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FPQ 69 If I were a superhero…..

What is your super power? What is the largest obstacle to using your super power?Assume you are a real-life superhero.  If I were a superhero, cape and all, I would choose my power very carefully. I would make sure that my power would be to the utmost benefit to myself and to others. To this end, a good superpower would be the ability to change the … Continue reading FPQ 69 If I were a superhero…..

FPQ #51 — How brave are you?

  If people find typos or grammatical, punctuation, spelling, or usage errors in your posts, do you welcome having them pointed out to you, or do you resent it. As a blogger do you let people know about such mistakes or do you just let them go? I feel that you keep learning until your last breath. If you think you know everything, that is … Continue reading FPQ #51 — How brave are you?

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FPQ 47 # Man VS Machine

Do you think technological singularity will occur? If so, what time frame do you think it will happen in and how will it impact humanity? Alternatively, do you think or care at all about the potential for reaching singularity? This question has been asked by blogger Fandango. He explains the concept of technological singularity: “There are those who believe that technological advancement a net positive, … Continue reading FPQ 47 # Man VS Machine

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Telephone Calls — F P Q #46

Has using a telephone for making calls become obsolete? For those of you who grew up without the internet or smartphones, is calling and speaking with people on the phone still important? For those of you who grew up only using smartphones, is it necessary to call anyone anymore? Yesterday I received a phone call from a dear friend. This is a friend with whom … Continue reading Telephone Calls — F P Q #46

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F P Q #43 Nature VS Nurture

What do you believe, when it comes to people’s traits and personalities? Are they primarily formed and shaped by nature or by nurture, as defined above? What about your personality? Nature or nurture? Please elaborate. The debate of whether nature or nurture determines the outcome or final result of a person’s trait or characteristics is a very old one. This issue has been analysed by … Continue reading F P Q #43 Nature VS Nurture

FPQ#42 Freedom of Expression

Do you feel that in today’s world — and perhaps in the part of the world in which you live — the freedom to articulate and express opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or legal sanction is being threatened? Throughout history it has been the practice of those in power to control the freedom of expression of those less powerful. Autocrats and dictators … Continue reading FPQ#42 Freedom of Expression

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FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

Today’s FPQ posed by Fandango is a quote from author Zadie Smith “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” Fandango elaborates on this quote by saying that we sometimes have a negative perception of the past . I beg to differ. Most people have a selective memory of the past and remember it as being better than it actually was. You can find literature … Continue reading FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

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FPQ # 36 : Do you think the end or the means is more important?

Do you think the end or the means is more important? Does the end justify the means? I think that this is a bit like asking if the hen comes before the egg or if the egg precedes the hen. In my opinion the ends and the means are both important. Their relative proportion can vary with the individual case. Take the legend of Robin … Continue reading FPQ # 36 : Do you think the end or the means is more important?