global issues, nature

Circus of Ethics – Concerning Animal Treatment

This topic deserves a far longer and more thorough post than what I’m going to make today, but in this case, I’d like to comment more on the supporting perspective of ethical animal treatment – especially in the future – than rehash the news. This will be a long post.

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global issues, psychology

“Right” is not the right idea

An analogy I often use to demonstrate the term “rhetoric” is to say “ice cubes are cool, therefore ice cubes are awesome”. What is going on here is the alteration of an idea based on the abstracting of an original idea. Certainly ice cubes can be awesome, and the appreciation of ice cubes being cool makes them awesome (subjectively speaking), but the coolness alone does not make the ice cube awesome. Yet this change in an idea often goes unnoticed when the word attempts to describe a more complex framework. In short, we may find ourselves applying rhetoric without even realizing it. The word we are actually searching for may be more limited in scope and definition but be supported by reality. Let us start with an analogy.

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history, tech news and opinions

Justice for the Affluent and Segregationist

Last night, I came up with the idea to apply modern mindset to the 1800s and examine the moral consequences. It’s a very long rambling and its clarity, fluidity, and reasoning will probably have been affected by when I wrote it (late, late at night). Nevertheless, I thought it might be interesting enough to share, and perhaps you might glean some ideas from it. So without further ado: last night’s musings….

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