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by jayjacobus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 191
Views: 2746

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

An illusion is something that is wrongly perceived but in order to know, one must somehow identify what is right. If that can't be done, than what is said to be right is an imagination and not an illusion.
by jayjacobus
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 191
Views: 2746

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I accept your position. The illusion is too real to be an illusion. The problem is with the word ''illusion'' I the context in I usually use the word ''illusion'' is by saying that which appears to look real is not real. Life is real and not real, we have to include both sides of the mirror when us...
by jayjacobus
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Would you like immortality?
Replies: 19
Views: 222

Re: Would you like immortality?

I'll take the fountain of youth instead. (As long as we are imagining.)
by jayjacobus
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Presumed guilty until proven innocent
Replies: 55
Views: 660

Re: Presumed guilty until proven innocent

Having a trial implies guilt and the jury expects evidence during the trial that will prove guilt. … But that's the point? The prosecutor tries to prove the guilt the defence tries to prove the innocence. "Presumed innocence" is a fiction. The trial is the assumption of innocence? Presume means to ...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Four Kinds of Ethical Robots
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Four Kinds of Ethical Robots

Ethics and morals are intellectually known to a human and there is a connection between the person and how he sees himself. To a robot ethics and morals are definitional only (it doesn't have true intelligence). Also, the robot doesn't have a sense of self to protect.
by jayjacobus
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it safe to assume anything in philosophy?
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Is it safe to assume anything in philosophy?

Assume means to suppose something is true without proof but many assumptions have logic and turn out to be true later. An assumption can be rational, logical, based on known facts and deductions. Assumptions, like the assumption for time travel, are not automatically wrong but may be right if the un...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Presumed guilty until proven innocent
Replies: 55
Views: 660

Re: Presumed guilty until proven innocent

Having a trial implies guilt and the jury expects evidence during the trial that will prove guilt. "Presumed innocence" is a fiction.
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Reality vs Appearance
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Reality vs Appearance

Light waves hit objects and are converted into different wave lengths which hit the eye and are turned into sense data which are processed by the brain and become appearances which are perceived by consciousness and action is taken which has the desired effect in realty. And all senses confirm what ...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 191
Views: 2746

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Consciousness is a feature of a (small) part of biological information processing but does not exist as a kind of substance and therefore cannot be extended, at least by measuring devices. (It would be better to only use the adjective/adverb conscious/ly.) If at all, we are talking about a role of ...
by jayjacobus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Unfortunately the ID people aren't really in it to stop at the designer. Their real purpose is to impose their narrow religious beliefs on others. So having a debate on ID is really nothing at all. Unless I guess if they're willing to allow for the designer to be Shiva. Which I doubt. Your safe! ID...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No Scientists who d...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No Unfortunately th...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No Scientists who d...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Design, Yes. Intelligent, No.

Were we designed by an intelligent creator? In our last issue Todd Moody described Intelligent Design theory as a scientific alternative to Darwinian evolution. Here, Massimo Pigliucci takes a more critical view of ‘ID’. https://philosophynow.org/issues/32/Design_Yes_Intelligent_No Scientists who d...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Religion vs science
Replies: 62
Views: 637

Re: Religion vs science

Why do so many believe in religion which lacks physical evidence while many reject science which does have physical evidence? 🇺🇸PhilX🇺🇸 People are taught religion and people are taught science. It's not possible to determine how much of religion is fact and how much is embellishment but science con...