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by Justintruth
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Ok, to focus even more: First you had a question for me: My question would be this: what's your warrant for believing that (a new materialism might succeed)? The primary reason is recent progress in mapping brains and the way neural networks are succeeding in computer science. I do not conflate the...
by Justintruth
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Ok, to focus even more: First you had a question for me: My question would be this: what's your warrant for believing that (a new materialism might succeed)? The primary reason is recent progress in mapping brains and the way neural networks are succeeding in computer science. I do not conflate the ...
by Justintruth
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Ok, to focus: 1) You have claimed that: "…materialism its manifestly not adequate to the phenomena it is trying to describe." You have repeatedly straw manned me conflating the distinction between “mere” materialism and a modified materialism that allows experiencing to be predicated on it. So pleas...
by Justintruth
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

So in this case, (the case of someone with apnea that is anesthetized) consciousness is required (for breathing). And that's interesting. In order to establish that you would have to know whether it is impossible to remove the consciousness and retain the breathing. Since we don’t know the details ...
by Justintruth
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 4884

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

.... I forget his name/particular, but sure YT will provide the details if interested. http://time.com/4947879/stanislav-petrov-russia-nuclear-war-obituary/ yes, you do him him honour in providing the link and his name. i personally honour him for having a mind of his own in a time when it was easi...
by Justintruth
Fri May 31, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

So is the consciousness necessary to the activation of the reflex, or does the reflex produce the consciousness? It looks like the former is more plausible. But if all we are is physiology, it should be the other way round...we just don't know. But if all we are is physiology, it should be the othe...
by Justintruth
Wed May 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Now, you ask why we need to posit an entity other than the material. The answer is straightforward: because none of the materialist attempts to explain consciousness are any good. Anesthesia is a great counter example...so why...? Because of the old axiom, "correspondence is not causality." When tw...
by Justintruth
Mon May 27, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 4884

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

gaffo wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 12:27 am
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I forget his name/particular, but sure YT will provide the details if interested.
http://time.com/4947879/stanislav-petro ... -obituary/
by Justintruth
Thu May 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 4884

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

My understanding is that the Soviet ICBMs on CUBA either were operational , or if not at the rime of the crisis very, very close to being fully primed and ready for launch. I think the missiles were about to go operational and the blockade prevented it. If they had been operational, the nuclear sid...
by Justintruth
Thu May 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 4884

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Do you even know what caused the Cuban missile crisis? You are such a dipshit know nothing waste of resources. Yeah, I do Vegetable, Nikita Khrushchev, who was a pig - ignorant, Russian peasant and lying, Kommunist Kunt (bit like ewe in a way) said to his buddy, Fidel Castro, in 1962, who was a Kub...
by Justintruth
Wed May 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 4884

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

...= socialism has ALWAYS, IN EVERY CASE failed. Where did you get that idea? It worked very well in Sweden. Remember that market economies can co-exist with governments owning productive capital. Take a look at Intelsat in the USA. It's not even true that the USA government has not operated capita...
by Justintruth
Tue May 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: RC

"The dead, and the yet to be born, have no attributes, including a soul." The dead, sure; the unborn, I don't know...seems to me, the unborn have at least two attributes: 'being alive' and 'being human'...mebbe 'being ensouled' is in there too. I thought that the soul was eternal. If so, the dead h...
by Justintruth
Mon May 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

We seem not to be making progress because of a lack of focus. So let's focus. Now, you ask why we need to posit an entity other than the material. The answer is straightforward: because none of the materialist attempts to explain consciousness are any good. Anesthesia is a great counter example. Her...
by Justintruth
Fri May 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

...But wow, it's long... Maybe best to use this summary: Need to represent what I am saying correctly: You can’t say that we need to posit an entity other than material on which to predicate consciousness just because the predicate of consciousness is not “merely physical”. The whole idea is that m...
by Justintruth
Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 208
Views: 3194

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Which causes which is not the question, so much as "Why and how are they coordinated Why are they coordinated? Do you think there is a reason that they are coordinated? How they are coordinated is important in the sense of description but not in the sense of some answer that explains without posits...