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by ForCruxSake
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 592
Views: 6282

Re: Relativity?

Are you suggesting here that what an observer sees travelling at close to the speed of light has been demonstrated? No human has travelled at anything like light speed; the current record is, from memory, something like 23 000mph. Even at that speed, the effects relativity are much too slight to be...
by ForCruxSake
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gustav's farewell
Replies: 66
Views: 2556

Re: Gustav's farewell

AMod wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:49 pm
You.... appear to have not heeded my warning.... Adieu!

Given this is a tyranny and just because you've decided to annoy me I've also decided your thoughts aren't required either, *poof!*.
Back to Gustav: Why did Gustav get kicked? What warning did he not heed?? How did he annoy AMod???
by ForCruxSake
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?
Replies: 89
Views: 3194

Re: Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?

That's as maybe but that is not what the paper you originally cited was stating, in it's abstract. It's this kind of clumsy thinking that misdirects others. :lol: Maybe you should read beyond the abstract before mindlessly posting? You know, read the actual effing paper? Oh, poor you, all you can r...
by ForCruxSake
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have
Replies: 22
Views: 766

Re: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have

I actually wasn't saying that selfishness is necessarily immoral. In fact, in a very technical sense, I think selfishness is the root cause of every conscious action we make, because we can never do something that simultaneously goes against our will. Even in the good things we end up doing. If you...
by ForCruxSake
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?
Replies: 89
Views: 3194

Re: Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?

One of the authors of the paper says exactly that, here: The mathematical physicist Chetan Prakash proved a theorem that I devised that says: According to evolution by natural selection, an organism that sees reality as it is will never be more fit than an organism of equal complexity that sees non...
by ForCruxSake
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?
Replies: 89
Views: 3194

Re: Does Consciousness Cause Quantum Collapse?

As to so-called reality, another possibility is that because of evolution, Organisms tuned to fitness drive those tuned to truth to extinction, and veridical knowledge is not possible . On this account the outside world, if it exists at all apart from our mental states, is nothing at all like what ...
by ForCruxSake
Mon May 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: wotsup
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: wotsup

igotnogrammar wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 10:45 pm
im new and wont be taken seriously since my grammar is bad
That's true, and people may mock, but welcome anyway! :)
by ForCruxSake
Mon May 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I have a desire to learn, an open mind and a dictionary
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: I have a desire to learn, an open mind and a dictionary

I was recently blessed with the opportunity of seeing some aspects of myself that opened up a new room in my house of awareness. I have always had a love of books and considered myself somewhat intelligent. I now know that i deprived myself of possible insight as a result of not paying close attent...
by ForCruxSake
Mon May 22, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1241
Views: 39703

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You do realize that uwot's an atheist, right? Yes. And what of it? You figure it out! Figure WHAT out? If there's something you think needs pointing out, then point it out, but don't tell me to figure out the answer to something cryptic, that you seem to be alluding to, with no thought for clarity....
by ForCruxSake
Sun May 21, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1241
Views: 39703

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You've taken Stringer's model, which was about global responsibility and how perspectives of altruism don't hold up to simple practical realities, and made a completely different point. It's an interesting simile but it isn't Stringer. It's "Singer," actually. No, and it wasn't intended to be an ex...
by ForCruxSake
Sun May 21, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1241
Views: 39703

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

While Christianity is the focus of the story, the meaning is much broader and speaks to all aspects of life. Make a choice and move on. I have a feeling that uwot's right, doc. The idea is that those who can't decide belong with the Devil. The fence is his because those who believe in Christ would ...
by ForCruxSake
Sat May 20, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1241
Views: 39703

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You've shown us this before, doc. I do not think it means what you think it means. For all its folksiness, it is cynical attack on dissent; the message being that anyone who does not uncritically accept the rule of the church will burn in hell. That is not nice. While Christianity is the focus of t...
by ForCruxSake
Sat May 20, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1241
Views: 39703

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

"Sitting On The Fence "But," said the man, "I sat on the fence. I chose neither you nor Him. "That's okay," said Satan. "I own the fence." Author Unknown" You've shown us this before, doc. I do not think it means what you think it means. For all its folksiness, it is cynical attack on dissent; the ...
by ForCruxSake
Thu May 18, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 6669

Re: another pointless thread...existential grousing

I have tried to respond to this a couple of times and failed because my own school experiences are too raw, 44 years on. It's embarrassing to be so weak and vulnerable, but there you go. Five years of sustained mental and emotional pressure from bullies. I was sensitive and didn't make it, somethin...
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can love be rediscovered?
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Can love be rediscovered?

What I'm saying is that you can't fall in love again because the former you is gone. PhilX But "you can never change" according to Walker... How do you recover the past? You're constantly changing. PhilX So the past can't repeat itself? You can't recreate the circumstances of history?