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by RCSaunders
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

I took a Caribbean vacation, actually. What luxury to feel the sun on one's skin in November! Where I live, it's quite unpleasant in terms of weather right now. Good for you! I'm sure you enjoyed it. But I am back now, ... Hope you saved up some of that sun. On Emergentism, ... I think we pretty mu...
by RCSaunders
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 132
Views: 1500

Re: I'm a Theist

Have I shown ANYWHERE throughout this forum where I have NOT been TOTALLY Honest at all? Let's just say disingenuous. It is not totally honest to make a long comment about something you have not bothered to examine. If you had even looked at the article I referenced, The Wisdom of Tathagatagarbha ,...
by RCSaunders
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 132
Views: 1500

Re: I'm a Theist

I appreciate the explanation, but am a little confused by one thing. I'm sure you can straighten it out. Is your Mind/Universe God natural or supernatural? NATURAL, of course. OBVIOUSLY there is NO thing that is "super", above, beyond, nor outside of NATURAL. This includes ALL of 'you', human being...
by RCSaunders
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers Grounded in Counting 0s, Thus Number/Math Has No Foundations.
Replies: 39
Views: 979

Re: Numbers Grounded in Counting 0s, Thus Number/Math Has No Foundations.

1. Numbers exist through counting. ... Mathematics, like logic and language, is a human invention, a means of identifying some facts of reality. Specifically, math begins with the discovery that when one has many things there is a method of discovering how many. By assigning a different symbol to e...
by RCSaunders
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 132
Views: 1500

Re: I'm a Theist

Age, if you know what God is, why don't you just say it. Most people are, "open," to plain simple explanations. Mind, and, Universe. (Could I explain It anymore plain and simply?) Well, that clears it up right away. So your God is, a "Duality": Mind and Universe, one less than the Christian Trinity...
by RCSaunders
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 132
Views: 1500

Re: I'm a Theist

Age wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:14 am
But remember, just because some thing is not known how to be said, expressed, nor shared YET, that does not mean that it can not come about, soon enough.
Age, if you know what God is, why don't you just say it. Most people are, "open," to plain simple explanations.
by RCSaunders
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Hi again, my friend. I'm beginning at the end. Nice talking to you, RC. I apologize...I may be a bit scant of reply for a bit; I'll be around, but perhaps not often. However, I'll come back to our conversation as time permits. I hope it's because you'll be busy doing something important, satisfying,...
by RCSaunders
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Hi again, IC. I'll begin here because I think this is where we fundamentally disagree. Well, that's true by definition. To be "natural" is to be physical. What else would you call that which is "more than" (super-) merely physical (natural)? I do not agree that the physical is all that exists natura...
by RCSaunders
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

What you are describing are physical characteristics of organisms, not the life of those organisms. I agree. But then we'd better say what we mean by "describing life." Because most scientific explanations are not what we are looking for, then. Yes! That is really my point. Because life itself is n...
by RCSaunders
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Dear IC: ... science cannot study life itself, because life is not a physical quality or attribute and has no physical aspects that science can address. Ah. No. Life itself, yes. Life, "itself," is all I addressed, and I attempted to emphasize that is all I was addressing. But living things exhibit...
by RCSaunders
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

RC: I'm relieved you seem to be back in the saddle again. I hope that that means the prognosis was good, in spite of the scare. Well the prognosis is still pending, but I'm always in the saddle and will no doubt die with my boots on, whenever that transpires. I'll go to the second half of your resp...
by RCSaunders
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Hi again, RC: Sorry for the delay in getting back. It's been a busy week. But you're still being very interesting...rest assured. I certainly understand. Not sure how soon this will get to you. I'm writing from a hospital bed; having a little congestive heart failure problem. I'll not be able to ad...
by RCSaunders
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

It is at this point that, if I judge correctly, you found yourself not able or inclined to remark further. Given your present condition, I invite you not to strain yourself on that point. ... Thank you so much for you sincere concern. It's not quite as serious as that, I think. I actually did not i...
by RCSaunders
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Hi again, RC: Sorry for the delay in getting back. It's been a busy week. But you're still being very interesting...rest assured. I certainly understand. Not sure how soon this will get to you. I'm writing from a hospital bed; having a little congestive heart failure problem. I'll not be able to ad...
by RCSaunders
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 403
Views: 7724

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

... What I mean by responsibility is exactly what I described, and that responsibility is only for one's own life and only to one's self. My issue with that is very simple: "responsibility" is premised on "response." And "response" is to something or someone external . To speak of being "responsibl...