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by f12hte
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 430
Views: 4945

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

Evil. What is it's source? Is it just a subjective idea in each person's mind? If God made all things, then is he the ultimate source of evil? That which makes all things is a concept known as God, God is just another word for every conceivable concept. So yes, if a word can be conceived, then yes,...
by f12hte
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Creatures which have not evolved to survive in the changing environment ultimately die out of natural causes. So genetic transmission of cultural traits which do not support survival in the prevailing environment are pruned away. You realize, of course, that "organisms evolve" is one proposition, b...
by f12hte
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 430
Views: 4945

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

Evil. What is it's source? Is it just a subjective idea in each person's mind? If God made all things, then is he the ultimate source of evil? That which makes all things is a concept known as God, God is just another word for every conceivable concept. So yes, if a word can be conceived, then yes,...
by f12hte
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Have you ever heard of epigenetics? Yes, but two problems: one is that at present, it's speculative. It's just about as speculative as The Standard Model of Particle Physics. Observed epigenetic effects have been traced traced to changes in the expression of DNA. The second is that it's a method, n...
by f12hte
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Over time this will promote greater cooperation and collectivism in the society, as emphasis shifts from "ME" to "US". This might be true if learning could persist from one generation to the other -- if, for example, ideology could be written into DNA, so that one generation's learning simply desce...
by f12hte
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

I am advocating for a collectivism wrought of love for one's fellow man. I see that. And I would wish that you could get it. If you're going to have a collective, you need a lot more than just a "loving impulse," because unguided by morality, that can go very wrong, and just end up sanctifying evil...
by f12hte
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

F12: "The only way to obtain true happiness is through selfless service to our fellow man." There's a half truth in this. Happiness is difficult for individuals; but happiness is definitely not assured by Collectivism. Neither extreme is the road to anything good, actually. We are not monads, isola...
by f12hte
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing

So, it is possible then, correct? But, when we know some thing, for sure, which EVERY one agrees with, then that is objectivity, right? Or, when we can look at things, from EVERY things' perspective, then we can have an objective view of things, correct? And being a mental concept objectivity can n...
by f12hte
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing

What we call objectivity, does not exist among humans. What we call objectivity is just a group of people with the same subjective opinion. But subjectively agreeing does not yield perfect objectivity; just limited agreement in a limited group. Even if every human being on earth agreed to an idea, ...
by f12hte
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing

What we call objectivity, does not exist among humans. What we call objectivity is just a group of people with the same subjective opinion. But subjectively agreeing does not yield perfect objectivity; just limited agreement in a limited group. Even if every human being on earth agreed to an idea, ...
by f12hte
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Nick_A wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:55 am

Hi f12hte

While I agree that society as a great collective is capable of many things. Unfortunately I've learned that society is capable of both the greatest compassion and abominations.
Please see my reply to Immanuel Can in this thread.
by f12hte
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

I think that we are headed in the right direction, towards collectivism. I think that it is necessary for the survival of humanity. Collectivism yields better use of scarce natural resources, and it will not take long for 7 billion of us to become 14 billion or 28 billion. Most utilities, police an...
by f12hte
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Objectivity is a concept, like heaven; not a real thing

What we call objectivity, does not exist among humans. What we call objectivity is just a group of people with the same subjective opinion. But subjectively agreeing does not yield perfect objectivity; just limited agreement in a limited group. Even if every human being on earth agreed to an idea, i...
by f12hte
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 360
Views: 5405

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

One of the most important basic and avoided questions is if a person considers themselves essentially an Individualist or a collectivist. It seems more enjoyable to argue over techniques or good and bad. But the question of Individualism vs. Collectivism as desired method to improve human nature pu...
by f12hte
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 430
Views: 4945

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

If who we are is shaped by our experience, and since each of us has a different set of experiences, we all have different ideas about what is evil and what is good. It's true we all are, in some ways, different: that makes us individuals. However, we can easily overemphasize the idea of "difference...