Ryan

Location:

San Diego, CA

Member since:

January 7, 2014

Do we have a free will?

I live like my life as if I do have a free will because it is practical, but recognize that my mental facilities will probably never allow me to know the answer to this elusive question.

Are you religious, agnostic, atheistic etc? What do you believe? A) How does your belief shape your world/philosophical view? B) How do you view scripture/revelation? C) What is your opinion on evolution?

I am a positivist, I believe absurd realities may be possible, although currently there is no reason to logically believe in the impractical or unscientific.

Do the ends justify the means? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Yes, Utilitarianism is a very effective way to calculate the rightness or wrongness of an act. Yet, I believe it's possible ethics is dynamic therefore evolves like organisms, so I do not discredit the possibility that in the future new "hypermoralities" will replace the obsolete ones.

What is your political orientation (far left, left, center, right, far right…libertarian, apolitical etc.)

Not entirely sure, but definitely on the left.

Have you ever stabbed somebody with a fork just because he/she didn’t agree with you?

Ha, no. Rational debate is the humane way to resolve a dispute.

Introduction

Hey, I'm a fairly open-minded individual with a love of rational inquiry. I'm fairly new to the area, and haven't met many people at my job willing to challenge their views of the universe, so I hope this can become somewhat of an outlet for me.


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