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by jayjacobus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: God(s)

God is defined by people and the definition goes from 0 to extremely complex. In each person's mind the definitions are not fixed but changeable. The source of definitions come from texts or come from reasoning. But there is not one single definition or even agreed on premises. But the logic depend...
by jayjacobus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

If you live peacefully you will have no problem at all. You may be imprisoned because you spoke the truth, or shot because you acted upon the truth – but that is not a problem; you will be shot. It is extraordinarily important to understand this. Remember the movie (and book), "One flew over the Cu...
by jayjacobus
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 91
Views: 933

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

One thing I found very helpful in learning how to UNDERSTAND things FULLY, is to NEVER put nor use the word being defined, in the definition, itself. What I found is this leads more towards confusion than it does towards understanding. One cannot teach without using words and words have definitions...
by jayjacobus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

Is freedom to congregate an element of free speech? Or are the sheep just listening to a speaker? People who advocate assault weapons are exercising their free speech but are ignoring the safety of potential victims of gun violence. Assault weapons are not a constitutional issue because the constitu...
by jayjacobus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 91
Views: 933

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

Time is defined as a series of states. If there is only one state, then there is no time because everything is frozen. Why does it HAVE TO BE necessarily "frozen". Why can one state NOT be in constant-motion? Also, that is the point of one state, there can be one state of constant-change AND there ...
by jayjacobus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 91
Views: 933

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

If there is a 'point in time', then what is 'time', to you, exactly? Time is defined as a series of states. If there is only one state, then there is no time because everything is frozen. Now is only the current state (or a sequence of deduced states that give now a duration). A point in time is ei...
by jayjacobus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

I know it is not PC to say but I admire the chicken on the block who is willing to raise their voice in support of those with their head on the block supporting freedom. It is a no no. Of course if anyone is raising their voice in support of gay rights, women's rights, minority rights and whatever ...
by jayjacobus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: God(s)

God is defined by people and the definition goes from 0 to extremely complex. In each person's mind the definitions are not fixed but changeable. The source of definitions come from texts or come from reasoning. But there is not one single definition or even agreed on premises. But the logic depends...
by jayjacobus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

October 1, 2019 Dear Nick, I'm posting this taunt of the Philosophy Now Nazis/nazis here in your thread. If this thread is deleted because of me, there are far worse things -- like being a Nazi in the first place. Evil is its own reward..... Censorious Nazis, I dare you to execute me October 1, 201...
by jayjacobus
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: "America is an opportunity which failed."

henry quirk wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:55 am
Fat lady ain't sang yet.
The president is fat , dumb and happy because "his" employees follow his orders. When that changes, he will go on a diet.
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

If you go to a doctor with a pain in your chest and the doctor says, "you check out fine." and you say, "But Doc what about the pain in my chest?" And the doctor says "Set un an appointment for next year.", is the doctor not listening? Who said talk to the Ukraine? Trump said that. Who said change m...
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

What we need is a court by the people, for the people and of the people. Truck drivers, waitresses, scientists, teachers will figure it out. The supreme court is supreme Trumpsters. (What government lackey changed medicare? We'll see about that.) The group you mentioned is better suited for a good ...
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

What we need is a court by the people, for the people and of the people. Truck drivers, waitresses, scientists, teachers will figure it out. The supreme court is supreme Trumpsters.

(What government lackey changed medicare? We'll see about that.)
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 73
Views: 821

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

Manipulation is allowed. Defamation is a civil issue and hard to prove. Bullying is harmful but not against the law. Insults are permitted (as the president demonstrates). People will harm you and demand free speech. Where to draw the line? No where, I suppose.
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is a Perfect Circle Real?
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Is a Perfect Circle Real?

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:52 am

My Point;
A Perfect Circle is impossible to exists as real, i.e. within the field of sensibility + understandng + rationality.

Any counter to the above?
Good point and a point isn't real either, is it? If an atom is real, then a point is only an abstraction.