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by Walker
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rusty's Postulate
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Rusty's Postulate

Impenitent wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:59 am
the same way WD40 relates to multiple surfaces...

-Imp
:lol:

Aging males do know the inconvenience and danger of the swollen postulate, but knowing isn't everything.
by Walker
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1241
Views: 39703

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Once upon a time it was common sense for sky gods to hurl lightning down upon a flat earth, while exorcisms were performed on the mentally ill. EC's style of so happily always putting rhetorical burdens on the other guy is just obnoxious and ridiculous. Once upon a time? Exorcisms On the Rise https...
by Walker
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2708
Views: 255414

Re: Music

Animusic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOQJxRCCpw8

If sentient, AI would ape humans until amusing isn't necessary.
by Walker
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: A proposed solution to a widespread social uneasines
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: A proposed solution to a widespread social uneasines

What say you? President Trump is unethical by no standard other than personal fantasies of the way things should be. President Trump’s recent speech to the world from S. Korea is excellent material for a true student of ethical principles. For example, here’s a profound ethical statement on the nat...
by Walker
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Defining the core of language
Replies: 75
Views: 975

Re: Defining the core of language

In language and architecture, form follows function. Everything that exists is based in need, including language. Need creates the existence of language. Prehistoric folks had been getting along just fine with pointing to the sky, or the earth, or the direction of the mastodon. There was no need for...
by Walker
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2708
Views: 255414

Re: Music

He says, we’ll see what we shall see. Rather cryptic.

Rimsky-Korsakov 'Song of India' - Camarata conducts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrZmn9AT8b4

Non-conceptual voices
by Walker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 592
Views: 6279

Re: Relativity?

Ken wrote: I do NOT look at and follow theories. I look at what IS and observe that.
If all the books said that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, would you believe them?
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=22827&start=255#p336869
by Walker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2708
Views: 255414

Re: Music

I heard somewhere that technology is on a path that will lead to realistic videos of people saying and doing things that they neither said nor did. AI’s capacity to digitally alter stored records will change official dot-connecting to confirm the manufactured videos. AI will determine the necessity ...
by Walker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 6271

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

Giving tit for tat will only get you tat.
by Walker
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 592
Views: 6279

Re: Relativity?

Ken wrote:I do NOT look at and follow theories. I look at what IS and observe that.

By what observations do you know that the earth revolves around the sun, other than the observation that someone told you?
by Walker
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Legislating Human Decency
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: Legislating Human Decency

Or maybe we should do what republicans have become famous for...doing nothing but complain. Mostly they complain about the lies and deceit of the Progs. Now that they have majority control they should legislate truth, make truth the law of the land. Wouldnt that be refreshing? But they wont.. 1. Be...
by Walker
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2708
Views: 255414

Re: Music

I'm Walkin'
Fats Domino 1957

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rOuwEYTvYk
by Walker
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Legislating Human Decency
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: Legislating Human Decency

There is no worse suffering than being forced to make peace with your enemy. And there is beauty to combat. Just make sure the legislation reads peace for each and all, in every situation, at all times. That should cover it, don’t you think? Or maybe we should do what republicans have become famous...
by Walker
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Legislating Human Decency
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: Legislating Human Decency

While you’re at it, pass legislation to abolish suffering. Also, legislate world peace. I think that would be nice. If you disagree with this proposal, you obviously want people to suffer, and you want war. There is no worse suffering than being forced to make peace with your enemy. And there is be...
by Walker
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I hope Football dies off
Replies: 27
Views: 472

Re: I hope Football dies off

Little Doug Flutie popularized I Hope football with the Hail Mary pass.