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by Lay Vegan
Thu May 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?

A key question here would be whether the meat industry gets money for leather, or whether it gives it away. If the meat industry gets NO money at all for the leather, then it is fair to say that using the leather doesn't cause suffering directly (except a little bit in the type of way Jebus mention...
by Lay Vegan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Democracy - Does it have a chance?
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Democracy - Does it have a chance?

I mean a system in which the percentage of politicians that are elected representing particular political parties is roughly the same as the percentage of the vote that those political parties got in the election. I wouldn’t be against that (I am not a proponent of the electoral college as is). Tho...
by Lay Vegan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4092

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

If you're a left Libertarian, you support things such as Universal Healthcare, Social Programs, Scientific and Medical Advancement, infrastructure, etc., and are generally in support of big government, but believe the government should keep out of issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, drug us...
by Lay Vegan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4092

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

I wasn't aware of that second part. I like to vet my sources. :D But this raises a question, is this based on the premise that his politics affect his opinions on environmentalism and such, or vice versa? It’s likely bidirectional. Bad politics can lead people to believe silly things (anti-vax, cli...
by Lay Vegan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4092

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

See why I hate politics now? I'm not going to get into a rant now though. Why not? Scientific illiteracy is no doubt a legit concern (people are stupid), but let’s get at the root of the problem: The politicization of science. Is it really only a coincidence that Craig Idso just so happens to be th...
by Lay Vegan
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 43
Views: 4092

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

After the debate, I was surprised by the results of the vote. Of course, the climate changer denier won, but it wasn't by a large margin, only about 5%: http://sohovote.com/ It’s my understanding that Oxford-style debates are won by changing the most minds, not by winning the popular vote. That is,...
by Lay Vegan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Cosmic Skeptic's video on veganism
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Cosmic Skeptic's video on veganism

I'm not very impressed with Cosmic Skeptic in regard to moral philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUtXmT_sIxI But Harris makes the fatal conflation here between the objective fact that everyone agrees that X is true and the objective fact that X is objectively true. Just because we all subje...
by Lay Vegan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Democracy - Does it have a chance?
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Democracy - Does it have a chance?

Is there a chance that a democratic system like proportional representation could be implemented in countries without it like Britain and the U.S. or does the political climate in these countries make democracy, by its very nature, impossible to implement? Proportional representation has already be...
by Lay Vegan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

Re: Tipping

Might be more effective to abolish tipping and replace it with a fixed service charge.
by Lay Vegan
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Does Going Vegan Save Lives?
Replies: 21
Views: 3994

Re: Does Going Vegan Save Lives?

You don’t understand consequentialism or ethics. You don’t understand a lot of things here. This is a significant misrepresentation. As I remarked in the paragraph immediately before the offending example, a low probability action can be deemed immoral if it led to sufficiently dire consequences (be...