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by jayjacobus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: MADNESS!
Replies: 19
Views: 187

Re: MADNESS!

Jay Things happen fast these days. It doesn’t take long to know when the car crashes. For instance, even before Obama was sworn in, businesses with any sense of self-preservation had contracted into hunker-down mode. Most major media outlets* are organs of the Democratic Party that report what supp...
by jayjacobus
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: MADNESS!
Replies: 19
Views: 187

Re: MADNESS!

DAM Under these limited conditions which need not be limiting, you exist only as writing, so appropriate action is effective writing, inappropriate action is ineffective writing. Jay Things happen fast these days. It doesn’t take long to know when the car crashes. For instance, even before Obama wa...
by jayjacobus
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: MADNESS!
Replies: 19
Views: 187

Re: MADNESS!

- Interpreting past sane actions through the lens of imagined, ideologically-shaped conditions often results in a madness-verdict from the history revisionists, however the sane man in an insane world (e.g. Lincoln* or Trump**), with a clear apprehension of conditions, yields to appropriateness. A ...
by jayjacobus
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: MADNESS!
Replies: 19
Views: 187

Re: MADNESS!

- Interpreting past sane actions through the lens of imagined, ideologically-shaped conditions often results in a madness-verdict from the history revisionists, however the sane man in an insane world (e.g. Lincoln* or Trump**), with a clear apprehension of conditions, yields to appropriateness. A ...
by jayjacobus
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 210
Views: 1402

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"We could start a thread on madness." on it in two shakes of a lamb's keister # "Educated secularists find it acceptable to use the term when talking about “what humans do”. But somehow the educated secularist is more than human so do not do what “humans do.” They believe themselves to be a 'finer ...
by jayjacobus
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 42
Views: 504

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

If I am in Washington, how do I know that NYC is real? If it doesn't exist, how did my memory become to be?
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 210
Views: 1402

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

The closest we can come to this question meaning anything is the inevitable conclusion that - it would have been much better had dontaskme never been born. That's your claim but what's the foundation for your claim? If you have no foundation, no reason, for making that claim it is a naked claim. If...
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 210
Views: 1402

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

The closest we can come to this question meaning anything is the inevitable conclusion that - it would have been much better had dontaskme never been born. That's your claim but what's the foundation for your claim? If you have no foundation, no reason, for making that claim it is a naked claim. If...
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 210
Views: 1402

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:18 am

No, reality is not an illusion …… and still you repeat .. ''I don't think reality is illusory''.
So, you are both saying reality is not an illusion.
by jayjacobus
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 210
Views: 1402

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

The high born are under impressed with their lives and the low born are confused that they were low born. So maybe there is no answer.
by jayjacobus
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Is Value?
Replies: 28
Views: 509

Re: What Is Value?

I see your point but unfortunately money is the frame of reference for value. 10 chickens and 5 goats have a monetary vale. You are thinking in the abstract. You are suggesting that there are feelings and perspectives that have no monetary value but do have an incalculable value to the person with t...
by jayjacobus
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 42
Views: 504

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

I'm not sure what your last two sentences say but consciousness is always in the present. If consciousness goes to the future, then the future is now and the present is the static past.
by jayjacobus
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On the Nature of Creation, Creativity and Intelligence
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: On the Nature of Creation, Creativity and Intelligence

Creativity certainly is the evolution within society and is the foundation of knowledge and intelligence itself. We've created and are still creating new ways of social interactions while a creative genius was able to create all the tools a carpenter needs to build his house. I think you are right....
by jayjacobus
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 210
Views: 1402

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

It completely depends within the individuals perspective of life from their experiences which has manifested whom they are today. I see the point in living and why it would be worth it, but for me personally, I wish I was never born. Try to hang in there, friend. My working life went from one toxic...
by jayjacobus
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 42
Views: 504

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

Dontaskme wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:56 am
Time and Space are mental concepts, they don't actually exist.

Space is required to understand time. .


That seems contradictory. You can explain away the contradiction, I suppose.