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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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No, art cannot be created accidentally; and, no, the past cannot be changed. The oracle of Logan Lanes has spoken. Please note we’re changing the bowling night to the second Monday of each month, since Tuesdays this year are crowded with league play.
Our discussion (between rolls) about changing the past raised an interesting question. Suppose that the future has open possibilities. And suppose, for example, that it turns out that Obama is the last Democrat president of the U.S. When does it become true that Obama was the last U.S. President? Presumably, after that point in the future when the last president of the U.S. has served. But then doesn’t it seem that a fact in the future establishes a certain kind of fact in the past (i.e., in 200 years, it will become true that Obama was the last Democrat president)? Does that equal a change in the past?


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