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Religion / Philosophy Talk / Re: Beliefs and (scientific) Knowledge
« Last post by Drewish on Today at 09:02:59 PM »
Ah, well (to insert my own belief), when Hume posited that you could not get from an is to an ought, many assumed that this implied moral relativism, and therefore evidence and logic must be permanently removed from said discussions.  Of course evolutionary psychology pretty much destroys Hume for anyone who believes that philosophy needs to exist within the realm of reality t to be a real field.  But even if put that aside, and grant that Hume was right (which he wasn't), that still wouldn't mean that you couldn't go from an cannot to an ought-not.  I'm not a huge fan of Bayesian calculations, but some skeptics find that compelling.  Are you asking for our particular views?
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General Discussion / Re: Language Tidbits
« Last post by AQB24712 on Today at 08:47:15 PM »
I don't think DoktorBob's statement is true.  I think it's a a bit of racist humor.

I dont know how he intended it, but it is true. There are younger people who use "yo" as third-person pronoun - some sources were saying its a phenomenon found around Baltimore, in particular. I actually was interested and looked it up before I posted. Grammar Girl has a post about it, as well as a few other places.

Well, toast my buns.  A quick Google search shows that.  I apologize to DoktorBob for assuming he was making a racist comment.  This usage sounds awkward to me, but it's good to learn stuff.
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General Discussion / Re: Language Tidbits
« Last post by Caffiene on Today at 08:35:11 PM »
I don't think DoktorBob's statement is true.  I think it's a a bit of racist humor.

I dont know how he intended it, but it is true. There are younger people who use "yo" as third-person pronoun - some sources were saying its a phenomenon found around Baltimore, in particular. I actually was interested and looked it up before I posted. Grammar Girl has a post about it, as well as a few other places.
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Forum Games / Re: The question game?
« Last post by Morvis13 on Today at 08:25:58 PM »
Should that be its own thread?
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Tech Talk / Re: Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links
« Last post by Drewish on Today at 08:02:15 PM »
I think a lot depends on what process they use to review their methodology.

If it is an open process I'm pretty confident it will succeed.  The gaming of the rankings can be found out and exposed to the light of popular attention can be dealt with.  Even if it's far from perfect it would be an improvement.

The thing that's concerning, however, (and this is not new) is that this enormous power to shape our understanding of the world is in the hands of one for-profit corporation.

Have you heard of... duckduckgo?
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Religion / Philosophy Talk / Re: Beliefs and (scientific) Knowledge
« Last post by ImadZaheer on Today at 07:57:37 PM »
There are several secular philosophies that are not morally subjective.  I'm a bit confused as to whether you're asking about them, or the practices of teaching moral relativism in public school.

Nothing at all to do with morality, I'm talking about epistemology. The quote happens to be from a morality related article but it gets at the same point that "belief" is part of knowledge or fact.

To make it make concrete, I often hear people say "I don't believe in science, science is fact" but this confuses the issue of what a fact and a belief is. That is why in the previous thread Fulham2014 was saying believe in Darwin as a way to criticize evolution but belief is a requirement for anything to be knowledge/fact.
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Just have another search option. In addition to google scholar you could have google evidence. Or, to really make a joke you could search if 9/11 was a inside job on truther.google.com
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General Discussion / Re: So what do we all look like?
« Last post by seaotter on Today at 07:54:54 PM »
Nice try Reptiloid!
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