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by Dubious
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 33
Views: 1037

Re: Last minute tweaks

"""Realising he'd cocked up, Einstein called the cosmological constant the biggest blunder of his career.""" So what were the repercussions of his blunder? Nothing much, he just didn't get to predict the big bang. But Lemaître discovered it in the theory did he not which escaped Einstein who didn't...
by Dubious
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Infinity has gotten stranger
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Infinity has gotten stranger

I don't like the expressions duality - singularity - plurality. The three serve no purpose, their categorizing capacity is extremely simplistic. I always thought so too; just something philosophy makes more complicated that in reality is barely a problem. Philosophy seems more often a clash between...
by Dubious
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

Why give a crap about a non-entity which exists only in scripture. It served its purpose while it had one as with most human creations. That which never existed cannot fail.
by Dubious
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

Whatever humanity is, it's far closer to eusocial organisation than any other organisational model. Neither you nor Dubious will be able to point to any organisational model in nature that is even nearly as close to the way humans organise themselves as eusociality. Basically, humanity is developin...
by Dubious
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

There is an insurmountable chasm between a eusocial society institutionalized by instinct and one gradually transformed into a caste system of mere functionaries who, unlike the Pavlovian kind, refuse to remain circumscribed within it. "Specializing" in itself should not create the frictions of a eu...
by Dubious
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 369
Views: 6718

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

I have verified over time that the world hates the truth of the human condition. If we need a human to declare the truth of the human condition then no such truth exists except those WE create...which we wouldn't need to do if the actual truth were acceptable to us. ...you have verified?? No doubt ...
by Dubious
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?
Replies: 25
Views: 307

Re: Will Trump's border wall keep out all undesirables?

...not all but the intent is understandable. After all inside Trump's borders they have enough of their own they can't get rid of starting at the very top.
by Dubious
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 369
Views: 6718

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Welcome to the secular progressive world of reason. It has become closed to the third dimension of thought so is restricted to living in duality and fighting over its opinions. Those who suggest something else are considered bullies for discussing essential philosophy. So when are you going to star...
by Dubious
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

The difference between spirituality and the other fields is emotion. In fact, it would be fair to say that emotion powers spirituality in a way similar to how curiosity fuels science; it's essential. Good analogy since spirituality and curiosity are close cousins fueled by emotion binding both to m...
by Dubious
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

The difference between spirituality and the other fields is emotion. In fact, it would be fair to say that emotion powers spirituality in a way similar to how curiosity fuels science; it's essential. Good analogy since spirituality and curiosity are close cousins fueled by emotion binding both to m...
by Dubious
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

It could be argued that Nature does have a spirit, and spiritual significance, if humans are a part of Nature and within us is felt an inner life and connection to the world. Some e.g. those of the Gaia movement and deep ecology might see this as a harmony - the natural world as a balance of interd...
by Dubious
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

Yes, but the process from then to now is worth thinking about. He (actually Sagan) was trying to put across the degree of our integration with the rest of nature, a seemingly obvious notion often not appreciated by those influenced by the religious notions of human divinity embedded in many culture...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

What's so unique about it. Every planet in the universe including anything living on it is made of star stuff. Yes, but the process from then to now is worth thinking about. He (actually Sagan) was trying to put across the degree of our integration with the rest of nature, a seemingly obvious notio...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 99
Views: 1584

Re: Secular Spirituality

What's so unique about it. Every planet in the universe including anything living on it is made of star stuff.
by Dubious
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 369
Views: 6718

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Dubious wrote None of this, btw, requires philosophy! The modern transformation of the love of wisdom into the love of egoism. At one time the essential philosophical question was "who am I." The modern philosophical question is how to decorate Plato's cave. Now that is real philosophy and a pure i...