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Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 113
Views: 838

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Why are we here? Well, an easier question has never been asked.

We are here, because wherever we go, there we are!!!
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 53
Views: 4208

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

This actually makes good sense to me. Thank you! Much appreciated! Before I posted it i read it a few times, and to be truthful I thought I sounded like a madman! Lol.. Relax: you did sound like a madman. But this is a situation where a classic line applies. Two guys are driving a car. One wheel fa...
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 573
Views: 10791

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

For instance, Miki does not understand what truth is. But Miki will say to his teacher, "I left my pen at home." He is uttering a true statement; he is relying on the teacher's understanding that Miki himself is telling the truth. So in fact though Miki has no clue what truth is, in and by itself, ...
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 53
Views: 4208

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

the universe is elliptical in shape, then it must obey the laws of gravity. And Which means that the medium for example dark matter, that they say makes up most of the universe must also obey the laws of gravity, on some level that we Carnt or haven't discovered yet...how do I explain what I mean? ...
by -1-
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142153

Re: Poetry here.

...then who are you referring to since you mention "my adopted three year old daughter"? That was a lie. It was poetic licence; I wanted to shock you out of your socks. Obviously you are more resilient than that... I hadn't expected a calm acceptance of it by you, seeing you are so sensitive to bad...
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Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142153

Re: Poetry here.

I read up your "Stinking Joe" poem to my adopted three-year-old daughter, and she loves it. It may be news to you but a three year old will just about laugh at anything. Before it gets out of hand: I don't have a three-year-old. I don't have any children. No grandchildren, either. I am 64 now, so c...
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Fine Structure (Sommerfeld's) Constant
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: The Fine Structure (Sommerfeld's) Constant

I call the above reasoning a benign misconception. Neither crazy luck nor a creator is a necessary premise for the foundation of the universe for the way Sommerfeld's Constant played out. Then you misunderstood me. I only mentioned a creator and crazy luck as alternatives to what I truly believe: T...
by -1-
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142153

Re: Poetry here.

The cadence and two particular lines ("like I knew you would" and "for the very next time" reminded me of a rock song which I can't quite put my finger on. The cadence also resembles "happy jack" by The Who. Just came to me! "Twist And Shout" has "like I knew she would". The other is still lurking b...
by -1-
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is there a human being anywhere?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Is there a human being anywhere?

Walker wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm

The real song is the same for all, although hearing it clear, intoxicates straight into sobriety.

It’s the singer, not the song.
This was good.

It seamlessly reiterates my favourite line about art, (any art, not just visual) :

"Art is the art of making the obvious obvious."
by -1-
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 573
Views: 10791

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

One may draw that conclusion. However, let me ask you a question... Do you think/believe that just because someone cannot grasp the concept of truth/falsehood that they also do not use the concept everyday? They may use the words "true"/"false", but they don't actually know what these mean. They us...
by -1-
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142153

Re: yeah, my poems stink. so what?

Dubious is entitled to his view,1. ... and I am not entitled to mine? The snowflake poem was really good. Why not READ the bloody thing and understand it, before decrying its merits?\ If Dubious can't see the value in that poem, and he can't define what it is that would add value to it, then what i...
by -1-
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1023
Views: 142153

Re: Poetry here.

Well, you certainly had an opinion, Dubious, while not defining the parameters of your opinion. But take the snow-flake poem for instance. If you don't see the sarcasm; if you don't see the recurring rhythmical lulling; if you don't see the laughable subject who shuts his eye to the world because it...
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Fine Structure (Sommerfeld's) Constant
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: The Fine Structure (Sommerfeld's) Constant

Thanks, Noax, for seeing my point. We believe there would be no structure; much like there is no structure in the overwhelming majority of our universe that we know of, that results in movement forms based on the complexity of chemical structures. However; we don't know what's inside our Sun; what's...
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is there a human being anywhere?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Is there a human being anywhere?

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Irony is supposed to be a witty contradiction.

I don't have time for your childish self-aggrandizing, false modesty and irrelevant rants. Sorry. I'm putting you on iggy, much like I have one of your alleged mentors.
by -1-
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 53
Views: 4208

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Hi everybody, Consider universe as infinite. This means it has no beginning, no ending, no borders, no center. In every point you will be in it, you will have infinite points in front of you, infinite points behind you, infinite points below you, inifinite points above you, you will have inifinite ...