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    Need a little help...

    I think binary thinking can sometimes be beneficial because some issues are black and white rather than shades of grey So it is important to be able to distinguish between those that are and those that are not - where ever that is possible Objective morality and subjective morality are treated...
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    Need a little help...

    This comment about being hard wired requires clarification and what I actually meant by what I wrote above was I do not think human beings in general are hard wired for thought as such but they can certainly display extremely dogmatic thinking The two most obvious examples being those who...
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    Need a little help...

    Some thoughts simply because you asked and for no other reason Although not explicitly stated the thread implies that this type of thinking is relatively modern But in point of fact it has existed for as long as civilisation has - it is simply more amplified today because of the ubiquity of the...
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    Physics Articles For Hackenslash

    This thing about the Universe being logical : I do not like to apply logic to empirical reality because for me logic is an abstract and empiricism is real However I do accept that the laws of physics are mathematical statements pertaining to observable reality I just like to keep logic and...
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    Physics Articles For Hackenslash

    I get what Wolfram is saying and it is actually very simple in principle : We understood the world we experience but cannot understand one that is beyond our experience At the classical level the laws of classical physics apply and at the quantum level the laws of quantum mechanics apply And so...
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    Physics Articles For Hackenslash

    I do not think the Universe is mathematical simply because the properties of subatomic particles can only be expressed in mathematical terms However there is absolutely nothing wrong in scientists thinking ontologically just as long as they keep it entirely separate from their science Ontology...
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    Physics Articles For Hackenslash

    Well the incompatibilities would have to be thoroughly explained away first in order for that to be true - assuming it is I think they only appear as incompatibilities because there is a gap in our knowledge and that gap is quantum gravity So once a theory of quantum gravity is discovered those...
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    This thread is about both evolution and politics, read description.

    I hope that you take some of the constructive criticism offered to you on board as you indicated in your very first post upon the forum And that you use it to improve upon this project of yours otherwise both this thread and your time here will have all been for nothing Accepting criticism is...
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    This thread is about both evolution and politics, read description.

    That 9000 word text could be improved upon by some serious editing Would you therefore consider the possibility of reducing it to something more concise - preferably its absolute minimum Would you also consider the possibility of not linking all subject matter together as if they were somehow...
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    This thread is about both evolution and politics, read description.

    I do not think morality can be applied to the animal kingdom in general only to human beings Because it is an abstract concept and to think conceptually requires a pre frontal cortex which only primates have But the pre frontal cortex of non human primates is not as advanced as that of humans...
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    Explaining Macroevolution to a creationist

    I only saw the link after I posted so my bad But I do not think that the example of the pendulum displaying complex behaviour is a very good example Because the behaviour in question is entirely predictable and so will be exactly the same every single time It appears complex given the number of...
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    Explaining Macroevolution to a creationist

    Why cannot simplicity and complexity occupy the same spectrum What is the distinction between complex and complicated in relation to evolution Are these differences exclusive to biology or are they also found in other sciences
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    What Do You Identify As On The Political Spectrum?

    Democracy is not perfect but it is the best system we have But corruption has existed since forever so it is nothing new Because whoever has power can be corrupted regardless of whoever they are or whatever the system is Changing the system is not the solution however but changing human nature...
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    Explaining Macroevolution to a creationist

    The definition of life is indeed fuzzy though is generally given to be biological But what is the absolute minimum requirement for life under this classification Where is the dividing line between non life and life - is this even a legitimate question
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    A little feedback, please...

    Have only just saw this now hence the late response Do not usually give feedback but since it was asked Yes it was easy to read Yes it was easy to understand No there was nothing confusing Yes it was informative and useful Yes I would make some differences Change the title [ not...
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