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by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

Logik wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Bye now.
Bye.
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

Logik wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:37 pm
Surely you can give me an example of a "right action" rather than just keep repeating yourself?
I can give you even two:
The wind blows, the bamboo bends.
I chew my food before I swallow.
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

I tried it. It didn't work. For 5 seconds? This is not something you try for a minute, an hour or even a day - it has to become a way of life. Right now you seem to live your life in your head, but this is not where it is actually happening... maybe you can just tell us what the "right action" is? ...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

The appears to be no causal connection between "respect" (paying attention) and the outcomes you desire. How can there be? Try it and you will see. You can keep on arguing as long as you want, you can also keep on living in your blackbox, or you can practice being aware of what's actually happing n...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

You literally need to juxtapose what I would observe if you were "drinking water with respect" and what I would observer if you were "drinking water without respect". If the difference is only your attitude towards it with no practical difference... Shame. Doing something with respect, drinking wat...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

Logik wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:54 am
If you can't demonstrate a difference that I can see you must be deluded
It’s not up to me to make you see the difference, you have to see it, I can only lead you to the place where you can see it, but it’s you who has to be willing to open your eyes.
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

Logik wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:47 am
If there is no difference in practice - I neither respect nor disrespect myself.
If you don’t see any difference you must be blind...
Well, maybe you are... you don’t know your self so how could you respect it...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

No, it doesn’t matter how much of something is available.
Do you respect yourself?
If yes, then you have to respect everything!
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

You clearly see a distinction between treating something with respect vs treating something without respect. Since you claim that you treat water with respect.What would it look like (empirically) if you were to treat water without respect? If I wouldn’t respect it I would waste it, pollute it, mak...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

How much respect did you pay to the toilet paper you used for your morning dump? None whatsoever, I imagine. Because it is so plentiful... I imagine life would be different if you had only one square to work with? Same goes with planets. Life would be way different if we had 20 of them. And we woul...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

If you put the “well-being” of planets before the well-being of humans we have a fundamental rift in values. I am not putting planets before humans, or anything before something else. I believe we should treat anything/anyone with the same respect - in a the same way as we ourselves would like to b...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

I say let’s set a new high score for non-extinction. Let’s colonise planets and galaxies! Let’s become the dominant species in the universe. Sure, why not... Hope we have learned how to look after our own planet before we conquer other ones... otherwise we are more of a spreading disease than symbi...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

I do not go gentle into the good night... I appreciate/want/desire power over my own destiny. The odds are against me, but not against us. Sure... lets go to war against... hmmm... who? Oh well... I am sure we'll find the one responsible sooner or later. Or... we could just enjoy this place and ask...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

If the universe is NOT a finite/closed system - drinking beer is far better use of our time than discussing the universe. Cheers to that. It would be a waste of time to even attempt to understand it. Agree, but we are still trying... The universe MAY be infinite (in which case we are fucked) If it ...
by AlexW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 118
Views: 693

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

You are pre-supposing a clockwork (deterministic) universe. In a way... Problem is that the universe / the system is not finite and thus there is no way to pinpoint a state A or even to calculate what state B will be like a millisecond later. Yes, we can do that to a certain degree by artificially ...