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by osgart
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does intelligent alien life exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Does intelligent alien life exist?

Perhaps alien life tries to sprout up everywhere, but never anywhere does it happen but here. The universal cogs are broken, no. We are just preposterously fortunate that we transpired, maybe. How many latent powers does the universe have that will forever go undetected? Probably many unseen, undete...
by osgart
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values
Replies: 70
Views: 479

Re: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values

Neither God or man is the source of higher values. There is no Great Beast, nor is there a God. Higher values are realized through the hearts desire for justice, and above that deserved compassion. If you have no such desire, than you will be blind to those values. Higher values rest in the heart mo...
by osgart
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Go to hell
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: Go to hell

I dont see God as being real. Theres nothing divine or ideal in nature.

My idea of an ideal God has no room in reality. Might as well be talking about santa.


Hell is imaginary too.

Im just imagining the ideas of god and heaven and hell.
by osgart
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God is Real.
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: God is Real.

When the codon of an mRNA draws an anti codon from tRNA because of the ribosome, for the specific amino acid to build a functioning protein, that is a literal information system networking. The encoded message from the DNA gets decoded so that proteins can be made from the RNA copy. And everything k...
by osgart
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Go to hell
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: Go to hell

I would make everyone live by the laws they create for other people. I would make everyone live without the laws they deny other people. Laws of being. Laws of living. Laws of defense. Laws of rights. I dont think hell would be a permanent place. Hell is for rehabilitation. Of course if there was a ...
by osgart
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

Natural selection is more like a logical program in nature. The creature itself can not form its own limbs. The environment determines the logical formation response. I reject god and do accept flawed design, and do accept agency as the creator of natural selection. Nature has inherent logic to it, ...
by osgart
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

You would have to consider the landscape of possibilities in our universe alone. Not what happened, but what could have been. I dont think we are near that kind of explanation about fine tuning. God is an undefineable entity. It could mean anything. I prefer the vitalist explanation that way. Safe t...
by osgart
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Cutting God in Half
Replies: 24
Views: 554

Re: Cutting God in Half

Any kind of intelligent agency to life has to be considered far less than a God. This agent would have weaknesses and vulnerabilities. This agent would have powers that are very vulnerable, and very much at the mercy of existence. Perhaps it would be an eternal being without form or body. Perhaps th...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is the difference between property and entity?
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: What is the difference between property and entity?

Consciousness is all the properties of experience. Entity would be the one having the experience. Nothing in these conversations touches on entity, or soul; the fact that a person is more than the experience, and has heart, and will as well. Scientists can learn all about the experience, and never a...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

Thought would be paralyzed and thoughtless without memory capacity. The two are synchronized. The capacity for thought might exist prior to memory, but without memory you are completely thoughtless. :roll: Why memories take on form and content may in fact be other dimensional. Or cells and atoms hol...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

Losing memory is losing thought. If I cease to exist someday, I'll be afraid of neither. I would miss both. I agree that there is no watchmaker present, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist; it don't have to be human, just sentient. We could be an information program that takes input from the env...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

Memory becomes, From memory knowledge, From knowledge awareness, From awareness reason, From reason understanding. Through the brain comes experience , so that we may learn a part of reality. My question is, how is this all a fluke and not carefully put together? Not to mention, the existence of qua...
by osgart
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What goes into decision making?
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: What goes into decision making?

Decision making is all about pros, and cons, tradeoffs, benefit, reward, and cost in terms. We are always making decisions whether we like it or not. Every alternative may or may not be considered. A decision is an investment. When you make a decision you are buying into its cause and effect. Your d...
by osgart
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 34
Views: 1195

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

If we studied each great quality of character, and list those virtues, you'd find about 100 of them. I study virtue; virtuology even. If mankind practiced to apply themselves to virtue the whole world would only prosper. Discretion, compassion, deserve, charity, honesty etc. I consider those virtues...
by osgart
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Number a Causal Element?
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: Is Number a Causal Element?

So everything passes through a point of a field, 0d. And this 1d linear is relative motion to the point. A B C D and E are instantiations that together through the point constitute time elapsing. Perhaps I'm not understanding what you mean by dimensionality. How many total dimensions are there, and ...