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by Londoner
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Life Support and Death Support
Replies: 27
Views: 888

Re: Life Support and Death Support

Yes, the government owns your life. The government is your God with the power of life and death. If it decides you cannot be saved, it doesn't matter if others at their expense want to save your life. Only the government, your God, can make that decision. Opposing God is a virtually unforgivable si...
by Londoner
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 132
Views: 3528

Re: God and Evil

Yes, I got personal. I got personal because you first insulted me, for no reason: My first post in this thread consisted of: Isaiah 45:7 " I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things." More usually 'calamity' or 'disaster' which makes more se...
by Londoner
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 132
Views: 3528

Re: God and Evil

You are so full of it that it hurts to read you. Nothing personal? You would have done better to have avoided the ad hominem in your first response to me, then apologised when it became evident you had misread me, or more probably mixed me up with some other poster. But instead you carry on digging...
by Londoner
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 132
Views: 3528

Re: God and Evil

Yes, sir. (Or madam.) I will now buy your story that "evil" means actually "good", as in God says "I create evil" means "I create good." 'Good?'' I suggested the better translation was 'disaster' or 'calamity'? Where have I ever said it should be understood as 'good'? You have created some fantasy ...
by Londoner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 132
Views: 3528

Re: God and Evil

No, Londoner, it's not better. Your argument does not wash water. Because: in none of the examples you gave in which you equated evil to a non-evil, could you substitute the following words: good, pleasant, nice, pleasurable, of good intentions, well-meant, moral. In all your examples evil was a ne...
by Londoner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?
Replies: 52
Views: 7182

Re: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?

HexHammer wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:00 am
This isn't a law for anything other than pocket philosophy that leads to nothing.
It is, and it isn't.
by Londoner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 132
Views: 3528

Re: God and Evil

Isaiah 45:7 " I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things." More usually 'calamity' or 'disaster' which makes more sense when contrasted with 'peace'. Yes, do what all Christians do best: twist and turn the words of their believed lord, until...
by Londoner
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 118
Views: 50113

Re: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box

This thread is for any suggestions you might have for improving Philosophy Now magazine. If there is anything in the mag that you like and would like more of, or anything that you don't like and would prefer less of, then this is a good place to say so (though of course you could always email me in...
by Londoner
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: God and Evil
Replies: 132
Views: 3528

Re: God and Evil

Isaiah 45:7 " I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things."
More usually 'calamity' or 'disaster' which makes more sense when contrasted with 'peace'.
by Londoner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Doing Away With Scientism
Replies: 62
Views: 2719

Re: Doing Away With Scientism

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
— Albert Einstein
Maybe of Einstein's everyday thinking.
by Londoner
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Could a Robot be Conscious?
Replies: 143
Views: 4407

Re: Could a Robot be Conscious?

OK, OK, I hear you, 1x0, Atla, Brian, Dontaskme, jayjacobus, Londoner, Noax, Science Fan and Walker. Your arguments are powerful and convincing. You have long ago converted me to your reasoning. I continued to address you, though, not to debate you, but to solicit your ideas about questions that tr...
by Londoner
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Could a Robot be Conscious?
Replies: 143
Views: 4407

Re: Could a Robot be Conscious?

Humans learn to recognize 'chair' to mean chair after seeing lots of chairs and then making a definition of 'chair' by attaching 'chair' to chair. How is this different from the kind of AI where learning takes place by allowing a computer or robot to teach itself definitions as a result of its own ...
by Londoner
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Could a Robot be Conscious?
Replies: 143
Views: 4407

Re: Could a Robot be Conscious?

It is the job of the sensory interpretation areas in the cerebrum to make sense of the electrical signals it receives. Interpretation is done by looking up definitions and making associations from the impulses that are received. This suggests the 'homunculus'. That our body is no different from a r...
by Londoner
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Doing Away With Scientism
Replies: 62
Views: 2719

Re: Doing Away With Scientism

If we define 'snow' then Perhaps it is not such a good idea to define things then... Science deals with what can be measured. We want to come up with some objective measurement, so we have got to have some agreement about what we are measuring. As I was trying to suggest earlier, in normal life we ...
by Londoner
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free will is real
Replies: 124
Views: 2954

Re: Free will is real

We are not talking about reflex which is an unconscious act. We are talking about conscious free decision. 'Conscious' meaning self-conscious? I am making a decision and at the same time reflect 'that I am now making a decision'. I find it quite difficult to do this. As I write this post, I do not ...