Special Section : What DO universities do?In this section several of the contributions are anonymous.
21sep99: Webmaster: Introduction
This new section has been prompted by the new-look headline page which has added quotes collected from faxfn. As a place marker we start with a quiz. There will be a prize, awarded at the end of October, for explaining the most relevant piece on faxfn for each question. Answers to faxfn.
Q1. University research shows a university degree gets you a better job with more pay. Is this because :
24jan02a: Jack and Danny: Philosphers - the essence
You say something.Remarks: This was well worth saying. But apart from this no-one can guess what he meant. We think that's what he meant to do. Too clever by half.
Everyone should have the same.
No extra points for being beautiful, skilled or clever, but extra points are allowed for good deeds.
What's mine is mine.
Taxation is slavery. But paying someone 1 cent an hour to swim in shit isn't.
No-one is in a position to tell you what to do.
So here's what do.
Don't look now. It isn't there.
The only statements that have meaning are those that can be tested.Statement b:
Statement (a) has no meaning.
The only statements that are scientific are those that can be falsified.Statement b:
Statement (a) is not scientific.
Note: Commonly thought of a philosopher, Popper was really a second rate barrister. Falsification theory was simplistic and did not work and Arthur Koestler thought of it first anyway. But he did give Lackatosh a job once.
Wow man. This particle that's a wave and this time that slows down are so MIND BLOWING that no-one before can even begin to understand where we're coming from. The old ideas are so dated they DO NOT COMPUTE.
PHLOGISTON man, what the fuck's that!
Phlogiston equals negative Oxygen.
Philosophy is Crap.
Philosophy is Great. Philosophers are Crap.
08may03a: Danny: On Philosphy
Philosphy only contains three things worth knowing:
So I guess philosphy doesn't contain three things worth knowing after all.
That said, it does point out that there is absolutely no reason to believe that God exists, and therefore it is irrational to believe that God exists, even if you can't be certain He doesn't. In other words, it takes faith. But when you think about it, it's the only area in our lives where we allow such irrationality to guide our beliefs and actions.
Except for induction of course, so actually it's just a drop in the ocean.