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by Dubious
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 145
Views: 2382

Re: Secular Spirituality

The European invaders did exactly that to indigenous cultures, unaware that humans learn through aggregation of knowledge, not its dismissal, even if the knowledge is tainted by "primitive" superstition. As a result they did not pick up the deep knowledge of the land and environmental awareness fro...
by Dubious
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 145
Views: 2382

Re: Secular Spirituality

If you understood why Jesus didn't laugh you would understand a great deal. Just because it isn't stated explicitly in the bible doesn't mean he didn't laugh. If he didn't he could never have been as charismatic as he presumably was and unlikely to have the following he had. Can you understand that...
by Dubious
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee

Magee is far better in expounding the philosophy of others than attempting it himself. His Tristan Chord, among others is an example of that. He shows himself more adept and interesting in the context of other artists and thinkers. In any event, philosophy amounts to nothing more than a long series ...
by Dubious
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 145
Views: 2382

Re: Secular Spirituality

If you understood why Jesus didn't laugh you would understand a great deal. Just because it isn't stated explicitly in the bible doesn't mean he didn't laugh. If he didn't he could never have been as charismatic as he presumably was and unlikely to have the following he had. Can you understand that?
by Dubious
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 33
Views: 773

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

"A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering". ~ Buddha Well, that was easy! But I wonder how useful that sentiment is when your starving to death, slowly consumed by a plague, burned alive or in the process of being drawn an...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Self-centeredness

A self-centered person pays attention only or mainly to himself. How do they manage to be self-centered without getting bored ? Being self-centered doesn't mean you're isolated or bored with yourself. In fact some who are that way may actually have a following. It all depends on the ways ego-centri...
by Dubious
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 33
Views: 1104

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: 12
Views: 905

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: 27
Views: 265

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: 145
Views: 2382

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: 145
Views: 2382

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: 370
Views: 7151

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: 26
Views: 396

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: 370
Views: 7151

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: 145
Views: 2382

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...