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by Dubious
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Death
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Death

bahman wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Frank N Stein wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:58 am
bahman wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:53 pm

If she is not in peace then she is either in Heaven or Hell. There is nothing you can do about it.

How very tactful of you.
Heaven isn't peaceful?
Heaven is the place of joy.

...as long as you never get used to it.
by Dubious
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha (c. 563-483 BCE)
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha (c. 563-483 BCE)

...and so should all wishing to seek enlightenment find a tree of their choice to sit under then patiently wait to see what incubates before it's too late and all the trees are gone! :twisted:
by Dubious
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

There is nothing to argue. Finally one point on which we agree. Socrates was an examiner, one open to discussion ready to concede some good points made by others. He was open, ready to debate and not detour from questions which deserve examination. You are the total opposite of all your intellectua...
by Dubious
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

dubious As mentioned a number of times, your ingrained views of what constitutes wisdom, insight, enlightenment is more akin to mental claustrophobia, to a solitary confinement of spirit than to any open spaces constituting a balanced version of human experience. There's nothing more for me to say....
by Dubious
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

The supremacy of Man will not be defined in the universal perspective by the quality of animal Man in Plato’s cave. The quality of the being of Man will be defined by conscious Man or Man’s origin not trapped in Plato’s cave and its relation to our Source. Whatever you say! I'm not willing to go pa...
by Dubious
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

How do you define supreme? The cockroach existed long before man and will be here after Man is gone. Does that mke the cockroach supreme. I merely reponded to your easily understood and direct expression “challenging the supremacy of man”. If you meant something else by the term, it’s not up to me ...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

I value universalism and well aware how and why these ideas must be hated since they challenge the supremacy of Man. Man is supreme in any event. He may be the supreme fuck-up and hurl himself into oblivion's darkest corner but what’s here to challenge him in the meantime? Assuming he adopts your a...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

Dubious Whereas Plato was often brilliant this kind of twenty-five hundred year old logic has long ceased to hold up and frankly doesn't always come across as particularly insightful or useful. This archaic quality of reason came up with the idea of forms. This means within the GOOD, there are form...
by Dubious
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

It seems to me that "reality as it is", the way it has affirmed itself as a societal creature is precisely what Simone Weil was criticizing. There are different realities, not just one or two. Weil simply envisioned one which was more individual then collective. There is really nothing new in this....
by Dubious
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 48
Views: 690

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

Consciousness derives solely from the physical brain. I realize that so many find this demeaning. What's demeaning to me is giving humans a value they never had, never possessed and never will. Humans seem desperate to give themselves more then was ever granted. The "only real" difference between u...
by Dubious
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

It seems to me that "reality as it is", the way it has affirmed itself as a societal creature is precisely what Simone Weil was criticizing. There are different realities, not just one or two. Weil simply envisioned one which was more individual then collective. There is really nothing new in this.
by Dubious
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 48
Views: 690

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

I wouldn’t be so quick to put down whales. :D I would never put down whales and don’t recall doing so. In fact, if in my power I’d blow every whaling ship out of the water with everybody on it. The Japs are on the hunt again. I saw a news clip of one the other day on the television. It looked like ...
by Dubious
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

The PC thing to is to create a scapegoat and who makes a better scapegoat than Donald Trump. It is far too insulting for us to take the blame. So IYO who or what should we blame for the fall of man? Why not be generous and just blame the whole human race? If somebody as singularly pathetic as Donal...
by Dubious
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 64
Views: 1038

Re: Mankind its Downfall

The PC thing to is to create a scapegoat and who makes a better scapegoat than Donald Trump. It is far too insulting for us to take the blame. Donald Trump wasn't in the least considered or thought of when I made that somewhat sarcastic statement. That would be doing that pathological liar and cowa...
by Dubious
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 48
Views: 690

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

Walker wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Sperm Whales are king of the meat heads, not hoomans.
That's the reason I said "most other animals". The main difference being hoomans known all about meatheads and whales don't! Even old Archie B knew about meatheads having enough of it himself.