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We Do Have To Take Some Things On Faith

I would say yes. We take all kinds of things on faith because we have to. Things that seem obvious but are essentially unprovable. Just to…

Started by Unseen

34 Jan 8, 2013
Reply by James Cox

Intelligence... what is it good for?

What would you say are the most valuable elements of intelligence in a being over all? With 1. being most important... Yea, i'm going somew…

Started by dragotron

0 Nov 28, 2012

Power, status and wealth - why don't they make us truly happy? Or do they?

Perhaps those things are not valuable in themselves.  Sometimes they can be a cheap buzz, an easy distraction from more constructive and in…

Started by Simon Paynton

5 Oct 27, 2012
Reply by Yahweh

Are "urges" the source of man's suffering?

SO, I know that's a pretty grand title, and believe me, I'll get to that point. But to begin I have to explain the thought process that led…

Started by Lee

39 Oct 10, 2012
Reply by Simon Paynton

What Makes Us Human?

     So I was having an online discussion with my younger brother a little more than a week ago about abortion. Being a devout and pro-life…

Started by Sagacious Hawk

366 Oct 6, 2012
Reply by archaeopteryx

Does perfection exist?

Explain why you think so. Personally I doubt that it does. 

Started by Nerdy Keith

2 Sep 11, 2012
Reply by Doug Reardon

Who Are Your Favorite Philosophers?

For me, Schopenhauer, Bentham, Hume and Singer, hands down, all because of their clear consistent views on ethics, and their rational and /…

Started by Michael Sizer-Watt

53 Aug 15, 2012
Reply by maruli marulaki

The challenge...from a friend

     The other day I was having a discussion about "beliefs" and such with a long time friend and co-worker.  He has always listened to me…

Started by Brandon Keith

56 Jul 23, 2012
Reply by james d

Are the laws of logic self-evident?

There are three basic laws of logic: the law of identity (A=A), the law of non-contradiction (something can't be both true and false at the…

Started by Alex

1 Jul 21, 2012
Reply by Shayla

Evidence and Truth

On my travels on the world wide web during my many debates with theists of all faiths, there are two terms in particular in which I see but…

Started by Nerdy Keith

2 Jul 17, 2012
Reply by Nerdy Keith

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