• Does quantuum physics make it easier to believe in God?

    By providing an argument against the philosophy called materialism (or “physicalism”), which is the main intellectual opponent of belief in God in today’s world.
    By providing an argument against the philosophy called materialism (or “physicalism”), which is the main intellectual opponent of belief in God in today’s world.
    29 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can compassion for others be taught, if so how?

    Best answer: Hard to learn it later in life but you can help your kids be compassionate by showing and modeling to them how to treat others and how to think about others. Kindness.
    Best answer: Hard to learn it later in life but you can help your kids be compassionate by showing and modeling to them how to treat others and how to think about others. Kindness.
    20 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is your favorite ‘90s memory?

    Best answer: being born 10 days before the 2000s
    Best answer: being born 10 days before the 2000s
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the difference between a strawman fallacy and actually coming to a fair logical conclusion from the premise?

    Best answer: "You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged." This is the essence of the strawman fallacy, to ASSIGN a position to ones opponent, a position that is NOT actually that of ones opponent but is something else. (The quote is from Jane... show more
    Best answer: "You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged."

    This is the essence of the strawman fallacy, to ASSIGN a position to ones opponent, a position that is NOT actually that of ones opponent but is something else.

    (The quote is from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Chapter 10, Mr. Darcy speaking to Elizabeth and Bingley.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Who is the most accessible feminist philosopher for someone just getting into philosophy?

    Best answer: the most accessible? What the hell does that even mean?

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah Arendt and Simone de Beauvoir
    Best answer: the most accessible? What the hell does that even mean?

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah Arendt and Simone de Beauvoir
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Spanish, French, and English colonies in N. America in 1500-1700. Which colonial settlement would you have wanted to settle in?

    Spanish, French, Dutch, and English colonies in North America in the years 1500-1700. If you could travel back in time, which colonial settlement would you have wanted to settle and why? Provide demographics to explain where you would settle. For example: New England, Middle, or Southern colonies if you choose the... show more
    Spanish, French, Dutch, and English colonies in North America in the years 1500-1700. If you could travel back in time, which colonial settlement would you have wanted to settle and why? Provide demographics to explain where you would settle. For example: New England, Middle, or Southern colonies if you choose the English colonies. Let's Debate :)
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Some spend their free time watching foot ball games, some spend it reading long fiction novels/movies but they are ALL ____?

    Best answer: One could argue that fixing one's house can also be a form of escapism. Students do it all the time. Extra work hours can also be a form of escaping something, like maybe a sour relationship. Washing the car is no better either as it can distract one from other matters, so in the end, it's a highly... show more
    Best answer: One could argue that fixing one's house can also be a form of escapism. Students do it all the time. Extra work hours can also be a form of escaping something, like maybe a sour relationship. Washing the car is no better either as it can distract one from other matters, so in the end, it's a highly subjective matter.
    That said, I do agree that football is a waste of time. Indulging in fiction though, particularly literature, makes you a more cultured person.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • Should Philosophy be taught in high school?

    Best answer: We do have many pupils who have learned how to learn in school & even in colleges (& I won't comment on the curt & wrong dismissal here of pupil's literacy & numeracy by someone who ought-to-know-better). Critical skills CAN Be taught..but not in a rote authoritative or unattractive... show more
    Best answer: We do have many pupils who have learned how to learn in school & even in colleges (& I won't comment on the curt & wrong dismissal here of pupil's literacy & numeracy by someone who ought-to-know-better).

    Critical skills CAN Be taught..but not in a rote authoritative or unattractive "school system".
    We know why because of the institutional behaviour taught & learned in so called universal
    school education is mainly to help the economic futures of both he individual & of the general
    society...
    And since this could either collapse or change in the short term environment that is rapidly
    taking-a-hold everywhere then I doubt very much that we even HAVE THE SLACK WITHIN
    schools under these circumstances...to help those younger students who would otherwise
    make great & exceptional critical graduates.
    Though that is definitely NOT TO SAY that they cannot be helped in other areas of the system
    and of course this means also that they certainly can be helped in other ways too.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Even if time is real, are past, present and future man-made concepts?

    Best answer: past, present and future are perceptions of man. We can perceive that where other beings cannot. Part of being aware of our own existence and our role in that existence. However, time is/has been here long before us. And will continue to work in this universe well after we are gone. It is a part of the... show more
    Best answer: past, present and future are perceptions of man. We can perceive that where other beings cannot. Part of being aware of our own existence and our role in that existence.

    However, time is/has been here long before us. And will continue to work in this universe well after we are gone. It is a part of the math/science that runs this universe.
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are animals conscious?

    Best answer: Yes normally, I'm not too sure about my cat though. She makes a great corpse 22 hours of the day.
    Best answer: Yes normally, I'm not too sure about my cat though. She makes a great corpse 22 hours of the day.
    10 answers · 7 days ago
  • I think lions are cute but they want to eat me What do I do with this duality?

    Best answer: Eat them first
    Best answer: Eat them first
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Any connection gravity and God?

    Best answer: If you remove it from gravity you get gravy.
    Best answer: If you remove it from gravity you get gravy.
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is philosophy a self-congratulating group (of philosophers) ? A man-made environment, so to speak ?

    Best answer: What we used to call a "mutual admiration society"
    Best answer: What we used to call a "mutual admiration society"
    7 answers · 6 days ago