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by osgart
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Form is Binding Space
Replies: 49
Views: 3214

Re: Form is Binding Space

Everything is in constant motion and that includes space, time , matter, and energy. I don't think anything is static to even measure a fixed point. Wouldn't fractals be the best method of simulating reality? Don't patterns govern how the universe works? Gravity creates order. If our existence was s...
by osgart
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The grand illusion that is YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 2972

Re: The grand illusion that is YOU

Without memory there is no awareness and without a subject of memory we can't objectify reality. The illusion is real. Reality is so real that we can't possibly experience it to its fullest extent. Perception is accurate enough to give us a reliable interface with reality. It filters out that which ...
by osgart
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imagination and God
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: Imagination and God

I have tried to imagine what a perfect God might be like. Charity to the charitable, grace and mercy to those who have not strayed too far, Punishment toward hardened criminals, and vengeance toward those who commit crimes against humanity. :mrgreen: I also see no evidence of the God I have envision...
by osgart
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pattern Recognition and After Life
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Re: Pattern Recognition and After Life

People find symmetry beautiful. For things to be symmetrical perhaps the universe is working from memory. Different patterns may or may not have relationship when they are found in nature. It's the relationship of patterns that determine the kind of cause and effect that may or may not exist. If nat...
by osgart
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Age: God is ALL of Physical and MIND
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Age: God is ALL of Physical and MIND

Non existence is an impossibility. Therefore since there is a universe it must be infinite and eternal. Why? Because nothing is an impossibility within an existence. So if existence is infinite and eternal then it is the foundation for things that never occured before, but now do. The elements that...
by osgart
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Age: God is ALL of Physical and MIND
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Age: God is ALL of Physical and MIND

Non existence is an impossibility. Therefore since there is a universe it must be infinite and eternal. Why? Because nothing is an impossibility within an existence. So if existence is infinite and eternal then it is the foundation for things that never occured before, but now do. The elements that ...
by osgart
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

Osgart - His definition can be applied to “money” or “language” too if you look closely. Generally I view it as a definition of human nature. He does write several pages of explanation. He doesn’t mention ‘controlling people’ anywhere in his book as far as I remember. Anyway, how about Eliade? The ...
by osgart
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

Something that has meaningful coherency is intended and purposed to function for a reason. The existence of a written letter 'A' demands meaningful coherency to exist and that demands human agency. So too, the existence of organized life demands meaningful coherency and that demands intentional age...
by osgart
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

Meaningful sense cannot come from nonsense. Therefore consciousness is in fact fundamental. If consciousness is fundamental then an eternal source is fundamental to reality because meaningful coherence cannot come from incoherence. Pure nonsense and babble, sounds like you are utterly skitzo or hav...
by osgart
Sun May 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

I am not denying that there is choiceless surrender in the survival plight of life on earth. But increasingly humanity is fighting against the grains of the natural with technology. And in doing so perhaps we have more time now to discover ourselves better and see that human capacity is actually som...
by osgart
Thu May 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

A pencil has meaningful coherency. A pencil is to writing as a hand is to grabbing. If the hand is meaningfully coherent it cannot come from mindless processes. Anything meaningfully coherent requires consciousness. Meaningful coherence cannot come from mindless processes. Therefore consciousness is...
by osgart
Wed May 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 2250

All religion begins with this notion:

Something that has meaningful coherency is intended and purposed to function for a reason. The existence of a written letter 'A' demands meaningful coherency to exist and that demands human agency. So too, the existence of organized life demands meaningful coherency and that demands intentional agen...
by osgart
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 306
Views: 13103

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Implying God is chained to the universe, and is making the best of that by creating other life forms???
by osgart
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is time?
Replies: 315
Views: 13419

Re: What is time?

Maybe there isnt time but there sure is a linear flow of events. Why should i not trust my senses when a wave finally does come over me and i feel it so accurately? I can suppose time is a wave of potentiality yet to realize its potential in a future now. That some fixed points of reference move fas...
by osgart
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: When (or how) do "I" originate: An Ontological Puzzle...
Replies: 15
Views: 1321

Re: When (or how) do "I" originate: An Ontological Puzzle...

What if the "i" was formed into an "I" and you cant ever escape it no matter how much you are fooled into an illusion of such being? So perhaps in your mind you have created an illusion, but the darn thing exists anyway, and you are merely creating yourself to act as though you are an illusion when...