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by Dubious
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ~ If ~
Replies: 34
Views: 308

Re: ~ If ~

surreptitious57 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:39 am
The less I know then the more I have to learn for I want to learn as much as I can before I die
What for? You won't need it post hoc. A good reason to learn as you get older is to keep your brains alive so it doesn't croak before you do.
by Dubious
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Atheist Fiction
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Atheist Fiction

..as we to others, God doesn't give a damn so we'll tech one better as a hologram re-equating the equations of mortality to resolutions of its own modality; one that forgives our holocaustal histories with no clairvoyant calls to higher mysteries...etc :twisted: ...this makes clear why I'm immune to...
by Dubious
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 218
Views: 4265

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Of course! You can't literally "kill God." You may as well talk about "extinguishing the universe." Good luck with that! Likewise, you cannot do the things he attributed to the same event, in the Madmans' speech -- "drink up the sea," "wipe away the entire horizon." Good heavens, man. Of course he ...
by Dubious
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Atheist Fiction
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Atheist Fiction

As a neo-Nietzsche neophyte, I proclaim that Babel Fish is dead replaced by the Google God as an advanced digital hologram of what used to be.
by Dubious
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 184
Views: 1133

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

Relish in the spiritual kill, Attack the great ideas inviting us to see ourselves as we are and acquire the humility to become human as opposed to imagining self importance. ..by "imagining self-importance", are your referring to the type of imagination which proclaims that "man is the measure of a...
by Dubious
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 218
Views: 4265

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Nietzsche claimed (without ever offering even a spot of proof) that "God is dead." He just presumed he was right about that, and moved on to the question we were discussing: namely, IF God is really dead, then what follows logically for Atheists? What do you think Nietzsche was referring to when he...
by Dubious
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 218
Views: 4265

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Nietzsche claimed (without ever offering even a spot of proof) that "God is dead." He just presumed he was right about that, and moved on to the question we were discussing: namely, IF God is really dead, then what follows logically for Atheists? What do you think Nietzsche was referring to when he...
by Dubious
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 18856

Re: Secular Intolerance

Our drives can be harnessed in any number of ways, eg. towards creativity or fields where high intensity performance is required. The idea that sublimated sexual energy always manifests as negative emotions is simply more false information. It can be the case, but not necessarily at all. It would s...
by Dubious
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 218
Views: 4265

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Compare this basic description of the Fourth Noble Truth of Buddhism with Simone Weil’s description of Christianity. Can we reconcile the cessation of suffering with the supernatural use of suffering as they concern human purpose? The Fourth Noble Truth Path to the cessation of suffering (Magga) Th...
by Dubious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 174
Views: 5359

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Thoughts are not physical in themselves as I see it but a form of energy But if energy is physical then that would make thoughts physical as well That is true depending on what level it's interpreted. In this case, as it seems to me, physical matter (brain) outputs energy (thoughts, visions, sounds...
by Dubious
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 184
Views: 1133

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

What a stupid title. Einstein wasn't anymore cosmic than the rest of us. He was an exceptional physicist (by no means the only one in the 20th century). If it weren't for that, the rest of what he thought and wrote would of no concern to anyone. If you wear out one thread, you start another! Ain't ...
by Dubious
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 184
Views: 1133

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

What a stupid title. Einstein wasn't anymore cosmic than the rest of us. He was an exceptional physicist (by no means the only one in the 20th century). If it weren't for that, the rest of what he thought and wrote would of no concern to anyone. If you wear out one thread, you start another! Ain't t...
by Dubious
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 174
Views: 5359

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

It is not the process itself which is read as something physical but what it produces which is sensed and collected. Thoughts are physical only if wave patterns are physical. What the article makes clear (unless I missed something) is that the brain can also be considered a broadcasting device whose...
by Dubious
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 218
Views: 4265

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

I honestly don't mean this in a disrespectful or dismissive way, IC, but that doesn't seem like much of a purpose to me. God created us so we can have a relationship with him, I just don't get it. I understand: that simple explanation raises a whole lot of questions, to be sure. Fair enough. But I ...
by Dubious
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 218
Views: 4265

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Your posts are so chock-full of misdirection, strawmen, red herrings, convoluted distortions of what others say, arguments to incredulity and ignorance, and etc. etc., that it becomes tedious to read what you write, must less respond to it. I mean, what's the point? But just one glaring example is ...