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by miniboes
Tue May 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What do the results of the 2019 European Parliament election in the UK indicate?
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: What do the results of the 2019 European Parliament election in the UK indicate?

In practice, it means very little. MEPs can do very little to bring about or prevent brexit. Only 37% of the UK electorate showed up for the election, and it's hard to tell whether or not there is bias in turnout one way or the other. It's very significant, however, that Corbyn finally supports a se...
by miniboes
Thu May 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Cat policy
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Cat policy

I know we have another topic about cats, but this is a quite different question. We know that cats are the leading cause of bird mortality. Depending on the area, feral cats may be more or less of a factor than household cats. They may also disrupt ecosystems and spread diseases. On top of that, cat...
by miniboes
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: 2020 Election Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 410

2020 Election Thread

It'll be a while, but collecting all the discussion about it here seems like a good idea. A few remarks: 1. I'll be actively rooting against Sanders (rooting against, rather than campaigning or voting or something, because after all I'm not american). Reason: "Bernie Sanders Denies Closure Of Vermon...
by miniboes
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Burger King launches vegan whopper
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Burger King launches vegan whopper

I wouldn't call this a baby step, that's great!
by miniboes
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: Tipping

is there still a point or question here?
by miniboes
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is Computer Science Really A Science?
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: Is Computer Science Really A Science?

Why not? Because it would be absurd to propose that a science has to be completely autonomous, using no knowledge from other sciences, to be considered a science. By that measure physics wouldn't be a science, because physics is nothing without math. Well, the process of obtaining medicine is scien...
by miniboes
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: Tipping

I'm sure you can find a more effective way to do it. If all else fails, write a check to the IRS.
by miniboes
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is Computer Science Really A Science?
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: Is Computer Science Really A Science?

The knowledge we can gather about the universe isn't neatly packed into objective categories. We just make these categories whenever we can identify a subset of knowledge which is large enough for a significant number of people to devote a carreer to. So the fact that computer science uses insights ...
by miniboes
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: Tipping

huh, i wouldn't tips to be taxed, that seems quite complicated to regulate

but yeah, the fact that some percentage of what you tip ends up being spent in public programmes doesn't really weigh up to how much of it the person you tipped it to is likely to waste
by miniboes
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 6559

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

I don't know of any particularly salient issues with thorium, and it would compensate for much of what plagues conventional nuclear. The issue is just that it isn't here yet, and we can't afford to wait for it.