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Instead they just protect gun laws.35 AnswersHistory3 days ago
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I bought a copy of Atlas Shrugged. I thought it was really, really awful. Like, this sure as hell shouldn't have been written. I did an Officer Barbrady and threw the book away in disgust because I couldn't stand the thought of a charity shop or EBay recipient having to endure reading it.11 AnswersBooks & Authors1 day ago
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I'm sure I don't need to mention Rotherham, Rochdale, Telford, etc, etc. Even my sister, who is unfortunately a brainwashed liberal, has admitted that she is stared at by Pakistani paedophiles far more often than by White or other ones.19 AnswersBooks & Authors3 days ago
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why do people in nearly every country in the world have a very unfavorable opinion of people in the USA? is it true?
talking about even Latin American countries, much less european, asian countries and i think probably African countries also? why?14 AnswersHistory24 hours ago
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The key of WHAT life? There's probably other life in the universe to which the demise of the earth will be of no consequence. If you are referring to human life and you are also referring to the survival of the species, the "key" is not philosophical, it's technological. Can mankind migrate to another habitable solar system? Not likely given present circumstances.10 AnswersPhilosophy2 days ago
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There haven't been many Islamic terrorist attacks in the West recently. Are Muslims afraid of reprisals such as Christchurch?
Not too long ago, bloody atrocities carried out by members of the "religion of peace" were in the news on a depressingly regular basis. Not just in this country, but also in other European countries such as France and Germany as well. Yet there have been relatively few attacks in recent months. Could this be because events in New Zealand have shown that people will not necessarily take their brutal rampages lying down anymore?14 AnswersBooks & Authors5 days ago
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Can we logically conclude what is morally right and wrong without empathy?
I feel like what is morally right and wrong is logical and doesn't necessitate empathy, but maybe I'm still starting from an empathetical framework.
For example, I understand that it is morally wrong to enslave, exploit, and slaughter animals for our taste pleasure (people eat plant based and are perfectly healthy, so eating animals is not necessary for health), entertainment, etc.
However, I don't care about animals. I have no empathy for them. So I feel like it's a logical conclusion, not an empathic conclusion.
Then again, I am basing my moral reasoning, I suppose, from my empathy toward fellow humans.
So is empathy a necessary factor for concluding what is morally right and wrong?
Can a society of sociopaths conclude what is morally right and wrong through philosophical discussions, despite not personally caring?
Granted, empathy is an evolutionary trait that helped societies survive in the first place so a society of sociopaths would not survive.
Or could they? Could they understand moral right and wrong, perhaps not actually care, but for the good of the society, abide by the rules?6 AnswersPhilosophy10 hours ago
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People always say things along the lines of "I don't care about my looks, I value my intelligence". I have a friend who actually says he only makes friends with people he thinks are intelligent. As if that is a measure of someone's character... How is this any better than vanity? Why do we look down on people of "lower" intelligence? How does intelligence make someone more valuable or admirable (whereas we criticize those who value and admire good looks)? Put plainly... what's wrong with stupid people? How does being smarter or more educated make you better? I think intelligence has a lot more to do with your upbringing, financial privilege, mental health, family background, "natural intelligence", etc. (things you can't really control) and less to do with your personal qualities or morals... I don't get it.10 AnswersPhilosophy2 days ago
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Ah yes,,, President George Clinton and VP Bootsy Collins,,,, don't know where they'll be ranked in the scale of things but you got to admit they sure did know how to bring the funk to Parliament,,,14 AnswersHistory4 days ago
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Happy 213th Napoleon III!15 AnswersHistory4 days ago