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Bowling for philosophical truth!

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• 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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Okay, here we go. Sour-minded cynics complain ceaselessly about there being no way to find answers to philosophical questions. We have decided to step up to their challenge by inaugurating a foolproof method for determining philosophical truth: BOWLING. All those disciples of Minerva interested in striking down some timeless mysteries (and sparing others) are hereby invited to gather at Logan Lanes (1161 North Main), at 7 pm on next Monday, September 19th. We will divide into “Yes” and “No” teams (“Sic” et “Non”, for you medievalists), then open the sealed envelope to read the question we are answering. Our plan is to do this each month, tracking the results on this blog, for the benefit of posterity.

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