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Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Business - This story is seriously freaky.  Thanks, Dick, for once again enlightening me.  I won't be there tomorrow night, but I'll see y'all next week! On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 Meg Jul 15, 2013 2:20 PM
Business - What the Ed Snowden thing is supposed to be about. http://m.startribune.com/busin­ess/?id=215305841&c=y Dick Segers Sent from my iPhone 4S. Dick S. Jul 15, 2013 8:05 AM
Socrates Café -[masked] - Dick S. Jul 9, 2013 11:19 PM
July 2 meeting - Next week we meet at the Burnsville public library. See you there (thank you, Gina!) Jon A. Jun 29, 2013 11:12 AM
Fwd: Camera - p { margin: 0; } There's no more hiding... but I say: "life is good" anyhow. Margarete ----- Forwarded Mes margarete l. Jun 26, 2013 11:06 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Daniel Suarez on TED.com (A 20 minute, must see, video)) - scary On 6/18/13, Dick S. wrote: > WHAT'S IN THE FUTURE? Simple drones will become obsolete. >> Autonomous robotic drones are the future. >> >> Worse than A-bombs or H-bombs, IMHO. >> >> Dan Suarez is correct in thinking some int Andrusela Jun 25, 2013 6:23 AM
6/18/13 questions and discussion - 6/18/13 questions and discussion 1-are the wealthy more important to America's health than the rest of us?6 2-what are the uses for certainty?5 3-is it a good thing that we're still looking for Nazi war criminals from WW II?7 4-are the darkest place Jon A. Jun 19, 2013 6:11 AM
Daniel Suarez on TED.com (A 20 minute, must see, video)) - WHAT'S IN THE FUTURE? Simple drones will become obsolete. Autonomous robotic drones are the future. Dick S. Jun 18, 2013 10:00 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 6/11/13 questions and discussion - Hello, Bummer that I have not been able to make the discussions lately. Of ken b. Jun 12, 2013 4:22 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 6/11/13 questions and discussion - Of interest … since J. P. keeps bringing it up, here is a link to the June 12, 2013 edition of eSkeptic Dick S. Jun 12, 2013 9:10 AM
6/11/13 questions and discussion - 6/11/13 questions and discussion 1-is ignorance bliss?8 2-when someone starts answering a question with "look", what thoughts cross your mind?4 3-does humanity need to be led around by the nose?8 4-do we really have the right to pursue happiness?5 Jon A. Jun 12, 2013 8:04 AM
Philosophy’s PR Problem - http://dish.andrewsullivan.com­/2013/06/10/philosophys-pr-pro­blem/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_m­edium=twitter ==============================­================= If there is a problem you can do nothing about, why be upset? If there is a problem you can d Jon A. Jun 10, 2013 11:24 AM
Davanni's all the rest of June - Just a reminder that for the rest of June we'll be meeting at Davanni's. Jon A. Jun 10, 2013 5:31 AM
6/4/13 questions and discussion - 6/4/13 questions and discussion 1-how ought we balance our dreams with our realities when going to work?6 2-do we Americans treat animals ethically?9 3-how important is honesty and trust and would we be better off with more or less of both?7 4-what' Jon A. Jun 10, 2013 5:28 AM
message from Puffy - http://www.ipasa.ws/yr/pplgkpl­.html Brent Jun 7, 2013 12:15 PM
RE: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Laura Snyder on TED.com - Vivian M. Jun 6, 2013 8:29 AM
Fwd: eSkeptic: Food For Thought - Begin forwarded message: I was made aware this topic was selected,&n Dick S. Jun 5, 2013 7:05 PM
5/21/13 questions and discussion - 5/21/13 1-is mental illness moral?6/4/6 2-is there any way out of the ideological apparently unresolvable differences in America?6/2 3-is our industrialized food production system killing us?4 4-ought the government do more to regulate essential ser Jon A. May 23, 2013 10:07 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Burnsville Socrates Café -- Re: 1984 Message - Preview not available Andrusela May 22, 2013 6:25 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Shannon (and her "detractors"...ha... ;), You said -- "I wi Brent May 20, 2013 2:11 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Shannon, Is it true inside your claim that some ethical choices are *always* better than others? Jon A. May 19, 2013 12:35 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Shannon May 19, 2013 11:12 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Jim, I used John's example to emphasize the extreme we must go to to find "support" for an objective morality. That's why I then asked if Jon A. May 16, 2013 9:07 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - But Shannon, it seems the bottom line of morality in your mind is something objective and simultaneously unprovable. If unprovable, then all that i Jon A. May 16, 2013 8:45 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Why would it necessarily be a matter of faith? (I certainly do not think we need to invoke "God" to establish a syste Shannon May 16, 2013 11:45 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Hi Group, Brent May 16, 2013 10:56 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Jon: Not to interfere with John's logic, but that was his point. That no society based on the freedom to murder other memb user 1. May 16, 2013 9:41 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - To Shannon's statement: I am eager for the "basis" for the judgements of which you write to be made explicit. Lacking that it boils down to faith. Jon A. May 16, 2013 8:56 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Shannon, I am sorry to misrepresent your ideas from Tuesday, and thank you for the good clarification you've posted. Jon ==============================­================= If there is a problem you can do nothing about, why be upset? If there is Jon A. May 16, 2013 8:00 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Dick S. May 15, 2013 11:41 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 5/14/13 questions and discussion - Just to clarify from last nights conversation, when arguing against ethical relativism my point is not to try to asse Shannon May 15, 2013 10:52 AM
5/14/13 questions and discussion - 5/14/13 questions and discussion 1-why do we often associate mental illness with immorality?7 2-is our volunteer military actually voluntary, and is it actually working for us?8 3-ought we be concerned with the changing minority/majority statuses in Jon A. May 15, 2013 9:25 AM
5/7/13 questions and discussion - 5/7/13 1-is PC really necessary?9 2-do we have a constitutional right to internet access?12 3-is the constitution just another piece of parchment nowadays?7 4-what purpose does the devil serve when we're already evil?7 5-was the younger Boston bom Jon A. May 13, 2013 7:34 AM
Burnsville Socrates Café -- Re: 1984 Message - Dick S. May 11, 2013 12:50 PM
1984 Naïveté - Still don't believe? Dick S. May 7, 2013 10:10 PM
A More Perfect Union - Constitution - May 7th Dick S. May 7, 2013 8:20 PM
4/30/13 questions and discussion - 4/30/13 questions and discussion 1-how do we feel about the predicted loss of all privacy in public places in the next few years?6 2-is this a virtual reality?3 3-is it better that 10 guilty people go free than one innocent person go to prison?5 4 Jon A. May 1, 2013 11:29 AM
Socrates Café -- Lester - Dick S. Apr 30, 2013 10:19 PM
4/23/13 questions and discussion - 4/23/13/ questions and discussion 1-[Jon, your darling typist, got there late this night and missed the other questions. Andrew may still have his notes so contact him should anyone wish to read 'em] ==============================­======= Jon A. Apr 25, 2013 7:57 AM
Tonight - Howdy all! I work to 6:30 again tonight. This means I will optimistically arrive there (at Davanni's) 15-20 minutes late. Go ahead and enjoy yourselves anyway. Jon Jon A. Apr 23, 2013 10:07 AM
4-6-13 questions and discussion - 4/16/13 questions and discussion 1-Is voluntary military service truly voluntary and is it in our Nation’s best interest?9 2-why was individualism invented?3 3-How will less expensive weaponry change the ethics of war?8 4-how can one be held moral Jon A. Apr 18, 2013 10:15 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Laura Snyder on TED.com - Interesting Luda L. Apr 18, 2013 9:05 AM
Laura Snyder on TED.com - Fellow Filosofers, Check out this interesting and informative TED Talk: Dick S. Apr 17, 2013 9:54 PM
4/9/13 questions and discussion - 4/9/13 questions and discussion 1-how much scrutiny can we stand?4 2-on a scale of 1 to 10 how close are we to "1984?"5 3-how responsible are we for our actions in the context of moral luck?8 4-how does technology affect our right to privacy?10/8 5 Jon A. Apr 14, 2013 6:25 AM
4/9/13 questions and discussion - 4/9/13 questions and discussion 1-how much scrutiny can we stand?4 2-on a scale of 1 to 10 how close are we to "1984?"5 3-how responsible are we for our actions in the context of moral luck?8 4-how does technology affect our right to privacy?10/8 5 Jon A. Apr 14, 2013 6:25 AM
Next week's questions - Howdy y'all! Maybe I'll get it right this time: reply to *this* email with questions you'd like to vote on next week. Jon Jon A. Apr 11, 2013 5:31 AM
Meetup details changed: The Burnsville Socrates Cafe Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Burn­sville-Socrates-Cafe/events/11­2569332/ When Jon A. Apr 8, 2013 6:03 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Let's try this, and a reminder - Got it! Thanks Phil. Jon On Apr 4, 2013, at 4:37 PM, Phillip Dahlen wrote: > Hi John, > > Here is a question. > > How have advances in technology affected our right to privacy? > > Lynn and I look forward to r Jon A. Apr 4, 2013 5:26 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Let's try this, and a reminder - Hi John, Here is a question. How have advances in technology affected our right to privacy? Lynn and I look forward to returning to Caribou. I just hope they can find room to seat us so that we can hear. Phil -----Original Message----- Phillip D. Apr 4, 2013 4:37 PM
Let's try this, and a reminder - Dear all, Andrew suggests something I'd like to try. Since we're getting and staying a large group, it's becoming harder to fit everyone who wants to speak into our time (Jim! I do know it's mostly my fault!). So here's the idea: during the next wee Jon A. Apr 4, 2013 4:10 PM
4/2/13 questions and discussion - 4/2/13 questions and discussion 1-what do we predict social media will do to or for us?4 2-under what circumstances is it ok to cheat?9 3-which is more dangerous to democracy: big government or big business?8 4-is anything more important than honest Jon A. Apr 4, 2013 4:00 PM
Societal Polarization -- Mathematical Model - I'm not sure this got sent out last night so I'm resending to the entire SC-MU. How Societies Become Polarized; &nbs Dick S. Apr 3, 2013 9:28 AM
Our next home - Jon A. Mar 30, 2013 8:21 PM
$100/email from WishMission - Send this email to 20 (max) people for $100/email - $2000 Get me noticed, and the businesses below will GO, making me worth a googol, and able to afford paying you. If this message is received by 1 billion people, I then owe at least $100 billion, but Dick S. Mar 28, 2013 9:46 AM
Greetings from God! - Dick S. Mar 28, 2013 9:35 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ the night Jon went missing! - Mert H. Mar 28, 2013 7:48 AM
now meeting at Davanni's - All, Here's what Gina has done for us. It's great! Let's meet then at This Davanni's at  7:00 next Tuesday. Jon ================== Davanni's Pizza, 14639 CR 11, Burnsville[masked] Turn Jon A. Mar 27, 2013 2:17 PM
the night Jon went missing! - Jon A. Mar 27, 2013 1:57 PM
3/26/13 questions and discussion - 3/26/13 questions and discussion 1-is our world ruled by greed or power or not, or, to what extent?9 2-what is the difference between public education and public health care?11 3-in terminal cases is assisted suicide moral/ok, or not?6 4-what is Jon A. Mar 27, 2013 5:59 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Next week we're gonna try the library! - Here is a Google link to click for people that may not know the best way to get to the Dakota County, Burnsville Library . ** Please note -- this is Dick S. Mar 20, 2013 2:45 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Next week we're gonna try the library! - Mert H. Mar 20, 2013 1:19 PM
Next week we're gonna try the library! - The Burnsville library closes at 8:15, so let's start next week at 6:45 instead of 7:00. Gina tells me it will be the only room to the right as you enter the building. I will try to reserve it each week (if we agree we like it there) with perhaps C Jon A. Mar 20, 2013 12:21 PM
3/19/13 questions and discussion - 3/19/13 questions and discussion 1-what's the value of friendship?7 2-what is work?4 3-should the US Constitution be changed to require honesty?6 4-10 5-what happens if we could exactly duplicate human consciousness?6 6-would using robotics in war Jon A. Mar 20, 2013 5:44 AM
Gonna get there late - I work till 6:30 tonight. Optimistically, I will get to Caribou by 7:15. Go ahead and start without me, if you wanna. Otherwise enjoy yourselves! Jon Jon A. Mar 19, 2013 8:21 AM
3/12/13 questions and discussion - 3/12/13 questions and discussion 1-why do creative people so often suffer from mental illness?3 2-how should we address America's wealth inequality?9 3-what would happen if we amended the US Constitution to require honesty of us all?2 4-is there Jon A. Mar 18, 2013 3:49 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Snow Day - They cancelled my yoga class, unfortunately I still had to go to work :( On 3/5/13, Jon Anderson wrote: > As you might imagine, days with lots of snow are "interesting" for bus > drivers. My day will be a long one, so I'm taki Andrusela Mar 6, 2013 9:36 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 6 min. video on wealth inequality - Or as my friend and I used to call it, "tinkle down" economics. On 3/5/13, Dick S. wrote: > It may be attributable to "trickle down economics" morphing into > "trickled on economics." Ya think? > > > Thanks A. > > Dick S. > > Andrusela Mar 6, 2013 9:34 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 6 min. video on wealth inequality - It may be attributable to "trickle down economics" morphi Dick S. Mar 5, 2013 10:51 AM
Snow Day - As you might imagine, days with lots of snow are "interesting" for bus drivers. My day will be a long one, so I'm taking a snow day off from Socrates Cafe. I hope those of you who can attend, will. See everyone next week! Jon Jon A. Mar 5, 2013 9:59 AM
6 min. video on wealth inequality - If the stats can be trusted, this is pretty depressing: http://mashable.com/2013/03/02­/wealth-inequality/ yet maybe the truth will set us free? -Andromeda Andrusela Mar 5, 2013 1:23 AM
B'ville Socrates Group Fwd: eSkeptic: The Carl Sagan of Chemistry - Begin forwarded message: Found in my inbox today, a different slant on last nights discussion, something Mark alluded to. Dick S. Feb 27, 2013 4:24 PM
Socrates Café -[masked] - As pertains to Meg's question of the night, "Can Science Go Too Far?" It not only is of scientific concern but begs the moral question also. These videos require sound be on. Mexico & Dick S. Feb 26, 2013 9:59 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 2/5/13 questions and discussion - I know I'm a little late to this particular party, but to comment on what Steve said about performance reviews at work: My boss has no trouble at all telling me negative things and seems not at all worried that I will walk out in a huff, as some of my Andrusela Feb 15, 2013 4:40 AM
2/13/13 questions and discussion - 1/12/13 questions and discussion 1-define love?5 2-do the needs of the many always outweigh the needs of the few?8 3-is the existence of a god relevant to modern religion?9 4-would greater citizen involvement result in better government?5 5-can w Jon A. Feb 13, 2013 6:00 PM
3/12/13 questions and discussion - 1/12/13 questions and discussion 1-define love?5 2-do the needs of the many always outweigh the needs of the few?8 3-is the existence of a god relevant to modern religion?9 4-would greater citizen involvement result in better government?5 5-can we Jon A. Feb 13, 2013 5:58 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Tonight - Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID Mert Horne <[address removed]> wrote: Mert H. Feb 12, 2013 5:55 PM
Tonight - All, I'd like to listen to the President's speech tonight so I won't be there. My question concerns an issue to be brought before the Supreme Court on 2/28. I will be out of town until March 11 or 12 Mert H. Feb 12, 2013 5:44 PM
2/5/13 questions and discussion - 2/5/13 questions and discussion 1-how do we solve the "liar's paradox"?1 2-when will the cost of living be more than our ability to earn wages?8 3-to what extent does capitalism contain the seeds of its own destruction?9 4-why does the Right hate Jon A. Feb 11, 2013 1:45 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Tonight - Mert H. Feb 5, 2013 10:47 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Tonight - Whoa! I don't know how to reply! I am off work at 14:40, so yes, if you will, call me [masked]) before you leav Jon A. Feb 5, 2013 10:00 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Tonight - Jon: I think there would be too many dislocations at this time. Why don't I just pick you up and drop you off? & user 1. Feb 5, 2013 9:16 AM
Tonight - I once more am stranded by car trouble (has Toyota lost it?). Please let me know what you think about meeting at the B'ville library instead. Jon Jon A. Feb 5, 2013 9:08 AM
Just Sharing - Mert H. Feb 4, 2013 10:05 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 1/22/13 questions and discussion - Dick S. Jan 23, 2013 4:19 PM
1/22/13 questions and discussion - 1/22/13 questions and discussion 1-why is interdependence hard to see/understand?6 2-do we think that any god/goddess, regardless of culture, should intentionally conceal itself in order to maintain an emphasis on faith?9/5 3-can loyalty be measured? Jon A. Jan 23, 2013 3:22 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 1/15/13 questions and discussion - I will not be able to make it on 1/22. Mert Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID Jon Anderson <[address removed]> wrote: Mert H. Jan 20, 2013 5:08 PM
1/15/13 questions and discussion - 1/15/13 questions and discussion 1-as a nation, should we seek help or self analyze first? 2-if wealth is acquired within the law by a person, is that person a good citizen? 3-to what extent, if any, does capitalism contain the seeds of its own d Jon A. Jan 20, 2013 3:37 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ Videos related to discussion[masked] - Dick and others, Thanks for the links. I haven't looked at them yet but the title of the series is suggestive. An economist's Jim Jan 16, 2013 9:07 AM
Videos related to discussion[masked] - Jon, our moderator, this evening requested I send the following links. They had gone out before but only to people whose email addresses I had in my "contacts" and that had been a part of a particular evening's Dick S. Jan 15, 2013 10:15 PM
1/8/12 questions and discussion - Preview not available Jon A. Jan 13, 2013 6:00 PM
Sam Harris' the Riddle of the Gun - Hello all, Dick S. sent me this useful Jon A. Jan 11, 2013 11:13 AM
Today and next week - A reminder we are not meeting tonight or next Tuesday. See y'all next year! Jon Jon A. Dec 25, 2012 2:24 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­[masked] questions and discussion - Increased revenues are not the only goal for the Government. Decreased spending is the flip side of that coin. Dick S. Dec 12, 2012 10:20 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­[masked] questions and discussion - First off, thank you again, I am really enjoying this group and look forward to tuesday. Secondly, the hot topic of the year has to do with tax rates and revenues, so I propose the following talking points, that each of you can make up Craig Dec 10, 2012 2:58 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­[masked] questions and discussion - Sean, Thanks! Hopefully many of us will watch this. Jon On Dec 10, 2012, at 10:42, Sean < Jon A. Dec 10, 2012 1:01 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­[masked] questions and discussion - Preview not available Sean Dec 10, 2012 10:41 AM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­[masked] questions and discussion - Preview not available Sean Dec 7, 2012 4:43 PM
[masked] questions and discussion - Preview not available Jon A. Dec 7, 2012 1:44 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 11/20/12 questions and discussion - And to make matters worse, it was known by the administration throughout 196. She was the one who told my son to take the SAT (there were two SATs) as required by MIT. It was the wrong one and by the time we naive parents who trusted that she kn Mert H. Nov 28, 2012 10:09 PM
Re: [The-Burnsville-Socrates-Cafe]­ 11/20/12 questions and discussion - Mert, OMG on the drunk guidance counselor story! I have more stories I could tell than the ones I've already accounted above, but you win. I am aghast that something so blatant as that was excused in this day and age. I would be subject to immediate Andrusela Nov 28, 2012 9:33 PM

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