• What do you think was the best invention?

    I say bottled purified drinking water. Genius.
    I say bottled purified drinking water. Genius.
    28 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Can a chip-based robot ever be built that actually feels pain & pleasure as much as a human?

    Suppose an R&D project has as its primary goal: . To design and construct a chip-based, electro-mechanical robot that feels pain & pleasure as much as a human does... And suppose that after a few years, the project engineers claim that they have successfully designed and constructed robots that feel pain... show more
    Suppose an R&D project has as its primary goal: . To design and construct a chip-based, electro-mechanical robot that feels pain & pleasure as much as a human does... And suppose that after a few years, the project engineers claim that they have successfully designed and constructed robots that feel pain and pleasure... 1) . Would there be any way to definitively PROVE that their robots do indeed actually and truly feel pain and pleasure as much as humans do? 2) . If there is strong and compelling proof, do the humans have an obligation to treat, handle, use the robot in a humane & ethical fashion? 3) . If there is no strong and compelling proof, do the humans have an obligation to treat, handle, use the robot in a humane & ethical fashion? 4) . In what Yahoo Answers Category do these questions belong? thanks for your answers
    5 answers · Philosophy · 3 hours ago
  • People that were around during the 90s, early 2000s that were coherent: When did you get your first computer?

    Best answer: We got an Apple II in the office early 1980s and then an all in one Apple Mac when it came out in 1984 at ludicrous expense. I got my own Apple Mac in 1993.
    Best answer: We got an Apple II in the office early 1980s and then an all in one Apple Mac when it came out in 1984 at ludicrous expense. I got my own Apple Mac in 1993.
    23 answers · History · 1 day ago
  • Was the planes on 911 an accident?

    Best answer: Do you mean 'Did the planes accidentally fly into the Twin Towers ion the eleventh of September 2001?" to which the answer is 'No.'
    Best answer: Do you mean 'Did the planes accidentally fly into the Twin Towers ion the eleventh of September 2001?" to which the answer is 'No.'
    32 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • Who was considered the most evil person before Adolf Hitler?

    Best answer: Attila the Hun, Genghiz Khan and Timur
    (in Europe Cromwell, Louis XIV and Napoleon;
    and in Asia Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Mahmud of Ghazni and Alauddin Khalji, Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-96);
    in the Americas Cortes and Pizarro; in Africa Leopold II)
    Stalin was as bad/ evil as Hitler.
    Best answer: Attila the Hun, Genghiz Khan and Timur
    (in Europe Cromwell, Louis XIV and Napoleon;
    and in Asia Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Mahmud of Ghazni and Alauddin Khalji, Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-96);
    in the Americas Cortes and Pizarro; in Africa Leopold II)
    Stalin was as bad/ evil as Hitler.
    28 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • What would have happened if Hitler gave up his anti-communism and peruaded the Soviet Union to join him in 1939?

    Would the Axis have been able to win WW2 then?
    Would the Axis have been able to win WW2 then?
    11 answers · History · 4 hours ago
  • How was the 1980s for you?

    This question is for anybody that lived through the 1980s. I have never really meant somebody that disliked that particular decade, How was it for you?
    This question is for anybody that lived through the 1980s. I have never really meant somebody that disliked that particular decade, How was it for you?
    24 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • What did black people do?

    there must be something that some black person discovered or some good invention.
    there must be something that some black person discovered or some good invention.
    10 answers · History · 7 hours ago
  • Does accepting the meaninglessness of life free you from existential angst, and allow you to begin to actually enjoy it?

    Best answer: It's not that life is meaningless, it's that there's no meaning that's separate from yourself. People are always looking for some independently-existing meaning. When you really understand that that doesn't exist, that "man is the measure of all things", then you understand that... show more
    Best answer: It's not that life is meaningless, it's that there's no meaning that's separate from yourself. People are always looking for some independently-existing meaning. When you really understand that that doesn't exist, that "man is the measure of all things", then you understand that you're free, that you're not bound by the beliefs and expectations and judgments of your "tribe" and of the significant others in your life.
    9 answers · Philosophy · 2 days ago
  • Is life as a human a short voyage?

    it goes so fast it doesnt matter what you do or accomplish, you still lost it all in the end
    it goes so fast it doesnt matter what you do or accomplish, you still lost it all in the end
    18 answers · Philosophy · 2 days ago
  • Can you tell me a scary story?

    16 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago
  • Who is Aristotle? Is he still alive?

    107 answers · History · 7 days ago
  • Does a life insurance policy cover murder?

    Best answer: Some do, some don't. So you can say the policy will pay out, or not, as the plot requires. Most of the policies I've had won't pay if I'm killed as a result of war or terrorism, or if I commit suicide, or if I was doing something "reckless" like skydiving or taking illegal drugs. I could... show more
    Best answer: Some do, some don't. So you can say the policy will pay out, or not, as the plot requires. Most of the policies I've had won't pay if I'm killed as a result of war or terrorism, or if I commit suicide, or if I was doing something "reckless" like skydiving or taking illegal drugs. I could probably get a policy that would cover at least some of those if I was willing to pay more.

    In most developed countries, the government publishes figures for how long people are living, and what they're dying from. If you consider a large enough group of people, you can predict quite accurately how many of them will die in a given year, and so how much the company will have to pay out. The company can then set the premiums at a level that makes a profit for them. The cheaper insurance policies will cover the common causes of death and exclude the rarer ones, because that mucks up the estimates of how many people will die this year, and would put a dent in the company's profits.

    The only problem you might have is that if your victim is very rich, it might not seem plausible for them to have a policy that doesn't cover everything that the insurance companies are willing to cover.
    12 answers · Books & Authors · 2 days ago