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by Belinda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to exit the religious mess!
Replies: 188
Views: 1123

Re: How to exit the religious mess!

Dontaskme wrote: The body functions silently alone all by itself without any conscious attention. It does not need you to function. You don't exist. Good example of that is when you are in deep dreamless or dream sleep whatever, the body is functioning perfectly fine That is not true. The body somet...
by Belinda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1157
Views: 29757

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Eodnhoj wrote:
The nature of "will/reason" and the physical "nerves" are so intertwined, that to argued one came before the other cannot be entirely justified. The reason for this is because they are strictly approximates of the other.
But a neuroscientist has identified a sequence of events.
by Belinda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to exit the religious mess!
Replies: 188
Views: 1123

Re: How to exit the religious mess!

Dontaskme wrote:
You are the awareness of the body and the senses and the external world.
Besides awareness of the body, aren't you also the actual body?
by Belinda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 190
Views: 3080

Re: We're not at war with Islam?

Seleucus wrote: I definitely am no expert on the Sande Society, Neither am I however I did look up my copy of " The Mende of Sierra Leone" which is the definitive and most authoritative book on the Mende people. I looked for 'Moslems' and 'Sande'. Sande initiation for girls did indeed including exci...
by Belinda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to exit the religious mess!
Replies: 188
Views: 1123

Re: How to exit the religious mess!

Dontaskme wrote:
So why did you enter the discussion?
The "so" in your question is the slang version of 'so' which I regret has become popular.

Anyway, I entered the discussion because it was there, and you showed a capability.
by Belinda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 267
Views: 2016

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

But students in Ottawa will hear some good stuff. We all go out to dinner and have a good time after. Drinking and swapping Weil quotes into the early hours of the morning, no doubt. You bunch of hellraisers. This will come as a shock so brace yourself. Not all philosophers are like progressives he...
by Belinda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 262
Views: 4747

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Immanuel Can quoted: But not all "courts" are the same. At the end of the day, it is as Claudius says in Hamlet: In the corrupted currents of this world Offense’s gilded hand may shove by justice, And oft ’tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law. But ’tis not so above. There is no shufflin...
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 267
Views: 2016

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

:) :) Thank you Harbal :)
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1157
Views: 29757

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Sorry, Eodnhoj, I cannot follow you.
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 267
Views: 2016

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

Dontaskme wrote: are you incapable of learning new knowledge or do you like to stick with the comfort zone of your conditioned beliefs? :D I hope to goodness I am still capable. My comfort zone is academia, and the company of clever people in academia or otherwise, take it or leave it Dontaskme. I h...
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to exit the religious mess!
Replies: 188
Views: 1123

Re: How to exit the religious mess!

Dontaskme wrote: You definitely said awareness was not present in dream sleep...I said it was in both dream state and waking and that it was the same one awareness... you did some introspection....and so did I...so which is truth...your introspection or mine? Just being sceptical about your findings...
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 696
Views: 11989

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Maybe if Paulol were an animal breeder he might understand artificial selection, and that might be a step towards his understanding natural selection.
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 262
Views: 4747

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Immanuel Can wrote:
A society is a bunch of people.
I don't know the expression "a bunch of people". If you mean an aggregate of people then you are quite wrong. A society is an aggregate of people who are organised together for a significant duration.
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 190
Views: 3080

Re: We're not at war with Islam?

Christianity was also at one time ideology, lifestyle, social project. Christianity experienced a Reformation , which the Ummah of Islam never did, but perhaps is experiencing now. Islam was once a light to the known world but has since become the religious focus of warring political groups. if you...
by Belinda
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to exit the religious mess!
Replies: 188
Views: 1123

Re: How to exit the religious mess!

Dontaskme wrote:
I never sought a teacher, I taught myself, much cheaper and quicker.
But all you did was introspect.