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by Atla
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: Reality is utterly independent of the human condition.

Note the Dalai Lama stance, i.e. “If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.” ― Dalai Lama XIV, The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality If 10...
by Atla
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: Reality is utterly independent of the human condition.

The average man never really thinks from end to end of his life. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of cliches. What they mistake for thought is simply a repetition of what they have heard. My guess is that well over 80 percent of the human race goes through life without having a...
by Atla
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 34
Views: 390

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

There is this joke about mathematically proving that women are evil.

And then eventually someone comes along who takes such 'calculations' dead seriously. :)
by Atla
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 34
Views: 390

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

The root of human life is breathing in-and-out... it is a valid root . If you need proof, stop breathing . ... (skipped the rest) Ookay let's see. Without breathing we die, and you think that this makes breathing the "root" of human life. That's nonsense #1. And then you use this root as a mathemat...
by Atla
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Red Sun
Replies: 37
Views: 488

Re: Red Sun

The common-sense realist accepts the reality of bush fire and its causes, burning the bush before bush burns back. Climate change zombies spout a fantasy cause. Next step in the ideological fantasy* is denial that the fire exists. A suburban dad doesn’t cut his grass all summer. The grass grows dee...
by Atla
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 34
Views: 390

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

Let √1 be the root of any breathing body whose breathing in/out (+/-) is captured *variably by √1: √1 = +1, -1 √A = +A, -A +A (in) -A (out) Ah yes, taking the root of a breathing body. And assigning numbers to breathing in and out. I think in such cases it would be better if people would just start...
by Atla
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What is your current analysis of ...
Replies: 82
Views: 779

Re: What is your current analysis of ...

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Atla wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:27 pm
henry quirk wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:16 am

Who wanted a war with Iran for 20+ years?
No one, don't you have some caveman business to attend to?
What the heck did I do to justify such a dismissal?
:lol:
by Atla
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What is your current analysis of ...
Replies: 82
Views: 779

Re: What is your current analysis of ...

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:16 am
Atla wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 pm
They wanted a war with Iran for 20+ years, it's the main goal of the plan. Only a matter of time, and if they can manipulate Trump into starting it, they can make him take the blame too.
Who wanted a war with Iran for 20+ years?
No one, don't you have some caveman business to attend to?
by Atla
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What is your current analysis of ...
Replies: 82
Views: 779

Re: What is your current analysis of ...

They wanted a war with Iran for 20+ years, it's the main goal of the plan. Only a matter of time, and if they can manipulate Trump into starting it, they can make him take the blame too.
by Atla
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

If you do not agree with 'interdependent' then it is inter-related. Note Chaos Theory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory I insist it is 'interdependent' in matters of degrees but I am not wasting time convincing you of it. No, it's not inter-related, and Chaos theory has nothing to do with...
by Atla
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Red Sun
Replies: 37
Views: 488

Re: Red Sun

Australia has always been a hot place. Human stupidity applied to resource management, and not climate change, is the cause of the Australian wildfires. Blaming the weather for short-sighted incompetence sounds like a Hail-Mary pass caught for the win. You can do better than that, just deny altoget...
by Atla
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

If the human mind is continuous with the world 'out there' - that is where the concept of 'interdependence' is applicable. It is the same if you use the term "(real)" for whatever, they are interdependent with the human mind. Stop lying, continuous does not mean interdependent. It doesn't mean any ...
by Atla
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

Straw-man!! I don't believe in the absolute, i.e. the absolutely-absolute. What is most realistic is mind- inter dependent. No, you believe in an absolute form of mind-dependence and call it interdependence. It's a destructive, some would say malignant position. The correct view is of course neithe...
by Atla
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: common sense & the sun

Nice argument on your part, but I don’t believe anything exists. You are a genius! Now could you transfer all your money to my bank account please, money isn't real and you don't exist either so you won't need it. Nice try, but I know that I exist and that it is at least possible that money is real...
by Atla
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: common sense & the sun

commonsense wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:14 am
Nice argument on your part, but I don’t believe anything exists.
You are a genius! Now could you transfer all your money to my bank account please, money isn't real and you don't exist either so you won't need it.