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by henry quirk
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you
Replies: 30
Views: 473

Re: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you

I think at minimum, people would seriously benefit from becoming more mindful, or meta-aware, observing the contents of their minds as much as possible. Even if thought wasn’t eliminated completely. For many people, that isn’t an option, thought is necessary for their way of life, so unless the ent...
by henry quirk
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 349
Views: 9653

Re: Pete

"features of reality; what we believe and know about them; and what we say about them" Idiot version: World, Knowledge, Opinion. This idiot version doesn't even mention language - but the difference between what we say about things and the way things are is absolutely critical. Mistaking the one fo...
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you
Replies: 30
Views: 473

Re: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you

I think at minimum, people would seriously benefit from becoming more mindful, or meta-aware, observing the contents of their minds as much as possible. Even if thought wasn’t eliminated completely. For many people, that isn’t an option, thought is necessary for their way of life, so unless the ent...
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 48
Views: 914

Nick

"The benefits of conscious work as opposed to all the emotional reactions normally associated with work is largely unknown in the West"

Yep. Working is good for the soul (and the body).
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: THE HOLOGRAPHIC NATURE OF REALITY AND HOW THE MONETARY SYSTEM IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE SAME PROCESS
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: SoB

You seem to be capable of living off the land, am I right? That's something to consider, because as an aircrewman I was taught how to do such. But I'm not necessarily referring to de-evolution, so to speak, though I see the term as a misnomer. I'm looking to a more advanced society. A civilization ...
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I'm a Theist
Replies: 108
Views: 1364

Age

"So I would suggest that 'you' NOT understanding me is NOT because 'you' are thick, from time to time, but because I am Truly unable to communicate properly."

Might be a little bit of both... :thumbsup:
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 48
Views: 914

Re: Henry Quirk must be shut down

I'm probably one of the educated elite, and I can't stand being politically correct. I taught Jr. HS shop metal and graphic arts and was qualified to teach wood, electricity, and drafting. When I left teaching I worked in a machine shop and a drafting room, at different times, and I found that almo...
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 349
Views: 9653

Pete

"features of reality; what we believe and know about them; and what we say about them"

Idiot version: World, Knowledge, Opinion.
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 349
Views: 9653

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:59 pm
henry quirk wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:40 pm
No. We can, do, have subjective takes on what's there, what exists.
Precisely! And that's ALL we have.

A subjective take.
I expanded my post: take a gander.
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 349
Views: 9653

Re: we apprehend the world, we don't create it

"Information is a Mathematical equation." That's one valid way to look at it. Another: I am in the world, I apprehend the world, I assess the world, I (begin to) understand the world. It may all foundationally be computation but I'm not a computer, *Sebastian, I'm physical. *Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 349
Views: 9653

drove 50 miles this morning through some occasionally heavy traffic and didn't die

interesting conservation. Sounds a lot like perceptual realism v subjective idealism. "Perceptual realism" is epistemology. Everything that is known or knowable is perceptual and therefore subjective. We can, do, have subjective takes on what's objectively there , what objectively exists . But... N...
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Your smart phones are watching you.
Replies: 12
Views: 214

DAM

I guess you didn't quite get it.
No, I got it. I just thought your take was boring, so I twisted things to make 'em spicy.

You're welcome.
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Henry Quirk must be shut down
Replies: 48
Views: 914

Doc

BardoXV wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm
I'm probably one of the educated elite,
Mebbe, but you're one of the good ones.
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: 5G
Replies: 166
Views: 1639

Re: 5G

Arising_uk wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Why will 5G produce A.I. when 3G and 4G haven't?
It won't. The Robot Overlords are here but A.I. will never happen (and, if it does, it won't be becuz porn downloads faster).
by henry quirk
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: 5G
Replies: 166
Views: 1639

DAM

"you are creating a problem and then projecting it to roy as if it was his when it's NOT" Nope. I'm using Roy's own words to show that he indeed has at least one problem. It bothers him that folks like me dismiss him. If it weren't a problem he wouldn't have mentioned it. But he did mention it, it i...