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by bahman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How could you be happy in Heaven when your loved one are in hell?
Replies: 24
Views: 283

Re: How could you be happy in Heaven when your loved one are in hell?

As it is stated. Dear bahman I interpret your question in a few different ways. Could you clarify how you mean, please? Are any of below options “correct”? How can I be happy when: a) My loved ones and I are dead, but I’m in “heaven” and they are in ”hell”? b) I am dead [in heaven], but my loved on...
by bahman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

There is no reason to believe there is a first cause just because everything has a cause. There is no reason to believe that beginnings or ends exist in Actuality. Y'all are tilting at ancient windmills. No wind blows there. There was a beginning sine otherwise you are dealing with a regress. There...
by bahman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Nothing to something is only possible when something to nothing is equally possible. True. In fact, change is not possible if something to nothing was not possible. How does this 'logically' follow? Something to nothing has NOT yet occurred, unless some proof is provided. But until then 'change', i...
by bahman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

How, EXACTLY, does your first three sentences here "also indicate" that 'nothing to something' is possible? The PoC means that you need an agent to cause, by cause I mean to go from one state of affair to another one. So, are you saying that to go from one state of affair to another then an agent i...
by bahman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

The principle of causality (PoC) says that everything has a cause. PoC, however, applies to material things. Nothing is not material. Therefore, PoC does not apply to it. This also indicates that nothing to something is possible which means that there is no need for God. It does apply, since no cau...
by bahman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

The name itself implies that there is no such “thing” as “no-thing”. Thingness does not apply to nothing. What then is nothing? Even that statement does not make sense. Nothing isn’t. Is implies thingness. So nothing is merely negation of thingness? Yet surely for there to be something it must stan...
by bahman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

This also indicates that nothing to something is possible Nothing to something is only possible when something to nothing is equally possible. True. In fact, change is not possible if something to nothing was not possible. To elaborate think of a change, X to Y. X and Y cannot coexist since you can...
by bahman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

The principle of causality (PoC) says that everything has a cause. PoC, however, applies to material things. Nothing is not material. Therefore, PoC does not apply to it. This also indicates that nothing to something is possible which means that there is no need for God. How, EXACTLY, does your fir...
by bahman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

The name itself implies that there is no such “thing” as “no-thing”. Thingness does not apply to nothing. What then is nothing? Even that statement does not make sense. Nothing isn’t. Is implies thingness. So nothing is merely negation of thingness? Yet surely for there to be something it must stan...
by bahman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

There is no such thing as nothing. How do you know that there was not such a thing as nothing? in 100% of all examples, i can show you what is missing explicitly. A lack of anything at all wouldn't be any thing we could talk about. Empty space exists as a relationship between other things. A lack o...
by bahman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

The principle of causality (PoC) says that everything has a cause. PoC, however, applies to material things. Nothing is not material. Therefore, PoC does not apply to it. This also indicates that nothing to something is possible which means that there is no need for God. There is no such thing as n...
by bahman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 100
Views: 861

Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

The principle of causality (PoC) says that everything has a cause. PoC, however, applies to material things. Nothing is not material. Therefore, PoC does not apply to it.

This also indicates that nothing to something is possible which means that there is no need for God.
by bahman
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is no hard problem of consciousness
Replies: 54
Views: 789

Re: There is no hard problem of consciousness

Your premise of mutually exclusive states is where your Logic is going wrong. Why does X have to vanish in it's entirety before Y comes into play. I think the proper way to think about this is that X morphs into Y. Properties of X cause Y as X is diminishing. If you are familiar with Electromagneti...
by bahman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is no hard problem of consciousness
Replies: 54
Views: 789

Re: There is no hard problem of consciousness

Okay, use the stone analogy in your 3 step outline if you please, how is mind necessary for a stone to fall. And keep in mind, this stone is already falling, and will continue to fall, even if a mind does or doesn’t see it. The stone cannot fall if there is no mind since it vanishes at one point (w...
by bahman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is no hard problem of consciousness
Replies: 54
Views: 789

Re: There is no hard problem of consciousness

This part of your argument never really made much sense to me. Can you elaborate with an example? For instance... I’m struggling to think of something in the natural world which contains two states which switches between them in a binary fashion. The only examples I can think of are human made syst...