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    We should give free money to the homeless

    This must be an intentionally obtuse comment. Of course some people are losing more money than they gain - there is no obfuscation of this fact. The point is that at the end of the day, *everyone* gets given the same basic income (regardless of all other taxes in effect). That is simply because...
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    We should give free money to the homeless

    You've never seen io9 before? Well, it is obviously a journalistic endeavour, not original research, but that isn't a problem, it isn't like the author hasn't linked to numerous pieces of evidence to back up everything he says. But that is how functional societies work. The people who have...
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    We should give free money to the homeless

    Then get a high paying job. That's the beauty of the BI, it adds up with your income. A new article on this subject: http://io9.com/how-universal-basic-income-will-save-us-from-the-robot-1653303459
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    PF Member Photo Thread Archive

    It was so fun hanging out with you and Anna, Greg! Hopefully next time we will see you in the USA, and we will have a bit more time!
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    Evolution and hypnosis

    The first thing you should know about Hynosis is that you can't make anyone do something they don't want. Hypnosis is really a state of relaxed receptiveness - in order to be hypnotised, people need to allow themselves to relax, and be willing to follow the commands of 'the hypnotist'. It...
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    Biology Resources

    http://www.johnkyrk.com/ Cell Biology Animation
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    Why should we save people?

    Which is why you should avoid that problem to begin with :) Irrational 'makes you feel good' claims are harder to uphold than the truth, and hence easily crash down into 'lies make you feel REALLY bad'
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    Why should we save people?

    I have considered this problem many times myself. I am confident I know why it doesn't happen in reality, but the explanation provided for it is far from satisfying. As far as my understanding goes, for christians, the basis for helping keep people alive and not killing people, is because God...
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    Richard Dawkins Vs Religion

    I can't finish reading your post when you start by saying such nonsense. You don't understand what faith is do you? Or more importantly, what the problem with it is.... Not knowing the answer, but hoping, or even expecting an answer is not faith. <<Personal insult deleted by mentor. Please...
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    Richard Dawkins Vs Religion

    Actually, it is technically far more difficult than that. That describes 'Behaviourism' which, I, and most other philosophers of mind would all agree is a terrible theory of mind. To say that something behaves as if it has a mind is acurate, and a good enough reason (in our day to day lives) to...
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    Richard Dawkins Vs Religion

    I don't mind that. Ever heard of Eliminative materialism? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminative_materialism That is pretty much what you are describing, and it is one of the few 'popular' philosophies of mind. I would contend that the mind (consciousness et al) is an illusion created by...
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    Please Explain this diagram: Statorless motor

    So there should be a detectable repulsion of the wire from the magnet right?
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    Please Explain this diagram: Statorless motor

    I find it hard to beleive that there is no force on the magnet itself. The magnet is stationary, then it is spinning, newtonian physics says there must be a force acting. To say that no force is acting on the magnet just doesn't make sense to me, can you explain it further?? Also, by 'loop' I...
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    Richard Dawkins Vs Religion

    ...but that statement shows nothing other than what would be the case IF {postulates of QM} was true. I don't know that they are true. Nor do I even know that HUP follows from them if they are... In this instance, assuming the statement is accurate, we still need to validate the premises...
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    Richard Dawkins Vs Religion

    I don't really understand the specifics of what you are trying to say, but I do get the concept, and the answer is as simple as a littl bit of Aristotelian logic. A statement can be said to be true if it is sound and valid. It must be logical, and it must be accurate with respect to reality...
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