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by attofishpi
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: If an Alien Life Form...
Replies: 25
Views: 148

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: 148

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: 25
Views: 218

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: 25
Views: 218

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: 368

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: 368

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: 368

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: 25
Views: 218

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: 25
Views: 218

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: 25
Views: 218

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...
by attofishpi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2902
Views: 307520

Re: Music

Sewing the seeds of love. Tears for Fears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAtGOESO7W8 Please do read the lyrics...so poignant. High time, we made a stand And shook up the views of the common man The love train rides from coast to coast DJ's the man we love the most Could you be, could you be squeaky...
by attofishpi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God made Satan, Sin and Evil
Replies: 37
Views: 368

Re: God made Satan, Sin and Evil

admit that you use that line for some kind of fantasy credibility in all kinds of discussions? Again with the fantasy . Every time you bring that word up with me - what exactly are you insinuating? In this case, that your credibility is a fantasy. What are you insinuating when you repeatedly say th...
by attofishpi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 25
Views: 218

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

'If' there is a God that is the backbone to all our reality, it does not follow that our reality is virtual, or simulated....it IS reality. I never suggested that. The usual theistic model is a dual one, both real. The VR model is one real, the other virtual. God probably doesn't work that way. The...
by attofishpi
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The supernatural
Replies: 78
Views: 697

Re: The supernatural

I'm not big on the term 'supernatural' but since I had one this morning that most would consider ..is.. i'll mention it. Quite often over the years, and this very morning, I awoke to someone massaging my feet! This has happened many times when I am ALONE..spooky!! Admittedly I don't think I am fully...
by attofishpi
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God made Satan, Sin and Evil
Replies: 37
Views: 368

Re: God made Satan, Sin and Evil

What's your point for saying that? That i've had > 20yrs of direct interaction with God? The bit that you omitted from your quote of me. Do you think it's a statement of your credibility for something? Yes, the bit you omitted. That God would not bother setting up 10 commandments if wo/man have no ...