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  1. If majority of people on Earth is a vegan, do you all think it will help with saving the environment? why or why not?


    To me, more vegans will mean less factory farming which is ruining our planet with excess release of carbon dioxide contributing to global warming, manure from animals causing water pollution and deforestation to make way for crops to feed livestock.

    no,not help because there will be no animals that were held as livestock on the planet and some animals have become too dependant on thoes animals and their population will decrease or die out, and im sure some people will die from this,some people cant live without meat. yes it will help with less carbon emittions and yes it will help with water polution but I dont think it will help with deforestation, in fact it will make it worse, people will need to eat more food because they will have to replace the meat with plants and they will have to clear out more forsets for the crops. animal products gives you more fat and protein. land used for animals and their food will be used for people but I think thats still not enough. I dont htink its good for anyone to go vegan.

  2. Gilga flesh"I would recommend people to allow people a degree of autonomy over their own life which also includes voluntary ending, if so desired. If a friend was sick and wished to die, and I determined his wish to be sincere and not a fleeting impulse, I would assist him. And I have several friends that would do the same for me. "




    I was talking about someone depressed not just sick. and im not talking about medically assisted scuiside, thats another topic. how can you be determined its not an impusle?

  3. i hear that there are some good things and bad things in there. I think milk that it natural without giving the cow hormones , is generaly good for you but they dont raise cows naturally they give them hormones and thats when it becomes unhealthy. i dont like drinking plain milk and i dont think i consume too much of it in products like icecream and others.


    Suicide could be a mistake. It can also be a good decision. Either way adults have the right to make their own decisions. It's not up to YOU to decide for them. You can advice, a psychologist might test to see if the desire for death is sincere. But only 1 person carries the actual right to decide: the person in question.


    And no of course people who are depressed (true depression aka as in medical disorder) aren't feeling alive. That's pretty much what depression means. Children aren't as aware? I used to be a medical researcher with a fondness for psychology and I never heard that. At the contrary, children's minds are very active. My personal memories of childhood are extremely strong. I think I felt everything considerably stronger then. Like many adults I'm now more reserved, thicker skin. Less sensitive. Anyway a moot point.

    You would recommend people to commit scuiside???!!! your saying its not always a bad decition meaning for someone it is a good decition??people should make their own decitions but up to a certain point, they should not be able to kill others and themselves. So would you have all the prisoners take a psycological test to make sure they don't have depression before you "allow" them to kill themselves? what if the person killed themselves and then you relize you had the wrong test, the person was actually depressed? then would you want children to make more of their own decitions if you think they are just as aware as adults? they would be able to drive a car or serve in the militery?what I meant when I said they were less aware is they do not know as much about the world as adults so they do not forsee the future and sometimes can make poor decitions. they also forget things pretty quick compared to adults. and babies and toddlers are very much less aware then adults. i dont remember anything from when i was a baby or todler, and i would classify that under children. I think scuidside is always a bad idea. not mentaly healthy people commit scuiside no one mentaly healthy would do that (in my opinion) and we should not let anyone commit scuiside, life is scared and it should be protected. would you let a friend commit scuiside? if you wouldnt why would it be any different for a prisinor? what if your friend was a prisinor at some point in the future?

  5. Phi for all "" I think it may seem unfair to many people, like our intelligence gives us too much of an advantage over other species, but it's one of the attributes we got from evolution, and it seems wrong to me to feel guilty about it. When you add it to our opposable thumbs, tool-use, cooperation, and communication skills, it's observably impressive, but is it unnatural?

    If this sentiment is somehow guilt driven, it seems to me that it would be smarter to embrace our intelligence and understand our impact on nature as an integral part of it, rather than as outside of it. If we can use our intelligence more wisely, can we also agree that our intelligence is one attribute that distinguishes us in nature, just as the shark's teeth, the bird's wings, the bear's claws, all give them advantages in their environments and distinguishes them in nature?"

    to me it dosent feel unfair, i dont feel guilty about people creating unnatural things I only feel guilt when it comes to non biodegradable things, we are killing species by landfills and factory runoff. our intelligence can create nagitive things for the enviorment.


    I disagree; although, our definitions of 'purpose' may differ. I'm a humanist and I see my 'purpose' as purely leading an ethical existence; essentially to act out of common interest. To avoid a long-winded response, even if your entire purpose is just to be kind and benevolent, that is still living with a purpose.

    most people try to be kind and benevolent to eachother, why does that have to be the reason for our existence? people juge kindness differently. for instance if I tell a friend she is overweight and she needs to loose weight to stay healthy, I might see it as helpful advice but she may see it as a harsh critisism. so if I say or do things that i think are helpful but are really not im not living corectly not fulfilling my purpouse? what if I dont care about it and do not want it to be my purpouse?


    As pointed out: surviving in essence requires no more than a heartbeat. That is not living in the metaphorical sense. There are people in coma that survive but they aren't even aware. There are children kept as sex slaves that survive.. till they get too old and get shot. They survived for a while too. But that's not what we would call a living. And considering how many Afghan sex slaved children set themselves on fire in the hopes of getting freedom one way or the other, I don't think they value such a life very high either.


    Suicide attempts can be impulsive yes. But there are plenty of prisoners for which it's not impulsive. They thought about it deeply and kept their conviction for extended periods of time. If someone keeps a death wish for a year or even years on end, it should simply be respected. There are plenty of people like that outside prisons too of course and these people will also face the same opposition. Yet, it should be their decision. Even if it will turn out to be a mistake, it's still the right of an individual to make that mistake. It's their life to do with as they chose.


    Unless you intentionally wish for prisoners to suffer, in that case it makes sense to keep suicidal prisoners alive at all costs. But then it should also make sense to put prisoners who wish to live on death-row. See the inconsistency?


    This debate and people themselves are clearly driven by the assumption that to live is always better than death. A belief so strong that it will be enforced on others at any cost (or reversely applied in the case of death penalty).

    then is living based on how happy you are in life or how aware you are in life? becasue then someone in depression is not living, and a young child is not living either because they are not as aware as adults. then who exactly is living?

    im not saying scuiside attempts are impulsive. what i said is that it could be a mistake they make. if you make a mistake that puts you to jail its something that can be fixed sometimes, but I am saying that we should not allow people to kill themselves.I have personal experience with scuiside I have a couple friends that comitted scuiside and they were in their early twenties. it really effected my life negitivly. sometimes people who commit scuiside dont relize how much other people care about them and how much of a loss it is for everyone. and I do think that scuiside should be prevented as much as possible because the prisoners are not in their right mind if they are planning to do that. people in general are not mentaly healthy if they want to commit scuiside. im not sure how I would want the prisoners to be helped but I would want to buy therapy for anyone who is depressed and wants to commit scuiside, I hope you wouldnt want somone in life to commit scuiside and just say oh it was their choice and same goes for people in prison. no one knows if life is better then death but once you die you hit the point of no return and at least we know life can be good if you make it good. I dont think anyone should have the right to take a life away with the acception of doctor assisted scuiside and abortion if you consider the first month as life.



    I can see why it would make sense to suspend a right, even such a fundamental one as the right to live, as ultimate punishment. But if people object against this and think this crosses a line, then I would expect them to be consistent and allow prisoners the right to die as well. Since they are essentially one and the same right. However I've noticed that many people who oppose death penalty would rather put a prisoner in a straightjacket and keep them doped up for the remainder of their lifespan than allow them a dignified end even if said prisoner begged for death.


    I didn't understand this.


    So I suspect that many opponents of death penalty have other reasons than mere concern about rights to oppose the death penalty. Namely their own views on death. It certainly fits the trend in society. Whereas in the past people were taught to accept their mortality and death as a natural phenomenon, keeping memento mori in their homes and on their person, society nowadays has moved completely away from this. The quest for eternal life was always there ofcourse but with a generation of narcissists and pseudo-scientific daydreams which suggests immortality is just a few years away, it reigns stronger than ever.


    Everyone dies. Everyone. And usually it's a very unpleasant death after many years of physical and mental degradation. The only alternative is a life-sentence. It won't however prevent anyone from dying. All it does is make sure you have many years of prison before your death occurs. People have survival instinct so their gut reaction is to prefer life. That doesn't mean they will truly live in those years. Not live in any sense that matters. Just... survive.



    i think the reason people dont allow prisinors to commit scuiside is because you dont want a person to make a decition that they will not be able to correct or undo. there is a scuiside hotline for people in life trying to commit scuiside. if they kill themselves their relatives will not be able to visit them pay bail if they were planning to do that. everyone does die but if you take good care of yourself you can extend your life for a very long time as opposed to thoes who hevily smoke and drink. do you think there is a difference between living and surviving? they both mean remain alive to exist.

  9. Some of us have the ability to do so, others not. Some of us that have the ability choose not to, for many reasons. The word 'should' is the problem - this suggests some moral obligation. The planet is not short of people.

    I agree some peolple do have a chance to create life and some dont, I do because im a woman and firtle and any firtile man does.of course it should be allowed to create life but it should be regulated, it is in china they have to pay for any extra kids they have after the first. there is enough people in this world.

  10. .


    Thank you for your comments . I think optimism is a fine thing . I genuinely think though , that the universe has an inbuilt mechanism to get better .


    I believe this is true for the material content. Land masses , worlds, star systems , galaxies and the universe as a whole . But also in time for living beings .


    Where one can take this ' condition ' . In the near future , remains to be seen ? We may face a period of major upheaval which one might say that is getting worse. But in the long term perspective ' things will get better ' . As I believe this is an indemic nature of the universe.



    good topic, i like to wonder about the future of humanity and the universt too, and also try to think optomisticly. so do you belive that it will get better for humanity? because things might get better for one species but worse for another. I think it is always good for people long term even during the bad periods its a lesson people learn for the future. i belive it will never be as bad as when things started.

  11. i agree with you that everything is bound to get better up until the point where the universe ends or perhaps it will never end but life will eventually not exist on this planet and i do not think things will get better from there, i personaly do not belive they humans will ever exist again if they all die out, i hope that either never happens or if it has to happen it will be painless and instantanious for everyone.

  12. im guessing its your speculation, It is possible there is no soul but we do have more of a counsiousness then most animals and although I do not belive that we have past lives there are people who claim they have seen supernatural beings like ghosts and people claim they remember their own past life. there is also a part of most people that wants to belive in a soul and the counsiousness living on because no one really wants their councousness to end. maybey they want to phisicaly die but they also want to keep thinking somewhere elce.

  13. even after finishing art college I still dont know the meaning of art, there they taught us the meaning is what you want it to be. But it has to do with an emotion you feel or messege you get from it. that kind of limits what I want it to be, I cant then use it to make coffee or as a plate. the meaning of art for me is the same as it was in the past, just decorative, if i like looking at it then its art. im not looking for a messege or a story behind it. even illustrations can be art if they are aesthetically interesting and or pleasing to me. i do not like that anyhting now can be considered art. i used my college experience as a chance to develop fine mottor skills and be able to draw a likeness from and subject. im planning to go into illustration as a career. i wanted skills rather then a diploma and my college gave me a diploma with little skill.

  14. i thought about this too but it did not seem strange to me, I could not even think of any other way we can be made. if we were not made from smaller parts then there would be no plasticity and growth in tissues and other materials. I do not think a atom has a consiouness even if its part of a person, skin cells die all the time dosent mean we are less counciousness, threr are billoins of atoms falling off of us each day. there are weird things about our bodies that kind of make me feel uncomftrable knowing im this gross especially being a woman and women supposedly supposed to be cleaner tand more polite but atoms are only conscionce when the brain is funtioning properly I think they loose consuinsness when you die and its not exactly the atoms that are conusions its a network of nurons. it can be atoms but it has to be nurons.

  15. you need some help with enjoying more things in life, it could be a sign of depression or you can actually have depression, im glad your grateful for what you have but you need to learn to enjoy things and that might not be somehting that you can do on your own. i do not belive in god either but i dont mind people talking to me about god as long as its not a long one sided lecture. but thats just me. its ok if you dont want to hear about god. sometimes i dont when i had a lecture anout it, mainly from mom. but i especially hate when people try to convert me to get me to belive in him. i might like the person i just dont like how this topic is being brought up by them.

  16. i agree with Ten oz when he said "In my opinion it would be far better for society to say killing, all killing of any type, is a bad thing. That it is reserved strictly for the defense from imminent harm. A prison inmate who is detained behind bars and under guard poses no imminent threat. Not killing them is an easy place to start." I think that its better to spend more money on inmates and keep them detained then kill them and not have to spend money, a person staying alive is worth the money even if he is a murder, there are psychological reasons why he is a murder its usually a psychopath or something and not that many people are or become murderers.

  17. I read magazines like science and tech briefs and in one of them i read really interesting topics like they are trying to make meat in a laboratory, they have invented a helmet for football that measures breathing rate heart rate better against concussions, and can tell how strong your concision is after you get it, but what really caught my eye is a type of capsule that can measure your heat rate breathing rate ,take pictures of the gastro intestinal tract and in the future they are planning to make it determine breathing and heart problems. http://www.medicaldesignbriefs.com/component/content/article/mdb/tech-briefs/23699 i think its grate to have something that can do so many things at once and does not need a doctor to do them, that its probably going to be more accurate if it records things from inside, normally a doctor would have to sit there and keep track of the vital signs or you would need a colonoscopy separate from the vital signs. they also said that when tested on pigs it was able to still measure things with food being digested. but I wonder, how does it measures vital signs from the intestine, and weather they are worth it. are they expensive to make will you always find them and get them back. what do you think about this device?

  18. do you believe the death penalty is wrong and should not be done? I do and I thought everyone I know agrees. I think its wrong for a couple reasons, one we don't know what kind of a punishment we are giving these criminals and another is we cant undo it. we dont know what kind of punishment these people are getting because we dont know enough about the after life. there was a study where people partially died and they all reported seeing a white light but that's all we know do far about it, they can either be getting a worse punishment in the afterlife they can be stabbed with swords for a while or they can go into another world and kill more people and get away with it again because they have the death penalty too. we don know and we cant control it. if the criminal is found not guilty based on more information then you cannot get them out of jail because you killed them. I would love to hear your thoughts and if you don't agree what are your reasons. its a very interesting topic in my opinion.

  19. I think humanity has come to a level where it is evolved enough to show more compassion to one another, and reduce the stress in everyone's life. It is evolved enough to reduce the competitiveness, and form a more sophisticated society than that of the wildlife jungle.

    I think that competition is a good thing for the most part, it leads to better faster results in discoveries inventions and improvements on inventions. it also allows us to choose what we want,well the free market does, the more competitive a company or business is the more likely they want to have good service for an affordable price and they stay in buisness. it can get out of hand like the olympics where people have to take creatine and other steroids to in hence there performance but just having a competition it not the reason they are doing this there can be a more moral and safe Olympics if people did not put so much pressure on them. the point of competitions is not to show compassion, the only compassion i think competitions should have is for you to not do something against the rules or hurt anyone in the competition. and stress is somewhat objective, some people have alot of it and some people none. i had no stress speaking publicly because i love to talk and am not worried about making mistakes but many people had alot of stress but even stress can be good, they will learn how to speak in public without it they wont go out and try to speak in public. of course you dont want to cause extra stress but i think humanity is moral enough to not make peoples lives harder in the us.

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