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by jayjacobus
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 276
Views: 3288

Re: The observer cannot be observed

We don't know the observer and here is why: There are different wave lengths to light but the wave lengths only become colors when they are processed by the brain. This means that light has no colors until the brain transforms them. In somewhat the same way an engine transforms fuel into motion. Wit...
by jayjacobus
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: when physicists start talking about philosophy...
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: when physicists start talking about philosophy...

Dogma means “a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.” This can hinder the educated scientist but not the innovative scientist.. Scientists, who question scientific dogma, are blessed with an open mind. They don’t accept the unalterable convictions of thei...
by jayjacobus
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: quantum
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: quantum

Quantum observations MIGHT suggest that there are alternative realities; one which proceeds from cause to effect and another, at least on a subatomic level, that proceeds from effect to cause. That might explain quantum physics. If it does, it may upset many of the ways scientists explain the univer...
by jayjacobus
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There are at least two times
Replies: 15
Views: 12886

Re: There are at least two times

There is a progression that goes next to next to next...........................

Time is a function. It goes from the current state to the next state to the next state ......... and on and on.

There are many times.

Time never reverses.
by jayjacobus
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Political Question
Replies: 68
Views: 1550

Re: The Fundamental Political Question

There is no question about politics.

In principle, power is not the issue but in practice power is the only issue.
by jayjacobus
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager

Derick Leben has a way of thinking that cannot be ignored. His argument is compelling.
by jayjacobus
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Whole Story
Replies: 217
Views: 2750

Re: The Whole Story

Whether it's independently derived is nothing at all to do with its value. The value is in being a cohesive collection of ideas, regardless of who thought of them first, than answers all philosophical questions. if you judge it by that standard you'll be more than satisfied. Originality is less and...
by jayjacobus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Two times
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Two times

nope, there are at least 3 times... only one of which is directly experienced... before, now and future broken clocks -Imp I agree in part with your assertion that there are at least 3 times. 3 things - yes, but only one of them is time. I would put it that there is exactly one time: it is now. Bef...
by jayjacobus
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 165
Views: 43024

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Trying to make valid points should be the goal of each poster. Being a smart ass fails to impress me.

I am on your side. Ignore the smart asses (or eviscerate them).
by jayjacobus
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: UPLOADED
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: UPLOADED

Perhaps you are right but I am not sure. Is she saying death can't be meaningful w/o a body? That is a claim which she doesn't support.

On the other hand, I may have missed her point.

What do you think her point was?
by jayjacobus
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What is the character of a woman?
Replies: 35
Views: 5576

Re: What is the character of a woman?

There is a definite difference between males and females. As a generalization males take the initiative, have strength, are action oriented and focus on accomplishments while women focus on sensitivity, socializing, caring and nurturing. As a boy matures he leans heavily toward his masculine side an...
by jayjacobus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How are humans different with other species?
Replies: 115
Views: 3114

Re: How are humans different with other species?

Animals, like humans, make choices but those animal choices are more simplistic and immediate than human choices which can be complex and farsighted. Moreover animals probably don't understand that they make choices. They seem to act without thinking about why they act.
by jayjacobus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: UPLOADED
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: UPLOADED

This poem is a hodgepodge of words. The author can probably explain but a poem that needs explaining is like a joke that people don't get.
by jayjacobus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Whole Story
Replies: 217
Views: 2750

Re: The Whole Story

The title, "the Whole Story" is grandiose. Criticism is to be expected.
by jayjacobus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The myth of man made law and authority.
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: The myth of man made law and authority.

The law has relations to rights, morals, control, contracts, risk management, safety, protection, promotion of interests, subjugation, politics, etc., etc. The idea is that the law has different purposes and that’s why we need judges. A judge will decide which purpose of the law should apply in each...