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by attofishpi
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

On the contrary, we have no knowledge that our reality is a simulation. That is not contrary to what I said. I agree with it. No you don't, this was your statement:- 'On the contrary, both proposals say that we have nothing but awareness of the reality being simulated.' You are stipulating a plausi...
by attofishpi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How useful is the internet to you?
Replies: 16
Views: 151

Re: How useful is the internet to you?

The internet is f'ing awesome. I don't have to go to a video shop if I want a film or TV series to watch. I can learn about just about anything. I don't have to put up with broadcast TV which here in Oz can be pretty lame at best. I remember when I first used the internet around 1992. Back then if y...
by attofishpi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I love you guys!
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: I love you guys!

Sir-Sister-of-Suck wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:43 am
QuantumT wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:16 pm
You can disagree with me, without being disrespectful. You can see flaws in my statements, without making it personal. You can discuss without bias and bigotry.

I love you all for that! Thank you!
Let me know when the MDMA wears off.
Haha, exactly what crossed my mind. Naaw, bless him.
by attofishpi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2907
Views: 307873

Re: Music

by attofishpi
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I love you guys!
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: I love you guys!

I am unfaithful. I am not only discussing and spreading my thoughts and ideas on this site, but on others as well. And compared to the others, this site - with you guys - is probably the most comfortable place to be. You can disagree with me, without being disrespectful. You can see flaws in my sta...
by attofishpi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: If an Alien Life Form...
Replies: 25
Views: 160

Re: If an Alien Life Form...

I'm guessing that advanced alien life/energy forms would view humans as very primitive... going through the motions of evolution. Depending on the aliens, they could view us with compassion (and want to protect or help us)... or with disgust (and want to take advantage of us or wipe us out). Both p...
by attofishpi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: If an Alien Life Form...
Replies: 25
Views: 160

Re: If an Alien Life Form...

I'm guessing that advanced alien life/energy forms would view humans as very primitive... going through the motions of evolution. Depending on the aliens, they could view us with compassion (and want to protect or help us)... or with disgust (and want to take advantage of us or wipe us out). Both p...
by attofishpi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

VR hypothesis (what most of the pop articles/movies envision, like Inception ) - a kind of brain in vat scenario, where consciousness is not part of the 'simulation'? Don't misquote me. Precisely why I argue that the term 'simulation' should not be used where we are talking about reality, since we ...
by attofishpi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Yes, but you are talking about the content of the hypothesis rather than the name of the hypothesis. That is because I do not know which hypothesis you wish to attach this different name. There are two primary ones, and you don't distinguish which you have in mind. The pop shows you link are run by...
by attofishpi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God made Satan, Sin and Evil
Replies: 37
Views: 378

Re: God made Satan, Sin and Evil

Lacewing wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:56 am
I'm interested in what you think of crop circles.
I think...duh.
by attofishpi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God made Satan, Sin and Evil
Replies: 37
Views: 378

Re: God made Satan, Sin and Evil

You're like one of those turtles bloated with gas bobbing on the surface..if only you could just go a little deeper.
by attofishpi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God made Satan, Sin and Evil
Replies: 37
Views: 378

Re: God made Satan, Sin and Evil

Where I think it necessary I will continue to state my knowledge of its existence That last sentence is the point I was addressing. Your statement ">20yrs of direct interaction with God", whenever and wherever you feel it necessary to use it, is meant to demonstrate that your knowledge of its exist...
by attofishpi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Yes. I seem to be failing at getting worked up anymore. I've hit that stage of cautious resignation, for better or worse. Perhaps I have another role to play? Getting people worked up over my ambivalence, perhaps? Ah, cmon Dalek...you know its been ages since i've felt like exterminating someone. (...
by attofishpi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

I don't see how it matters how or where our reality comes to us, if we are stuck with it anyway. No point in getting worked up over something we can't change. This entire site is dedicated to people who want to get worked up over things that can't be changed and don't matter in any practical way. I...
by attofishpi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Hence, I have proposed that 'projection hypothesis' would be a better terminology. So same proposal with a different name? What is the proposal? Part of what my comments concerned is that there are two very distinct proposals. Yes, but you are talking about the content of the hypothesis rather than...