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by teo123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

Look, Jebus , do we agree that, when we donate money to charity, we could be doing a cruel job thinking we are helping somebody? 1. The person you are giving money to may be fraudulent (and, for instance, buy illegal drugs with that money). 2. The person you are giving money to may be honest but mis...
by teo123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

OK, @Jebus[/mention, I didn't say charities are completely useless. I am just saying they usually don't address the root of the problem, and sometimes (as in the case of Venezuela, and my guess is many other countries, but that it's not so well-known) they don't address the problem at all.
by teo123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

@Jebus, I don't really know what's going on in India, but I know Venezuelan government prevents the charities from giving money to the poor people there.
by teo123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

Hey, listen, donating money to poor people doesn't help as much as you probably think it does. Most of the poor live under tyrannical governments, and to really help them... Well, we need to raise the awareness of the corruption and fight it. And we need to fight the common misconception that povert...
by teo123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

The less hackers know about how your code works the safer it is. Can you point me to some study that confirms that? It seems to me it doesn't play a big role, if it doesn't even have the opposite effect. Internet Explorer is completely closed-source, and it's arguably the browser with more known se...
by teo123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 32
Views: 2657

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

brimstoneSalad , would you also argue that naked mole rats probably feel pain? The general consensus appears to be that they've lost the ability to feel pain because, in their natural environment, their blood is always full of CO2, so their nociceptors fire almost constantly, and would be doing mor...
by teo123
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

No. Unless there are only a couple people programming this stuff at Google, it would have to be a conspiracy. If you think something is a conspiracy, find another more plausible explanation. I am not saying everybody who works at Google could be involved in that. But such things can and do happen. ...
by teo123
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 32
Views: 2657

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

If when so injured they engage in some operant behavior that delivers opioids, for example, that would be an indication that they are feeling the chronic pain despite not being able to do anything about it. Now, obviously, people can and do get addicted to opioids whether or not they feel pain, and...
by teo123
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

Firefox is an interesting case, getting money from Google with other proprietary software. Follow the money, you'll find copyrights. Well, the only part of Chrome that's not open source is the code that's used to communicate with Google servers (Chromium, a web-browser with the same functionality a...
by teo123
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Owning cats is not vegan
Replies: 32
Views: 2657

Re: Owning cats is not vegan

It suggests they don't modify their swimming behavior due to chronic pain. If they can't change their behavior due to pain, the feeling of pain couldn't have evolved in them, right? That's very concerning. You should consider therapy, if you're not already seeing somebody. Why is that concerning? I...