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by DanDare
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 121
Views: 3195

Re: Propaganda Antidote

propaganda == communication is a useless tautology that negates the use of the distinct word propaganda. It also does not correspond with actual usage of the word:
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.
by DanDare
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Problem of Evil
Replies: 236
Views: 3688

Re: The Problem of Evil

The problem for Atheism is not one of understanding evil but of justifying their valuation of something as evil, given that they believe they live in an inherently value-neutral universe, in which time and chance are the ultimate explanations. To justify something as evil merely requires defining e...
by DanDare
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Wheeeeeeee......
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Wheeeeeeee......

Are you new to any online forums? Nuh, I've been forumning since the naughties. I generally try to keep the same name and persona online, too. Its not much different to real me, I think. I'm not a fan of the literal D&D games but indirectly through the video games that the D&D games have been exten...
by DanDare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 123
Views: 3796

Re: An argument against materialism

You have no way to Explain how something like the Color Red, the Standard A Tone, or the Taste of Salt can happen as a result of Neurons Firing. These Conscious Experiences refuse to be stuffed back into the Neurons. It is highly Scientific to give them a place to Exist in, namely some sort of Cons...
by DanDare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 123
Views: 3796

Re: An argument against materialism

There is a way to test Conscious Space if we speculate further about things. If Quantum Mechanics is the conduit between Physical Space and Conscious Space then we can perform Experiments using certain QM principles as in: http://www.theintermind.com/MachConExperiment/MachConExperiment.asp That is ...
by DanDare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Problem of Evil
Replies: 236
Views: 3688

Re: The Problem of Evil

... I think what I read from you is the following: Defined gods of many sorts cannot exist: e.g. Omni everything fails when the problem of evil is put forward. Evil can include bad stuff that happens to people (the example in the article includes a tooth ache). Believing in gods can lead to acts of...
by DanDare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Social media and the reinforcement of the ego
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: Social media and the reinforcement of the ego

The connectivity is a necessary enabler.
Its the graphic user interface that made it an "everyone can use it" thing. (sorry to my hard core, "command line is real computer use" friends)
by DanDare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Wheeeeeeee......
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Wheeeeeeee......

henry quirk wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:03 pm
gurps is too crunchy

savage worlds is decent

barbarians of lemuria works

mutants and masterminds is what I'm eyein' these days
For reeeeeeeeely crunchy there is Role Master.
by DanDare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Wheeeeeeee......
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Wheeeeeeee......

Walker wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:43 pm Hey there old timer.

I'm not a gamer but I'm reading a novel called Ready Player by Ernest Kline.

Fascinating.
Is that the book that the movie Ready Player One is based on?
by DanDare
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Wheeeeeeee......
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Wheeeeeeee......

Gary Childress wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:11 am Welcome to the forum. I agree with your statement that philosophy is important.
Good to start on a positive note. :)
by DanDare
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Wheeeeeeee......
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Wheeeeeeee......

Interesting to find these forums.
I'm ancient.
Started playing D&D in 1974.
I like making computers do what they do and get all software theory on it.
I design and play lots of games.
I think philosophy is important.
by DanDare
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: credibility is bogus
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: credibility is bogus

Impenitent wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:46 pm
DanDare wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:56 am
Spike Milligan wrote:My uncle was a great man. He told me so himself. He said "I am a great man", and you can't argue with facts like that.
it worked for Muhammad Ali...

-Imp
;)
by DanDare
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Who will swallow the Corona virus debt? The rich or the poor?
Replies: 47
Views: 1387

Re: Who will swallow the Corona virus debt? The rich or the poor?

The poor will bear the burden of paying for the pandemic, not with cash but with decreases in public services. How sad! The parasites might not have as much to mooch. They might actually have to do something to provide for themselves, like everyone else. There is such a thing as systemically forced...
by DanDare
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 123
Views: 3796

Re: An argument against materialism

There is no way to tell if consciousness or those quality of experience things you mention are anything other than localized phenomena arising from the material conditions where they seem to occur. We do know that reported conscious experience, and behavior, can be altered by changes to the brain. ...
by DanDare
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 121
Views: 3195

Re: Propaganda Antidote

bottomline: you're the gatekeeper of your head lots of folks wanna get in there and monkey around with the workings up to you, only you, if they do This is not an effective answer to the question, since you yourself may be the paragon of seeing through propaganda, but you will still be negatively i...