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by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: when lying is the right thing to do
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: when lying is the right thing to do

Of course, lying might not always be the preferred course of action in these and other examples , however these are indeed instances where lying could be the right thing to do. Who said anything about requiring ? I don't think there are any instances, but you're welcome to try and name one. My posi...
by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.
Replies: 24
Views: 114

Re: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.

Perhaps we are evolving beyond certain questions. That does not mean we're losing wisdom. For me, personally, the questions that are worth asking are why are we sure of anything and why would we NEED to be sure of anything? Doesn't that limit us? Why do we believe in so many limits? What payoffs ar...
by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 64
Views: 937

Re: Got any good jokes?

Fellow travelers meet in an airport lounge. They are similar in age and appearance, and while waiting for their flights they pass the time with drinks and stories. One says, “You know, I bet you a beer I can guess your alma mater.” The other says, “Sure, I’ll take that bet. Where did I go to school?...
by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 64
Views: 937

Re: Got any good jokes?

:lol:

That's country dumb.
by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.
Replies: 24
Views: 114

Re: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.

So if philosophy is no longer the love of wisdom, what good is it? Perhaps we are evolving beyond certain questions. That does not mean we're losing wisdom. For me, personally, the questions that are worth asking are why are we sure of anything and why would we NEED to be sure of anything? Doesn't ...
by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2476
Views: 209805

Re: Music

by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: If Women Ruled The World
Replies: 133
Views: 2143

Re: If Women Ruled The World

osgart wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 4:49 am
I knew it was a Greek beverage. I got enough religion to contend with, I don't need an ouzuo religion :mrgreen:
Which is the contentious one?
by Walker
Fri May 26, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 1327

Re: Why is Consciousness

osgart wrote:I don't look to a God, I look to myself and the meaning I create.
Like Sherlock Holmes do you also discover meaning, and what is the difference between created meaning and discovered meaning?
by Walker
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dualism?
Replies: 152
Views: 3060

Re: Dualism?

“Do you know what an image is? It is something carved by the hand, out of stone, out of marble, and this stone carved by the hand is put in a temple and worshipped. But it is still handmade, an image made by man. You also have an image about yourself, not made by the hand but made by the mind, by th...
by Walker
Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 1327

Re: Why is Consciousness

Then you must have reached the conclusion that within infinite potentiality exists a set of conditions for any phenomenon to manifest, and man’s search for meaning most times consists of finding the right conditions for desired phenomena. Sometimes the desired phenomenon is non-conceptually realized...
by Walker
Thu May 25, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: If Women Ruled The World
Replies: 133
Views: 2143

Re: If Women Ruled The World

I thought ouzuo was a form of pasta. It’s a strange beverage. The first drink makes you wonder what exactly that was. So you take another. If you take three, you begin to learn more about yourself and the drink, and perhaps what inspires it, so be prepared. It may have been given to Sparta by one o...
by Walker
Thu May 25, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 1327

Re: Why is Consciousness

I don't see physicality as an option, you are talking about instantaneous reaction regardless of distance . that tells me something is omnipresent in both places at the same instant of time. nothing can travel that fast and be physical. but go ahead and try to reconcile that. You're assuming that h...
by Walker
Thu May 25, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 126
Views: 1451

Re: Secular Intolerance

\ I’ll admit to being weird. One of my ancestors was an archbishop in the Armenian church and friendly with Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy. Another was an artist who had few if any peers in his ability to depict the interactions of elemental forces in nature arousing the feelings of awe...
by Walker
Thu May 25, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 1327

Re: Why is Consciousness

https://futurism.com/scientists-have-an-experiment-to-see-if-the-human-mind-is-bound-to-the-physical-world/ perhaps this is the experiment that will quiet materialists once and for all. From the link: “The long and short of it is this: entangled particles affect one another regardless of distance, ...
by Walker
Thu May 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View
Replies: 24
Views: 593

Re: A Challenge to the "Big Bang" Type of World-View

Well, there’s energy, but in the big picture that’s physical since matter and energy are interchangeable.

Besides, non-linear simultaneous effects are rather weird. In fact, what could be weirder other than fantasy.

Watch you don't get all those thoughts quantum entangled.

:lol: