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by seeds
Sat May 21, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Has my need, to be a sexy American mother to Janice helped God's sex, via Janice's Rapunzel: the web's "LOL"-I-POP?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Has my need, to be a sexy American mother to Janice helped God's sex, via Janice's Rapunzel: the web's "LOL"-I-POP?

What happened to monitoring posts before they are posted? Actually, approving posts before they appear only applies to new forum members who are posting for the first time. Come on, Rick, help us out here. This obvious troll (or bot?) who calls himself "trokanmariel" has been flooding the forum wit...
by seeds
Fri May 20, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus's teaching complete?
Replies: 44
Views: 392

Re: Is Jesus's teaching complete?

No teachings in any of humanity's religions are complete. Not according to Islam. Yes. And also according to Islam, in the afterlife, many Muslim males will have an "eternal erection" that will allow them to rape 72 "perpetual" virgins that Allah (who, apparently, is some kind of "Cosmic Pimp" ) is...
by seeds
Fri May 20, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Jesus's teaching complete?
Replies: 44
Views: 392

Re: Is Jesus's teaching complete?

If yes, why did God send Mohamad? If not, why don't Christians convert to Islam? No teachings in any of humanity's religions are complete. All religions (and this includes materialism) are but mere puzzle pieces that each contain fragments of truth regarding the mystery of reality. Furthermore, I s...
by seeds
Tue May 17, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Vestibule Architect's lazy false precision problem
Replies: 34
Views: 615

Re: Vestibule Architect's lazy false precision problem

I hate to nitpick I really do ... but that is actually " Masters Degree with emphasis on Problem Solving Techniques". We don't want to relegate him to some home-schooled amateur problem solver. Did you know he is a Harvard educated biochemist now? No, I did not know that. I guess I should have read...
by seeds
Tue May 17, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Vestibule Architect's lazy false precision problem
Replies: 34
Views: 615

Re: Vestibule Architect's lazy false precision problem

Btw, one of my specialty is problem solving techniques and I have applied the above approaches to resolve many problems with positive results. That's excellent news, seeds's list can be updated again I just now came across this post. I'm sure I have missed several, however, V.A.'s (partial) list of...
by seeds
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 275
Views: 9211

Re: There is no emergence

But I already argued against strong emergence in OP... Actually, bahman, all you did in your OP is describe the elements of "weak emergence," while insisting (or at least, implying) that there is no such thing as "emergence" in any form. No, actually what I showed is that all sorts of emergence are...
by seeds
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

However, it brings us to that perennial issue regarding the question of what it is that transforms that "raw data" into the phenomenal (physical) features of the universe. The mind has the ability to experience the qualia,... I suggest that the "I Am-ness" that sits at the throne of our consciousne...
by seeds
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

_______ (Continued from prior post) ...Any concpetion of QM which implies collapse happens because of Human Minds or observeration or whatever puts US at a special unique place in the universe - and I don't think there's much reason to believe the universe cares about us. I realize that you're no do...
by seeds
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

_______ (Continued from prior post) It's not some crackpot idea I made up man haha. It's totally fine if your opinion is (And again, no, "decoherence" is not the answer.) But it seems more like you're demanding I reject decoherence as the answer, rather than just stating that as your own personal po...
by seeds
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

Well, I think you're being very much overly rejective of decoherence. You may not believe it, I don't expect you to accept that it's TRUE, but your overconfidence that decoherence over collapse isn't even a possibility worth considering, and that anybody who is considering so must be making a very ...
by seeds
Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

I do not think most quantum physicisits believe that consciousness, or human intelligence, is the thing causing collapse. In the no-collapse approaches, like Many Worlds, the idea is that "measurement" and "entanglement" are almost synonymous - as a quantum system becomes entangled with its environ...
by seeds
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

Since the quantum measurement problem is actually only a problem within the context of the statistical description of wave functions, how is it a philosophical problem? I offer no solution to anything until it can be demonstrated there is a problem. It most certainly is not just a problem within th...
by seeds
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

...The only substances that exist are at the macro level of existence. Iron, sulfur, copper, oxygen, iodine and all other elements, water, salt, ammonia, and copper sulfate and all other compounds, milk, plastic, gun powder, martinis and all other mixtures are all the kinds of substances there are....
by seeds
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

... it is not unreasonable or illogical to think of all of the phenomenal features of what we call "reality" ... as being founded upon an "informationally- based substance" ... _______ ...The only substances that exist are at the macro level of existence. Iron, sulfur, copper, oxygen, iodine and al...
by seeds
Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?
Replies: 111
Views: 3187

Re: Is the universe created from an "informationally-based" substance?

_______ ( Note: This thread is an off-shoot from the "Christianity" thread in the "General Philosophical Discussion" forum.) ...More interesting, to me at any rate, is what exactly you mean by "an "informationally- based " substance". You don't like the duck pond analogy, how about an old 45? The i...