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by seeds
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Please explain to us what it is you believe that physics did “100 years ago” that refuted the existence of an external reality independent of us. It seems to be at the root of your “stance” on nondualism. So I am truly curious about it. Didn't we go through that already... If by going “through that...
by seeds
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Atla, I am still waiting for your answer to this question: Please explain to us what it is you believe that physics did “100 years ago” that refuted the existence of an external reality independent of us. It seems to be at the root of your “stance” on nondualism. So I am truly curious about it. ___...
by seeds
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 26
Views: 254

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

Absolutely not! Observation and logic suggests that ants and lions are incapable of visualizing anything above and beyond their own instinctually driven level of existence. Untrue. There are no observations of how or why animals think as they do. There is also no logic trail that I know of that sho...
by seeds
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 26
Views: 254

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

Consider that you are an animal who should follow natural law. In natural law, the God of an ant is an ant. The God of a lion is a lion. The God of a man, if we follow that logic and truth, should be a man. Do you agree? Absolutely not! Observation and logic suggests that ants and lions are incapab...
by seeds
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 18
Views: 287

Re: Dreams

Dreams in many cultures are associated with the divine. With this as a premise let me state a few questions. Does anyone have any experiences where they wake up from a strange dream with markings on their body? The other night I had a strange, elusive dream, where I was on a table surrounded by a g...
by seeds
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Am I talking to a wall? Don't be so bloody rude Well don't call me coy after I just spent 10 pages of explaining the differences between the two ways of thinking. And you come and say I never even named my stance. Atla, from what I can tell, your “stance” seems to be founded upon something that you...
by seeds
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Your inner-experience is composed of an ability to control an infinitely malleable substance that is capable of being formed into absolutely anything you can imagine or desire. Now if you don't think that meets the definition of being a “special power,” then I don’t know what does. 1. It's not an i...
by seeds
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 18
Views: 287

Re: Dreams

Dreams in many cultures are associated with the divine. With this as a premise let me state a few questions. Does anyone have any experiences where they wake up from a strange dream with markings on their body? The other night I had a strange, elusive dream, where I was on a table surrounded by a g...
by seeds
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Your experiences do not have a magical reality of their own. Your inner subjective experiences (your thoughts and dreams) most certainly do have a magical reality of their own. Would you like to argue that point with someone like Tolkien, for example? I mean, how is it not magical when you can be i...
by seeds
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 123
Views: 2690

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

I gather that you, Seeds, are a Biblical literalist. Biblical literalism e.g. accepting the story of the Sacrifice of Isaac as told and without applying knowledge of the socio -history behind the story including those ideas that are peculiar to the time and the place. Good grief, Belinda, I also of...
by seeds
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Do these multiple versions of you have a unique first person perspective of their own inner realm of thoughts and dreams? Are their thoughts and dreams different from one another? Yes the exact same multiplicity applies to that too. Can one of your you s be experiencing an earth where they are livi...
by seeds
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Yes you underlined the "layman's terms" part, now go back a little, it says universal wavefunction. That's ONE universal wavefunction. Which has been interpreted in at least two ways. MWI has variatons, some physicists literally mean many universes, some mean one "multiversal" thing. I take the lat...
by seeds
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

Yes you underlined the "layman's terms" part, now go back a little, it says universal wavefunction. That's ONE universal wavefunction. Which has been interpreted in at least two ways. MWI has variatons, some physicists literally mean many universes, some mean one "multiversal" thing. I take the lat...
by seeds
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 368
Views: 12977

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

But under Many Worlds, how do you represent which world a self is currently in without invoking dualism? A conscious observer will trace a path through the worlds. They see wave function collapse as if they are in one particular world. Don't you need dualism to pick that one specific world out of t...
by seeds
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 123
Views: 2690

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

Seeds, it is impossible to discuss anyone's mystical experience. Nonsense! Mystical experiences have been discussed in one form or another since humans arose on this planet. I mean, what in the world do you think most religions are founded upon? Most religions are founded upon the need for groups o...