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by RCSaunders
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 97
Views: 3547

Re: I am who I am

I'm only going to address this, because it contains an assumption that I think everything you are saying is based on. That assumption is that perception. "is," or, "includes," or is, "the result of," some kind of, "information." I am actually not assuming that perception is the result of some kind ...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 184
Views: 4343

Re: Religion Is Insanity

Oakley wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:51 pm
RCSaunders wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:45 pm Some handle it better than others, but all individuals are a little insane.
Hope you don't mind that I edited that just a bit. :D
Oh, I don't mind. It will be obvious you're projecting.
by RCSaunders
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How mind can intervene when body behaves according to laws of nature
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: How mind can intervene when body behaves according to laws of nature

There is obviously uncertainty at the quantum level, where there is no definite state known about quanta ... Believing that one's ignorance of something is some kind of understanding is absurd. Just because you do not know what a quantum state is, does not mean there is not one. There are lots of t...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 97
Views: 3547

Re: I am who I am

There is a reason I would not call a concept, all by itself, "knowledge," on epistemological grounds, but essentially, if you know what the definition of a concept is, it is knowledge. When you learn what a concept means you have knowledge. I don't think there can be any concepts without the knowle...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 97
Views: 3547

Re: I am who I am

Furthermore, everything that is perceived is perceived in some relationship to everything else that is perceived. If an apple is perceived to the right of a pear, the pear is to the left of the apple. That is not an, "opposition," it's just a relationship, necessitated by the fact they cannot both ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 97
Views: 3547

Re: I am who I am

Here you lost the thread. Nothing is just, "relative." What's relative to what? You have used the right words up to now, but I really don't think you know what a concept is Sorry if I am not always using the "right words", but I try to make myself understood as best as I can (and pardon my "non-phi...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 97
Views: 3547

Re: I am who I am

Sure - so please tell me: What comes first, knowledge or language? As I see it, they arise together - you learn a word and with it, its meaning, the concept itself. I think that is quite correct. I see no problem with that at all. There is a reason I would not call a concept, all by itself, "knowle...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does The Singularity Exist?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: Does The Singularity Exist?

Those people who say 'math', can't spell, and love to dumb everything down. In music they have done their best to dumb it down by renaming crotchets, minims, quavers etc. as 'quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes etc', and calling tones and semitones 'steps and half steps', but they have only suc...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother
Replies: 395
Views: 4394

Re: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother

Terrapin Station wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:54 pm
Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:44 pm
Terrapin Station wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:41 pm A rejection of physical laws and a rejection of determinism isn't a claim that nothing changes or that nothing is in motion.
What, exactly does, "physical," mean?

Is there anything that isn't physical?
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother
Replies: 395
Views: 4394

Re: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother

There is nothing ontological about such classifications (no mystical Platonic essences), I don't want to keep typing and typing with us getting nowhere. Me either, especially when I've already answered your question. The classifications exist, don't they? Otherwise, how are there the classification...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does The Singularity Exist?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: Does The Singularity Exist?

It's American and Americans are just offensive anyway. What's an, "American?" Those people who say 'math', can't spell, and love to dumb everything down. In music they have done their best to dumb it down by renaming crotchets, minims, quavers etc. as 'quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes etc', ...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother
Replies: 395
Views: 4394

Re: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother

I still don't know what you are getting at. I don't know what you mean by a generalization, and I don't know what you mean by an abstraction. Perhaps you could give examples. I can suggest some, but I'm only be guessing. I gave an example earlier: "dog" And I explained that all concepts, all univer...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 97
Views: 3547

Re: I am who I am

Certain knowledge is impossible for finite beings such as humans, ... Since you are human you are claiming you have no certain knowledge, and from what you've written, I'd say you've proved it. In order to express knowledge one has to use language It's a little more fundamental than that. Before yo...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does The Singularity Exist?
Replies: 25
Views: 480

Re: Does The Singularity Exist?

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:22 am It's American and Americans are just offensive anyway.
What's an, "American?"
by RCSaunders
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother
Replies: 395
Views: 4394

Re: Free Will and Determinism Necessitate Eachother

Sure, physical law as an abstraction, as a way of thinking about observations and stating generalizations about them, are fine. And that's NOT natural/physical law realism by the way, but antirealism. In other words, natural/physical laws are not something objective that actually exist in any manne...