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by stretmediq
Sat May 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Deism
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Deism

by stretmediq
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

BTW you ARE making claims. Saying the world is not logical is a CLAIM because it's a positive statement that asserts an opinion. Therefore you ARE subject to providing evidence for your claims. If you can't understand something THAT simple I would really have to question your competence
by stretmediq
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

No it's not. And I think you know it because if that were the case you would be able to explain why it's rubbish by demonstrating specific mistakes. But all you've done is just make unfounded claims. I'm sorry but if this is typical for you I'm not impressed. Now do you have a REAL critique or not? ...
by stretmediq
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Here is a shorter version that maybe you can understand: We exist. Because we exist we know that the common notion of "nothingness" as a completely empty void without any property of any kind is WRONG. There are only TWO ways to derive definitions. Induction and deduction. Because we cannot experien...
by stretmediq
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argumnet of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Btw way I don't think you actually understand the argument because the definition of nothingness and how it was derived is central to it and your comment doesn't appear to have ANYTHING to do with the definition derived from it
by stretmediq
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argumnet of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

There are no unwarranted assumptions here. In fact they have been scrupulously AVOIDED. While it cannot be proved everything is explainable it IS a reasonable inference because of the amazing success science has had describing, explaining and PREDICTING the things we see in the world. Claiming other...
by stretmediq
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

A Modern Version of the Contingency Argument of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? Modern Deism EXPLAINED by Alumno deVerum The most profound question we can ask is, "why is there something rather than nothing?" Traditionally people have attempted to answer it by postulating a God that was beyond human understanding that created the worl...
by stretmediq
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific Deism Explained
Replies: 3
Views: 2896

Re: Scientific Deism Explained

This link is necessary because the essay has illustrations that cannot be posted directly. It is your choice to read it or not but to judge it without reading it is the true disappointment
by stretmediq
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Scientific Deism Explained
Replies: 3
Views: 2896

Scientific Deism Explained

http://www.aps.org/about/physics-images/images/randomsphere_full.jpg Here is a link to a short essay explaining Scientific Deism. Basically what it says is that absolute nothingness is self contradictory because by the rules of logic "nothingness" can only be defined by deduction as a state of tota...
by stretmediq
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: How do i start my career in philosophy writing?
Replies: 5
Views: 3774

Re: How do i start my career in philosophy writing?

Actually it is just that easy. I speak from experience. I have been paid for things that I have written. If your foremost thought is a check, however, it will affect the quality of your writing. It's best to put first things first. Focus on your book and do your best. You have to have something to s...
by stretmediq
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: How do i start my career in philosophy writing?
Replies: 5
Views: 3774

Re: How do i start my career in philosophy writing?

Write your book now and worry about the rest later.
by stretmediq
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 37128

Re: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?

Deist: So That's What I Am . It is written by 13 modern Deists and covers the history of Deism, Deist ethics, and the various forms of Deism in the 21st century from Pagan Deism to Christian Deism to the most scientifically rigid (to the point of almost being Atheistic) types of Deism out there. It...
by stretmediq
Thu May 06, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Greetings

Thanks!
by stretmediq
Wed May 05, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Greetings

Greetings. I'm 51, a male, married, 2 grown kids, a paramedic, oh and I'm a Deist.