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by A_Seagull
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 18
Views: 176

Re: Creationism

Creationism as a theory is nothing short of a fantasy. In fact it does not even constitute a theory at all, it is just fantasy.
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The big misunderstanding about “I”
Replies: 12
Views: 155

Re: The big misunderstanding about “I”

Angelo Cannata wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:54 am
Whenever we, or any philosopher of past or present time, talk about “I”, or “subjectivity”, a big mistake is made.
Well, clearly you are making a huge mistake!
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 82
Views: 17069

Re: Life is boring and meaningless, and most humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life?

Life is boring and meaningless, and most people / humans are ignorant & stupid. What is the meaning of life? Is there actually any point at all? If there is actually none, then is it okay to commit suicide to end this ridiculous, stupid, empty, & meaningless existence? Life is wonderful and special...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 133
Views: 2629

Re: God and Evil

Science Fan wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:50 pm
So, I don't think the philosophers can be blamed for trying to educate a general public that is lazy, but rather, the blame lies with the general population that ignores philosophy.
Perhaps that is because so much of philosophy is simply wrong...
by A_Seagull
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Can Confucians Have Friends?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Can Confucians Have Friends?

Peter Adamson says the bonds of friendship are virtuous. https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Can_Confucians_Have_Friends The author states: "One of the more arresting claims Aristotle makes in his famous exploration of friendship in the Nicomachean Ethics is that you can’t be friends with god. ". ...
by A_Seagull
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Teleology Rises from the Grave
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Teleology Rises from the Grave

Any universe is pointless without observers. I don't think such a universe would be particularly bothered about that. Keeping in mind (as pointed out by QuantumT) that according to certain interpretations of quantum theory, without the presence of observers to collapse the wave function, reality ca...
by A_Seagull
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Teleology Rises from the Grave
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Teleology Rises from the Grave

So if you think teleology is more than naïve fantasy... how do you think it works? By magic? I am simply pointing out that before you can dismiss the presence of teleological (goal-oriented) processes being involved in the workings of the universe... (a dismissal that seems to be rooted in the obse...
by A_Seagull
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science being divided?
Replies: 188
Views: 2442

Re: Is science being divided?

Thank you for this information. So this 'you' is just a concept which you have abstracted from the data? Yes and I am not answering any more questions. You were supposed to be telling me your theory for how you came to exist ... But now there is a problem. Since this 'you' is just a concept it has ...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science being divided?
Replies: 188
Views: 2442

Re: Is science being divided?

Alright. As you said previously, the ‘you’ (i.e. me) is the best hypothesis which explains the data. One more question: can the relation between this posited ‘you’ and the data be of a causal nature, i.e. do you think that this ‘you’ is the cause of the data at your disposal? Causality has got noth...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Teleology Rises from the Grave
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Teleology Rises from the Grave

I agree entirely with Bohr and Heisenberg. Nevertheless 'real' is a word and I was using it to distinguish between theories based upon analysis of facts and theories based upon wishful thinking: The real and the fantasy. Socrates said the wisest words ever spoken by a man: I know that I know nothin...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science being divided?
Replies: 188
Views: 2442

Re: Is science being divided?

The 'you' is a theory related to the data. Alright. As you said previously, the ‘you’ (i.e. me) is the best hypothesis which explains the data. One more question: can the relation between this posited ‘you’ and the data be of a causal nature, i.e. do you think that this ‘you’ is the cause of the da...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Teleology Rises from the Grave
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Teleology Rises from the Grave

You mean like the one is real and the other fantasy? I think that is your own opinion :wink: The fathers of QM said these things about "reality": Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. - Niels Bohr The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they f...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Teleology Rises from the Grave
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Teleology Rises from the Grave

QuantumT wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:26 pm
A_Seagull wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:59 pm
QuantumT wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 pm
Any universe is pointless without observers.
I don't think such a universe would be particularly bothered about that.
I guess that's the essense of physicalism. And the opponent of idealism.
You mean like the one is real and the other fantasy?
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science being divided?
Replies: 188
Views: 2442

Re: Is science being divided?

Ok. So by your process you can infer my existence without ever having had any experience of me? The data I have that relates to 'you' IS my experience of 'you'. I have put 'you' in inverted commas to indicate that the word may not relate to you as a person but only to my experience of what you may ...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Teleology Rises from the Grave
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Teleology Rises from the Grave

QuantumT wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 pm
Any universe is pointless without observers.
I don't think such a universe would be particularly bothered about that.