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by Dalek Prime
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1965

Re: Mankind its Downfall

Actually, I think the end will come with genetics and gene editing. Too many variables. We are children when it comes to evolution.
by Dalek Prime
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 84
Views: 4065

Re: Anhedonia

Still recommend the show to you, Age. It's interesting.
by Dalek Prime
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Belief in the Supernatural
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Belief in the Supernatural

In other words, you're just writing bullshit. I suppose so. You are not a contributing member of this forum. Well it's not like anyone else was taking any notice of you. You're a troll. I'd like to think there's a bit more to me than that. Go away, please. Okay, bye for now. Harbal, you're missed. ...
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is eternal
Replies: 76
Views: 2163

Re: Mind is eternal

The pattern of matter which allows for mind does get annihilated. If my former self then nourishes a potato, which accepts the matter, that potato doesn't get any smarter for it. Come on. Does anyone seriously believe there are eternal minds prancing around? Please, feel free to speculate and make ...
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Tao and Social Media
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: The Tao and Social Media

Dubious wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 am
The Tao has nothing whatever to do with social media. They're as reconcilable as putting boots on a frog.
They should do that in French restaurants lol. Frog legs a la Wellingtons. Although, it would be a reminder of Napoleon's defeat, so maybe that's no go.
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Tao and Social Media
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: The Tao and Social Media

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:17 am
Dubious wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 am
The Tao has nothing whatever to do with social media. They're as reconcilable as putting boots on a frog.
It is an inversion of the Tao.
So, it's the Tao's evil twin?
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 84
Views: 4065

Re: Anhedonia

Depending on the specific definition one gives to the word 'anhedonia' does not every adult human being have anhedonia? It's perspective. Some are built to see the glass half empty. Others, not so. It's a very good point, delved into in detail in a show called 'Genetic Me', where good reasons are g...
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 84
Views: 4065

Re: Anhedonia

It's normal in chronic depression to get a bit better as we age. The reason being? I believe it's because we are that much closer to not having to deal with it anymore. Yes! All the bad and undesirable things in life has its termination. That's the one guarantee which never fails and thus qualifies...
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Tao and Social Media
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: The Tao and Social Media

So, why does the Tao seem to me vastly more calming and tranquil than the thought of communicating with the rest of humanity? To me, the way is to shun social media, if only to save one from catching whatever lunacy the rest have.
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 50
Views: 1757

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

Creates. There is no consciousness floating around in some aether that suddenly decides it needs to inhabit a zombie body, creating a no win scenario for it.
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 3778

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

Beside me is the Invisible Pink Unicorn. Or it's not.

Simple solution? It bloody well is not!

Occam's razor really does have some legs to stand on still, with or without iron pants.
by Dalek Prime
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is eternal
Replies: 76
Views: 2163

Re: Mind is eternal

The pattern of matter which allows for mind does get annihilated. If my former self then nourishes a potato, which accepts the matter, that potato doesn't get any smarter for it. Come on. Does anyone seriously believe there are eternal minds prancing around? Please, feel free to speculate and make s...
by Dalek Prime
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 84
Views: 4065

Re: Anhedonia

I remember a book by Paulo Coelho (who was himself in a mental hospital in Brazil three times) about a woman who decides to die ("Veronika decides to die"). She attempted a suicide, was delivered to a mental hostpital and the therapy was that the doctors lied to her about a damage to her heart caus...
by Dalek Prime
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1965

Re: Mankind its Downfall

In the dark, a twenty dollar inflatable sheep is just as good.
by Dalek Prime
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1965

Re: Mankind its Downfall

Humans need to go extinct.