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by Greta
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post II: What humans need to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Post II: What humans need to do?

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:59 am
Greta wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 am
Young John Doe7, I have done TM until it came out my ears. I think my first course in it was over 30 years ago.

Been there, done that, still sometimes do it.
What is TM?
Transcendental meditation. Omm omm etc.
by Greta
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post II: What humans need to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Post II: What humans need to do?

Young John Doe7, I have done TM until it came out my ears. I think my first course in it was over 30 years ago.

Been there, done that, still sometimes do it.
by Greta
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post II: What humans need to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Post II: What humans need to do?

Well...reason in a world of the irrational people is the craziest thing one can do...crazy people always win because of there passion and fury...and they have interesting lives...at least that is what the voices in there head tell them :). Cutting and molding ignorance requires the hard work of an ...
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 49
Views: 402

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

A few guesses.

Practically speaking: growth and development.

Universally: as part of the processes that release entropy and move reality back towards equilibrium

Planetary: to create the means by which the Earth can spread its "seeds"

Spiritually: the drive to be, to exist?
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post II: What humans need to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Post II: What humans need to do?

Rofl...work is good...lol. I was doing one of those loopy thought experiments that crazy buggers on philosophy forums like us do, where I was trying to see if I was truly alone or if I was part of a broader community of like-minded people whom I simply don't know personally. It seemed to me that I ...
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's the healthiest food you can eat?
Replies: 69
Views: 742

Re: Food for thought

October 31, 2018 My answer -- a happy thought. Thoughts are mental food. Based on that analogy, there's much junk food in the public domain at present. It seems like good informational food these days are only available at speciality outlets, certainly not the big "News Marts", their shelves laden ...
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's the healthiest food you can eat?
Replies: 69
Views: 742

Re: What's the healthiest food you can eat?

-1- wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:45 am
Volume also counts. My family doctor said a pack of smokes a day puts as much stress on the system as gaining 15 lbs (7 Kg) bodyweight.
Which, interestingly, is about how much weight people tend to gain after quitting.
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post II: What humans need to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Post II: What humans need to do?

And what if a man or woman is all of these things? Then they will be busy :) Note the "so forth"at the end too - there are plenty of angles and aptitudes that won't apply to you. My point is that there is no one path but various paths that individuals are best suited to taking at various times of t...
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's the healthiest food you can eat?
Replies: 69
Views: 742

Re: What's the healthiest food you can eat?

It looks like Aaliyah's answer to the OP is spam.
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post II: What humans need to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Post II: What humans need to do?

What they need to do is follow their passions and aptitudes. For instance, the scientist should not be pressured, coerced or shamed into trying to be a mystic, nor vice versa. Those in despair and desperation seek respite. Those who are lonely will seek company. Those who want to leave the cycle of...
by Greta
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Mind/Body Dualism as Distortive
Replies: 19
Views: 424

Re: The Mind/Body Dualism as Distortive

You did not reference my post at all so I have no idea what you are saying in reply to it.
by Greta
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Mind/Body Dualism as Distortive
Replies: 19
Views: 424

Re: The Mind/Body Dualism as Distortive

To start, since the head is part of the overall body, then mind and body are one. Fair enough. However, the brain has very specific functions and the body most certainly has a sense of dualism, in that the torso's organs mostly cycle energy while the head's organ mostly cycles information. The most ...
by Greta
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Post II: What humans need to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: Post II: What humans need to do?

What they need to do is follow their passions and aptitudes. For instance, the scientist should not be pressured, coerced or shamed into trying to be a mystic, nor vice versa. Those in despair and desperation seek respite. Those who are lonely will seek company. Those who want to leave the cycle of ...
by Greta
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Abstract art does not exist as a representation of reality. Abstract art exists as reality, as an entity in and of itself. I see that more as the nexus between abstract art and design. Abstraction of a subject is often done to more faithfully represent reality, to capture nuances and hidden truth n...
by Greta
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why are humans psychopaths?
Replies: 31
Views: 482

Re: Why are humans psychopaths?

Yes, that is a confusing mish-mash of misquotes :lol:

Put simply ... it's a jungle out there :) So, if you are a herbivore then you'd better watch out for the predators, parasites, klepto-parasites, but if you are a scavenger, you might want to follow those guys around and pick up their scraps.