We know we are not in control of our thoughts. We also know that we are likely living in a simulation. If you look at both theories together it seems we are living in a very advanced version of The Sims. One argument for the simulated universe is that, assuming a civilizations technological level progresses at […]
I believe morality can be summed up as a conscious decision that affects the interests of others. Conscious Decision It has to be a conscious decision. As an example, if you are sleeping and you get up and sleepwalk outside and trample your neighbors flower garden, you cannot say that is immoral. Yes, killing your […]
If the Abrahamic God gave us free will and wanted us to use that to see past the devil and to put our faith in him, why would he obscure himself? Why would our faith in him be based on a book written by men that is itself contradictory, conflicted, inconsistent, immoral, and scientifically inaccurate? […]
Suppose you have a choice between two different autonomous vehicles. Both have code that is intended to get you from point A to point B safely. But one had its code hacked to allow the vehicle to run pedestrians down when the driver has some road rage, or even in extreme cases, allows the vehicle […]
Science is currently our best way of understanding the universe. Revealed religion says it has all the answers already, anything that is not immediately evident is explained by their deity.
It should not be women’s rights or empowerment. It should be human rights. A universal law. It’s not men against women. It should be that we are all humans and we all work together. In general, women are different than men, they have different weaknesses than men and different strengths. We should take advantage of […]
“If you are against gay marriage, don’t get gay married.” – Michael Moore There is no reason to prevent others from doing so. It does not cause you any harm. If you don’t like it don’t do it. How has a heterosexual marriage negatively affected your life? There likely isn’t an example of that. Gay marriage […]
The ultimate higher purpose is to improve the lives of your descendants. Short term for your children and immediate family and long term for your extended family and future generations.
You do not need to actually love everybody in the world but it’s good to feel sympathy for them. And act as if you have love them. Treat them as if you did love them.