• What's this life for?

    30 answers · Philosophy · 23 hours ago
  • Is evil the source of creativity?

    27 answers · Philosophy · 23 hours ago
  • Is it true that evil the source of creativity?

    I think that boredom is among the greatest "evils" that one can ponder. But is evil the source of creativity? I have a creative mind, but I realize that creativity can also be evil because even though creativity helps solve problems, it also provides evil people with evil ideas.
    I think that boredom is among the greatest "evils" that one can ponder. But is evil the source of creativity? I have a creative mind, but I realize that creativity can also be evil because even though creativity helps solve problems, it also provides evil people with evil ideas.
    17 answers · Philosophy · 23 hours ago
  • Would you buy a book about love of two boys?

    Would you buy a book about love of two boys (I mean boy loves another boy)? And if yes, how much would you pay for it (book is about 250 pages)?
    Would you buy a book about love of two boys (I mean boy loves another boy)? And if yes, how much would you pay for it (book is about 250 pages)?
    25 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Why did the left turn against Dr. Martin Luther's dream?

    Why did the left turn against Dr. Martin Luther's famous quote? "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Today leftists claim that being judged "by the content of... show more
    Why did the left turn against Dr. Martin Luther's famous quote? "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Today leftists claim that being judged "by the content of their character" is "racist" which is ridiculous.
    21 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Does Nietzsche's following quote still ring true today?

    “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”
    “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”
    13 answers · Philosophy · 20 hours ago
  • Is life just like a battery?

    88 answers · Philosophy · 5 days ago
  • Whittington & Cat Hull Pub Landlords?

    Could anyone tell me the past landlords of the Whittington & Cat pub in Hull please? I would particularly like to know of the landlords in the 70 s and 80 s and what years they ran it for. Anything would be much appreciated, thank you :)
    Could anyone tell me the past landlords of the Whittington & Cat pub in Hull please? I would particularly like to know of the landlords in the 70 s and 80 s and what years they ran it for. Anything would be much appreciated, thank you :)
    5 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Is proof reading the same as editing and if it isn't how much should you pay someone for doing it for you?

    Best answer: No. Proofreading is finding mistakes; editing is fixing them. Proofreading looks for mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation, not anything that's at a higher level (poor word choices, inappropriate tone or style, factual errors, continuity errors, and so on). There are several types of editing. Copy... show more
    Best answer: No. Proofreading is finding mistakes; editing is fixing them.

    Proofreading looks for mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation, not anything that's at a higher level (poor word choices, inappropriate tone or style, factual errors, continuity errors, and so on).

    There are several types of editing.

    Copy editing fixes spelling and grammar (the same mistakes that proofreading finds). It normally costs around $5 per thousand words.

    Line editing fixes word choice, tone and style, and may include fact-checking and continuity checking. It costs around $10 per thousand words.

    Structural or developmental editing looks at the big picture - the overall structure of the book. In a novel, that would be plot and character arcs. It costs around $25 per thousand words.

    The rates I quoted are professional rates. If you find someone who's willing to give it a go, you could probably get away with paying them less than that. A professional editor will have his own price list. Don't ask for a discount unless he owes you a big favour.
    9 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Was World War Two worth it?

    Best answer: Which academics?
    Surrender by who?
    Under what terms?
    Best answer: Which academics?
    Surrender by who?
    Under what terms?
    14 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Are Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins becoming biased with pro-western values and embarassing Atheists as they get older?

    My contention is that all religion is stupid. Just keep it at that. The awful things going on around the world are not because of religion. To believe that it is religion is to believe in God. People make decisions based on what's happening around them, not because God through his book told people what to do.... show more
    My contention is that all religion is stupid. Just keep it at that. The awful things going on around the world are not because of religion. To believe that it is religion is to believe in God. People make decisions based on what's happening around them, not because God through his book told people what to do. Muslim countries are poor and uneducated and are ruled by dictators. Any country in such a situation would be the same no matter the religion. Just look at Uganda, Hondouras or Myanmar. Take your pick, which would you want to live in? Is it better to live in Uganada than Trukey because Turkey is Muslim? You defeat your purpose when you take sides. All relgion is stupid and it is all coming from poverty and lack of education. Attack the root problem. Calling out Muslims as the "most evil" doesn't make them more likely to stop what you don't like / become less religious - which I thought was the point? Do you think Dawkins and Harris are polluting mainstream Atheism with a conflated pro-western bias? Or am I totally in the wrong?
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 hours ago
  • Can you have two different plotlines in the same novel?

    I'm considering finally getting around to writing out a story I've built up in my head for over a decade. It's a fiction Sci-Fi/Fantasy. It's also a really large scale story, as it takes place over various planets. My question is whether or not one book can effectively tell two separate stories.... show more
    I'm considering finally getting around to writing out a story I've built up in my head for over a decade. It's a fiction Sci-Fi/Fantasy. It's also a really large scale story, as it takes place over various planets. My question is whether or not one book can effectively tell two separate stories. Both storylines take place in the same universe and at the same exact time, but they take place on different planets. Because the overall story is so large in scale, the main characters from both storylines don't know each other, but eventually do cross paths down the line. Would dividing a single book into two simultaneous but separate plotlines be a bad idea? Thanks.
    13 answers · Books & Authors · 23 hours ago