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by Lev Muishkin
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 14400

Re: Why are people scared of philosophy?

I fear nothing. What's the worse that could happen? You could die. Death is just a cessation; peace. I've faced that off and know I can deal with it.
by Lev Muishkin
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 14400

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SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Lev Muishkin wrote:
SpheresOfBalance wrote:
It is fear! At it's roots it's fear. .
I think you mean; "At its roots it's fear".
Really? Now you see, I see those two as the same thing.
Duh no. "At it's roots it's fear" is just ungrammatical.
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 11704

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

For my money the Reformation completely invalidates the entire Christian project. Why would you assume so? Do you accept at face value the Roman Catholic Church's claim to be "the True Church?" Why would you concede that? Indeed, most Christians would not. Or then, is your assumption that to contra...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 11704

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

It had to be a human sacrifice as God cannot die. Not if God is a Trinity. Not that your thought is relevant. But the Trinity is an example of syncretism. It is not part of Judaism nor can it be found anywhere in the Bible. As the virus of christianity spread through the R. Empire it adopted local ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 14400

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"Why are people scared of philosophy?" I think most folks just don't give a shit. Rightfully or wrongfully, it seems most folks view philosophizing as being about as useful a dickering over the number of angels who can squat on a pinhead, and, philosophers are viewed -- rightfully or wrongly -- as ...
by Lev Muishkin
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14047

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Information may be lost, but not forever. It's still there in genes. It can be transmitted from generation to generation. Yeah, I may not get the chair back. But the chair still remains. But it's not called chair. It just changes its form. A sperm and an egg made me. Apparently, I'm not information...
by Lev Muishkin
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 14400

Re: Re:

And well-deserved, I might add. Most philosophers are totally lacking in charisma. And as friend of mine once observed, "Common sense, isn't", especially among philosophers. To a philosopher "common sense", is far from straight forward. Such a concept has to be filtered through Locke, Hume and Kant...
by Lev Muishkin
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 14400

Re: Re:

"Why are people scared of philosophy?" I think most folks just don't give a shit. Rightfully or wrongfully, it seems most folks view philosophizing as being about as useful a dickering over the number of angels who can squat on a pinhead, and, philosophers are viewed -- rightfully or wrongly -- as ...
by Lev Muishkin
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 14400

Re: Why are people scared of philosophy?

It's rare, but as a teacher I taught 10 year olds "philosophy". I worked in a school for a short while that had a weekly thinking problem to chew over. Examples were the dog, sheep, hay crossing the river problem. The two barber shops in the one horse town problem, and some other simply logic probl...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14047

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Belief in the possibility of time travel is the result of a misconception of reality due to the linguistic metaphor we use.
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14047

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

The "PAST" is not a place. The past is past. I find it puzzling why people don't get this. Events in time are unique. This idea is given us by Heraclitus, and never really been refuted. Entropy is a fact of reality. It seems true that going back in time, and altering the timeline, would still be pa...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14047

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

The grammar is perfect, except the second 'we' ought to have a capital. My apologies. You have the essence of the meaning. What makes me is a unique and complex structure of matter. Not the atoms that form the structure. Romeo and Juliet is not the Latin alphabet, but the order in which the letters...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: NEW Model for theMilitary Industrial complex.
Replies: 0
Views: 733

NEW Model for theMilitary Industrial complex.

3.5 years ago, the West declared a success in Libya for ending the regime of a dictator with airsrtikes. Today Libya is in the grip of a massive civil war, and the new an emergent ISLAMIC STATE legion is now killing people there as well as in Syria and Iraq. Airstrikes are the preferred means of dis...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 11704

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

For my money the Reformation completely invalidates the entire Christian project. Even if you accept that the Protestant reforms are the likely and valid truth of God's revelation, this leaves millions of Catholics over 1000 years from Constantine to Luther in the wilderness of hell. On the other ha...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 11034

Re: Ask an atheist..?

There are plenty of hypotheses out there which say the laws of cause and effect have been by passed an often will be. If only they were theories... suffice to say we shouldn't assume anyiing as fact because in our neck fo the woods it so. Quantum mechanics is replete with such theories of probable ...