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by carnap
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Is Honey Ethical?
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Is Honey Ethical?

There is no "vegan position" on honey. There is great disagreement among vegans on this issue, and some even agree with what you just wrote. Of course there is...you're seriously going to to deny it? Honey and some other insect products have been excluded from a vegan lifestyle since the early days...
by carnap
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Is Honey Ethical?
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Is Honey Ethical?

The vegan position on honey is inconsistent and just arbitrary. For example bees are exploited to pollinate a variety of nut and fruit crops and if anything bees are harmed more by this than honey production. But these crops are all considered vegan. But why put bees on a pedestal in the first place...
by carnap
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is Computer Science Really A Science?
Replies: 19
Views: 2307

Re: Is Computer Science Really A Science?

As an academic subject I think its a bit half-baked and doesn't bring much more to the table than just studying mathematics with an emphasizes on computing. Well, yes, there is a widespread belief, even among professional programmers, that what's taught on university isn't actually applicable to re...
by carnap
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is Computer Science Really A Science?
Replies: 19
Views: 2307

Re: Is Computer Science Really A Science?

SThis is because the technical debt and complexity of code grows very rapidly, and the only ways to combat this is by doing a lot of testing/experimentation and having a good understanding of how computers work at a lower level. Unit testing, integration testing, etc are much different than "testin...
by carnap
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is Computer Science Really A Science?
Replies: 19
Views: 2307

Re: Is Computer Science Really A Science?

The word "science" has multiple meanings. But if you're thinking of the natural sciences (biology, physics) then, no, its not a science. Computer science is more or less a branch of applied mathematics. As an academic subject I think its a bit half-baked and doesn't bring much more to the table than...
by carnap
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: How Useful are IQ Tests?
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: How Useful are IQ Tests?

IQ tests are intended to capture general intelligence and therefore include things like reasoning, creativity, memory, etc. What does it mean to have "high IQ but nothing else"? Higher IQs are associated with success in school, better life outcomes and so on. But the tests are mostly useful in the c...
by carnap
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

I don't really have a price range here but let's stay relatively cheap. What say you? You'll have to decide how you want to balance safety vs resource use (gas mileage, etc). Even small cars with "5 star" crush test ratings get squashed by larger cars when there is an accident. I wouldn't drive any...
by carnap
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?

I'm not sure about that whole government thing. I know several people have written books (self-published) and have run Youtube channels, and they do no such thing with registering with any government. That is because they are avoiding their obligations under the law. Though I'm sure most don't unde...
by carnap
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?

Making a you-tube channel or publishing a book isn't passive income. Those would both be business activities that you have to actively run, you'd also have to register them as businesses with your state and local governments. Passive income is generated by doing nothing. For example if I buy Apple s...
by carnap
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?
Replies: 78
Views: 6897

Re: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?

You should practice what you preach, and quit challenging the consensus of trained professionals who have been properly trained to draw from hard science. Your flippant dismissal of legitimate dietetic organization position papers (based on hard data) is I do....and its the claim that there is a sc...