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by Lay Vegan
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Who was the greatest scientist of the 20th century?
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Who was the greatest scientist of the 20th century?

It's extremely difficult to rank any of these scientists as greater than the others, since each revolutionized his or her respective field in their own way. Einstein progressed Newtonian physics, while Curie's research in radioactivity/chemistry preluded electromagnetic radiation. And Tu YouYou's wo...
by Lay Vegan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What does 'Socialism' mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: What does 'Socialism' mean?

I think that that's wise as advocating for capitalism with a mixed economy and a social safety net is not advocating for socialism. The difference was that the Labour Party had in mind the eventual goal of the common ownership of the means of production, as expressed by Clause IV of the party's con...
by Lay Vegan
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What does 'Socialism' mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: What does 'Socialism' mean?

Socialism is an economic system where some of the means of production (making and trading wealth) are community-owned. They can be owned by either the state or federal government, or worker cooperatives. A rather arguable example would be the Nordic countries, who practice mostly free-market capital...
by Lay Vegan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)

Well, it's not just for any material benefit, it's just to push the boundry of human knowledge a tiny, tiny, TINY bit. It sounds like you’re in it for the right reasons. :) After your undergrad years, you’ll likely devote the next 5+ years of your life conducting extensive research & specialized tr...
by Lay Vegan
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)

Yep, I've been accepted and have received some pretty good scholarships. I'm planning on transferring to another school after I get my Bachelor's, since, although the school of my choice has all the programs I want, it doesn't have a PhD program for what I'm planning on majoring in. We'll see what ...
by Lay Vegan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: I'm Gonna Miss High School (For the most part)

It’s great to hear that your experience has improved since your sophomore year. If you’re currently a senior, I assume you’ve already applied and been accepted to a university? If so, did you get into a university/program of your top choice? My high school years are a blur. I was quite timid and rar...
by Lay Vegan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: howdy from a fledgling reducetarian
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: howdy from a fledgling reducetarian

Welcome, pinkysaurusrawr It’s great to hear that you’ve committed to reduce to your animal product consumption. Most of us here fall along the reducetarian spectrum (some of us are farther along than others) but we all share the same goal. You can check-out Vegan Health.Org or The Vegan RD for evide...
by Lay Vegan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 101
Views: 14882

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

I just want to clarify though; You do acknowledge that the social sciences are lacking in rigor, and until then, they can't serve a significant purpose in society. What I will concede is that social sciences make soft (mostly unreliable) predictions whereas the physical sciences make hard (reliable...
by Lay Vegan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 101
Views: 14882

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

And since you brought up math, would you say it's a rule of thumb in science that the more math a discipline involves, the harder it is? Not necessarily, although to some extent this is true. It’s not only the presence of math that makes a science “hard” or “soft” but the reliability of the math. I...
by Lay Vegan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: What were your favourite films of 2018?
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: What were your favourite films of 2018?

Here are mine: 1. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is Black Mirror a Netflix original? I might check that out, since I love psychological horror. Actually, I prefer anthology series like The Twilight Zone or American Horror Story (and occasionally American Crime Story). But I love my films too. One of my...