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  1. Why the tiger is not King of the jungle? by KingdomX in Community / Off Topic
    I found these interesting: There seems to be a high moralistic, philosophical and or plain right out made up concept that the tiger should be called King of the jungle, more recently ...
  2. Origin of Vacuum Energy by reabf kra in Science
    I had an idea about vacuum energy. In 1948 Dutch physicist Hendrik Casimir predicted virtual particles would pop in and out of existence in an empty vacuum and move objects in the real world. In 1997 Steve Lamoreaux confirmed the prediction. Lamoreaux measured an attractive force in a complete va...
  3. Has the advancement of technology dented the argument for Dualism? by jduster in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    Dualism is basically the argument that material things exist (such as the body) and immaterial things exist (such as the soul). The idea that the soul transcends the pedestrian functions of the body is due to a limited understanding of biology and psychology. We now, of course, can use MRI scans...
  4. Everyone is an agnostic. by jduster in Philosophy of Religion
    An agnostic is someone who claims to have no knowledge on whether God exists or not. It has nothing to do with faith or belief. Knowledge and belief are two different things. An atheist believes there is no God, but cannot be 100% certain that one doesn't exist. A theist believes there is a God,...
  5. Can a skeptic ever lose an argument? by jduster in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    Sometimes a skeptic can win an argument (by invalidating the other person's side), but a skeptic can never lose an argument. By invoking the problem of induction (among other devices of doubt), the other person's argument can never be certainly correct. By not making claims of knowledge, a ske...