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by Greta
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 30
Views: 340

Re: A portrait of reality

...Berkeley points out that any story that is consistent with the evidence could be true. The problems only really arise when people commit to a particular story ... 'Problems' for whom? Commitment to a story is a time-honoured way of living a life, so there are many reflexive and shallow theists a...
by Greta
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 30
Views: 340

Re: A portrait of reality

Basically, I see planets, moons, stars, black holes and galaxies as living entities. I don't think that "life started" with abiogenesis, rather that that event marked a change in its nature. It kind of makes the idea of the Mars rover, sifting through the Martian soils in the hope of disc...
by Greta
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 209

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

I think you might need a new term because "PC" is never, ever applied to the right, even though they are the main perps, as you noted. And yes, this is all about power and control - 100%. It's impossible to have a sensible public dialogue on any contentious topic in today's overheated pol...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 209

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

That may all be true but for all practical purposes and for most of us the way we think and instructed to believe in the future begins with our first day in class. Succeeding years collapse the question format of education into virtually unquestionable PC or status quo edicts. This allows little or...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 30
Views: 340

Re: A portrait of reality

For example, if all of reality is “mental” in nature, then the presumption is that all of the features of reality (suns, planets, water, sand, molecules, electrons, etc.) are literally “alive” as is suggested in the concept of Panpsychism... ... ( note: not conscious or self-aware, just imbued with...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 209

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

One of its main and most dangerous catalysts is the coercive political correctness ... PC is the tip of the iceberg. The issue is much broader - conformity. Conformity is necessary for us to live in safe and ordered societies. Still, the tradeoffs we individuals make to "the many" should ...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2402
Views: 204068

Re: Music

Does that sound familiar Well I see where you're going but the machine as yet (at least the music making machine) has no agency. Without help from a human dj - so I would see it as humans using machines to make music and dance to. Early Kraftwerk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWUiLJnEYJI https://...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 30
Views: 340

Re: A portrait of reality

seeds wrote:
Greta wrote:[......]

Hi Greta, in the quote you are referencing in your post above this one, you have written uwot as being its author, when it was me.

uwot might not appreciate that :D
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Thanks Seeds. Have made the correction.
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 209

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

One of its main and most dangerous catalysts is the coercive political correctness ... PC is the tip of the iceberg. The issue is much broader - conformity. Conformity is necessary for us to live in safe and ordered societies. Still, the tradeoffs we individuals make to "the many" should ...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 30
Views: 340

Re: A portrait of reality

For example, if all of reality is “mental” in nature, then the presumption is that all of the features of reality (suns, planets, water, sand, molecules, electrons, etc.) are literally “alive” as is suggested in the concept of Panpsychism... ... ( note: not conscious or self-aware, just imbued with...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Am I a man or a woman?
Replies: 162
Views: 939

Re:

"Am I to be worried by your pathetic obscenities?" You were/are worried enough to respond to 'em. 'nuff said. Sho' 'nuff I was/am responding to 'em from contempt, not worry. Why do y'all use that there pretentious hick speak? You don't use redneck speak when talking here about metaphysics...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Am I a man or a woman?
Replies: 162
Views: 939

Re:

"Diversity'. Another perfectly useful word that has been press-ganged into the dictionary of political correctness." Exactly. There's not nearly as much (human) diversity as certain dim bulbs would have us believe. Seems to me: the (human) model is pretty set, pretty standard, doesn't off...
by Greta
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 209

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

In spite of America's current near dismal state of education or culture, they have have still given the world some of its greatest literature. Yes, all dominant nations of their time have left behind great things - from Greek political systems to Roman aqueducts to English legal systems to American...
by Greta
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Am I a man or a woman?
Replies: 162
Views: 939

Re: Re:

I have found that often those who preach the most about 'diversity' are less than pleased when confronted with someone who really is 'different'. Even those 'diversives' you describe are fitting into a neat box. What do you do with someone who doesn't? Nothing. It's not my business. Look, I know th...
by Greta
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite Americanisms.
Replies: 30
Views: 209

Re: Favourite Americanisms.

In spite of America's current near dismal state of education or culture, they have have still given the world some of its greatest literature. Yes, all dominant nations of their time have left behind great things - from Greek political systems to Roman aqueducts to English legal systems to American...

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