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by Atla
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The thoughts of Nisargadatta Maharaj
Replies: 67
Views: 480

Re: The thoughts of Nisargadatta Maharaj

I'm not from this galaxy by the way, I'm just dropping by temporally to carry out my assignment of being a light worker. Which galaxy are you from? I'm from NGC 4871, it's an unremarkable little lenticular galaxy, not much going on there other than that one of the gateways for the light workers is ...
by Atla
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The thoughts of Nisargadatta Maharaj
Replies: 67
Views: 480

Re: The thoughts of Nisargadatta Maharaj

I'm not from this galaxy by the way, I'm just dropping by temporally to carry out my assignment of being a light worker. Which galaxy are you from? I'm from NGC 4871, it's an unremarkable little lenticular galaxy, not much going on there other than that one of the gateways for the light workers is ...
by Atla
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Global warming is NOT a science
Replies: 124
Views: 2563

Re: Global warming is NOT a science

I haven't looked at global warming much, just some speculation. From what I gather so far, the most likely main driver of warming might be that human activity, the various released gases (plus maybe major changes in ecosystems etc.), have impacted natural cloud formation. There are slightly less clo...
by Atla
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Electric reality
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Electric reality

You are entitled to have an opinion, but fact is, that all we percieve are photons and electromagnetic resistance/reflection. Light and electricity. What about things like the elementary particles, strong and weak nuclear forces, gravity, Higgs field, (dark matter, dark energy)? I agree and disagre...
by Atla
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free will is real
Replies: 119
Views: 1526

Re: Free will is real

Free will and randomness are both uncaused, but of course randomness doesn't imply free will, these two are basically unrelated concepts. Even if reality is truly random in the physical sense, that doesn't necessarily mean that we can change anything using our will.
by Atla
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 23
Views: 251

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

secular philosophy which is based on one level of reality and limits Man’s need for meaning to what the world can provide People didn't ask for a one-level-reality, and it does go against man's need for meaning, but looks like it's simply how things are, so you can't blame anyone for it. People did...
by Atla
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Electric reality
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Electric reality

Hello, There is an overall consensus throughout the scientific community, that reality consists of information. Not matter, but information. I think there may indeed be an emerging majority consensus about this. But it's more like the idea that reality is best described as information. It's the most...
by Atla
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The state in between sleep and consciousness
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: The state in between sleep and consciousness

In more recent memory, I have these odd sensations in bed where it feels like my mind is slowly drifting into another state as I begin to get more and more tired. I think this first started to happen when I was taking actual hypnotics, but even since, I'm still able to recognize when it starts to h...
by Atla
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does intelligent alien life exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: Does intelligent alien life exist?

Too bad, this way there's no outside force to save us from destroying ourselves. :) Perhaps it's too late? The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. People of Earth, your attention, please. This is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you wi...
by Atla
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 23
Views: 251

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Yes, there's no reason to assume that a meta-mind is true, but that would appear to be the most naturalistic approach to the idea of deities. I am not sure that if a universe- or Earth-sized mind existed whether it would notice the suffering of animals/humans. It's not as though we ourselves agonis...
by Atla
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 23
Views: 251

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Imo the belief that the universe is some kind of one big non-anthropomorphic conscious entity, some kind of an all-infusive meta-mind, is a belief that usually doesn't last long. This view is joyous first, but then tends to slowly evaporate as most people realize that they are feeling love and grati...
by Atla
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does intelligent alien life exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: Does intelligent alien life exist?

I think the most probable scenario is that we are the most advanced species in our universe. Because whatever is to happen soon (won't go into those speculations here), seems to be able to happen through one or a few members of our species. So the minimalistic route already seems to lead through us,...
by Atla
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Trolls, the superior race
Replies: 27
Views: 323

Re: Trolls, the superior race

The superior race on the planet are of course the savant-geniuses, people with savant skills who are normal otherwise.

Trolls are like normal humans, they are mere cannon fodder. Insignificant and uninteresting, they failed to make the final evolutionary step. That must be disappointing.
by Atla
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 56
Views: 486

Re: Back to Infinity

There are (at least) two ways of thinking, the dual and non-dual one - the benefit of the non-dual understanding is that it includes understanding of duality whereas this is not so the other way round. Exactly. When most people are first introduced to this topic, they seem to misunderstand the rela...
by Atla
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 56
Views: 486

Re: Back to Infinity

Only once a shift of identification happens that takes us away from the idea of being a part of something rather than being the whole, can healthy individuality arise as only then is it not built on the idea of separation. Agree, agree, agree. Imo the most difficult aspect to get across is that thi...