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by Sculptor
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 105

Re: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?

Satyavan wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:07 am
I rephrase my question.
I'm not looking for arguments for or against dualism. I ask why ***also dualists*** reject Descartes' dualism?
You have already asked why is it wrong.
Ask yourself what it is supposed to answer.
by Sculptor
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 105

Re: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?

I read of everyone saying that modern neuroscience has shown Descartes was wrong on the mind-body problem. As I understand it he posited mind as a non-material substance that is not identical with the brain. I don't want to convince anyone to take a particular metaphysical position, but I don't see...
by Sculptor
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as Too Different?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Is There Such a Thing as Too Different?

So I've been told that one of our local schools has a teacher who is a transsexual male (with a beard even) who identifies as a female lesbian. It sort of sets me thinking, is there such a thing as too far when it comes to being "different" than others? Should someone like that be forbidden to teac...
by Sculptor
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Minimalist Society
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Minimalist Society

If any society starting out were to only have TEN rules to make what rules would you chose? It seems to me that these TEN are possibly the worst you could think of. The first FIVE are completely wasted on some space pixie. I wonder, is ten a random number or was there some reason for selecting it? ...
by Sculptor
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 292
Views: 4108

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

gaffo wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:19 am
this is basic biology 101 Sir.
No this is advanced Biology 201.
Look it up!
by Sculptor
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 485
Views: 8524

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

ad verecundiam fallacy Fallacy fallacy again. :D Read: "The ad verecundiam fallacy concerns appeals to authority or expertise. Fundamentally, the fallacy involves accepting as evidence for a proposition the pronouncement of someone who is taken to be an authority but is not really an authority." --...
by Sculptor
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 485
Views: 8524

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

You do realize, since you are not a volitional being able and required to consciously choose what you think and do, that the sentence, "Free will is an invention of religion; wholly political, and has no metaphysical basis," means nothing at all; because, whatever you do (or write) is determined by...
by Sculptor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: TRUMP AND IRAN
Replies: 78
Views: 796

Re: TRUMP AND IRAN

gaffo wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:25 am
most american's never heard of Threads, it should be mandatory viewing for all folks the world throughout IMO.
When the Wind Blows
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_the_ ... 1986_film)
Is somehow more chilling due to the naivete of the characters.
by Sculptor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: TRUMP AND IRAN
Replies: 78
Views: 796

Re: TRUMP AND IRAN

per your last sentance, Threads is a top 10 movie of all time, and had the DVD of since 2007, and bought the Bluray of 3 yrs of. most american's never heard of Threads, it should be mandatory viewing for all folks the world throughout IMO. Do you mean this one. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090163/...
by Sculptor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 485
Views: 8524

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Free will is an invention of religion; wholly political, and has no metaphysical basis. You do realize, since you are not a volitional being able and required to consciously choose what you think and do, that the sentence, "Free will is an invention of religion; wholly political, and has no metaphy...
by Sculptor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 485
Views: 8524

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:08 am
Sculptor wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Free will is an invention of religion; wholly political, and has no metaphysical basis.
I guess all the experts are wrong...https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/freewill/ :lol:
ad verecundiam fallacy
by Sculptor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 292
Views: 4108

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:09 am
Sculptor wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:38 pm
I know what the NTS fallacy means.
Great! :D Then from now on, you'll be using it correctly, I suppose.

I'm not holding my breath, though....
You might try and read properly then we'll all be happier.
by Sculptor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 292
Views: 4108

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

no, do you know biology? all eggs are female, no male - a fertalized egg - is female. said male is male due to the sperm offering a Y chromozome to the egg. Maybe you do not realise, but the Y chromosome does not kick in until the foetal womb and ovaries is already in development. ?????????????? - ...
by Sculptor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 485
Views: 8524

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Some people are indeed more like dominoes If that's so, then you're admitting that some are not: i.e. that free will exists. Rubbish. Try and use that brain. Terry Jones is on my mind at the moment. There is no doubt that had I not seen Monty Pythons rip apart the establishment and those endemic cu...
by Sculptor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 292
Views: 4108

Re: "Like most Straw polls this one is incoherent."

Lacewing wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:03 pm
The world is not black and white.

To think only in black and white is to be extraordinarily limited, perhaps for the purpose of claiming to know ultimate truth and rightness, which is surely the workings of the ego in its quest for controlling reality in a self-serving way.
Quite so.