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We talk and think about ideas, statements which are not concrete. And so an important question directly tied to yours is: do ideas exist in the world?

One view answers affirmatively, for instance that mathematics and numbers do exist in the world, and they can only be perceived through so-called lohical construction of the hard data. The opposite view asserts that mere thoughts and ideas do not exist intrinsically outside of the mind and so they have no actual existence, at least not independent from us.

If it’s the former case, then it’s probably impossible to cover all existing ideas. If it’s the latter, then the mind is the limit.



Jordan Peterson /s

Veritasium and Tom Scott make interesting videos from time to time.


If it is on F-droid then their team have built it themselves so the code should technically be out somewhere right? Still alarming that it’s not on github which means nobody can actually fix the issues.




I like using wikiless instances too, what does that mean for the future of Wikiles Should we keep using them?


That is a fair point. I understood ‘right’ as ‘prerogative’ and not as a moral notion. Still, I think that my argument gives an interesting legal perspective to the discussion herein.



the rule is that the State always has the exclusive and discretionary right to regulate immigration. The exception to this rule is it being legally tied to an international treaty, notably the 1961 convention relating to the status of the refugees.

According to classic international legal theory, the State is the political organization beholding discretionary power over its territories. What lies within its borders is nobody else’s business. That being said, times of disarray and conflicts require flexible solutions to mitigate humanitarian disasters, which may be seen to a certain extent as being derogatory to the State’s sovereignty. This is how for instance the law of war, jus in bello, came to be. Same case for the refugee law.

So all in all, regulating immigration is the principle, limiting this regulatory power is the exception.


Hello Johnny, and welcome to Lemmy. I see your point there and I agree that people’s behavior online becomes dehumanized and anormal. Sadly, this is a common phenomenon on the internet and you can’t always avoid slopperies. Just ignore whatever you see as a waste of time and effort. I hope you have a great time here.


Since switching to lemmy, I’ve been browsing it anonymously with no account. Despite the alleged toxicity and circlejerking in some of its creeks, Reddit is a high sea of knowledge. I mostly look there for educational material and resources and for tips to guide my niche interests.

Going back to the previous point; Reddit, while it seems like a mainstream website, its users constitute a small, opinionated minority. I wouldn’t take much of what they say (especially in politics) seriously. Also, the internet gives regular people are thick layer of anonymity which encourages them to act (actually to type) most precariously and intensely, which is totally different from how they act in the real world. That goes to all online platforms, even here. If you’re self aware enough, I want you to do a tiny experiment: try to act and treat people online the way you do in real life, and see if there’s any difference between your usual, online behavior and this one.


There are no humans or other species to kill off on life-barren rocks.

Has it been confirmed that no other species exist in the entire universe? FYI, everything that is sent to the space and vice versa passes through a process of disinfection to reduce the chances of infecting alien ecosystems with Earth bacteria which may be invasive. There are areas (with potential life) on Mars that are still intact by human machinery due to this exact fear. Space isn’t exactly life-barren, there’s bacterial organisms and maybe flora at the very least.



depends on the State’s goals ;)


From a philosophical, metaphysical perspective it certainly does. Many prominent theories have been based on the idea of human particularism. So proving existence/possibility of existences of extraterrestrial, sentient, and complex beings would require a reflection on past conceptions on the nature of reality, an eradication and reconstruction of metaphysics so to speak.

A few users said that it would matter only in the future, but, for the reasons argued above, I think it would matter right on the spot. Arriving at a definitive answer will remove so many ambiguities plaguing intellectual discussions. It may even lead to revolutionary overhaul of the generalized conceptions and structures of the human world.


It’s driving me crazy. What I’m doing right now is either write the url word by word in my browser or I copy the url of the lemmy post, open it in browser then open the shared link.


I used to use jerboa and this happened quite often. You can instead subscribe via the web ui or if you have access to the mod’s profile you can access communities they moderate.





👀 Ça sera difficile (mais j’espere pas impossible) de trouver quelque chose de ce sorte en Français. La seule chose que je pourrai suggérer c’est https://www.edition999.info/ ici des auteurs à but non lucrative publient gratuitement leurs livres mais la plupart il me semble n’utilise pas une licence libre.

Il faudra une campagne de sensibilisation.


We have to make the concepts of decentralization and federation clearer to newcomers
In the last two days I witnessed three separate instances where a new user doesn't understand that lemmy is bigger than just lemmy.ml They would either vent or attack lemmy for say its moderation or users' opinions when in fact they're only criticizing lemmy.ml It's perplexing how they end up on lemmy.ml when [the instances page](https://join-lemmy.org/instances) doesn't put lemmy.ml on top. Is it because of the high userbase? If that's the case, devs still got to make it absolutely clear on their website how lemmy functions as a whole. Maybe insert extra dialogs when trying to sign up and move the "join a server" button to thr bottom of the page so people would scroll through and read.
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The app was recently updated in F-droid!
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What's your opinion on this? Is curing hereditary diseases on a genetic level a scientific possibility? If so, why there's a focus on supressing those diseases or their symptoms?
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“Trust Me, I’m a Scientist”: How Philosophy of Science Can Help Explain Why Science Deserves Primacy in Dealing with Societal Problems - r/philosophy
This thread caught my attention regarding the philosophy of science. I've read through the comments and discussions, but I want to move the arena to lemmy's philosophy community. What's your opinion on the Scientific Method? Do your perceive its usefulness in the practical world? And are the flaws in Science the result of this method or the individual causations of the scientists themselves?
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Whatsapp dependency on Google Play Services?
This isn't a rant like last time I swear (but in a way it kinda is). I have a technical question. So I'm pretty sure whatsappshould in theory work without google play services, as in it's only optional. But I recently debloated my samsung (still using One UI) via ADB and deleted my google account and all of this nasty stuff. As you know, I can't ditch WhatsApp so I had to keep it, but it turns out that after debloating I couldn't enter the app unless my phone is disconnected from wifi, other than that it would crash instantly. If I reinstall Play Services, the app works fine even if I disable PS and freeze it and strip all of its permissions; it just has to be present for WA to work. I'm suspecting it might have to do with gdrive chat backup because I used to use that feature a year back? As I said I deleted my google account and prior to doing so I removed Whatsapp's access to drive and had the cloud backup option set to "never". Or is it something to do with notifications? I'm not sure anymore but it's kinda frustrating to have Play Services on my phone when in theory Whatsapp doesn't need it to function. I tried doing a fresh install of WhatsApp but to no avail, tried it from Aurora store, Apkpure and also Whatsapp's official website.
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