Open Thread #368

 Posted by on 11 November 2012 at 12:00 pm  Open Thread
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Architecture
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  • AlfredStappenbeck

    This is a question in reference to http://youtu.be/0_a9RP0J7PA Diana can I get your take on one of the last questions posed to Alex Epstein in his recent debate with McKibben, where a civilization is supposedly at risk of being obliterated by rising sea levels. I don’t have the exact wording but Alex quickly states that the civilization should industrialize as a solution and that there are other civilizations that successfully live below sea level he cites the Netherlands. Abstractly this seems like a very interesting moral and political question. If the energy practices of one state/nation is threatening the existence of another nation, what then should either nation do?

    • http://www.philosophyinaction.com/ Diana Hsieh

      I don’t have an answer off the top of my head: I’d have to think about it (and do some reading too). So I’d recommend that you submit the question to Philosophy in Action’s Queue, here:

      http://rationallyselfish.idea.informer.com/proj/?mod=add&cat=1&idea=

      • AlfredStappenbeck

        In an attempt to queue my question I may have duplicated the question multiple times or possibly not successfully queued it. When I click the “add” button I just get an empty listing of today’s questions. Sorry if it got duplicated. If failed to get queued then I guess I’ll check back in a couple of days and re-add it.

        • http://www.philosophyinaction.com/ Diana Hsieh

          Alas, the interface isn’t exactly intuitive. (I need to build my own version.) The question was submitted, and I’ll post it in the next day or two.

  • bildanielson

    There are many things that need to be said..

    And there are some who just say them better than others. Well, Penn Jillette has a way with speaking that is fascinating. Some might say he appeals to certain common denominator, I just think he’s a sincere guy who has something to say… And in this presentation he says a lot. Like, “Mitt Romney is wearing magic underwear!” And a very astute description of both Sarah Palin and Rick Perry..

    Worth a watch!

   
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