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    time. An accepted scientific theory does not need to be a law to be considered truthful. A scientific law, on the other hand is in itself a theory that has gain more universal acceptance. However, a scientific law can, even though rarely, be changed if new information is acquired. The problem is when people believe that because theories and very few times laws are reconsidered and changed they should always look science with skepticism, but this attitude towards science can become cynicism when someone believes everything is relative. At the same time, a moderate amount of skepticism is healthy for science itself so that it can try and put to test the different theories and laws. A theory is a heuristic approach towards a problem that through testing has given us a better understanding of a phenomena. In other words, a theory is a law in the making. The scientific community needs to test and re-test a theory in order to be considered a law. But, this process does not makes it less truthful than a law. It is not the right approach to be skeptical about theories because they…

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    positions, it is also not a Good Reason to disbelieve them either. Who is to say that true moral beliefs are not what is most fit? Would it not make sense for objective morality to have characteristics that would aid in the survival of a community? Sure, evolution is bound to get off track a little bit, but here we must focus on degrees of reason. We must assume our beliefs are innocent until proven guilty by Good Reason, and that most of our beliefs are probably close enough to the truth,…

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    unavoidable. The three chronic ailments of life are death, futility, and suffering. Three of the many solutions made up for these three things are going to be talked about. Stoicism, Skepticism, and life after death are few solutions offered to these ailments. However, do these ideas provide us any logical answers to death, futility, and suffering? Stoicism Stoicism is an ancient Greek solution that means to be withdrawn from a situation indifferently. Stoics accept the fact that our existence…

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    During our time in the world, Christians often find themselves in close contact with skeptics- agnostics, atheists, or those people who simply don’t care about a spiritual life, who all have their own reasons to distrust the church and the Bible as a whole. The questions these people pose are not simple ones, not questions that can be answered by a simple “John 3:16” or a “Jeremiah 29:11.” How then should we, as a part of the body of Christ, react to and answer those people who desire more…

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    Deception In Hamlet

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    Leonardo Di Vinci once said, “The greatest decision men suffer is from their own decisions.” Deception can occur in everyday life and is an important process for building relationships or in general social interaction. In the Shakespearean play, Hamlet uses deception to reveal the role that Claudius had in the death of his father. Hamlet uses deception to gain the knowledge needed to indict Claudius with the murder of his father, while Claudius is using deception to cover up his role within…

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    will not let him believe other bad things in this world. Through his thinking, we may believe that the Lord God would not lie to him about anything (Crawford 20). Descartes discovers that it is almost impossible to continue with his habit of forming assumptions and opinions out of his head. The resolution he gets is to try to pretend that these ideas are all false and out of order to counter his thinking Analysis Gard et al. (137), suggests that the first meditation can be approached in two…

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    Game- An Analysis of the Intellectual Enterprise, the comparison and contrasting methods of two ways that humans process information presents itself in an almost biased manner as one begins to form an opinion about which method of processing information is actually deemed supreme. The author describes the two components as a game. As any game would be played, there are two teams. (For example if you were to take into account this passage, the two teams would be belief and doubt.) These teams…

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    Descartes, Plato, and The Matrix: A Comparison The Matrix, The Republic, and Meditations on First Philosophy all provide some valuable food for thought on the issues of reality and what we think we know to be true. Through their similarities and differences, we can explore some interesting perspectives on the age-old questions of “what can we know for sure if anything?” and “how do we know what we know?” As they have been, these questions will likely continue to be debated and explored for…

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    challenges growing up. given that one-third of one percent of abortions are performed under such circumstances, we might ask why this question is so frequently raised. Do these extremely rare cases justify tolerating the other 99.67% of abortions? What about Skepticism? Skepticism indicates that “nothing is true, or at least that nothing can be demonstrated to be true” (Mosser, 2011, Ch. 2, p. 23). A certain percentage of the population will be skeptical on almost every topic imaginable. The…

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    Everyday life requires facing many obstacles that get in ones way of achieving their own goals. Everyone has their own unique problems that they have to overcome, which involves them putting in some work. Challenges are an important part of trying to achieve a goal; they help out on whether it is worth going for that goal or not. Overcoming obstacles such as fear, doubt from others or even self-doubting is an important part of being able to achieve a goal. The individual has to have a positive…

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