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by PauloL
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Portugal
Replies: 25
Views: 2851

Re: Hi from Portugal

[...] I don't like to see Zuckerberg among Edison and [Tesla]. Gates is an intelligent and honest person who made a successful revolution in computers, but I'm not sure if he can equate those geniuses. Only Future will tell. [...] Roger's permanence in the forum was sort-lived, but wherever he is a...
by PauloL
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Dualism II
Replies: 38
Views: 2869

Re: Dualism II

Greta wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:19 am
Your thought experiment is very interesting indeed. However can you sustain it scientifically?
by PauloL
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Dualism II
Replies: 38
Views: 2869

Re: Dualism II

daramantus wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:43 am
[...] there is a locus central part of your brain that resides your consciousness and it's in the middle, close to the pineal gland.
Can you substantiate your claim?
by PauloL
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 58663

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Sure.
by PauloL
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 58663

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Geological time spans have been discussed before. Perhaps you'd like to rewind.

Even a suprageological lottery, running every second since Big Bang and counting losers among 6 billion players proved too small to allow for such improbabilities that are equivalent to virtual impossibilities.
by PauloL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio

You're right, but I need to know first what Damasio means as a body and understand why that's requisite of consciousness. In his previous works, Damasio already maintained his Jamesonian view that feelings, which are mental, depend on emotions, which are bodily (1), as well as that brainstem is nece...
by PauloL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ The Birth of Catalan ~
Replies: 71
Views: 3453

Re: ~ The Birth of Catalan ~

Arising_uk wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:42 pm
I didn't say you have a Constitution. But you have an established order. Constitution is just a non-exclusive example.
by PauloL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio

Sure EOH, I already have a lot, but I'd like to finish the book first as they might not have the meaning I gave them with further reading. Perhaps an interesting idea presented by Damasio on Tuesday was that no artificial consciousnesses can be created because computers don't have a body. This is on...
by PauloL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ The Birth of Catalan ~
Replies: 71
Views: 3453

Re: ~ The Birth of Catalan ~

Isn't there corruption in your country? I concede it can be much less than Ukraine, of course, but I won't judge how legitimate is your government from corruption, but from established order, like Constitution. Ukraine has a Constitution, and a legitimate President elected at the time. You have lot...
by PauloL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ The Birth of Catalan ~
Replies: 71
Views: 3453

Re: ~ The Birth of Catalan ~

. Bill: The origin of Catalan's (best Catalonia) birth is people's will. EU is schizophrenic. When people manifested in Ukraine they called that "DIRECT DEMOCRACY". But in Spain, they call it "THREAT TO DEMOCRACY". As I told you, people's will is the only origin. The same people's will that gave bi...
by PauloL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio

I have just started reading Antonio Damasio's last book titled The Strange Order of Things . I'm lucky that the Portuguese translation is published ahead of its original English version, which will be available next February only, for some unknown reason. I could attend author's book inaugural prese...
by PauloL
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 58663

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Some people here are formatted to just discuss semantics and ignore facts if their formatting doesn't include explaining them.
by PauloL
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 58663

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Belinda wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:53 pm
First of all, the examples I gave above aren't according to Lamarck in any way. Those examples with or without Lamarck just demonstrate complexity.

Can you explain what you mean as everything? Did I imply anything in you? If I did it wasn't my intention.
by PauloL
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 58663

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Of course, under NS, mutations can't be caused, but empirically as by observing mutations in M. tuberculosis we can't countenance they're aleatory. This is why I told you no easy answer. Lamarck theory (once considered completely wrong), the capacity of some female amphibians to clone themselves if...
by PauloL
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 58663

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

For sure macroscopic physics is deterministic, but quantum physics is less so. The world may seem deterministic or not, that depends. Anyway, I'm not interested in discussing determinism. I would if I had the palest answer to it, whatever answer, but I don't and have never read anything convincing ...