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by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: How much is enough?

I once heard somewhere that Leonardo da Vinci was the last person to know everything. Again, as I illuminated, it would be impossible to know such a thing, and for anyone to entertain such that any single man could know everything, in any time, is ludicrous. And all that you say below is an attempt...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 74
Views: 500

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

What is uwot? Oh, so you're either a relative newbie, just being nasty, or haven't had the pleasure of engaging him. He's a student of physics that enjoys talking about it to a very large degree, though he may be getting tired or have better life things to do. Your loss as I'm sure he'd be capable ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 104252

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

SpheresofBalance wrote: Funny but I've NEVER said anything about freedom being ABSOLUTE, EVER!!! So why do you try and insist that I have? I have said over and over again that free will exists within the framework of determinism. I'm so sorry Spheres that I did not remember this especially as it's ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 785

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Diversity is part of it. That we're the last large nation to be formed is another reason. That our country was largely isolated is yet another. Bio-diversity is always a plus. If the genome isn't challenged, defects become more pronounced and the animal can wither and die. The earth is a metamorphos...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 74
Views: 500

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

We are discussing two things in here: (1) Time cannot be emergent (cannot have any starting point) and (2) Time cannot be eternal. This leads to a dilemma. We first discuss (1) and then (2). 1) Time is the fundamental variable of any dynamical theory. Time therefore cannot be emergent variable of a...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 104252

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Henry Quirk, and SpheresofBalance, "More free" which is what I said is not the same as 'absolutely free'. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. All free actions including voluntary actions are caused actions. Funny but I've NEVER said anything about freedom being ABSOLUTE, EVER!!! So why do y...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 104252

Re: ontic free will

How do you know that you are not making everything up including yourself? Another question: if you lost your memory would you cease to be the real Henry Quirk? Belinda, do you wilfully join us here freely, or is it determined that you should be here debating determinism and free will? I am more fre...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 785

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

"Diversity is our Greatest Strength !". This is the mantra that is continuously chanted by mainstream academics, journalists, educators and politicians in the United States today, and they mean all kinds if diversity: language; religion; culture; sexuality and in particular, race. Of course, when y...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1424
Views: 104252

Re: ontic free will

I'm a free will, I'm real, so: free will is real. How do you know that you are not making everything up including yourself? Another question: if you lost your memory would you cease to be the real Henry Quirk? Belinda, do you wilfully join us here freely, or is it determined that you should be here...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1563
Views: 29271

Re: What could make morality objective?

Q: Why do people always try and speak in terms of logic with symbols instead of proving a point by plugging in real world concepts? Possible A: Because they're incapable? Or fear appearing a fool using invalid propositions and/or false conclusions? Possibility C: Mistaking inductive for deductive r...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Animal protection is the most noble cause
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Animal protection is the most noble cause

I have got empathy for animals since I was a child. When I was growing up, my faith and values changed several times, but my love and empathy for animals never changed. Now I already know that animal protection is the most noble cause. Below is a brief summary of my animal protection principles. We...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 74
Views: 500

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

We are discussing two things in here: (1) Time cannot be emergent (cannot have any starting point) and (2) Time cannot be eternal. This leads to a dilemma. We first discuss (1) and then (2). 1) Time is the fundamental variable of any dynamical theory. Time therefore cannot be emergent variable of a...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The world is getting dumber every second
Replies: 23
Views: 351

Re: The world is getting dumber every second

The election of president Trump despite there already being heavy suspecion that his election campaign was paid by Putin - or at least that Putin thinks Trump would be a good president for U.S, or the election and re-election of Orban in Hungary or even the referendum in Turkey to revert democratic...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: How much is enough?

How much is enough? If you knew you had only a week left, would you spend it learning something new? Yes! How to stretch it to much longer than a week! ;-) I once heard somewhere that Leonardo da Vinci was the last person to know everything. Incorrect! It could only be said, "that it was said, that...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 20
Views: 204

Re: Islam Means Peace?

It is very often claimed 'Islam' means peace, but it is not the case. I believe the truth must prevail rather than merely blind beliefs. Here is an interesting video which explains very clearly what "Islam" means exactly via analysis of its root elements S-L-M pictorially. https://www.youtube.com/w...