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The World Was Born Yesterday

Maybe someone has once come to this kind of idea.
The world was born yesterday. The Creator made everything so that, when you investigate it carefully, you conlude that the world is billions of years old. And your memory before yesterday is carefully composed and implanted that you've been living your whole age. As if the androids in "Blade Runner" were made so.

And this is an example of a `generic time' creation theory. Just ...
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About "wisdom" or "philosophy" in langua

1st of all, as a mere precaution,
I suggest that you do not read any further, Episcope, as to prevent any illness or other abnormal phenomenas due to the fact that this thread, amongst other things, is about hebrew too.
Moneo!

In hebrew i have found that there is a lot of wisdom "built in" the language itself.
Regardless of it being really "wise", it is more then a mechanism of communication.
as the topic ...
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The media

I posted this on another forum: The Media thread at sc4ever.com
It's about the media and how/if it dictates our actions, or not.
Now this isn't really a textkit debate, but I'd like to hear your opinions, too (posted on this forum, but of course you can always reply to a thread on the other board).
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Studying and Employment (from Violation of Human Rights)

It's quite easy in canada to go from working to learning and back again. A person can take part time or distance learning courses while they work, or they can quit work and get financing to go back to school. My mother went back to university after 25 years of being out, and because she was a single mom the government handed her all sorts of money that she didn't have to pay back... and ...
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Violiaton of human rights.

Is it not immoral to force kids to go to school?
where they are more then likely to get humiliated,
physically and mentaly abused, and opressed? (the list can go on)


i do not know how it is in other countries - in israel there is a law that obliges everyone to send their children to school.

the answer is clear to me, but i want to hear other opinions.
i believe it is not ...
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On Philosophy (from 'Altruism')

Hi all,<br /><br />I''m going to come across as the curmudgeon, but I am shocked at how far philosophic knowledge has fallen!<br /><br />A couple of points:<br /><br />(1) Philosophy is most definitely concerned with what is -- that is Ontology/Metaphysics -- the science or study of being as being;<br /><br />(2) Utilitarianism is John Stuart Mill<br /><br />Incidentally, two works that I very strongly recommend these days for those trying to grasp what has ...
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Plato on Hell

http://www.morec.com/schall/2003/bridgporthella03.htm<br /><br />James Schall, SJ, Thomist -- notice the opening quotation from Plato's Phaedo
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official moral

In the last few months I've noticed just how much people are influenced by our 'official' moral principals. The more if other people are around - the pressure grows. Politicians here are just incapable of some reforms, because of these principals, which are of course greatly influenced by Christianity (as it is the ancient Greeks (the Stoics) ‘invented’ most of these principals).<br />Even in smaller circles this happens. If they don’t believe the moral values ...
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Heredity or environment or heredity and environment

The Greeks started this one with fu/sij and no/moj. <br /><br />So, any thoughts. Are we mainly a product of our genes or our environment, or an inextricable mixture of both?
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