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by carnap
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Is Honey Ethical?
Replies: 14
Views: 6692

Re: Is Honey Ethical?

Bees are presumed to be significantly more intelligent than most other insects. Other insects are likely barely sentient, if at all. The philosophical significance of hive minds is an interesting topic, but even individually bees seem to demonstrate a level of intelligence and awareness that most o...
by carnap
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Is Honey Ethical?
Replies: 14
Views: 6692

Re: Is Honey Ethical?

He's always making the same appeal to futility fallacy. If memory serves correctly he's also already made this argument about honey multiple times. That we use them to pollinate, so why not steal their hard earned honey too? Carnap is a broken record stuck on a song that has already been played to ...
by carnap
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Is Honey Ethical?
Replies: 14
Views: 6692

Re: Is Honey Ethical?

Please stop suddenly “caring” about bees. If someone wants to avoid honey, why not? Just because some insects are pollination slaves for fruits, does that mean that a vegan should be okay eating both fruits (that exploits bees) AND honey (that exploits bees)? Obviously, fruits are harder to avoid, ...
by carnap
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 33
Views: 8410

Re: Artificial Intelligence

1) Robots that can be considered sentient have already been made. The notion of "sentience" is so philosophically and scientifically problematic that I think its bizarre that it has taken center stage in some ethical arguments in the case of animals. They are trying to erect a building on mug. Ther...
by carnap
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Seeking advice: WFPB and supplements on a vegan diet
Replies: 28
Views: 8403

Re: Seeking advice: WFPB and supplements on a vegan diet

(18mg, while 15/16 might be more appropriate for me). That being said, I'm still having symptoms (mouth-corner-crack) that seem to be switchable on and off depending on quinoa+lentils-heavy interventions I self-administer... *sigh*. My new obsession is zinc :D I've never gotten that corner-cracking...
by carnap
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Seeking advice: WFPB and supplements on a vegan diet
Replies: 28
Views: 8403

Re: Seeking advice: WFPB and supplements on a vegan diet

I started trying to follow a fully vegan diet following the advice of Dr. Campbell almost a year ago, that goes more or less like 'if you eat a whole foods, plant-based diet you'll be able to get all the nutrients you need and prosper happily ever after'. A few months down the road, I realised that...
by carnap
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Is Honey Ethical?
Replies: 14
Views: 6692

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: 14
Views: 6692

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: 6727

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: 6727

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...