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« on: June 06, 2007, 10:32:06 PM »

Righty oh, here are the topics i've gone through, i'll be adding more, and i'll appreaicte your suggestions.

1. The Simulation Argument

    Here, we discuss WHAT is the universe, is it running on a server farm? :P
       
           
2.     Belief

       What do people belief? Why do some do it on sucidal methods?


3.    How Schome Will Work
       
        This is a question of more or less Schome and how it will work as a replacment school in the      future, and how it would work with assigning qualifications. This will be moved to Bright SParks afterwards for further discussion; hopefully Peter will be able to make that one....


4.  Human Augmention, both meat and brain; are we still human?

     the title says it all!  lol

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 07:58:25 AM »

I think that we need to look at moral systems:
What makes some ethics better than others?-if indeed, some are.
How do we judge evil, and what place does forgiveness have in this?
are some ideas.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 09:33:45 AM »

Conflicts always make for good debates- can war ever be justified, that sort of thing.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 10:27:10 AM »

oh, we can use me as a baseline for evilness  >:D

seriously, moral systems may fit into beleifs...

War? well, depends what for; resources? idealogies?
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 05:11:02 PM »

eg. is there such a thing as a just war?
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 05:16:03 PM »

what about reigon

eg. is there one god worrshiped by all religons?

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 05:18:09 PM »

I think we should discuss issues relating to the internet, and Second Life.

Can you judge someone by their avatar's appearance?
Are people who they say they are?
Is there a difference between hiding behind an avatar in SL, and pretending to be someone twenty years younger than you in a chatroom?

You get the idea...
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 05:18:58 PM »

Much as I would enjoy debating religion it is an extremely volatile subject and I'd probably end up making almost everyone hate me.  :( Ach, we'll try it anyway.  lol
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 05:27:13 PM »

Normally, i would say that a debate about religion is good. But, the debates on religion that we have always seem to turn into a giant arguement, with one side saying how religion is a load of rubbish and the other side supporting religion.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 05:28:38 PM »

Maybe the key debate is therefore how do we develop a tolerance for beliefs that are fundamentally different to our own?
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 05:40:08 PM »

that wold be a good one

At present misunderstanding and blunders by westen goverments means that we have loss of inecent live due to mad people who think the way to solve things is to blow hundereds of inercent people up for now reason. We need to learn to aceept other religons and cultures.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2007, 06:06:37 PM »

Normally, i would say that a debate about religion is good. But, the debates on religion that we have always seem to turn into a giant arguement, with one side saying how religion is a load of rubbish and the other side supporting religion.
The main problem, I think, is that the theists most likely to get into the debates are also the ones most likely to:
a) ignore people
b) state incorrect things their religion says as fact
c) try to defend the above
(and so on).

The ones that don't end up in the debates are usually not so bad, and indeed a lot won't do such things...

Of course, some atheists in debates also have these problems (well, the second is a bit difficult for atheists to do :P and I think atheists, given that the main reason they argue for atheism is based on the scientific method, will tend not to do the first so much, but there will still be some...) and some theists in debates don't have these...
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2007, 06:13:52 PM »

It doesn't matter if someone is for or against religion, we should have rules that no one can undermine or slander anothers beliefs.
We should all listen and have a friendly debate, rather than trying to convince people to believe what you believe. Have respect for peoples' beliefs, evn if they seem stupid and unfounded to you personally
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2007, 06:20:46 PM »

It doesn't matter if someone is for or against religion, we should have rules that no one can undermine or slander anothers beliefs.
Indeed, you shouldn't simply bash someone in any cases (also, bashing isn't a good idea as it either annoys the other person, makes them upset or simply weakens your argument in their eyes)


We should all listen and have a friendly debate, rather than trying to convince people to believe what you believe.
One small problem with that is that religious debates don't exist without a bit of, essentially, questioning their beliefs. Of course, that can still be classed as 'friendly' if it's done in the right way...

Have respect for peoples' beliefs, evn if they seem stupid and unfounded to you personally
Verily. I respect people's beliefs (or try to :P) but that, obviously, doesn't mean I think they're right...
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2007, 06:25:29 PM »

You don't have to think they are right, just have some understanding that everyone has their own personal beliefs that deserve some respect.
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