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by Greta
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's your philosophical quirk?
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: What's your philosophical quirk?

I try to be logical and enjoy brainstorming but others see us more clearly in some ways than we see ourselves, so to them these might be relatively minor attributes. A more interesting and potentially problematic question would be to ask people about the philosophical quirks of others on the forum ...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

why ask when you are an ant? all questions you have are irrelevant. I ask because I am a human and not an ant. Ants don't ask questions, humans do. I appreciate that how I feel about my conditioning is irrelevant to you. You don't know me :lol: However, I see value in trying to break out of one's m...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

why ask when you are an ant? all questions you have are irrelevant. I ask because I am a human and not an ant. Ants don't ask questions, humans do. I appreciate that how I feel about my conditioning is irrelevant to you. You don't know me :lol: However, I see value in trying to break out of one's m...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's your philosophical quirk?
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: What's your philosophical quirk?

I try to be logical and enjoy brainstorming but others see us more clearly in some ways than we see ourselves, so to them these might be relatively minor attributes.

A more interesting and potentially problematic question would be to ask people about the philosophical quirks of others on the forum :)
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Is the concept of a whole necessary to define fractions? Can halves, quarters, eigths and so on exist without a relationship to a whole? Why not. We believe we can have opinions without any connection from the whole from which they originated. If creation doesn't require a source for its devolution...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Yes, my tale is a rough retelling of current orthodoxy - that works with the laws of physics as we know them. The issue here is, as you allude, "as we know them". We will always be wrong to some extent in that our models are always incomplete (and we will never know everything) so a posited reality...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

I think, based on the main import of his theory, not unlike what was written without the theological gloss. The significance of the Omega Point demands more of philosophy and science; it doesn’t need to be wrapped in any kind of Christian apologetics or synthesis the inclusion of which only adds to...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Is the concept of a whole necessary to define fractions? Can halves, quarters, eigths and so on exist without a relationship to a whole? Why not. We believe we can have opinions without any connection from the whole from which they originated. If creation doesn't require a source for its devolution...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Life Support and Death Support
Replies: 13
Views: 108

Re: Life Support and Death Support

If the child does much better than expected then that may have implications for neuroscience, since the baby's brain was deemed only capable of delivering a vegetative existence. If not, then perhaps some suffering could have been avoided and medical costs diverted towards cases with better prospect...
by Greta
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

De Chardin’s speculations are indeed sublime and still worth the read inculcating a sense of the mystic within life as a whole because at its root, that’s what life is and palpably so as it becomes self-aware striving for expansion. Having said that the Omega Point remains more of fantastical specu...
by Greta
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

About your story, Greta. An evolving God of space and time is not a new idea and it’s one I considered long ago. It’s a viable idea on that level, the level of space and time, but not at the level of infinity and eternity because such a God is, by definition, contingent on a prior or more fundament...
by Greta
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

I will consider it if you can express how the ONE can be created from nothing. If you can do that you can sell anything. Does that go for me, too? It is here we part company, Nick. In mathematics, zero and infinity represent powerful adversaries at either end of the realm of numbers that are used i...
by Greta
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

If de Chardin is right, then something like God will evolve in the later universe (many billions of years, possibly a trillion or more) but at this stage, the universe seems more chaotic and formative than ordered, in which case God would only exist as an evolutionary potential. Yes. His overall de...
by Greta
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

No feedback on my story so it seemingly no one has problems with the logic and reasoning. It appears to be one feasible possibility. Your turn. How do you posit that all came to be? I begin with what I AM means. What does it mean “to be?” We are creatures of reaction and serving the process of etern...
by Greta
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 114
Views: 876

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

I will consider it if you can express how the ONE can be created from nothing. If you can do that you can sell anything. Does that go for me, too? It is here we part company, Nick. In mathematics, zero and infinity represent powerful adversaries at either end of the realm of numbers that are used i...