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by commonsense
Sat May 08, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 304
Views: 4949

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

How could you know that the only thing visible to you is a representation, or, for that matter, how would you know that everything you sense is actually external? Not knowing leaves you only to guess what the case may be or to believe that things are one way or the other. Then it comes down to which...
by commonsense
Sat May 08, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: make truth?
Replies: 105
Views: 1660

Re: make truth?

IC is correct. Period.
by commonsense
Sat May 08, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How time can only exist at now and yet has a direction?
Replies: 166
Views: 15311

Re: How time can only exist at now and yet has a direction?

I am not saying that time is two times. Instead, I am claiming that there are at least two times each in a world. Can you elaborate on this? - What do you mean by 'two times each in a world.' ? That is how I see things: Time is a substance. Think of two times that move away from each other and cons...
by commonsense
Sat May 08, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Should quoting racial slurs be banned in schools
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Should quoting racial slurs be banned in schools

I came across this issue on CNN, which is a left of center news outlet, and thought it might be worth a go here. There have been incidents reported of students being expelled from school for quoting racial slurs in class, and one USC professor was fired for using a Chinese expression that sounded li...
by commonsense
Thu May 06, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 1306

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

But how would 'you' know if 'you' are in a simulation? The one who is making/creating the simulation may have made you think that a "simulated" apple is something that looks like a (real) apple, but in actuality, a (real) apple may look like an orange, for example. If one is in a simulation, then t...
by commonsense
Thu May 06, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 1306

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

Well no matter how many number of simulated realities 'you', human beings, are existing in, 'you' are still ALWAYS in Reality, Itself. In other words if the simulated reality you are currently and presently in, was within ANY number of other simulated realities, they are ALL still in 'Reality', Its...
by commonsense
Wed May 05, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 1306

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

What is the "simulation" supposed to be "simulating"? A "simulated" apple is something that looks like a (real) apple. But how would 'you' know if 'you' are in a simulation? The one who is making/creating the simulation may have made you think that a "simulated" apple is something that looks like a...
by commonsense
Wed May 05, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Evil as Belief-Based Inversion
Replies: 40
Views: 980

Re: Evil as Belief-Based Inversion

You can only "believe" in something if you don't actually know it. That’s correct. And since you cannot know what you think you know, you can only believe what you think you know. False, belief based ignorance is based upon beleif based justifications. Yes, but what you say about ignorance says not...
by commonsense
Wed May 05, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Evil as Belief-Based Inversion
Replies: 40
Views: 980

Re: Evil as Belief-Based Inversion

All knowledge negates all belief-based ignorance(s) ad infinitum . Yes, all knowledge negates all belief-based ignorances by replacing them with belief-based truisms. You can only "believe" in something if you don't actually know it. That’s correct. And since you cannot know what you think you know...
by commonsense
Wed May 05, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 564
Views: 6837

Re: Basic Human Rights

You must be very, very rich if you can do that for everyone. I don't think Bill Gates has that kind of cash. I've got to call "bluff" on that one. I never said I would pay for the care I rendered. Well, if you don't, then who does? Do you want to force all citizens to pay you for the services you c...
by commonsense
Tue May 04, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 1306

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

What is the "simulation" supposed to be "simulating"? A "simulated" apple is something that looks like a (real) apple. A "simulated" experience is one that convinces you that it's a real experience. There are always, then, two apples or two experiences, in any situation that implicates a "simulatio...
by commonsense
Tue May 04, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: instruction, knowledge?
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: instruction, knowledge?

You can instruct a child not to stick anything into an electrical outlet, and you can instruct the child to have the actual skill set not to stick things into the outlet, but instruction alone will not affect the child’s attitude about following your instructions or not.
by commonsense
Tue May 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 564
Views: 6837

Re: Basic Human Rights

None of your neighbors has to pay. So you're going to pick up the entire cost of everybody's medical procedure? 'you', adult human beings, will say just about ANY thing, in the hope that it will back up and support your ALREADY held onto views and BELIEFS. 'you' are SO FAR OFF TRACK here it is BLIN...
by commonsense
Mon May 03, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: correct answering
Replies: 38
Views: 1105

Re: correct answering

DP, I am also interested in what other philosophical questions you might have in mind.

No contentiousness intended.
by commonsense
Mon May 03, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Evil as Belief-Based Inversion
Replies: 40
Views: 980

Re: Evil as Belief-Based Inversion

I agree with the example/premise however do not see it relating to Adam. God was testing whether or not Adam could consciously account for his own actions. He couldn't as he blamed both the woman and god "it's this woman that you gave me!". Blaming others for one's own actions is the "evil" Adam co...