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PHILOSOPHY BOWLING RESULTS

• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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A student, more savvy than I with computers, somehow cooked this up: Click here.  Like all radicals (and if you want to be a social radical these days, you should be a devout Catholic), I will take my refuge in the safety of the academy.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m not an Obama (Big Brother) supporter at all, but that video was hilarious. The cursing old woman, the sign on the church, the Barrack the vote guy, all pure gold.
    The message at the end is kind of interesting though. Apparently the entity in question (good ol’ Harrison, always causing a ruckus) would have either given Mccain a larger win margin or created a tie, which seems to be their goal.

    Also, connecting to the post by Kleiner that precedes this article, I find it odd, and really sad, that the parody we have of people being reactionary or foolish (the street protesters in the clip) is becoming so real.
    From what I’ve seen through mass media and people I’ve been with:
    If I vote for Obama;
    to the liberals I’m a free thinker and idealist
    to the neo cons I’m a crowdist and an elitist(why this word has come to be negative is beyond me)

    If I vote for Mccain:
    to the liberals I’m evil, close minded, racist
    to the neo cons I’m values oriented, a patriot, the Rockwellian vision of America with bibles in schools etc (never mind that the conservatives are the ones who removed bibles from public education)

    If I vote for Mckinney (green party) or Cthulu (Party of Otherworldly Appettite and Anthropophagic Terror):
    Both sides say I’m throwing away my vote and love bush/hate america/punch babies in the face etc.

    Granted, these aren’t completely definitive claims. Not all atheists are so juvenile as in that piece Harrison provided, and not all representatives of the sides here are the same way, but there seems to be this mass media propaganda push of guilt that is eerily similar to Bush’s campaign of intimidation back in ’04 (“if Kerry is elected, we’ll have another 9/11” etc. “if Obama isn’t elected, then America doesn’t believe in Civil Equality”). This has combined with the regularly viewed mentality of “freedom of choice….as long as you choose mind” that South Park brilliantly skewed in its PETA/Turd Sandwich versus a Giant Douche episode, and has led to a devolving of dialog into “thinking is an opponent of religion” bathroom graffiti.

    Sorry for the rant, I’m tired and malnourished, I’m sure I’ll be filleted here.

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  2. Huenemann says:

    Very funny video!

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