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  1. Does the existence of lines imply the size of the universe is infinite? by Nowthough in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    In geometry, lines are supposed to extend without end in both directions. If they extend without end, then the universe also extends without end because the lines are a part of the universe. Since there are lines extending without end in every possible direction from every possible point in the univ...
  2. Feral Children and Morality? by Skatterbrain in Social Sciences
    Have there been any studies regarding feral children and their sense of morality? It seems to me that the results would determine whether moral standards are universal or an evolved social construct and I was wondering if anyone knew of any reliable sources because i cant find any. Thank you beautif...
  3. Lambda Calculus by abirjepatil in Logic and Math Homework
    reduce (λz λz (x y)) z
  4. Ethical Value of Child Labor by sammycat in Ethics
    According to Kant, child labor is something bad because for him, only the intention counts. On the contrary, Bentham would argue that the outcome is more important, thus child labor should be supported. It's a very interesting topic to combine with philosophical theories and I am highly interested i...
  5. The Tree of Knowledge. The "fix" is in. by arupel in Philosophy of Religion
    I once had a discussion with a good minister about this: a modern interpretation of the Garden of Eden. This was not obviously what it was originally meant to be, man's disobedience. 1. Go with Leibnitz: God can only do the greatest good. Then why plant the tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden w...