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by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

Religion is passed down through many generations and most people adhere to the religion they were taught. People who choose a new religion do so because they have interpretted the new religion as having better “features” of some kind but they don’t reject religions as a whole. Atheists think that th...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 200
Views: 2246

Re: Mannie

"Doing the wrong thing Is only fine if the problem isn't really serious." Doing anything, just for the sake of 'doing sumthin', is stupid and -- as I say -- counterproductive and hurtful. Not really. I think what I think because there is good reason for that and I do what I want to do because I wan...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 200
Views: 2246

Re: jay

You're missin' the point. Mannie sez we don't know as fact that climate chsnge is human-driven, but, even if it is, no one is comin' out with any 'real' solutions, just virtue-signalin' malarkey. Me: I say the notion of human-driven climate change is horse manure so nuthin' need be done. Either way...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 200
Views: 2246

Re: Mannie

Both you guys see what's happenning but you say let's wait to see what happens next. You don't read very well. What we're advocating is using science. What you're advocating is using panic. And between those two, I think the choice is pretty clear. Let's not panic (you seem to be in a tizzy). Let's...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 94
Views: 821

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Job said "You are the God and I am the man."

Do you get it?

If not, you do not understand religion.
by jayjacobus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Artificial Consciousness: Our Greatest Ethical Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Artificial Consciousness: Our Greatest Ethical Challenge

If consciousness is an attribute of the action of the senses and is invisible, non-physical, and non-dual then the senses have surpassed the laws of nature. The three forces create the relativities of duality which we cannot escape, everything physical, whether a fine or dense force, visible or inv...
by jayjacobus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 200
Views: 2246

Re: Mannie

The climates does change, yes: but industry is not the engine of that change. I'm inclined to reserve judgment on that until the data comes in. But either way, as I'm sure you'd agree, it would make zero difference to the question, "Should we jump on board with the 'responses' advocated by 'environ...
by jayjacobus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Abortion & Phenomenology
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Abortion & Phenomenology

Perhaps the idea, that I didn't write about and is not clear, needs to be explained. When society is split relativitly evenly, don't we need a law that recognizes both perspectives? To think black and white when many colors exist is to create an oppression when oppress does not need to be. Yet one s...
by jayjacobus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Abortion & Phenomenology
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Abortion & Phenomenology

Many people, who support women's right, advocate choice. This may not logically lead to the "right" conclusion but analizing choice reveals the impications of choice. A woman's choice arises from evolution and is a factor in what she does. Societies' choice comes from synthesizing many principles an...
by jayjacobus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

I did read dozens of your posts but I was disappointed. You rarely led or taught. Maybe you should try one of these? Your inability to see insight has nothing to do with me. I am not here to lead or teach you. There is, however, wisdom to be found everywhere if you know how to perceive it. I know h...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Meditating with Descartes

I am not making myself clear. There was a time when I was conflicted in a terrible way. One remedy I tried was meditation. But meditation was not a remedy because when I stopped meditating I was still conflicted. And many times I fell into a restful sleep but that was only temporary. My ego was sear...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Meditating with Descartes

owl of Minerva wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:55 pm
he achieved the calm state of mind which we all aspire to.
My point was that he or I couldn't aspire without something to drive us. The driver is ego, his or mine.

Without an ego he and I are like zombies.
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Heidegger’s Ways of Being
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Heidegger’s Ways of Being

Andrew Royle introduces Heidegger’s key ideas from his classic Being and Time, showing how they lead towards his concept of Being-towards-death. https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/Heideggers_Ways_of_Being "By referring to ‘essence’, Heidegger begins to articulate what he means by is-ness or Being...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

Isn't life neat? I think so. So vibrant and creative. I smiled at a very young child riding in a grocery cart yesterday... her face was beaming, and her gaze so direct, like some sort of cosmic traveler landing on Earth... ready for the ride! Yes, seeing little pictures and big pictures... watching...