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by Systematic
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Be kind one to another. Forgiving one another. Be kind to your neighbor as yourself. Don't sleep with your neighbor's wife while he is away. Give to him who asks of you. And let him borrow from you who would. Hopefully, I can get agreement that Christianity is kindness. But kindness cannot be achiev...
by Systematic
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Without Religion There Would Be No Science
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Without Religion There Would Be No Science

Skepdick wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:40 am
Philosophy is the game of insisting on infinite evidence - forever setting the bar out of reach.
That's called skepticism.
by Systematic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemic Theory of Everything
Replies: 44
Views: 1071

Re: An Epistemic Theory of Everything

I am not prepared to debate you with quasi-proofs, but I'm fairly certain. There are a few continua that may serve to help. The continuum from order to chaos. The continuum from permanent status to temporary status. The universals are considered to be the permanent factors of the particulars—not th...
by Systematic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Without Religion There Would Be No Science
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Without Religion There Would Be No Science

Running through human society for hundreds of thousands of years have been religions. Those religions have left the tendencies in the human psyche. Integral to science are OCD-like methodologies. The ability to learn from others. Et cetera. I think you're manipulating this to meet a certain result....
by Systematic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Without Religion There Would Be No Science
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Without Religion There Would Be No Science

I agree to the above. Scientific knowledge is Justified True Belief as conditioned within the Scientific Framework and System, i.e. its scientific method, principles, assumptions, peer review, etc. Scientific knowledge cannot stand alone on its truth-claims without reference to the conditions of it...
by Systematic
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Without Religion There Would Be No Science
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Without Religion There Would Be No Science

There would be no science without belief. Belief is different from religion. My corollary is based on the theory of evolution. Humanity evolved several faculties under religious authority. That is not the same as saying scientific theory is the same as religious dogma. But science works precisely d...
by Systematic
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Physician Heal Thyself
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Physician Heal Thyself

Philosophers are crazy, but is not something that cannot be cured. The root of the crazy is absolute honesty. It was not so long ago that philosophers were running for their lives from dogmatic psychopaths, and before that the Romans would literally excommunicate them from the city. And before that,...
by Systematic
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Without Religion There Would Be No Science
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Without Religion There Would Be No Science

A tentative supposition: Without religion there would be no science. An explanatory metaphor: The Grand Canyon. Running through the Grand Canyon is a river—called the Colorado River. The flow of the Colorado River has produced the Grand Canyon. Water, over millions of years, has incrementally carved...
by Systematic
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemic Theory of Everything
Replies: 44
Views: 1071

Re: An Epistemic Theory of Everything

If we where to explain everything the basic logic would be so general as to mean anything, hence nothing. The assumptive logic thread proves this, it is rational but ironically pure gibberish at the same time. At best we all left with seeing forms unfolding from a formless nature, and that is it. T...
by Systematic
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemic Theory of Everything
Replies: 44
Views: 1071

Re: An Epistemic Theory of Everything

If we where to explain everything the basic logic would be so general as to mean anything, hence nothing. The assumptive logic thread proves this, it is rational but ironically pure gibberish at the same time. At best we all left with seeing forms unfolding from a formless nature, and that is it. T...
by Systematic
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Witch's Evil
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Witch's Evil

There are a few sins that can be committed in witchcraft which most witches would agree are actual sins—not just the exaggerations of the Christian ethic. The first is skilless practice, which is exemplified in the anecdote of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. Basically, practice without mastery or a mas...
by Systematic
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2393
Views: 77228

Re: What could make morality objective?

I think that morality is different based on your position. If you were a prince, then the ends might justify the means to establish power. But once power is established, the right is more about benefiting the community or letting the community enjoy its own benefits. If you were a commoner, the mora...
by Systematic
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 5407

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Impenitent wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:33 pm
nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction...

-Imp
I think you get 72 virgins for nuking the Earth.
by Systematic
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What do men and women actually really want from each other?
Replies: 107
Views: 3713

Re: What do men and women actually really want from each other?

If the psychosocial demands of people were immutable, then the government would not waste so much time encouraging the demand to be instructed. I.e. modern schooling. This is true, but do people learn anything before a post-secondary education? In my opinion they learn the letters of the alphabet, ...
by Systematic
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What do men and women actually really want from each other?
Replies: 107
Views: 3713

Re: What do men and women actually really want from each other?

What do men and women actually really want from each other? I am going to answer the actual topic question, instead of rambling on about sex bombs and guys with chiselled bodies. The thing the sexes want from each other is what the other is not equipped or not willing or not able to give. That's ab...