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Where should I go next fall? / Re: USD vs Loyola
« on: July 25, 2007, 05:05:38 PM »
Do you know where you want to practice? If, for example, you want to practice in, say, NY or SF, I doubt it matters which school you pick. If you want to practice in SD, go with USD. If you want to practice in LA then ... wait ... why would you want to practice or live in LA?

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I was reviewing PT 14, section 4, question no. 10, a flaw question.  The flaw is "It precludes the possibility of disconfirming evidence."  What does it mean to preclude the possibility of disconfirming evidence?  An example would be fantastic.  Thanks very much lsd.

I would think a statement that may not be falsified is one that "precludes the possibility of disconfirming evidence".

The statement "all swans are white" may be falsified. One need only observe a non-white (e.g., black) swan to show this statement is false and thus falsifiable. Conversely, the statement "aliens are real" can only be known to be false if we know all there is to know, which we do not, so this statement is not falsifiable and, by my lights, would thus constitute an example of a statement that "precludes the possibility of disconfirming evidence".

I'm not sure whether this is helpful. Can you post the flaw question that supposedly "precludes the possibility of disconfirming evidence"?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Where do you want to live???
« on: July 24, 2007, 01:38:37 PM »
True.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Where do you want to live???
« on: July 24, 2007, 01:35:15 PM »
has anyone considered buying a place while they are in LS and letting the student loans/grants cover the first few yrs?

Got a house in Carlsbad in the north of San Diego County. Quitting work in three weeks to go to school full time at USD. My savings and money from financial aid will pay the mortgage for a while.

Carlsbad is a nice place to live if you've got a family. So is Morgan Hill/South Santa Clara County.

<===representin' the 92009

Enjoying Boalt, neighbor?

nah, Boalt wouldn't let me enjoy Boalt. Went to Cal ug.

Boalt wouldn't let me serve drinks at their mixers, much less study law there. Where will you go?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Where do you want to live???
« on: July 24, 2007, 01:31:53 PM »
has anyone considered buying a place while they are in LS and letting the student loans/grants cover the first few yrs?

Got a house in Carlsbad in the north of San Diego County. Quitting work in three weeks to go to school full time at USD. My savings and money from financial aid will pay the mortgage for a while.

Carlsbad is a nice place to live if you've got a family. So is Morgan Hill/South Santa Clara County.

<===representin' the 92009

Enjoying Boalt, neighbor?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Where do you want to live???
« on: July 24, 2007, 12:48:25 PM »
has anyone considered buying a place while they are in LS and letting the student loans/grants cover the first few yrs?

Got a house in Carlsbad in the north of San Diego County. Quitting work in three weeks to go to school full time at USD. My savings and money from financial aid will pay the mortgage for a while.

Carlsbad is a nice place to live if you've got a family. So is Morgan Hill/South Santa Clara County.

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I've nearly finished Law School Confidential. The checklist and study method are together worth the price of the book. I plan on reading Getting To Maybe before school starts.

My aim in reading is just to get a general sense of what the first year will probably be like.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Religion in today's world
« on: July 19, 2007, 06:34:55 PM »
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And do you think the rights we call inalienable are truly inalienable?

Yes. If, for example, human beings do not possess the objective moral property "dignity" or "worth" then there can be no such thing as a real crime against humanity (cf. Nuremberg). Men may not be unjustly deprived of dignity unless they really have dignity in the first place. If human dignity and the right to life are things we merely choose by fiat to ascribe to ourselves then these things are nothing more than "useful fictions".

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Assuming we are an accidental arrangement of atoms, we are also an accidental arrangement of atoms that is conscious of ourselves, cause and effect, and capable of evaluating the effects of our actions. We also are an arrangement of atoms that has only recently begun to see the possibility that we are not inherently relatively significant. These factors are why we believe our arrangement takes precedent.

I'll get to this later. I've got to go.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Religion in today's world
« on: July 19, 2007, 05:02:42 PM »
Does the state create the rights of men or merely protect the rights men are endowed by their Creator? If there is no Creator, no God, then men create rights for themselves that they do not possess in virtue of what men are or how men have come into existence.

Unless and until we find a non-arbitrary secular basis for inalienable rights the religious voice will always be present in the public square.

Why must it be non-arbitrary?

What makes you think organized religion, especially Christianity, does not have an arbitrary basis?

Any rights we make for ourselves can be unmade relatively easily (i.e., they are alienable). Further, if God did not make men then men are what some say we are: accidental arrangements of atoms. Why should one arrangement have "rights" other arrangements don't? Etc.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Religion in today's world
« on: July 19, 2007, 04:56:14 PM »
Does the state create the rights of men or merely protect the rights men are endowed by their Creator? If there is no Creator, no God, then men create rights for themselves that they do not possess in virtue of what men are or how men have come into existence.

Unless and until we find a non-arbitrary secular basis for inalienable rights the religious voice will always be present in the public square.

Oh sh*t. Where have you been?

Here.

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