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    Ok, I've had enough. Twenty something baby nanny mods are rewriting my posts, putting their words in my mouth, on subjects they appear to know nothing about. They've threatened to ban me, and I accept this resolution of the problem, and respectfully ask some adult in charge to implement this solut...
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    Evolution scientists said intelligence is the results of hundreds of years of evolution´╝î Monkeys and humans have higher intelligence because higher intelligence helps we to survive in this complex world. So we can say the use of intelligence is to give individuals a better chance of surviving i...
  3. Rawls on economic inequalities by Brandon1985 in Introduction to Philosophy / Factual Issues / Books
    Hello All, I am taking a political philosophy course and have to read Rawls: A Theory of Justice. Unfortunately, I find this text rather difficult to read (I'm doing my best). One question I have is, what does Rawls mean by "Social and economic inequalities are to be arranged so they are to the gre...
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    Is randomness the only option against determinism? Usually... when something "makes sense"... ie: can be approached by "reason"... I (and perhaps other humans) have this intuition, that it must in some sense be deterministic... ie: there are fixed, consistent, but perhaps hidden laws involved. If ...
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