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by -1-
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

Uwot, you are still conversing with @"age". I am telling you, throwing aruments at him is like throwing a rubber ball against a brick wall: both just bounce back without any effect of any kind on the bouncing surface. I'm under no illusions, but if ya create a thread called 'One for the loons' don'...
by -1-
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

Well yeah, if there were no evidence, it would be an idiosyncratic claim, but even though there is a ton of evidence, few physicists will rule out any tiny possibility that all the different indicators could be accounted for some other way. But there is NOT any actual evidence for either. Well, the...
by -1-
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

I know you wrote a book. I read it and looked at the pictures. I gained a lot of knowledge from it. I published on these forums a truly meant admiring criticism of your book.. I know you did, and if I sounded ungrateful, I apologise; I really appreciated it. Mine still needs to be printed. Best wis...
by -1-
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: DNA & The Identity Crisis
Replies: 38
Views: 294

Re: DNA & The Identity Crisis

People are obsessing about it. Actually paying money for some idiot to tell them they are 50% Viking, 40 % Anglo Saxon and 10 % goat. They would only gloat if they proved they were of goat. "I'm sure of goat! What's my proof? My gout." The famous golfer, Lous, fathered Jack Nick O'lous. And all tho...
by -1-
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

-1- wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:25 pm
It's all in my book.
uwot wrote: Whaddya know? I've written a book too. Have I mentioned it lately?
I know you wrote a book. I read it and looked at the pictures. I gained a lot of knowledge from it. I published on these forums a truly meant admiring criticism of your book.

Mine still needs to be printed.
by -1-
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

This is a famous paradox. If someone knows they know nothing, then they don't know they know nothing. This not knowing leaves open the possibility that they may have knowledge, without their knowledge of having that knowledge. Fella called Edmund Gettier made a career out of mangling the archaic vi...
by -1-
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

Socrates was wise enough to know what he didn't know. Very few philosophers are so wise. It was a put-on. Much like "Serve and Protect". Or "Democracy". Or "Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll". He knew precisely what he knew. "I know nothing" was the opening configuration to the Socratic method, which he ...
by -1-
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

Socrates was an attention-whore, and he revelled in winning arguments. Even at a cost of putting forth fallacious ones. It's a bit like Muhammad Ali being the Greatest. One fought with gloves, smarts and emotional manipulation; the other fought with smarts and emotional manipulation. I really would...
by -1-
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

I think he (Socrates) was a bit of an attention whore. Bit harsh given that he didn't write anything himself. Hey. It's not harsh. I'm an attention-whore, and I can't get anything published. Same as if I wrote nothing. You don't have to be famous, known, writing, or even possessing knowledge to be ...
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 464

Re: One for the loons.

There's a legend in western philosophy, one version of which has Socrates asking Pythia, the high priestess at Delphi, who the wisest person was. 'No one is wiser than Socrates' came the answer. 'Really?' says Socrates, 'But I know that I don't know anything.' 'Exactly.' says the priestess. So... T...
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: message to hexhammer
Replies: 22
Views: 357

Re: message to hexhammer

I think they put something in your food at mental hospitals, so you don't need to fop. The common name is "salt peter" and I don't know the proper technical name for it. They routinely give it to soldiers at wars so they don't need to fop, because a good fop saps the fips. Yes, I would like to hear ...
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Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: proposition (1)
Replies: 64
Views: 629

Re: proposition (1)

Seriously?? Take a pill or something. "Take a pill or something" is an invalid argument. I imagine if you were playing chess and you were checkmated, you'd take the wooden box and hit your opponent in the head with it. "Let the pawns and pieces fly". Such a poor analogy. Chess is a game of rules. P...
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: proposition (1)
Replies: 64
Views: 629

Re: proposition (1)

I said it was a property of the brain. No a quality. Since a "brain" is not a legally defined person, it cannot OWN a property. So since you say consciousness /mind is a PROPERTY of the brain... and it is neither a quality, nor a thing of the brain... so what is it you are saying? PROPERTY BY DEFIN...
by -1-
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: proposition (1)
Replies: 64
Views: 629

Re: proposition (1)

I said it was a property of the brain. No a quality. Since a "brain" is not a legally defined person, it cannot OWN a property. So since you say consciousness /mind is a PROPERTY of the brain... and it is neither a quality, nor a thing of the brain... so what is it you are saying? PROPERTY BY DEFIN...
by -1-
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: message to hexhammer
Replies: 22
Views: 357

Re: message to hexhammer

Maybe humbly accepting the disagreement was the most PC thing to do Careful... please be careful. PC angers Veggie. With her, it's a fine line between PC and leftist Yank hatred, like the knife edge you walk on when opining anything to her. You might be better off rejecting the disagreement. Believ...