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by commonsense
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

What about a secret vigilante, or a secret good Samaritan?
What if the protagonist has a secret life as one of those?
by commonsense
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

Way cool.
by commonsense
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

Just did, then I sent you a PM.
by commonsense
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

How are things like roads, or whatever infrastructure is needed for whatever the transport system will be, constructed since they are for the common good? Would there be schools (for the common good) or is home-schooling the only option? Or something else altogether? You've covered the matter of pol...
by commonsense
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Schizophrenia

And this is a philosophy forum.... So what is the philosophy of schizophrenia and other psychotic symptoms? Now we’re getting somewhere. If you live a good life, an ethical life, an altruistic one, are you morally bound, within the limits of your personal safety, to help a schizophrenic person to r...
by commonsense
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Golgotha Mining Station
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: Golgotha Mining Station

How do Golgothans make social contact while minding their own business?
by commonsense
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Schizophrenia

Listen up! Schizophrenia is the title of this thread, yet the thread is rife with misconceptions about schizophrenia. You cannot create schizophrenia. You cannot get schizophrenia from another person. Being stuck in life is not a risk factor for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a form of psychosis; i...
by commonsense
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Schizophrenia

duszek wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:12 pm
It is known what can cause depression, for example some terrible changes in one´s life like death of a mate or losing one´s job or suffering from an accident.
This is true for exogenous depression. Endogenous depression is different.
by commonsense
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Schizophrenia
Replies: 16
Views: 139

Re: Schizophrenia

Is “schizophrenia “ being used in this thread to reference the clinical, psychotic disease (as I have been using it) or to mean schizophrenic-like behavior?

Very good points are being made, but being unable to distinguish reality from the unreal is more than what is being described here.
by commonsense
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Physical Causation vs other types of causation
Replies: 16
Views: 117

Re: Physical Causation vs other types of causation

Judaka wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:13 am
I'm not trying to draw a comparison or make a versus, I'm trying to highlight the differences between the two.
This is indeed what is called a comparison.
by commonsense
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How good are business monopolies?
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: How good are business monopolies?

Monopolies are good for business owners & service providers, bad for customers & consumers. Efficiency depends on your viewpoint,
by commonsense
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Physical Causation vs other types of causation
Replies: 16
Views: 117

Re: Physical Causation vs other types of causation

Lacewing wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:33 pm
commonsense wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:11 pm
( disregard this post )
Too late. What's your point?

(Where the hell is Harbal? I can't cover all of these bases. :D )
I am much chagrined to say that after submitting a post I tried unsuccessfully to delete it. I hope this explains things well enough.
by commonsense
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: It's Friday the 13th!
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: It's Friday the 13th!

QuantumT wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 am
Lacewing wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:09 am
I like "far out". Do tell!
I believe we are living in a virtual reality, made by unknown beings in a different universe.

I belive those beings are toying with us. For fun.
I often thought that it was the Garman programmers who were toying with us!
by commonsense
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: If an Alien Life Form...
Replies: 25
Views: 152

Re: If an Alien Life Form...

Must the aliens be from this universe (dimension), or can they be from a higher? They could be from any universe. They could even be from a dimension so different from ours that they are observing us by means other than by visiting us. Regardless of what/who they may be, I wonder what they would fi...