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Philosophy in the Marketplace

Post by Natasha_DM16 » February 2nd, 2016, 12:26 pm

Hey guys! I am currently taking a course in General Philosophy, and I have been given the task to present a survey to a couple people to answer the questions based on your opinions.(so basically I will just use your answers anonymously as a group).
So here is the questions...
1.) Do you believe in God?
2.) Do you believe that there is some ultimate meaning or purpose to human life?
3.) Do you believe that everyone is morally responsible for him or herself?
4.) Is the scientific account of the world essentially correct?

If you guys can answer these questions with 100% honesty, that would be amazing!

it can be short simple answers or long, vice versa.

Thank you guys!!

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Post by Greta » February 2nd, 2016, 6:08 pm

1) Do you believe in God? A. Not in the old man in the sky.

2) Do you believe that there is some ultimate meaning or purpose to human life? A. Is there a meaning a purpose to a wolf's life? The answer is roughly the same - it depends.

3.) Do you believe that everyone is morally responsible for him or herself? A. It depends. Children and those with severe mental disabilities aren't responsible.

4.) Is the scientific account of the world essentially correct? A. I'll give you a tentative yes for the survey. It's certainly largely correct in terms of primate senses and efficacy. However, our entire perspective is quite possible significantly skewed due to our limited perceptions.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated—Gandhi.

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Post by Scribbler60 » February 3rd, 2016, 5:16 pm

1.) Do you believe in God?
No.
2.) Do you believe that there is some ultimate meaning or purpose to human life?
By "ultimate meaning" I take it you mean a meaning that's outside of ourselves. In that case, the answer is no. But I create my own meaning (as do you and everyone else, even if you don't know you're doing it).
3.) Do you believe that everyone is morally responsible for him or herself?
Yes, but there are exceptions in the case of brain injury, disease or malformation, where it's not responsible to hold someone with such difficulties to the same standard as someone without those difficulties.
4.) Is the scientific account of the world essentially correct?
Generally, yes. There are details that are still unclear - perhaps there always will be unclear details - but yes, the scientific account of the world is backed by evidence, is testable, is falsifiable and has endured scrutiny for hundreds of years.

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Re: Philosophy in the Marketplace

Post by LuckyR » February 11th, 2016, 3:00 am

Natasha_DM16 wrote:Hey guys! I am currently taking a course in General Philosophy, and I have been given the task to present a survey to a couple people to answer the questions based on your opinions.(so basically I will just use your answers anonymously as a group).
So here is the questions...
1.) Do you believe in God?
2.) Do you believe that there is some ultimate meaning or purpose to human life?
3.) Do you believe that everyone is morally responsible for him or herself?
4.) Is the scientific account of the world essentially correct?

If you guys can answer these questions with 100% honesty, that would be amazing!

it can be short simple answers or long, vice versa.

Thank you guys!!
1- A Sky Fairy? No. In someone/something intellectually superior to humans? Yes. You can call it a god, you can call it Bob, it doesn't really matter.

2- No if you mean a UNIVERSAL meaning. Individuals can (and do) have individual meanings, though.

3- In practice? Obviously not. Should they be? Yes, if they are of at least of average intellectual ability.

4- Essentially correct but very incomplete and inadequate.
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: Philosophy in the Marketplace

Post by Spiral Out » February 17th, 2016, 11:05 pm

Natasha_DM16 wrote:1.) Do you believe in God?
I don't even believe in belief.
Natasha_DM16 wrote:2.) Do you believe that there is some ultimate meaning or purpose to human life?
No. None whatsoever.
Natasha_DM16 wrote:3.) Do you believe that everyone is morally responsible for him or herself?
If one has their sanity, then yes.
Natasha_DM16 wrote:4.) Is the scientific account of the world essentially correct?
No. Not at all.
Dedicated to the fine art of thinking.

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