Carter Shank

Biological Sciences Major
Columbus, NE, United States

About Carter

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I am passionate about future leadership in America and biological applications for the betterment of mankind

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Anything new in the area of biology or anything that I can use to make myself a better leader.

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Carter Shank
Posted over 1 year ago
Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ...
Your first poem, about you and your daughter, i find absolutely captivating. The way you weave a tapestry of the English language and create connections between trite sayings and brand new definitions of such sayings is, by far, the most amazing poem I have ever heard. Well done Sarah! Keep up your amazing work!
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Carter Shank
Posted over 1 year ago
How do we prove an answer
Then could not everything that you, I, or anyone has ever learned be considered a "truth" that has been taught to us as common sense by another? Be it true or not?
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Carter Shank
Posted over 1 year ago
How do we prove an answer
The question that you propose is in itself a philisophical question with several different views and answers. In the skeptic's view, you cannot prove any answer and, thus, no answer is correct. No if you look back at this, I stated that no answer can be correct with the thought that that statement is correct, thus, skeptecism does not exist. Moving on to a rationalist view, aptly named because these thinkers believe that all things can be proven rationally, or using logic. To think rationally would require you to find a logical answer to every question. That is how you would prove an answer. But then how do we prove less logical questions or phenomena? That is the "job" of the relativist. Most relativists believe that we know what we know based on the fact that that is how we learned it. Is a dog really a dog, or is that what we named that creature? If we look at a relativist's point of view, then we must look at all answers that we give in a way that requires us to back up and look at it again. All-in-all, how do we prove an answer? That depends on how you look at it. Still a great question to ask and I hope you get more help than I have been able to provide. I do think this is a great question though! :D