Joshua Kloppers

Durban, South Africa

About Joshua

Bio

At 16 years of age I look around and I am afraid of dissolving into the masses. I want to stand out but at the same time I want the common happiness of everyday people. There is nothing special about me, I just want to be informed and my opinions heard.

Areas of Expertise

Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Education

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Comments & conversations

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Joshua Kloppers
Posted over 2 years ago
How do we prove an answer
in my experience answers are usually proven through the use of basic logic. Specifically axioms (which are things we assume to be true), we bring forward a number of axioms and these provide a person the basis from which to prove something in accordance to the fore mentioned axioms. If this is true then everything is based on basic assumptions and so knowledge can only be proven in relation to other knowledge or in most cases assumptions. In other words we can only prove something on assumptions that we can all agree are correct.
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Joshua Kloppers
Posted over 2 years ago
School, a chance to explore or a chance to conform?
My school has this really useful program where the honour students are actually able to teach the other students after school to keep them up to date. It is working really well and could help you as when you teach you also learn while it is never easy. It would also help to keep the lower students on the same level I would also like to know why you are sharing classes with C students
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Joshua Kloppers
Posted over 2 years ago
Proposed high school required oath in Arizona
As a high school student I can tell you right now that it would be absolutely useless in most if not all cases. Teenagers just do not care enough while also not having a the most stringent of moral codes. After all teenagers are known for breaking rules
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Joshua Kloppers
Posted over 2 years ago
Is hydraulic fracturing the answer especially when you take in consideration the environmental impact it is having?
Fracking is a very controversial subject and very recently it has been given the get go in SA. In the context of South Africa I actually believe that fracking could do some good. The major issue with fracking is of course the environmental issues but after briefly looking into this subject I believe that these are primarily due to a lack of safety nets and an overall terrible implementation in the USA which is my primary example of fracking. The issues of waste disposal, impermeable wells and water contamination need to be strictly regulated which in the past has not been the case. Compared to other energy sources and their mining methods fracking has the potential to be a lot cleaner and arguably better as fracking gives off less emmisions than coal mining for example as well as providing a much safer working environment for the workers/miners. Fracking results in rewards and quickly and is therefore especially useful in the current financial times. I am personally for fracking but to tell you the truth it is all about how it is implemented