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by RCSaunders
Tue May 03, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 126
Views: 1990

Re: What is the meaning of life?

Strange. I have never heard about such a thing. How do they come to be if they don't reproduce? If evolution is correct every species originally came into existence without reproducing--there had to be a first. How come? Are you saying all mammal species were originally asextual? No, I'm saying the...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 126
Views: 1990

Re: What is the meaning of life?

turritopsis dohrnii , a small jellyfish found in the Mediterranean and in the waters of Japan, is "immortal," but since it does not have to reproduce it is not alive, Strange. I have never heard about such a thing. How do they come to be if they don't reproduce? If evolution is correct every specie...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Christian Morality
Replies: 162
Views: 3059

Re: Christian Morality

No, not necessarily. Nobody said that. But in the case of "I believe it's raining," that's usually an adequate test; that, or sticking your head out in it, of course. It's more like, "what the facts, carefully assessed disclose, you are warranted in believing." Whatever! You did not answer the seco...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Virtue of Altruism
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: The Virtue of Altruism

No doctrine has ever been responsible for more evil than the doctrine of altruism. Here is pure altruism put into practice: The husband of the woman who blew herself up at Karachi University in Pakistan said her selfless act has left him speechless but he is proud of what she did. On Tuesday, an ex...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4321
Views: 124130

Re: Christianity

If you are trying to insult me, you are doing a very bad job. If you are trying to offend me, you are wasting your time. I have elephant's skin. You are obviously not interested in discussing ideas. I'd like to believe I have a delicate, humorous, even an effervescent touch! Insult you? (Reminds me...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: why post- modernism is wrong/right
Replies: 22
Views: 1789

Re: why post- modernism is wrong/right

Reality-to-us is a filtered sub-set of Actuality. If there is some mysterious, "actuality," you can only have a, "filtered," awareness of, how did you ever come to know of its existence? Even if some defect in your consciousness does not enable you to be aware of existence as it actually is, you ca...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2439
Views: 169453

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Metaphysical blather. That blather happens to be necessary and sufficient for gaining greater understanding of all related things in the entire universe. Your filters appear to be mis-calibrated. Neither knowledge nor belief are assertions - things that can have truth-values. They aren't things at ...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4321
Views: 124130

Re: Christianity

It's why I posted my article, " What I Don't Believe ," here on Philosophy Now so people like you could evade that mistake. So is that the first installment? Usually after a declaration of what one does not believe it is followed with the one about what one does believe. Are you still working on it...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4321
Views: 124130

Re: Christianity

All you are doing -- I mean this very literally -- is employing some established argument-weapons that have been handed to you. Really? Since I do not agree with what any philosopher says, reject all of the pseudo-science of psychology, and have no use for any so-called academic authority and rejec...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4321
Views: 124130

Re: Christianity

There is absolutely no doubt that *people need to understand what the meaning is* -- of their life, their activities, and their purpose. And when they become convinced that there is no meaning -- that true meaning, given by a transcendental source beyond their own person is unreal and not to be fou...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Who is the greatest philosopher: Advocate, Age or Veritas?
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Who is the greatest philosopher: Advocate, Age or Veritas?

Can we reframe the question to, "who's the biggest idiot?" It would be easier to answer. Bagsy I be the last idiot. :mrgreen: I was not familiar with the term, "bagsy." It's apparently a UK expression. I grew up in Eastern Massachusetts. The term, " hosey ," had a similar use, (the first to claim s...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Virtue of Altruism
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: The Virtue of Altruism

No, that's what you want to argue. You want to believe there are perfectly normal human being who are so mentally defective they cannot learn all they need to learn, and think well enough to understand what is and is not true, and to make their own choices to live successfully. If a being really is...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 126
Views: 1990

Re: What is the meaning of life?

Whatever it is it cannot be in the thought and feeling category. Well, if there is such a thing as the meaning of life then one should be able to experience it. It seems silly to be asking what the meaning of something is, when one has no idea that that thing is. What is life? A state of affairs fo...
by RCSaunders
Mon May 02, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Virtue of Altruism
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: The Virtue of Altruism

Okay but what if somebody does the best they can do and is as critically skeptical as one can be... and still they end up believing something that happens to be false. Would their state of mistaken-ness be their fault, something they 'chose' to be? I never know quite what questions like this assume...
by RCSaunders
Sun May 01, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 126
Views: 1990

Re: What is the meaning of life?

bahman wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:31 pm Whatever it is it cannot be in the thought and feeling category. Well, if there is such a thing as the meaning of life then one should be able to experience it.
It seems silly to be asking what the meaning of something is, when one has no idea that that thing is.

What is life?