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by aloysius
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ Fear and Loathing in America ~
Replies: 15
Views: 2614

Re: ~ Fear and Loathing in America ~

Hey, Bill.
Do you live in America? And if so do you feel captive? I do, and I don't. Course that may be because I have a house full of firearms. :lol:
by aloysius
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Condemned
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Condemned

Condemned, I entered the gate of Hell. The sins for which I was condemned matter not. All are guilty of their own sins. The abode of Hell is not like the priests and nuns of my youth taught. Stuck in the denotation of tradition and dogma, they taught eternal punishment, brimstone, and torture. The r...
by aloysius
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Can you "feel" a thought?
Replies: 23
Views: 5943

Re: Can you "feel" a thought?

Skip, Excellent! I agree with all you said about external stimuli being the cause of ( most at least) brain activity. I also like your “feedback “ loop “idea. It appeals to my engineering/electronics background. What intrigues me most though, is what you call the “complicated and least traceable”. I...
by aloysius
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Can you "feel" a thought?
Replies: 23
Views: 5943

Can you "feel" a thought?

When I mentally verbalize a thought, I have a sense it is occurring or is localized in my head. Since the thought I’m having is, in itself, immaterial, how can this be so? If it is true that electro-chemical activity in the brain gives rise to the thought, perhaps that is what I “feel”. But then, wh...
by aloysius
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: halos
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

Re: halos

In pagan, pre-Christian times, I believe the halo was a representation of the connection to the period’s or locality’s sun god. It was used to show the sacredness of the individual behind whose head it was placed.
by aloysius
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Usage can be Strange
Replies: 12
Views: 4403

Re: Language Usage can be Strange

How can you "have" anything when you don't exist, as in death?
by aloysius
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Barbra Brooks
Replies: 4
Views: 4514

Re: Barbra Brooks

anyone tried this? i get a message saying it is an invalid address.
by aloysius
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Usage can be Strange
Replies: 12
Views: 4403

Language Usage can be Strange

Definitions first:

is ~ the third person singular presnt indicative of the verb be

be ~ to exist in actuality; have reality or life

How odd then, to say, "He is dead."
by aloysius
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Poetry here.
Replies: 1112
Views: 167271

Re: Poetry Bin

When the fireflies dance
brief lights shine in the darkness.
So it is with life.
by aloysius
Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 344235

I have no idea. I find it odd that someone who identifies herself as a philosopher of the mind and writes on the subject would have no thoughts on bus2bondi's question. It is a deeply mysterious subject, one worthy of contemplation. Or do you, Lockensian -like, deem this particular subject beyond o...
by aloysius
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 143
Views: 61790

How about Joseph Cambell and his works on mythology. For that matter an issue or a few article on the philosophy of mythology would be interesting.
by aloysius
Fri May 09, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: When experts disagree
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Concerning a subject of which I have little knowledge, I must rely on those who are knowledgeable - the "experts".

But when the experts disagree, I think it prudent to withhold judgment. I would not side with the majority opinion unless it was utterly overwhelming.
by aloysius
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Evolution and Domestic Flora & Fauna
Replies: 15
Views: 6352

I agree with all you've said. I'm just pointing out the argument the creationist would use in reply. And they will not be swayed from it.
by aloysius
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Evolution and Domestic Flora & Fauna
Replies: 15
Views: 6352

Those who do not accept evolution would say that what you are doing in breeding is just making a change within the species. You have not come up with a new species.

Crossbreed two different breeds of dog and the result will still be a dog.
by aloysius
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Current Reads: What is Everyone Reading?
Replies: 174
Views: 39906

Just started reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. I'm only about 20 pages into it so I don't have much to say about it - maybe later.

Anyone have any ideas or pointers for my reading of it?