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by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 864

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

No it's not, no it doesn't. That's basically a physics question but if you want a metaphysical answer, deconstruction according to logic and purpose. The base of the ToE in physics is Delta (change over time), because all physical things, mass, matter, gravity, energy, causality, the speed of light...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 301
Views: 2733

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

So what is 'evidence' to you that would prove the possible existence of a monster AND why would/should you even invest the time to even question whether the possible monster COULD exist in the first place? I think, Scott, this is a case of you weaving an analogy of some kind...the point of which re...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 864

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Numbers are descriptive of relationships of quantity and quantity only exists to the extent we differentiate/measure things for reasons. That is naive and prevents discovery of how nature actually works. But tell me then, given what you think you know, what do you reduce physics to as elemental pro...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

Would men have women wear large tents, so as not to be accused of 'trying to attract them' by showing any hint of a female shape underneath? That in itself would be regarded as 'titillating' by many men, so women can't really win whatever they do. Most young women are oblivious to the effect they h...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...
Replies: 37
Views: 325

Re: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...

Why conform to any preconceived rules of conduct that one did not preapprove of themselves? [Is this one better? I can change it to this, if it is.] Is there a better way of questioning this, given you understand my meaning? I'm starting to get a rough idea of your intent. Using Why...?->> is open ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...
Replies: 37
Views: 325

Re: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...

That those born with wealth will have a greater tendency to adopt Conservative politics because they believe it is 'fair' to CONSERVE their fortune inherited to them. Those born poor or into some genetic race of less popular appeal, will tend to adopt Progressive politics because PROGRESS (change) ...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 864

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Numbers are descriptive of relationships of quantity and quantity only exists to the extent we differentiate/measure things for reasons. That is naive and prevents discovery of how nature actually works. But tell me then, given what you think you know, what do you reduce physics to as elemental pro...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 864

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

There is no reason to believe there is a first cause just because everything has a cause. There is no reason to believe that beginnings or ends exist in Actuality. Y'all are tilting at ancient windmills. No wind blows there. What better than to recognize that "absolutely nothing" suffices as the pa...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: What is a novel coronavirus?
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: What is a novel coronavirus?

Possible answers?: (1) The novel Coronavirus is a book that I cannot find anywhere even though it has become so popular world-wide. Is it just sold out? I also don't see it on the best sellers lists anywhere! Damn, I'm so out of the loop! or... (2) The novel coronavirus is a conspiracy to sell face ...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...
Replies: 37
Views: 325

Re: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...

Your are missing my point. If you are going to survey a question, then you need to be certain that logically the options are valid, otherwise the stats you wish to analyse are going to be inaccurate OR people such as myself will not select anything because we may as roll a dice or in this case, fli...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...
Replies: 37
Views: 325

Re: What we ALL share in common that troubles us equally...

What does that mean? The question is so ambiguous as to render it incomprehensible...especially where a binary YES\NO answer is required. Are you asking:- Why am I required to do X (something) when I did not opt in by choice? If not, please replace X in an example question. I've answered this with ...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 864

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

There is no reason to believe there is a first cause just because everything has a cause. There is no reason to believe that beginnings or ends exist in Actuality. Y'all are tilting at ancient windmills. No wind blows there. What better than to recognize that "absolutely nothing" suffices as the pa...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

While it is effeminate for Style's choice, the context is missing. Vogue magazine is itself about flaunting runway style imagery and raising awareness of the variety of choices people can have in ones attire or presentation. That 'context' tells me that for whatever reason he is wearing it as the c...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

It is irrelevant THAT those women.... Why is it alright to dictate that society's men should not JUDGE women for their choices while it IS still alright to JUDGE men for it. The same reason it's all right for you to judge "those women" - whoever they are, wherever they are, whatever they actually s...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 301
Views: 2733

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

Tell me how you differentiate whether a child swinging a toy sword is striking a real, but invisible, monster from one who is just playing pretend? The presence of the monster. If such exists, there will be evidence it does. ... So what is 'evidence' to you that would prove the possible existence o...