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by thalarch
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is wicca the way forward ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: is wicca the way forward ?

I heard it directly from a woman who a was a member back in the early '70s that there was plenty of lesbian activity going on in Zsuzsanna Budapest's coven. With many of the girls also having bisexual yearnings which the aforementioned one indulged later. So if the original feminism gets watered dow...
by thalarch
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Is "lack of belief" a "kind of belief?"
Replies: 274
Views: 47674

Re: Is "lack of belief" a "kind of belief?"

. . . or how many grains it takes to make a heap. Four. Unless a heap of one is allowed. Placed in the context of grains for good reason. Many a single, long turd has formed a spiral heap on the grasslands. Much to the misfortune of the unwary trekker, who successfully dodged the more frequent patt...
by thalarch
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Is "lack of belief" a "kind of belief?"
Replies: 274
Views: 47674

Re: Is "lack of belief" a "kind of belief?"

In my firm view, because the idea of “god” plays no part whatever in how the atheist lives his life, then atheism is itself not a form of belief. I'm an ahysterianist. Which is a meaningless classification. However, if there were people who believed or practiced a lexicon defined hysterianism, sudd...
by thalarch
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Which more likely explode first?
Replies: 29
Views: 10909

Re: Which more likely explode first?

Interesting. You are projecting gender issues onto the stars. Astronomy plus psychology equals astrology, right? Never mind that, especially since it followed your subterranean civilizations that could blow us up (or something) thoughts -- no stars and astrologers down there. I was opportunisticall...
by thalarch
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Which more likely explode first?
Replies: 29
Views: 10909

Re: Which more likely explode first?

. . . but what is different about Earth is that it has lasted for 4 billion years of life and not been whipped out. . . . So the time space of stability is very unusual by stellar standards of constant mulching and sudden radical events. If we were in the crowded interior of the Milky Way rather th...
by thalarch
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Which more likely explode first?
Replies: 29
Views: 10909

Re: Which more likely explode first?

That evolution will occur in stages over billions of years, with plenty of slow warning signs Keep telling yourself that. Everything's safe. We're not on the cusp of infinity.... Well, if you can't wait that long for human extinction, then there are much more likely circumstances to fret over than ...
by thalarch
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Which more likely explode first?
Replies: 29
Views: 10909

Re: Which more likely explode first?

Are you worried the Sun exploded eight minutes ago too? Stars regularly explode. Few late sequence stars have many planets 'left'. Planets are also known to explode. Which do you think will explode first? Which one, and why? We need interstellar life now. While ancient natural fission sites have be...
by thalarch
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am Part of Bill Wiltrack's Brain...
Replies: 16
Views: 8598

Re: I am Part of Bill Wiltrack's Brain...

. that must keep speaking in order to re-validate myself within this reality. Ping. "Are you still there?" "Yah, you betcha." Ping. "Are you still there?" "Yah, you betcha." Ping. "___" Ping. Ping. "Are you still there?" "Sorry, my Fargo firewall got a bit overzealous back there. Yah, you betcha."
by thalarch
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 6670

Re: Disorder

If we are to establish the worth of an "eclectic" we need to examine its terms. I examined chemistry as one of those terms. Eclecticism isn't a general practice, it can only be the name of a list of instances. And such lists are possible because the instances are subsumed under a general template t...
by thalarch
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 6670

Re: Disorder

Eclecticism (in the generic sense) is only a conceptual approach that ignores the fine issues of commensurability between schemes, in the course of selecting and relating "this" to "that". Not an overarching authority that offers a final word on identification (via having worked-out a satisfactory ...
by thalarch
Tue May 31, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 6670

Re: Disorder

Brain technology has identified disorder in the brain, such as serotonin imbalances. Can this technology identify disorder anywhere else in the universe, such as disordered chemicals in the sea or space? Is there disorder anywhere else? Or is disorder a chemical fiction? If Huttamo became shaman of...
by thalarch
Tue May 31, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 6670

Re: Disorder

Brain technology has identified disorder in the brain, such as serotonin imbalances. Can this technology identify disorder anywhere else in the universe, such as disordered chemicals in the sea or space? Is there disorder anywhere else? Or is disorder a chemical fiction? If Huttamo became shaman of...
by thalarch
Wed May 18, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Case for Dualism - New? Or Not?
Replies: 24
Views: 12425

Re: A Case for Dualism - New? Or Not?

I don't know of any reported out-of-body experience that couldn't have been a hallucination. I disagree, especially based on accounts from those who experience lucid dreaming and such events that do result in a documented out of body experience. Dualism is alive and real. But how would lucid dreams...
by thalarch
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information about the speed of an elementary particle
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: Information about the speed of an elementary particle

Where is saved the information about the speed of an elementary particle? And how is its representation (what is its direction related to)? Disambiguation of topic required. Do you refer to its speed in the context of physical information as embodied by the particle itself, or are you more mundanel...
by thalarch
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is time continuous or discrete?
Replies: 79
Views: 21045

Re: Is time continuous or discrete?

I have been pondering this question lately after considering how we perceive time, and how the smaller you divide time into the less you can fit into it. This lead me to wonder if time actually is divided into discrete moments, similar to a planck length but for time, or if it is indivisible and co...