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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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All philosopher majors know the drill – you tell someone your major and immediately field “what are you going to do with that?” questions.  Well, tonight I encountered that bias in an unexpected place.  I was playing the game of Life with my daughters.  We were using a very old board, an original one actually, that was handed down from my mother-in-law.  If you win the game, you retire to millionaire’s estate.  If you lose.  Well, see how the board describes the losing bankruptcy option.  (By the way, my daughter beat me badly, despite her choosing not to go to college.  And many laughs were had at my expense by the 7 and 5 year olds at my fate.  Overall, a pretty serious fail if the game of Life was to be a vehicle for me teaching them my educational values.)

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