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  1. We cannot have a relationship with God by Bahman in Philosophy of Religion
    God is changeless. Relationship is about cause and effect. As an example, you do something to please another person (act), this act changes the person (effect), the person in reply does something to please you. This means that making relationship with God is impossible since we cannot change Him.
  2. layer logic - a new alternative only for aliens? by Trestone in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    Hello, Imagine, the SETI-Project has reached contact to something about 5 light years in distance and we switch some of the first years, so the communication with the aliens is in English. One of the researchers (“SEARCH”) is logician and mathematician, as those fields are supposed to be of u...
  3. Marriage Philosophy by kungfujedimaster24 in Ethics
    What is the ethical science in moral philosophy for the validity of marriage? What i mean to say is that what are the benefits of marriage on a mental level. Does marriage improve your personality or behaviour? Does it make you a better person or make you want to become a better person? Does a...
  4. Are politicians inherently populists? by jduster in Philosophy of Politics and Law
    We often hear the word populist and we tend to designate that to certain politicians, usually the ones that have a niche of vocal supporters and condemn the aristocratic establishment. But in a way, I think every politician is a populist. Especially the establishment politicians. The mainstre...
  5. Non-Identity Problem and Procreative Ethics by darthbarracuda in Ethics
    As I understand it, the Non-Identity Problem is the puzzle regarding how we view things we typically see as harms to people when these harms are a necessary component of their existence. If a woman waits a while before having a child, she is said to not be benefiting the child the potential child be...