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Monday, November 4, 2013

NoPhi (16/3)

Hey guys!

Today we started off our discussion talking about whether or not history always repeats itself. We went on to how there will always be humans who want more power. We talked about the population boom of the world, and what might happen if we need to start competing more over resources and territory. We also talked about Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and whether we think you can skip through the steps, or if they really apply every time.

After the floater change, somebody asked us the question of whether we'd rather be a ruler who rules through love or through fear. It went on to discussion of the deterioration of rights in America, if there could be another civil war, and if there were, who would make up the opposing sides.

The last floater change led to talk about Hegel, how he perceives the end times, and how we ourselves won't ever experience the "end."

Any other thoughts about it?


  1. Ricky (16-3)6:38 PM CST

    I actually enjoyed today's discussion

    FQ: ______, from the Latin pater meaning father, is forcing someone to do something for their own good. (Paternalism)
    DQ: Do you believe we descended from monkey-like ancestors like Darwin or from God's creation?

    Daniel's lecture on Darwin

  2. Andrew 16-19:06 AM CST

    I often wonder if the civilization itself will still be around to see the end of days or if a man made apocalypse will take away that chance

    1. Anonymous9:59 AM CST

      Either way the sun will stop having enough light to sustain earth eventually so one way or another we will all die out.

  3. Michael 16-310:52 AM CST

    FQ: Who was a child genius philosopher who was taught by Jeremy Bentham and fought for equal rights for men and women to do as they wanted as long as it didn't harm others? (John Stewart Mill)

    DQ: Can Darwin's theory of evolution be compatible with the intelligent design theory?

    How pokemon proves Darwinian evolution.

  4. I think to be a capable ruler you need to be feared and loved. A ruler that is loved by everyone he rules over may not be feared by another kingdom and that could lead to be being taken over. A ruler that is too strict and is feared can lead to be overthrown by his own people.

  5. Taylore 16-211:29 AM CST

    As a floater I enjoyed your groups discussion on history repeating itself, and how the world could reach capacity and ultimately people would began fighting over scarce resource similar to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  6. Anonymous11:38 AM CST

    Anthony Helton 16-3
    FQ: What is John Stuart Mill? Utilitarian
    DQ:According to Mill, why are people who like simple pleasures not free to judge on high art or any subject?

  7. hopefully the world continues to thrive and advance so that we never have to battle for resources. as sad as death is, it has to happen.
    FQ:what did kierkegaard want to emphasize in his book "Fear and Trembling?" (Abraham's journey)
    DQ: what do you think the end of the world will be? how will it happen? will it just blow up and thats it?


  8. Courtney 16-312:10 PM CST

    I enjoyed our first discussion of if history repeats itself or not. I think it is an obvious answer as Dr. Oliver pointed out but many times we still believe we do not need to study it because we believe we are smarted than that; however it seems to be a continuous cycle.
    DQ: Who said, "Protection against the tyranny of the magistrate is not enough: you also need protection against the tyranny of public opinion"?
    FQ: Do you think the government allows us intellectual and moral liberty, meaning are we living in a n environment and have the capabilities to construct a life of our own choosing?
    Link: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_stuart_mill.html