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by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3551
Views: 428316

Re: Music

Annie Lennox - No More "I Love You's"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK6j3zx ... d3zqagOFFk
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3551
Views: 428316

Re: Music

by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!
Replies: 40
Views: 761

Re: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!

No. I don't use an algorithm when I want to stop a chain of causality or create one. Then what do you use? I use my mind. Yes, but not freely. It's as "freely" as you are doing it. That's why it's non-deterministic to the programmer. Non-deterministic means that you cannot anticipate it. Free decis...
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"

I am talking about something which cannot be real, eternal past. Yes. That's ontology. It may or may not have limits. I am not talking about an abstract idea which cannot be real. Yes. That's epistemology. It has limits. How about this: The reality is coherent, ontology. The idea of eternal past is...
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:50 pm
bahman wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm
I don't need to understand his argument. He is clearly wrong. You cannot reach to eternal past.
It's epistemically - true. You can't know if it's ontologically true.
I am talking about something which cannot be real, eternal past. I am not talking about an abstract idea which cannot be real.
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Regress in act of the creation
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Regress in act of the creation

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:48 pm
bahman wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 pm
No. That is my argument that convey an idea using language. The idea is about regress.
Infinite regress is computation. Recursion.
I am not talking about computation. I am talking about an act in which time is created.
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!
Replies: 40
Views: 761

Re: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!

I am able to stop to write you whenever I want in spite of wanting to write you. Machine just follow a chain of causality. Mind can break and create a chain of causality whenever it wants. Like stop writing. So can a machine. NOP No. I don't use an algorithm when I want to stop a chain of causality...
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"

No counter views [especially from theists] to the above? The universe is either eternal (has no beginning) or has a beginning. It cannot be eternal therefore it has a beginning. Note Kant argued both claims of 'the Universe is eternal' or 'Universe has a beginning' are false. Kant went a few layers...
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 117
Views: 3434

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

Thank you for your query, Bahman. My concept of time is explained best by perusing my comments throughout the "Past, PRESENT--future?" postings. I have striven to comment simply and rationally within a logical framework. Whether you find these ideas useful is for you to decide. I hope that some of ...
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Regress in act of the creation
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Regress in act of the creation

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:32 pm
It's not a regress.

"Creation" is the same thing as Reification.

The thing that creates (your Turing machine) - it's recursive/self-referential. Hence the "regress".
No. That is my argument that convey an idea using language. The idea is about regress.
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Regress in act of the creation
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Regress in act of the creation

There are two states of affair in act of the creation, nothing then something respectively. One state of affair follows another one. This act requires time. Time is a part of the creation itself. Therefore, the act of creation is impossible since this (the act requires time and time is a part of cr...
by bahman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!
Replies: 40
Views: 761

Re: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!

Yes, it is. But we can do it. That is why we are different from machines. You can't explain how you do it - you are no different to a machine. I am able to stop to write you whenever I want in spite of wanting to write you. Machine just follow a chain of causality. Mind can break and create a chain...
by bahman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?

I'd like to address the Theodicy-problem during this horrible pandemic. People suffer, and it's not only because of the carelessness or evil by other humans. It's nature itself causing innocent people - to suffer a horrible death. I'm not addressing the philosophical issue of wether God exists or n...
by bahman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Kant: "The Universe Has a Beginning is False"

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:09 am
No counter views [especially from theists] to the above?
The universe is either eternal (has no beginning) or has a beginning. It cannot be eternal therefore it has a beginning.
by bahman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 206
Views: 1437

Re: God and COVID-19

After reading about some of the horror stories going on in New York and other places in the world from COVID-19 right now--people drowning in their own blood-filled lungs, medical personnel getting sick while trying to help others--it really makes me wonder what kind of "god" presides over such hor...