Debating for the indecisive; sounds like fun.
here is a good debate
why are christians, scientists and generally humanity so eager to figure out how we all die
Humanity’s obsession with it’s own mortality comes from the awareness that death is inevitable for each individual – and humans are able due to comparatively high levels of intelligence and social capabilities are able to articulate these fears in ways that other species are unable to. However, it difficult for one to place there own life in a broader context and outside one’s immediate life there is little experience to draw on – so gaps have been filled with all kinds of weird ideas. Thus people tend to be both fascinated and fearful about the prospects of their own deaths and draw upon what amounts to “coping myths” in order to assuage their fears – at least partially.
However of course many of these explanations have no evidence an amount to a classic case of an “appeal to consequences” – that is people are willing to embrace delusions out of wishful thinking as it is more comfortable than facing a brutal truth. I mean if you think about it, the very expression “life after death” is an oxymoron – if there was still some life afterwards it wouldn’t really be dying now would it?
What is your position on the word 'ghetto'?
Well on the word itself I don’t really care for it… I think it’s really poorly used and has entered the vernacular as more trite slang which kind of robs it of meaning. As for what it implies, the idea that certain areas (usually urban) are essentially partitioning off and generally ignored/marginalized as an area of poverty or typically some minority that has been squeezed out and looked down upon by the rest of society. Generally looked down upon by others as taboo places. Not sure that there's really much more to them than that.