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by Walker
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 488
Views: 24034

Re: 2001

i confess ignorance in "Terma", but would welcome education about what that is Walker. A terma is a hidden treasure, to be revealed at the proper time. There are numerous public links on the web about the details. In the movie, the terma is revealed within the consciousness of a proto-human. The pr...
by Walker
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 52
Views: 591

Re: Robots

We are in fact already involved in human experimentation even if it is not said. Since the first thing we have learned is to tolerate what we see as scientific research practices to improve the "race", but will we accept technological experimentation with superior beings? Like when they took away t...
by Walker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 54
Views: 697

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Miracles would not prove God. If two suns rose in the morning tomorrow it would not prove that the two suns rose because God made them. If a burning bush appeared before you and said. "I am God and I will make two suns rise tomorrow", and it actually happened, again it would prove that you saw a bu...
by Walker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 3461

Re: Re:

Skip, Ssems to me Trump is doin' exactly what I hired him to do. The consequences of Trump, as president, are exactly what I expected. I've yet to see a downside to Trump as prez. You do, I guess. Tell me your objections. I'm not Skip - but would like to reply to your inquiry. I do think Trump coll...
by Walker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 54
Views: 697

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

roydop wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Transcendence of thought leads to completion.

The effortless part... well it takes persistence to get there
I think you’ll appreciate this.
It’s authentic.

How Meditation Works
https://www.shinzen.org/wp-content/uplo ... rt_How.pdf
by Walker
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 92
Views: 851

Re: "How are you defining the word 'murder' here?"

You don’t punish someone by doing them right. You punish someone by doing them wrong. Murder is the ultimate wrong, therefore, murder is the ultimate punishment. The punishment can be dealt by an individual, by a group, or by a faceless government. I am not after retribution. There's very little em...
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 92
Views: 851

Re: why is murder wrong?

Murder is wrong because it violates the individual human right to life which is not a right granted by Man. At best, a man can facilitate the creation of life. At worst a man can murder life.
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 92
Views: 851

Re: "How are you defining the word 'murder' here?"

Killing done for any reason other than self-defense. That's not all encompassing. I will kill to protect the lives of loved ones. So perhaps, killing for any other reason than person-defense? You don’t punish someone by doing them right. You punish someone by doing them wrong. Murder is the ultimat...
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 488
Views: 24034

Re: Favourite movie scenes

Conclusion: This is one of the most cynical movies ever made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acY9agpYZyI

Premise: This entire movie glamorizes the corruption of ethics and morality, ironically in Las Vegas.

Not even this movie could corrupt Clair de Lune.
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3299
Views: 359394

Re: Music

by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 48
Views: 548

Re:

Based on the article: the members of the Seattle City Council are authentic assholes (much like the phony) certainly they aren't employees of Seattle (any more than the phony was an employee of America). Tech: meh. True enough. Also, if the chair commanded a city cop (an employee of Seattle) to rem...
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 48
Views: 548

Re: Re:

"Yeah, never mind the more significant point of the posting." I thought the whole 'paying for value' thing was the point. Instead, I guess, it was the 'authentic' thing (he's seen as 'authentic', by some, I'll give you that). The significant point was that paying often determines value. 5 second ex...
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 48
Views: 548

Re: "does perception of authenticity in the Now depend on knowledge of the past?"

Translation: to recognize honesty, does a body need experience? Of course. When I think 'authenticity' I think 'honesty'. A fellow might foist up terrible garbage but do so honestly (he really believes his shit). Such a person is wrong-headed but not a hokum meister. Another fellow can offer up the...
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 48
Views: 548

Re: "does perception of authenticity in the Now depend on knowledge of the past?"

My ancient ipad can't do youtube. Still musing the topic of "authentic" ... along the lines of, everyone is authentic in the sense that one can only be what one is. If one is impersonating, then one is authentically a person impersonating, which has deeper implications than semantic hair-splitting....
by Walker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 52
Views: 591

Re: Robots

Robots for me is a representation of our vanity of being a superman whose ego is really working that way. However, we want to be unbeatable, and we feel betrayed with the new technology, we fear that artificial intelligence will surpass us. Then, finally, if we adapt the robots to be as emotional a...