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by uwot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 34
Views: 366

Re: A portrait of reality

Greta wrote:My point was that, irrational existential beliefs are often not a problem for the person holding them, they are often more of a problem for others, eg. persecution, interference with education and public policy.

I agree. In fact I thought I already had.
by uwot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 34
Views: 366

Re: A portrait of reality

...Berkeley points out that any story that is consistent with the evidence could be true. The problems only really arise when people commit to a particular story ... 'Problems' for whom? Commitment to a story is a time-honoured way of living a life, so there are many reflexive and shallow theists a...
by uwot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Black Hole problems?!??!
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Black Hole problems?!??!

It does admittedly push the definition of 'to exist'. For instance, time ends at the center of a black hole. What do you suppose this means? How can you say something exists anymore at the end of time? The usual rules don't apply, and that's what they mean by the singularity: A boundary beyond whic...
by uwot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 34
Views: 366

Re: A portrait of reality

(Continued from prior post) Let’s look a little deeper into what qualifies as being a “detector.”...without the presence of a conscious entity (a form of “detector” ) to decode and explicate that which the algorithmic processes represent, then the apple will not “appear” in its three-dimensional fo...
by uwot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A portrait of reality
Replies: 34
Views: 366

Re: A portrait of reality

Clearly you are quite adept and comfortable in your positioning within the firmer context of the physically tangible and analyzable properties of the “material” world, yet you are extremely tentative and non-committal when it comes to metaphysical thought. The irony is that even a hard nosed materi...
by uwot
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Black Hole problems?!??!
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Black Hole problems?!??!

Says there's an upper limit, and found no lower one. Physics has an interesting definition of what it means to 'hit' something. It doesn't mean physical contact. I've tried to illustrate this on the 5th page of What is the universe made of? http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.id Not in the middle, sin...
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 149
Views: 880

Re: Good Friday

Nothing dies, only the mind is born...not children. You mentioned 4 children, so you must have a passing acquaintance with the birds and the bees. Actually, the proof is in the pudding, I would suggest to any one grieving about how shitty life is..to pick up a Nonduality book and study the nature o...
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Homosexuality.
Replies: 49
Views: 255

Re: Homosexuality.

Used to be a blood test was required to benefit the USofA society against the spread of syphilis and its effects upon the society. Prior to marriage? Today, many things are common and accepted that once were not. Take the bad with whatever good resulted. And vice versa; hardly anyone has a good wor...
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 149
Views: 880

Re: Good Friday

...the concern should be for the myopic, narcissist, parochial, complacent or just plain mental who think all lives are good. God aka infinity aka love has no opposite...no opposition ....all is good. Oh really? "About 29,000 children under the age of five – 21 each minute – die every day, mai...
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Homosexuality.
Replies: 49
Views: 255

Re: Homosexuality.

Walker wrote:- Because in principle, in all societies small and large, marriage exists to serve the society. Benefit to the individuals is secondary.

So how does marriage benefit society?
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Homosexuality.
Replies: 49
Views: 255

Re: Homosexuality.

Does that help? A bit. I think it's complete nonsense, and I understand you believe it, but how does it work with this? ...are they born that way...or are they mentally damaged by some emotional trauma that happened to them or if not to them but bore witness to some other person's trauma? ....how c...
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Good Friday
Replies: 149
Views: 880

Re: Good Friday

Dontaskme wrote:Is there anybody on this forum that doesn't think that their life is good?

There are a few unfortunates who will complain, but the concern should be for the myopic, narcissist, parochial, complacent or just plain mental who think all lives are good.
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Black Hole problems?!??!
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: Black Hole problems?!??!

Interesting assertion, especially since no spatial extension has ever been measured for matter, so it is interesting to assert that actual volume must be consumed by it. Well, yes and no. See what you make of this: https://www.theguardian.com/science/life-and-physics/2016/apr/07/how-big-is-a-quark ...
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Homosexuality.
Replies: 49
Views: 255

Re: Homosexuality.

Well first of all I've known since I was about 6/7 years old that life is Nondual...I instinctively knew there is only one of us here.... Right, before we go any further, how can you say the above, and square it with this: So just what on earth makes a human being desire to have sex with it's same ...
by uwot
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 80
Views: 548

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Moreover, all the abusers within that "culture" get an excuse, because they are not individuals who made wicked choices, but rather, just unfortunate byproducts of the "bad culture" around them. Mr Can, you are a ludicrously narcissistic individual. That abusing other people is ...

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