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by jayjacobus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Cutting God in Half
Replies: 24
Views: 284

Re: Cutting God in Half

But you don't have any evidence that God is evil which is particularly true if God doesn't exist. If God doesn't exist, what is evil about the universe? If you can answer that, then evil exists with or without God.
by jayjacobus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Cutting God in Half
Replies: 24
Views: 284

Re: Cutting God in Half

Read the book of Job. Job makes the case that God is evil. But if you don't believe in God, then Job is wrong and if you do believe in God, then have you any reason to believe that God chooses you for anything, good or evil? What happens in the universe, happens because of nature. God's actions are...
by jayjacobus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Cutting God in Half
Replies: 24
Views: 284

Re: Cutting God in Half

Read the book of Job. Job makes the case that God is evil. But if you don't believe in God, then Job is wrong and if you do believe in God, then have you any reason to believe that God chooses you for anything, good or evil? What happens in the universe, happens because of nature. God's actions are ...
by jayjacobus
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Cutting God in Half
Replies: 24
Views: 284

Re: Cutting God in Half

Does evil and love affect the physical universe? What science or philosophy would lead to that conclusion? .
by jayjacobus
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Cutting God in Half
Replies: 24
Views: 284

Re: Cutting God in Half

The universe has been very successful. Until recently it hadn't been evil or loving. God,if he existed, hadn't been evil or loving. What changed?
by jayjacobus
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Seeing Time
Replies: 139
Views: 3414

Re: Seeing Time

Time always proceeds from next to next If you read a series from left to right you read it next to next to next. If you read the series from right to left you read it next to next to next. A series of 8 characters read from left to right and then right to left, takes 16 steps even if you end up at t...
by jayjacobus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Seeing Time
Replies: 139
Views: 3414

Re: Seeing Time

memory creates the direction of time. events are recorded. the order the events are recorded determines that time is moving forward. Memory reveals the order of events but events are not time. Time goes next, next, next, next, next ........ If time goes last, last, last, last, last ........, that i...
by jayjacobus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Seeing Time
Replies: 139
Views: 3414

Re: Seeing Time

It has been said that entropy creates the direction of time. No. Entropy creates the direction of entropy. Entropy doesn't create time so it doesn't direct time. It would be silly to say that entropy creates the direction of space. Entropy occurs in space and it occurs in time. Time does not occur i...
by jayjacobus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Are You A Garbled Relativist?
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Are You A Garbled Relativist?

Ray Prebble argues that moral relativism is both incoherent and immoral. https://philosophynow.org/issues/124/Are_You_A_Garbled_Relativist Morality is nothing more than propaganda. Dr. Prebble doesn't seem to understand that. Propaganda is information with a bias. I think Dr. Prebble knows that bec...
by jayjacobus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: An Overdue Appearance of Immanuel Kant
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: An Overdue Appearance of Immanuel Kant

A person can deduce that there is a real space and a real time even if space and time are abstract. This is because the mind is here and now. Without there and then the mind cannot exist, because without there and then, here and now cannot exist. In other words it doesn't matter what space and time ...
by jayjacobus
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Everything A Computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Is Everything A Computer?

There are no turing machines in the physical universe because the physical universe does not utilize information. Machines that utilize information do so because humans made them that way. Melting snow is not a computer (that's silly) because melting snow does not utilize information. Computers util...
by jayjacobus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Everything A Computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Is Everything A Computer?

Does a brain or a computer have an intent? I don't think so. Talking about the computer and the brain ignores intent which is a key characteristic of any person. Comparing an intentionless brain to an intentionless computer sways the discussion to an irrelevant point.
by jayjacobus
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Free Will Is Still Alive!
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Free Will Is Still Alive!

I don't know how the mind would be mechanized or why a mind would be useful at all without free will. The evolution of the mind seems to be to make choices. The mind actually seems to hinder a determinist universe.
by jayjacobus
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Everything A Computer?
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Is Everything A Computer?

A computer follows a program. A person follows his/her mind. The program is fixed. The mind is not.
by jayjacobus
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Free Will Is Still Alive!
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Free Will Is Still Alive!

The will is in the present. It responds to information, senses and emotions in the present. In this sense it is unbound to anything physical at all. Physical has no effect on the will unless physical is transformed into information, senses and emotions.