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Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?

How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid? DL, I am not sure who your future intended audience is: 1. A supernatural person, such as a god or an angel or a unicorn, who incidentally believes something, or 2. A person who believes in the supernat...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Infinity has gotten stranger
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Re: Infinity has gotten stranger

I mean, there is absolutely nothing, NOTHING in things of duality that are the same for all, except that there are two of each. Similarly, for singularity or plurality. Other than being the same in count, there is no correlation between things that are singular, between things that are dual, and bet...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Infinity has gotten stranger
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Re: Infinity has gotten stranger

I don't like the expressions duality - singularity - plurality. The three serve no purpose, their categorizing capacity is extremely simplistic. I always thought so too; just something philosophy makes more complicated that in reality is barely a problem. Philosophy seems more often a clash between...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there any etics?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Is there any etics?

That is the problem that I have. Why it is your fault when you no longer can resist sin? You just resist as much as you can. You break and commit sin once you reach your threshold. By definition, committing sin is not good. It is bad. Therefore not resisting to commit a sin is a fault. You can only...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How close to perfection can we get?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: How close to perfection can we get?

An interesting but often overlooked theme of Descartes philosophy was the infinite perfectibility of man. A brief summary: soul/mind/thinking thing is immortal, if you will only what you know you will not err/sin, algebra is a method for solving for any unknown. Since a thinking thing is immortal i...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: I have a highly qualified psychological counselor booked for 12 sessions
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: I have a highly qualified psychological counselor booked for 12 sessions

I wish I could get a job as a psychologist. Easy money and I basically don't have to do anything other than say feel good. Only downside is if there happened to be a client who I fell in love with, I wouldn't be allowed to date them. It only sounds easy. But it is one thing to tell someone what the...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: I have a highly qualified psychological counselor booked for 12 sessions
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: I have a highly qualified psychological counselor booked for 12 sessions

When have they ever made correct 'predictions'? Like psychologists, they only tell you what you want to hear. I doubt if any 'psychic' has ever said to someone 'you are going to die tomorrow' (unless they planned to murder them). Life is so full of adversary fights, that it is sometimes very refres...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Practical Role for Philosophy
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: A Practical Role for Philosophy

The trouble with much of philosophy at universities is that it focuses on opinions rather than methodology. Science is the opposite of this, which is why it is so successful. Peter Bowden argues that it is not a choice between education or training: both are needed, and across every discipline. The...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2705

Re: Secular Spirituality

Clearing rain forests destroys ecosystems which may or may not be valuable for life to persevere on Earth. So it's better to leave rain forests alone for that reason: we don't know how much we destroy when we destroy them. On the other hand, crops produce more oxygen and desctruct more carbon dioxid...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?

How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid? As you can see by my title, I do not know how. Scriptures say that to correct is a sign of love. Proverbs 3:12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Mos...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?
Replies: 7
Views: 42

Re: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?

1. How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid? 2. Scriptures say that to correct is a sign of love. Proverbs 3:12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Answers: 1. "You're NOT borderline stupid." ...
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Self-centeredness

A question: can you imagine a genius or a famous scientist who is NOT an excentric ? Is excentricity a conditio sine qua non for any serious achievement and for creative work ? Imagine, yes. Point at one, no. Eccentricity (this is the correct spelling, I believe) per definition applies to all human...
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Womyn and Philosophy
Replies: 220
Views: 14136

Re: Womyn and Philosophy

DavidM, the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes in history of the Prize, was a woman. Are you still saying I consider women intellectually inferior???? WELL, I DON'T. I consider women intellectually the same as men, in the great averages. So stop this nonsense at once. And if you don't understa...
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Womyn and Philosophy
Replies: 220
Views: 14136

Re: Womyn and Philosophy

(Gary Childless discusses why more male Ph.D.s are in philosophy than women) So, lady and gentleman philosophers, which do you believe is the case, if any of the above? What are your thoughts on the matter? Please don’t be shy to respond. We are all philosophers here in some sense because we bother...
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2722
Views: 278773

Re: Music

Are there people here who are musicians or have studied music? I am curious to know whether the beat in "La Isla Bonita" as sung by Madonna, has a constant riff of syncopated rhythm, or else it is an off-tempo Cha-Cha rhythm. That song is mesmerizing. At the social dances for singles I used to atten...