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Even with self driving cars, accidents can and will still happen. And their outcome may be determined months or years in advance by programmers or policy makers.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 10/08/2021 09:58:18Even with self driving cars, accidents can and will still happen. And their outcome may be determined months or years in advance by programmers or policy makers.Thanks for the video it is very interesting. I have often thought about the randomness of life. Let's say I invited you to stay at my home for a while and you accepted my invite I look after you well and make you feel at home we take a trip down to my town and I buy you a meal you decide to enter a shop that sells lottery tickets and you by one that is drawn that night we see the results on my TV that night and you win two million dollars do you share half with me after all you would have won nothing if it was not for my kind friendship with you?
How did you come up with that number? Obviously you are not the only one who contributed to the winning. There's the shop keeper without whom I couldn't by the ticket. Also my parents who didn't forbid me from buying lottery tickets.
If we went through life thanking everyone who contributed to our being here, now, the world would turn into an unending Oscar ceremony.
But it's not yours. The essence of a lottery is that the prize belongs to whoever holds the winning ticket.
Then we can't have a lottery because that's about concentrating lots of small purchases into one big prize - the opposite of sharing!
Christopher Hitchens is one of the most beloved polemics to have been active in living memory. However, his remarkable wit sometimes conceived remarkably poor reasoning, something often unnoticed by those drunk on his elegance.In this video, I take three typical examples of sophistic reasoning from Hitchens' various debates and speeches, and break them down to expose their flaws.It is unlikely that I will ever cease praising Hitchens as my favourite writer anytime soon; anybody unfamiliar with my work who lands on this video should know that I take deep inspiration from him.TIMESTAMPS:Introduction - 0:00The Moral Argument -- 4:10Free Will -- 16:30The Cosmological Argument -- 21:20
The Cosmological Argument -- 21:20
Imagine someone asks how can fleas suddenly arise from dust? Simple answer is they don't. So far there's no evidence that something can come from absolutely nothing.
Imagine someone asks how can fleas suddenly arise from dust?
If you have pets, your house dust probably contains a fair number of flea eggs. Cat fleas, particularly, seem very partial to human blood and their eggs seem to hang around for at least a year after the cat has died.
Ah, a bottle of meths and a dog. Takes me back to the glory days.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 12/08/2021 12:24:32Imagine someone asks how can fleas suddenly arise from dust? Simple answer is they don't. So far there's no evidence that something can come from absolutely nothing. Fleas from dust are not from nothing it's from dust. The creation of matter may well be a result of supernatural intervention. The universe is a fantastic place however it came to be particularly life it's self so we live in a reality that is hard to comprehend may be a simple power created what we see and experience we are looking for a complicated explanation for what may be a simple beginning.
It was hypothesized that certain forms, such as fleas, could arise from inanimate matter such as dust, or that maggots could arise from dead flesh.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_generation
A loaded question is a form of complex question that contains a controversial assumption (e.g., a presumption of guilt).Such questions may be used as a rhetorical tool: the question attempts to limit direct replies to be those that serve the questioner's agenda. The traditional example is the question "Have you stopped beating your wife?" Whether the respondent answers yes or no, they will admit to having a wife and having beaten her at some time in the past. Thus, these facts are presupposed by the question, and in this case an entrapment, because it narrows the respondent to a single answer, and the fallacy of many questions has been committed. The fallacy relies upon context for its effect: the fact that a question presupposes something does not in itself make the question fallacious. Only when some of these presuppositions are not necessarily agreed to by the person who is asked the question does the argument containing them become fallacious. Hence, the same question may be loaded in one context, but not in the other. For example, the previous question would not be loaded if it were asked during a trial in which the defendant had already admitted to beating his wife.
Here's another example.How can the sun goes around the world if no one moves it?
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 13/08/2021 06:15:45Here's another example.How can the sun goes around the world if no one moves it?It looks like I can't work it out so all I'm left with is the question is there a universal moral standard and if so what is it.