• What does it mean to be alive?

    6 answers · Psychology · 2 months ago
  • Why cannot I use my free will all the time?

    There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_many_a_slip_twixt_the_cup_and_the_lip Statistics says that probability works in daily life. http://www.ehow.com/list_7719506_real-life-probability-examples.html http://www.unm.edu/~tinan/math/stats.htm How 'Free Will' Is Implemented in the... show more
    There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_m... Statistics says that probability works in daily life. http://www.ehow.com/list_7719506_real-li... http://www.unm.edu/~tinan/math/stats.htm How 'Free Will' Is Implemented in the Brain http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130409091229.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscience_of_free_will Can I cut the finger of a person with a knife? No, I am not tuned to do such things. We are all individualistic, meaning that we are all different in thinking. Our minds are as different as our finger prints - no two are identical. Palmistry also says the same thing. Every human is unique. Not only do our organs differ, but our personalities differ. Each human develops different goals, and has special traits or feelings which differ in a million different ways from others. Significant differences exist between the male and female brains. Although what follows has been meticulously gathered from the research and writings of leading scientists and psychologists, it is by no means a hard and fast rule or description of every man and every woman. Every person is different and unique. That every person is unique and has an intrinsic worth. http://www.answers.com/Phenomenology http://awate.com/unique-as-our-fingerprints/ Everyone is different no matter what, although there are some people who are similar but not the same. Aristotle once said, "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Listening to others' ideas may not be easy, but it could be an valuable way to learn something new or change your perspective on life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetics_of_aggression http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/12/08/genetic-influence-for-aggression/21623.html
    8 answers · Philosophy · 4 years ago
  • Do you accept that ignorance is bliss?

    This question is aimed towards intellectuals of India. Only 10% of India's population lives in cities. We try to lean so many modern things like computers, internet, advanced business techniques, personal communications techniques, management strategies, and many more. The poeple in the villages never bother to know these things. The... show more
    This question is aimed towards intellectuals of India. Only 10% of India's population lives in cities. We try to lean so many modern things like computers, internet, advanced business techniques, personal communications techniques, management strategies, and many more. The poeple in the villages never bother to know these things. The seven-year itch: The Seven-Year Itch Experts observe that this phase is often characterized by feelings of restlessness and unhappiness over the state of your union. "Over time, people can find themselves drifting further and further apart and communicating less," http://www.lifetimetv.com/reallife/relat... http://www.divorcereform.org/rates.html The divorce rate in Indian cities is less than 1 %. http://www.divorcemag.com/statistics/sta... The divorce rate in Indian villages is less than 0.1 %. What we in cities seek is happiness. What the people of villages enjoy is bliss. Isn't ignorance a bliss?
    5 answers · Philosophy · 4 years ago
  • Can you find God through mathematics?

    Creation and Mathematics; or What Does God Have to do with the... show more
    Creation and Mathematics; or What Does God Have to do with the Numbers? http://www.frame-poythress.org/creation-... http://christianity.about.com/od/newchri... http://prezi.com/tmylm_gx-yxp/finding-go... http://www.accak12.org/math/fgnotes.doc‎ Beautiful Examples of Symmetry In Nature http://listverse.com/2013/04/21/10-beautiful-examples-of-symmetry-in-nature/
    19 answers · Philosophy · 4 years ago
  • What is liked by one will not be liked by another - does philosophy accept it?

    “one man's trash is another man's treasure” http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/60429/origin-of-one-mans-trash-is-another-mans-treasure This idiom means that one person can like something very much, but another can hate it. http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/one+man%27s+meat+is+another+man%27s+poison.html Hard... show more
    “one man's trash is another man's treasure” http://english.stackexchange.com/questio... This idiom means that one person can like something very much, but another can hate it. http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/id... Hard determinism only clouds the mind if we are enslaved to thinking we are free, then those who believe that they have no control over life are going through life making decisions based on what they perceive as pre-determined. To say we have a path set for us is to make us no more than a robot, and because robots cannot discuss topics intelligently and cannot act intelligently in situations proves that theory wrong. We all have identity each human individual is unique even twins are different. Our minds are just as unique as our fingerprints http://www.exampleessays.com/viewpaper/9... Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; --happiness; but few are going by the same road. - Charles Caleb Colton http://www.inspirationdaily.com/2011/our-minds-are-as-different-as-our-faces Liking something is controlled by emotional mind - the right brain. http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/left-brain-right-brain.htm Emotion has usually, in the European- American tradition, been seen as the opposite of reason; the definitions provided in the Oxford English Dictionary emphasize emotion as agitation, perturbation, and ‘feeling’ or ‘affection’ — as distinguished from cognitive or volitional states of consciousness. Philosophically this split became entrenched through the thought of Rene Descartes, with his famous ‘I think, therefore I am’. Emotion has thus come to be associated with the body the way reason has been associated with the mind. Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/emotion Your comments?
    2 answers · Philosophy · 4 years ago
  • What do you call this attitude in terms of philosophy?

    America has the highest child poverty rate in a developed country. http://genup.net/about/our-generation/quick-facts Child poverty in US among the highest in developed world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/18/pove-a18.html Britishers made the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" to highlight the fate of children of India living... show more
    America has the highest child poverty rate in a developed country. http://genup.net/about/our-generation/qu... Child poverty in US among the highest in developed world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/... Britishers made the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" to highlight the fate of children of India living in poverty. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slumdog_Mil... http://expressindia.indianexpress.com/latest-news/the-story-of-slumdog-millionaire-decoded/424652/ Poverty is to be counted not in terms of total figures, but as a percentage. The population of India is estimated to be 1.27 billion in 2013. The unofficial figure is some 2.1 billion. You know the population figures of USA and UK. Is it philosophical mockery or what?
    2 answers · Words & Wordplay · 5 years ago
  • Can this be the meaning for "every girl has a price"?

    Price does not always mean money. PRICE value or worth, esp high worth http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/price bad experiences that are a necessary part of achieving something that you want http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/american/price There is an old proverb in India which says:"Kuch paane... show more
    Price does not always mean money. PRICE value or worth, esp high worth http://www.collinsdictionary.com/diction... bad experiences that are a necessary part of achieving something that you want http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dicti... There is an old proverb in India which says:"Kuch paane keliye kuch khona hei" (To get something, you have to lose something) "Life is a struggle, sometimes you have to lose something in order to get something, but it's always your choice to consider what you want or need the most" http://www.markedbyteachers.com/gcse/eng... A woman is never a freebie. Man has to satisfy many of her needs to desrve her affection.
    4 answers · Philosophy · 5 years ago
  • Why opposites haunt every aspect of life?

    A Thin Line Between Self Confidence and Over Confidence: Self confidence pushes you to work harder. Over confidence stops you from working harder. "Fine Line Between Pleasure & Pain" http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/19990718214106data_trunc_sys.shtml Study Shows Brain's 'Pleasure Chemical' Is Involved In... show more
    A Thin Line Between Self Confidence and Over Confidence: Self confidence pushes you to work harder. Over confidence stops you from working harder. "Fine Line Between Pleasure & Pain" http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/1999071... Study Shows Brain's 'Pleasure Chemical' Is Involved In Response To Pain Too http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200... http://www.opioids.com/dopamine/pleasure... Brain has thin line between love and hate, scientists reveal http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1081242/Brain-line-love-hate-scientists-reveal.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-prove-it-really-is-a-thin-line-between-love-and-hate-976901.html Taoism says that every thing in creation consists of the pairs of opposites Yin and Yang. Yin represents darkness and Yang represents light. http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/principles/whatyinyang.html http://www.sacredlotus.com/theory/yinyang.cfm Your comments?
    3 answers · Philosophy · 5 years ago
  • Is n't the ocean such a big thing?

    The ocean is such a big thing. I have read that water occupies two thirds of earth's surface. I could comprehend it. The earth is such a big thing. I have read that Sun is 100 times larger than the Earth. I could comprehend it. The universe is such a big thing. No one can tell whether it is finite or infinite. It is, at least, beyond my... show more
    The ocean is such a big thing. I have read that water occupies two thirds of earth's surface. I could comprehend it. The earth is such a big thing. I have read that Sun is 100 times larger than the Earth. I could comprehend it. The universe is such a big thing. No one can tell whether it is finite or infinite. It is, at least, beyond my comprehension. I am a teacher with a doctorate degree. I can not comprehend my own mind. The more I know about it, I will come to know that there is more about it.
    9 answers · Philosophy · 5 years ago
  • Importance of questions What? How? Why?

    When some thing happens, three questions arise - what, how and why. You will get an answer to the first question within a short period of time. It is physical in nature. You have to spend more time to answer the second question. It is mental in nature. Different persons may give different answers for the third question. They... show more
    When some thing happens, three questions arise - what, how and why. You will get an answer to the first question within a short period of time. It is physical in nature. You have to spend more time to answer the second question. It is mental in nature. Different persons may give different answers for the third question. They reconcile their memories with their beliefs and values. But you will never get a true answer for it - it is philosophical in nature. http://www.answers.com/topic/why Is philosophy still relevant to the present day world? Yes. Take for example the effect of red color on mind. Hindu Yoga books are describing it since a few thousands of years. Para-psychology books dealt with that topic in detail. But all that was brushed off as para-science, and not authentic science. Of late,modern science had to accept it. "Color Red Increases the Speed and Strength of Reactions" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201... http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-06-re... http://machineslikeus.com/news/color-red-increases-speed-and-strength-reactions http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20110603/pl_usnw/DC13512 Science has answered the question "WHAT". Science has only partly answered "HOW". Has it given the answer for "WHY"?
    2 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • Philosophically speaking, can you call some persons as good for nothing?

    Our interests and behavioral dispositions are as unique as our fingerprints. Even within a family, one’s way of being happy may not be the same with another. One, for example, may find that he is happier when he is in a contemplative mood and his twin brother, steeped in group laughter and fun, may find solitary disposition rather boring. We... show more
    Our interests and behavioral dispositions are as unique as our fingerprints. Even within a family, one’s way of being happy may not be the same with another. One, for example, may find that he is happier when he is in a contemplative mood and his twin brother, steeped in group laughter and fun, may find solitary disposition rather boring. We notice that the differences grow bigger when one has to deal with people from other cultures. http://awate.com/unique-as-our-fingerpri... Humans are free to do what they want, without this freedom there could be no morality. In such a case, no basis for what could be deemed as good or bad behavior in the eyes of a God because without freewill we would just be pre-programmed unable to change or alter what has already been laid out in front of us. There are only two things certain in each one of our lives, we live, and then we die, everything in between is up to the individual. Hard determinism only clouds the mind if we are enslaved to thinking we are free, then those who believe that they have no control over life are going through life making decisions based on what they perceive as pre-determined. To say we have a path set for us is to make us no more than a robot, and because robots cannot discuss topics intelligently and cannot act intelligently in situations proves that theory wrong. We all have identity each human individual is unique even twins are different. Our minds are just as unique as our fingerprints http://www.exampleessays.com/viewpaper/9... We are all individualistic, meaning that we are all different in thinking. Our minds are as different as our finger prints - no two are identical. Palmistry also says the same thing. Every human is unique. Not only do our organs differ, but our personalities differ. Each human develops different goals, and has special traits or feelings which differ in a million different ways from others. That every person is unique and has an intrinsic worth. http://www.answers.com/Phenomenology
    6 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • Can human mind understand what is Almighty?

    No. Writers such as Chillingworth and David Hume had argued that human understanding is... show more
    No. Writers such as Chillingworth and David Hume had argued that human understanding is limited. http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/p... http://ezinearticles.com/?David-Hume-Ess... http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/philosoph... http://robertpriddy.com/bey/1.html Almighty is eternal. Almighty is Omnipotent. Almighty is infinite. Human mind can understand only finite things. The popular old phrase says "God only knows every thing".
    4 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • How was the matter in the universe created?

    Matter and energy are inter-convertible. This has been established by Albert Einstein, through his theory of relativity. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/different-forms-of-energy.html The first law of thermodynamics says that Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be converted from one form to... show more
    Matter and energy are inter-convertible. This has been established by Albert Einstein, through his theory of relativity. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/different... The first law of thermodynamics says that Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be converted from one form to another. http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/Mod1/R... http://www.answers.com/topic/conservatio... Energy can neither be created nor destroyed by humans - it can only be done by Almighty. http://www.akgmag.com/article/Spirituality_Core_Found_in_Brain.htm http://www.atheistempire.com/reference/brain/main.html
    10 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • If god exists, why there is so much evil in the world?

    Some religious people say that God wants us to know that this world is only a test to determine the righteous from the sinner, the believer from the disbeliever, the thankful from the ungrateful, the generous from the miser, the patient from the hasty, and the steadfast from the weak. Yet, there is more than that. Ancient Europeans wrote about... show more
    Some religious people say that God wants us to know that this world is only a test to determine the righteous from the sinner, the believer from the disbeliever, the thankful from the ungrateful, the generous from the miser, the patient from the hasty, and the steadfast from the weak. Yet, there is more than that. Ancient Europeans wrote about Ages of Man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_Man There are also many other references to various types of world ages or Ages of Man in Hopi (worlds), Mayan (suns) and other cultures of antiquity. Giorgio de Santillana, the former professor of the history of science, mentions approximately thirty ancient cultures that believed in the concept of a series of ages and the rise and fall of history, with alternating Dark and Golden Ages. More details of these Ages are available in the Yuga concept of the Hindus. The present age is known as Kali Yuga (age of darkness). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuga http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satya_Yuga http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/iml/iml11.htm http://www.maicar.com/GML/AgesOfWorld.html http://www.maicar.com/GML/AgesOfMan.html Evil is the characteristic feature of the present Age.
    17 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • How many persons do you know who can live off water and sunshine ?

    Many saints of the olden days were said to have lived off water and sunshine all their lives, without solid foods. And few modern ones too. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-... http://www.dailynewsbrief.net/2011/01/in...
    Many saints of the olden days were said to have lived off water and sunshine all their lives, without solid foods. And few modern ones too. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-... http://www.dailynewsbrief.net/2011/01/in...
    5 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • Have you heard of any old legend from India?

    A sect of people from Andhra Pradesh state of India say that one of their ancestors visited Europe some 10000 years ago. Many cognate words have formed due to the interaction. Some are given below. The second one is a Telugu word having the same meaning which is being used for more than 2000 years: attic - attaca. asset - aasti. beat -... show more
    A sect of people from Andhra Pradesh state of India say that one of their ancestors visited Europe some 10000 years ago. Many cognate words have formed due to the interaction. Some are given below. The second one is a Telugu word having the same meaning which is being used for more than 2000 years: attic - attaca. asset - aasti. beat - baadu. boat - padava. bore - boriya. boy - abbayi. cavity - guvta. cattle - goddulu. cheek - chekku. chin - chunbu. cut - kota. dull - deela. elope - lepuka. fat - boddu. foundation - punaadi. gale - gaali. lace - allica. link - lanke. mask - musugu. master - mestri. mead - metha. mouth - moothi. mud - matti. murky - muriki. nerve - narav. oath - ottu. pale - paali. pan - penam. pap - pappa. piece - pisaru. put - pettu. site - chotu. short - chiruta. show - choopu. slice - cheelchu. suck - cheeku. surprise - achcheraparachu. sweat - chewata. theft - thoepidi thick - dukka. thread - thraadu. value - viluva. veil - valle. vomit - vaamthi. upon - paina. with - waththa. wonder - winta. yean - yeenu. (1) The god of love in Telugu literature is called Kaamudu, the word is cognate with Cupid. (2) In some old European drawings, the Cupid is shown wearing blind-folds. Gamta, a word which is cognate with Cupid, means 'blind-folds' in Telugu. (3) Cupid is shown shooting arrows in to hearts of persons to generate love. The ancient texts of India say that heart is the seat of love. Gumde, a word which is cognate with Cupid, means 'heart' in Telugu. (4) Cupid is described as a small child. Gumta, a word which is cognate with Cupid, means 'a small child' in Telugu.
    2 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 7 years ago
  • What is the sociological difference between the words 'common' and normal'?

    Common happening often and to many people or in many places http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/common_1 Normal Functioning or occurring in a natural way http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/normal http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861683785 It is becoming quite... show more
    Common happening often and to many people or in many places http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/co... Normal Functioning or occurring in a natural way http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dic... http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/d... It is becoming quite common to have a poor diet. It is becoming very common for people to not exercise enough, and even more common for people to be over stressed. The other common theme running through our society is chronic illness. Strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, cancers and even back pain are all becoming increasingly common ailments. It is becoming so common that people are starting to think it is ‘normal'. However, things can only be called common, but 'not' normal. When the body is in a state of optimal health, all systems are in equilibrium and no external manifestations of disequilibrium (symptoms) are apparent. Many of the subtle changes we observe, even in our pets, are early warning signs that there is imbalance existing deep within the body. These are not "diseases" per se but rather are commonly observed deviations from this state of equilibrium.
    4 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • Are most men of present times "a new generation of women"?

    At last, god appeared to humans and said: "I have come to assess the situation of my creation. I want men to form two queues - one queue for men who dominated their women, and the other for men who were dominated by their women. Further, I want all the women to go away so that no man and woman can talk while the queues are... show more
    At last, god appeared to humans and said: "I have come to assess the situation of my creation. I want men to form two queues - one queue for men who dominated their women, and the other for men who were dominated by their women. Further, I want all the women to go away so that no man and woman can talk while the queues are formed" When God came back after a while, the women are gone and there are two queues. The queue for the men who were dominated by their women is 100 miles long. In the other queue, there is only one man. God got angry and said, "You men should be ashamed of yourselves. I created you in my image, and you are not using what you can. Look at the only one of my sons who stood up in the other queue and made me proud. Learn from him!" The men did not give reply. "Tell them, my son, how did you manage to be the only one in this queue?" The man replied, "I do not know sir! My wife told me to stand here."
    6 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • Have you heard of any saints of India recently?

    Great Indian Saint - Prahlad Jani of Ahmedabad: Prahlad Jani is an Indian 81 year old sadhu who has claimed to have lived without food and water for the last 70 years. His ability to live without food and water was investigated by doctors at Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat in 2003 and 2010.[36] The research team reported that he did not... show more
    Great Indian Saint - Prahlad Jani of Ahmedabad: Prahlad Jani is an Indian 81 year old sadhu who has claimed to have lived without food and water for the last 70 years. His ability to live without food and water was investigated by doctors at Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat in 2003 and 2010.[36] The research team reported that he did not consume any food or water during this time, although they could not comment on his claim of having been able to survive in this way for 70 years.[37] The study concluded that Prahlad Jani lived healthily without either food or water, and had passed no urine or stool,[38] with no need for dialysis.[39] Interviews with the researchers speak of strict observation and relate that round-the-clock observation was ensured by multiple CCTV cameras. Jani was reportedly subjected to multiple medical tests.[37] Jani's only contact with any form of fluid was during gargling and bathing, and the doctors said they measured the fluid that Jani spat out.[8] The case has attracted criticism, both after 2003 tests and after the recent 2010 tests. Sanal Edamaruku, president of the Indian Rationalist Association, criticized the 2010 experiment for allowing Jani to move out of a certain CCTV camera's field of view, meet devotees and leave the sealed test room to sunbathe. Edamaruku stated that the regular gargling and bathing activities were not sufficiently monitored,[40] and accused Jani of having had some "influential protectors" who denied Edamaruku permission to inspect the project during its operation.[40] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inedia Doctors have not found any adverse effects in his body from hunger or dehydration. They think that yoga exercises may have caused Jani’s body to undergo a biological transformation. The researchers said tests found that his brain is equivalent to that of a 25-year-old. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/... http://sunlightenment.com/discovery-chan... To assure researchers of no possible intake of water, Prahlad Jani agreed he would not bathe during the medical investigation. Prahlad Jani was permitted a small measured quantity of water to use as a mouthwash. He then spat the water into a beaker to verify that none had been drunk. An ultrasound, which was made of Mr. Jani's bladder twice daily, indicated that there was urine accumulation, which subsequently decreased on its own without passing. http://www.amazingabilities.com/amaze5a.html http://abcnews.go.com/Health/International/man-eat-drink/story?id=10787036
    8 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • Do women in USA still have domestic orientation?

    Women in USA earn about 57 percent of bachelors degrees and 59 percent of masters degrees. Educated women tend to gravitate to fields such as education, English, psychology, biology, art, history etc which are classified as Humanities. They are somewhat extentions of family caring. Educated men are much more numerous in physics, mathematics,... show more
    Women in USA earn about 57 percent of bachelors degrees and 59 percent of masters degrees. Educated women tend to gravitate to fields such as education, English, psychology, biology, art, history etc which are classified as Humanities. They are somewhat extentions of family caring. Educated men are much more numerous in physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. They are somewhat like male conquests of the world. http://www.american.com/archive/2008/mar... http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/2... http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ss... Gender gap growing: The number of women enrolled in undergraduate classes has grown more than twice as fast as it has for men. Women outnumber men on campus by at least 2 million, and the gap is growing. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13088955/ns/us_news-education/ http://www.judithkleinfeld.com/ar_studentperformance.html There is no engineering book written by a woman.
    5 answers · Gender Studies · 7 years ago