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11-03-2013, 05:28 AM
RE: Do I need to explain myself?
(10-03-2013 10:11 PM)Starcrash Wrote:  I love college for this reason (among others). College is the first time that many people have a chance to get exposure to different opinions, and that's when they start to question if they were right or wrong all along. Plus, they don't have the home indoctrination anymore (unless they're commuting from home or enrolled in online courses).

Also, if you're lucky, college teaches you philosophy. I've taken two courses in ethics and one in logic, and I imagine they were less of a struggle for me than for my Christian classmates.
Yeah, I was mostly lucky. I couldn't take the ethics course regularly, but the philosophy course really gave me some mental instruments to cut through lots of crap.

I also haven't seen a Christian there yet. Only lots and lots of Libertarians. I think they're an ideology too. Some of the more hardcore ones like Ayn Rand! But mostly Ludwig von Mises. You know the intuitive thing I have, I can "smell the truth". That is, I can tell if a statement is or isn't foolproof. Ideologies like Libertarianism aren't foolproof, far from it. But that's just the dean's hobby, he's an economist. The students could get an opposing opinion easily enough if they listened to the philosophy or ethics professors.

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11-03-2013, 06:36 PM (This post was last modified: 11-03-2013 06:39 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Do I need to explain myself?
(11-03-2013 05:28 AM)Luminon Wrote:  
(10-03-2013 10:11 PM)Starcrash Wrote:  I love college for this reason (among others). College is the first time that many people have a chance to get exposure to different opinions, and that's when they start to question if they were right or wrong all along. Plus, they don't have the home indoctrination anymore (unless they're commuting from home or enrolled in online courses).

Also, if you're lucky, college teaches you philosophy. I've taken two courses in ethics and one in logic, and I imagine they were less of a struggle for me than for my Christian classmates.
Yeah, I was mostly lucky. I couldn't take the ethics course regularly, but the philosophy course really gave me some mental instruments to cut through lots of crap.

I also haven't seen a Christian there yet. Only lots and lots of Libertarians. I think they're an ideology too. Some of the more hardcore ones like Ayn Rand! But mostly Ludwig von Mises. You know the intuitive thing I have, I can "smell the truth". That is, I can tell if a statement is or isn't foolproof. Ideologies like Libertarianism aren't foolproof, far from it. But that's just the dean's hobby, he's an economist. The students could get an opposing opinion easily enough if they listened to the philosophy or ethics professors.

That's not a nose for smelling truth, Luminosity. You can't learn to smell truth. That requires paper and pencil and consideration and derivation. What you can smell however is bullshit. It's got a distinctive odor. That's what you're describing.

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