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by Dimebag
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My new support for hedonism
Replies: 23
Views: 586

Re: My new support for hedonism

Here is my opinion on your theory of value. Emotions are quick and dirty signals we have, which are, as you say, a pat on the back, or a slap on the wrist. Beyond that, they also engage and prepare our body for potential future events which are predicted to occur. Value is not the same thing. Value,...
by Dimebag
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness

All of these last four paragraphs are addressing biological and psychological issues rather than philosophical ones. It would be more helpful to focus on the core thought experiment. The biggest puzzle is if you are split in two, what mechanism exists within materialism to roll dice and decide whic...
by Dimebag
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 962

Re: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness

Think about what makes you, you. It is your memories, it is your instinctual reactions and emotional responses, it is your particular habits. When you wake up each morning, you arise as a result of the potential of your brain. You are slightly different as each moment passes, and yet you feel like t...
by Dimebag
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 1246

Re: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?

When someone usually refers to life and meaning, they are usually referring to a question of why they exist, which would require some kind of creator to endow a purpose to them, have some kind of plan for them in mind. Once a person comes to not believe in both a creator or life after death, they se...
by Dimebag
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does half of a brain feel half of a pain?
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Does half of a brain feel half of a pain?

Say it turns out that 100,000 neurons can experience pain but 50,000 neurons cannot. Dr. Green can then take the left and right halves of the system (50,000 neurons each, divided into two boxes) and simulate them side by side, simultaneously. Would this be unethical? If the answer is no, there is a...
by Dimebag
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is the actual free will humans have?
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: What is the actual free will humans have?

The ability to perform an action which is consciously and deliberately carried out, is driven by internal motivations set by the organism, which exists within a range of possible actions of which the organism is consciously aware of, and of which the organism is psychologically capable of predicting...
by Dimebag
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: ~ Everything and Nothing ~
Replies: 27
Views: 4942

Re: ~ Everything and Nothing ~

Well it sounds to ME, like Bill might be going through some kind of existential crisis. He has lost himself in his search for meaning. He is searching for something, which he doesn't even seem to know. We all have this behaviour, especially in times of great loss. Bill, you must have lost something ...
by Dimebag
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Can you "feel" a thought?
Replies: 23
Views: 4631

Re: Can you "feel" a thought?

I don't actually think I feel thoughts, I think I "have" thoughts, or rather, thoughts "occur", but for me, the extent of a thought is the sensation of an internal voice, and following that though, which just, happens, there can be some kind of evaluation, such as another thought, or even the "sensa...
by Dimebag
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is pseudoscience?
Replies: 30
Views: 5681

Re: What is pseudoscience?

Bill, you do realise that every one of your threads has less if not no point than this thread. At least this thread is informative.
by Dimebag
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?
Replies: 44
Views: 14478

Re: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?

A question Bill, what is it that you are seeking? Do you even know, because you seem rather lost, to the point of being lost in your own mind and thoughts. For a while I was also lost a few years ago, floating, drifting, searching, for what, I didn't know. I was a very self centred search, in a way ...
by Dimebag
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Dispute my claim: consciousness, a definition
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

Re: Dispute my claim: consciousness, a definition

The problem I have with this definition is, if all information flow were conscious, we would be conscious of everything in our brains, however what is conscious is just the very tip of the iceberg.
by Dimebag
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?
Replies: 44
Views: 14478

Re: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?

The purpose of your posts Bill if there is one, to me, is to force us to reflect and search for meaning, even if there is none. However what normally happens is we roll our eyes, scroll, scroll, scroll, and try to guess what crazy ass picture will confront us.
by Dimebag
Fri May 31, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Anxiety of Dying
Replies: 27
Views: 3929

Re: Anxiety of Dying

I've never died before, nor known anyone who has lived to tell the tale, but I would imagine there would be some common things, fear of nothingness/the unknown, sadness, contentedness, feelings of awe, maybe calmness in some cases. I'm sure it varies depending on a persons life they lived, their sta...
by Dimebag
Sun May 26, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?
Replies: 44
Views: 14478

Re: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?

Sorry bill but I agree that most if not all of what you post here is mainly new age BS, meant to seem enlightening but actually devoid of any meaning or usefulness, followed by much wasted post space, a few full stops and a strange and usually completely unrelated picture or off putting gif. If you ...
by Dimebag
Sat May 11, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Planet We - A new approach towards the meaning of life
Replies: 15
Views: 3533

Re: Planet We - A new approach towards the meaning of life

Dear dimebag, i recommend that you read my post Planet We - The 2nd visit in addition. There you will see how the planet model and an alternative god concept are connected. :) Ok, but what does this have to do with the meaning of life, and do you really think there is a single meaning to life, some...