no other creed. There are no causes; nothing causes anything in itself, only the truth causes things to happen. Facts, things that happen in the world are different, even if they seem constant. And science attempts to tell us how these facts are organised in its theories and more established laws. But I think that all knowledge can be reduced to principles, truths independent of the contents of reality. One thing do not understand is why there is anything to begin with. Why is there existence?
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is it when someone makes a mistake people see their worth as less when really they're growing as people shouldn't their worth be more?

    Best answer: No, not if they are making sophomoric mistakes and learning he lessons others learned long ago. If one is a pioneer in one's field and learning from their "mistakes" they are not really mistakes, they are learning opportunities. Most "mistakes" that people make are NOT so much a learning... show more
    Best answer: No, not if they are making sophomoric mistakes and learning he lessons others learned long ago.

    If one is a pioneer in one's field and learning from their "mistakes" they are not really mistakes, they are learning opportunities.

    Most "mistakes" that people make are NOT so much a learning opportunity as they are ramifications of poor judgment.

    Just sayin'...
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • How should I study Philosophy?

    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do we truly have free will, if we're stuck within this one single timeline of unfolding events?

    With a damaged brain, you have a damaged mind. Without a brain, you'd have no mind. the mind exists inside and is generated by the brain. The brain is subject to the laws of physics, and so your mind is, too.Think about it. There's THE past, THE present, and THE future. There's only one of each, because... show more
    With a damaged brain, you have a damaged mind. Without a brain, you'd have no mind. the mind exists inside and is generated by the brain. The brain is subject to the laws of physics, and so your mind is, too.Think about it. There's THE past, THE present, and THE future. There's only one of each, because there's only one way for events to unfold in this universe. Everyone seems to agree that there's no changing the past. But the past happened before the present, and in fact caused the present to exist. The exact nature of the past directly determines the exact nature of the present. Both of those statements are also true regarding the present and the future, as well. The past determined the future, making the future (and present) just as set in stone as the past. Ultimately, on a grand massive colossal scale, an extremely intricately complex series of events happened between the big bang and any given choice anything with a brain has ever made. Ultimately and thus absolutely, our choices don't begin with us. We come from somewhere, which means anything that comes from us shares the origins. It's like how your children have the DNA of your parents, even though they didn't directly come from them.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should we intervene in nature to prevent suffering of animals? Because alot of suffering happens naturally in the wild?

    Why not interact and help them with mercy deaths or 1str aid? This whole notion of leave naature alone is flawed because we already messed with it. Also theres no affect if you put down a suffering animal fast that was just gonna die a long slow death it doesn't make any difference to evolution. Thoughts?
    Why not interact and help them with mercy deaths or 1str aid? This whole notion of leave naature alone is flawed because we already messed with it. Also theres no affect if you put down a suffering animal fast that was just gonna die a long slow death it doesn't make any difference to evolution. Thoughts?
    19 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it wrong to be small?

    Best answer: i'm sure you have a big heart
    Best answer: i'm sure you have a big heart
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do you think time exists?

    I believe time doesn't exist, which sounds crazy but makes sense to me. You can't give a value to something that is endless, because no matter how much ''time'' you take, it's literally nothing compared to the total amount of time. Is time just made up by humans, based on the rotation of... show more
    I believe time doesn't exist, which sounds crazy but makes sense to me. You can't give a value to something that is endless, because no matter how much ''time'' you take, it's literally nothing compared to the total amount of time. Is time just made up by humans, based on the rotation of the earth? What is time even? Please share any thoughts and ideas you have about the subject. I know it's not really something you can form a good opinion about since we humans just don't know everything we need to know to come to a conclusion.
    55 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why can't we control our reality?

    I don't expect any solid answers as this is a pretty damn impossible question to answer but I do want some opinions. Why can't we control our reality and do whatever we want? For example being immortal, having infinite food, money etc. Just like the guys in the Matrix who 'broke free'. Wouldn't... show more
    I don't expect any solid answers as this is a pretty damn impossible question to answer but I do want some opinions. Why can't we control our reality and do whatever we want? For example being immortal, having infinite food, money etc. Just like the guys in the Matrix who 'broke free'. Wouldn't it make our reality SO much better. Why is there suffering, why is all this happening, I mean we came out of this Earth, we came from it, we are connected to it and to the nature, everything is connected in fact so we are actually the reality itself but we can't control it which is pretty ironic, like there are stuff like volcanos and a fuckload of animal species and they are so amazingly 'designed' its just so specific so why can't we design our reality, i'm the reality itself speaking , desiring for a change so why can't it become a reality, i feel something in my 'heart' my soul just screams that the way our current reality is designed is simply wrong and outrageous
    4 answers · 3 hours ago
  • What is the concept of one more to a large group doesn't make a difference?

    For example, if there is a tiger in front of you, and a second one appears, it's a major change according to your brain. However, if there are 50 tigers and another joins, your brain doesn't perceive it as much of a difference. What is this called?
    For example, if there is a tiger in front of you, and a second one appears, it's a major change according to your brain. However, if there are 50 tigers and another joins, your brain doesn't perceive it as much of a difference. What is this called?
    5 answers · 1 day ago