What is good?
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MANY
Jun 24
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Will resolve multiple choice Close date updated to 2022-06-24 11:59 pm Ignore that; i extended the close date just so I could add more manna to the ante
That which reflects the nature of the underlying teological grounding and/or source of reality, generally referred to by theologians as "God".
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Chocolate
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Dogs
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Good is a 4 letter word in the English language. It is descendent from the proto-germanic *gōdaz, which in turn comes from the Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (To unite or join).
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Toyota Camry
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Rust Programming Language
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An engrossing novel, whiskey on the rocks, and crackling fireplace.
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Angela
Angela answered
Ante
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Conflux
Conflux answered
Things we decide are good
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Angela
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MattP
That which reflects the nature of the underlying teological grounding and/or source of reality, generally referred to by theologians as "God".
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Angela
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theological or teleological?
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MattP
Matt P is betting That which...as "God".
@Angela herp, that's what I get for not proofreading. Should say "teleological grounding", not whatever that word I made up.
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Angela
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I’ve done that a lot 😅. I think the last time was when I heard of the word “Tetragrammaton” once and then went around talking to friends referring to something called a “tetragrammon”(not a thing).
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Angela
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(Maybe “I’ve done something like that a lot” would be a more accurate statement)
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Angela
Angela is betting Ante
+10 for most specific/definitional /meaningful answer
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Undox
Dogs
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Angela
Angela is betting Ante
🐶
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EnopoletusHarding
@Undox No theyre bad.
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Angela
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+2. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
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Conflux
Things we decide are good
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EnopoletusHarding
@Conflux This is a step towards an answer, but not the answer.
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Angela
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I don’t think this is right, or it needs to be developed into a better answer. (Hard to tell if the meaning is “good is arbitrary/just a label” or “societies develop their concept of what’s ___” ) +0
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MattP
An engrossing novel, whiskey on the rocks, and crackling fireplace.
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Angela
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Little do you know—I’m of the prohibition party. I kid. Hmm. More subjective and less universal, so I’ll give it a +.5
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MattP
Chocolate
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Angela
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+3 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food…. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
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Rutger
Good is a 4 letter word in the English language. It is descendent from the proto-germanic *gōdaz, which in turn comes from the Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (To unite or join).
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Angela
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Begrudging +2
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Undox
Rust Programming Language
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Angela
Angela is betting Ante
sadly I only know ocaml, ☕️ and 🐍. Seems like it has a track record of being ‘most loved programming language’ on the stackoverflow. might eat my words if rust is responsible for any ai apocalypse +.5
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Undox
Toyota Camry
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Angela
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ah, my childhood vehicle. +.5
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General Comments
MattP
You should add this to your philosophy questions group! https://manifold.markets/group/philosophy/questions
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EnopoletusHarding
I would have chosen Conflux's answer. Poor Conflux!
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Angela
@EnopoletusHarding I might’ve been biased a little (i think sometimes we decide things are good when they aren’t actually). But I think ‘twas self referential in a way that it didn’t seem definite enough as a claim. (Whereas “dogs are good” is a claim.)
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