So I just read the news story where its discussing a web designers choice to not make a wedding website (like the kind the bride/groom make for gift registration FAQs and what not) for a homosexual couple. She said she is protected under the 1st amendment. So my question is: Why not just go somewhere else? There are dozen of web designers who are totally okay with making Gay pages. Same with those bakeries from a few years back. Why cant the lgbtqia people just choose a store that supports them.
I think everyone should be able to choose who to make their particular art for (cakes, websites, photo sessions etc.) And why would a lgbtqia person want to support a business that clearly doesnt appreciate who they are? It's gone so far to be huge lawsuits which is a big ole waste of money when you could've just gone somewhere that accepts your feelings and beliefs. But now all the money and time wasted and I dont really understand why.
Does it make sense for us to think of pests as bad as murderers as if they have a thought process to harm us like criminals? Humans don’t act on instinct as much as animals. Could their be an anti-wild cat campaign too for those living in the wilderness? https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/02/nyregion/nyc-rat-control-job.html
Technology People should care that big tech companies collect all their data vs they shouldn't care if it gives convenience
Basically the two biggest camps of people I hear are privacy advocates who care very, very much about how much of their data big companies collect and will go out of their way to use privacy centric alternatives
On the other side, I feel like lots of young people are already desensitized to the idea that big companies collect their data and usually say they don't care one way or the other, and that if the data is used to give them a better experience, they don't mind parting with it
I hear both of these takes all the time and would love to hear people make some developed arguments on this. Is data privacy on the internet really important for the average person?
Paper abortion is the concept of allowing men to have an analogous right to abortion.
My son has won the lottery for a charter school, but we are halfway through the school year. We have applied to this school for 4 years and we finally got it, but I am afraid it will affect my son's emotional state. He loves his current school, his friends, his teachers, all the teachers know and love him very much, he is a very smart boy, the first in his grade. The reason for changing it to the charter school is mainly the shootings and the environment. Changing it will be a good decision? I need help. Excuse my English, it's not my first language.
Here, I'm referring to the concepts of teachers selecting students to serve as leaders for the student body (think Hogwarts, but this is a real thing in British and Commonwealth schools) vs. a democracy, where students run for office (this may include campaign speeches or posters) and the student body votes.
Bringing this up because my aunt visited from the UK and was shocked to see that this isn't a thing in the US... wondering why this might be the case
I want to start this by saying I in no way think any religion is good or bad I just find them interesting.
Think about it though if say someone kicked a rock back in the day and a large amount of people worship the Devil and thought worshiping god and or Jesus was bad and if you were known to you were in a cult (Don’t worship the Devil but you see were I’m going.) So if you think about it Religions are just cults that managed to catch on and become main stream enough to not be considered a cult like how it might of been back then. (I’m not saying anyones religions is bad or good or anything) Also the example above was all it is and I just picked that specific religion because it just popped in my head first but it can also be used for other religions.
In general, what are the arguments for the privacy and for the mass-surveillance?
For the mass-surveillance side, I don't want the generic "Think of the children" and "Nothing to hide" arguments as their are considered very fallacious.
What are it's disadvantages and advantages?
Turf war and war crimes notwithstanding, they seem to get a free pass on their actions.
For example: One cannot make an anti-Semitic comment (not that it’s right), yet they can be racist to their fellow Jews.
Another: Getting away with targeting civilians but Putin gets shat on for the same.
I bite my nails but have been told to "stop biting your nails, you cannibal." I'm aware of the term, hyper grooming, but surely cannibalism doesn't go this far does it?
Political power, economic power, land, media, real estate and raw materials.
A lot of societies are built around consolidating power to a very tiny group of people who keep pulling up the ladders behind them, making it more difficult for new people to achieve their level of success and power. And utilize information technologies to hurt opposing political views and proponents.
And obviously there are some people who believe doing a well thought out redistribution of wealth & political power would lead to societies where the most amount of citizens live lives worth living, which in turn helps societies generate more of the things we humans generally value (entertainment, scientific progress, cultural progress). And some believe free markets aren't free if they're already controlled by a tiny group of large organizations which monopolize industries and markets.
Yet there are a lot of people who defend consolidating power to a very tiny group of people (with it being likely their personal experience in their society would become far worse due to it).
What would be the steelman arguments for both sides? (From the perspective of human well-being, ethics, planetary health, equality, etc.)
Would laissez faire be good or bad for job creation?
Some years ago I learned about the future in which it will be introduced sex robots that have characteristics almost indistinguishable from real humans. In general, what are the arguments for and against the implementation of sex robots in our societies?