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Sebastian Odell replied to Zach G.'s discussion I demand proof. in the group philosophical debate
"whoa, sorry I didnt mean to sound so aggressive there. Read that back and it sounded a bit touchy. My points still stand, but try to read them without the seemingly irritated edge. I am irritated I only spotted that after the editing period for my…"
Mar 4, 2010
Sebastian Odell replied to Zach G.'s discussion I demand proof. in the group philosophical debate
"Roger Hoyt, don't try to buy me off with 'common sense' bullshit. I will admit that the pursuit of argument for pure academic exercise needs certain paramaters beyond which it is stupid to pursue it. For example, bringing this kind of…"
Mar 4, 2010
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Feb 17, 2010
Sebastian Odell replied to Iris's discussion Florestans and Eusebiuses in the group philosophical debate
"I've never named the aspects of my personality, but they seem to have names in the same way that characters in dreams do - you're aware that they have them, but can never put your finger on what they are. It certainly makes it easier to…"
Jan 9, 2010
Sebastian Odell replied to Latheeb's discussion Is Knowledge Possible? in the group philosophical debate
"I would say that you don't, because it is the object of your focus that must be proved right in order for your certainty to be about knowledge - you are certain first of all that what you see is a sheep, which is a fallacy. All your further…"
Jan 5, 2010
Sebastian Odell replied to Latheeb's discussion Is Knowledge Possible? in the group philosophical debate
"certainly true that we should just accept things - whether they are true or not, we can't function unless we do. Interesting perspective on Descartes' "I think therefore I am" as well as much other theory of knowledge discussed…"
Dec 21, 2009
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Dec 18, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to Latheeb's discussion Is Knowledge Possible? in the group philosophical debate
"no, I've not had the pleasure. But what I would say is that I agree that the sense of the truth is created in the subconscious. That's what I was trying to get at. Another interesting point is how we can really know anything. We rely on…"
Dec 18, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to Latheeb's discussion Is Knowledge Possible? in the group philosophical debate
"Interesting point, but how do you respond to the claim that the things that we look at and say 'Aha that's right' are wrong just as much as they are right? For example, when I was a small child, I believed a great number of ridiculous…"
Dec 18, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to The Hunt's discussion The Sleeping Murderer in the group philosophical debate
"if we are able to make conscious, free decisions in the same way we do when we are awake, then yes. I dont believe we are, but I'll suspend my disbelief. Ethically, we are responsible for something if we freely choose it. He didn't know…"
Dec 14, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to Andrew's discussion Time travel in the group philosophical debate
"Besides, time travel only makes sense if you believe that events in time can take place simaltaneously, and that there is a past or a future to travel in to. I think that the future does not exist: it is only a projection in our minds of what things…"
Dec 14, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to Andrew's discussion Time travel in the group philosophical debate
"the point is simple. If you went forward in time, you would see what was wrong and try to change it. For example, you came forward to 200 and found George W Bush would become president of the USA. If you succeeded in changing things, Geore W Bush…"
Dec 14, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to Mina Markliff's discussion Do ends justify means? in the group philosophical debate
"Virtue Ethics is based on the idea that a good character will allow you to flourish in society and achieve Eudemonia - perfect happiness. This means that the aim of the theory is happiness. The only difference between this and Utilitarianism is that…"
Dec 14, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to Mina Markliff's discussion Do ends justify means? in the group philosophical debate
"um I think we're confusing ends and means here. If we killed thirty million people to save two thousand, there are two ends: two thousand people are alive and thirty million people are dead. Just because they died before the end of the scenario…"
Dec 14, 2009
Sebastian Odell replied to The Hunt's discussion What's the difference between a person and a bicycle? in the group philosophical debate
"The problem is that we tend to actually make distinctions based on resemblance to others we are aware of, not the true logical steps involved in whether something is something. When a person attaches wheels to themselves and gets someone else to…"
Dec 14, 2009

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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Some kind of cuddly vengeful nerdfighter?
About Me:
Mediocre human being, insane and convoluted mind, dont know where I am, why I'm there, or what on earth I'm doing for the most part. It can be fun or hell, depending on the company I keep, mostly thats myself so it will vary day to day what that company's like
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books: Watership Down, His Dark Materials
Films: Bill and Ted's excellent adventure, Monty Python's Holy Grail
Music: Levellers, Leatherat, 3 Daft Monkeys, Pearl Jam, REM, They Might Be Giants
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
prosthetic foreheads
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
a physical manifestation of the spirit of laughter
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
May, 2009

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