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by Belinda
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 259
Views: 2227

Re: What if God is weak?

God who needs to be nurtured like a baby needs care is what we need so that we can be good. We would need also a God who is the pancreator and this God would actually be Nature.
by Belinda
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 355
Views: 6027

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I don't understand 'process', 'record, and 'data' in the context of the biology. Do data exist for the receiver before they are committed to at least short term memory? By 'record' do you mean committing to memory? Suppose w have a neuromiaging device on your head - a helmet or something which reco...
by Belinda
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 355
Views: 6027

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Would they be synchronised as fast as biological feedback loops? You don't have to process the data in real time. Only record it in real time. Your cellphone has time-precision of 1 microsecond ( https://www.endruntechnologies.com/faq.htm#How_accurate_is ) Neuron signals travel at 120 meters per se...
by Belinda
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 355
Views: 6027

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

TimeSeeker wrote about feedback loops:
We feed you icecream and record what your brain does.
We put you in a hot room and record what your brain does.
We put you on an actual paradise island and record what your brain does.

Would they be synchronised as fast as biological feedback loops?
by Belinda
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 355
Views: 6027

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

In other words, the observance of the firing of neurons in your brain will in no way reveal the precise nature and makeup of that island paradise you may have visited last night while drooling on your pillow... Uhhh. Nothing makes it impossible. All we need to understand is how brains (in general) ...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?
Replies: 196
Views: 1275

Re: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?

TimeSeeker. I did enjoy the ideas in the essay about the Lindy Effect. Please remind me: some days ago you named useful theory that engineers have for describing fragility/non fragility with regard to duration between accidents; what was it called ? I praised expert opinion. I trust enlightenment sc...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?
Replies: 196
Views: 1275

Re: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?

True, many of the common necessities of life remain to be defined. I read a newspaper article this morning about how religion , as acts of binding together , is historically ancient predating Stonehenge and there is evidence that significant numbers of individuals are becoming superstitious in the a...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?
Replies: 196
Views: 1275

Re: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?

I want to respect what we all hold in common. In order to do it I follow the scientific experts as well as I can, Moreover the scientific experts are on the side of the political angels. Pope Francis has just made Oscar Romero into a saint. Isn't it obvious that the poor and our common necessities o...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?
Replies: 196
Views: 1275

Re: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?

TimeSeeker, it's not only climate change it's general lack of respect for what one might consider to be not oneself.
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?
Replies: 196
Views: 1275

Re: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?

TimeSeeker wrote:
Minor objection here. This is all about precision. What is "deterministic enough"?
I like. Your discussion here does actually help to introduce me to the Chomsky hierarchy.
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 355
Views: 6027

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Atla wrote: Floats around disembodied?! Philosophy in general has no agenda, other than the search for "truth". Trying to make some sense of the world. But there are so many different notions of what is truth. https://www.bartleby.com/3/1/1.html They take for example the Yin and Yang quite literally...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?
Replies: 196
Views: 1275

Re: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?

Timeseeker, I think that you might elucidate a little: It is ALL connected :) Language is all we have! The question is simply WHICH language do you speak? In your own head... That thing we call metaphysics. As you do mathematics/statistics you develop intuitions/concepts that never existed in your h...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 355
Views: 6027

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Atla wrote: I think where Taoism goes wrong is that, while acknowledging the underlying nondual, it takes the everyday dual appearance too literally. The everyday dual is just a convention, a way of thinking, way of being, but Taoism makes a literal system out of it, like it was part of nature too. ...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?
Replies: 196
Views: 1275

Re: How to Achieve Non-Dualism Intellectually?

TimeSeeker, regarding the illusion of transparency (nice article BTW) would you not agree that meaning by way of written language is more transparent than spoken language? Regarding that article about transparency of meaning, I was puzzled by the examples of archaic English sayings. 'Hang the goose ...
by Belinda
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 355
Views: 6027

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I hope so TimeSeeker, anyway, there is neither use nor good in not trying. Atla wrote: Although it's true that several interpretations of Advaita propose something similar to substance too, they reify the Brahman too much. Such interpretations of Advaita are ultimately defective too. Wouldn't you sa...