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by Gary Childress
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Neanderthals and Language
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Neanderthals and Language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcQVtXfu9ow Noam Chomsky is a towering figure in contemporary linguistics. With such authority I almost feel a little suspicoius about what he says in this video concerning the "senselessness" or "uninteresting" quality which he seems to mention concerning scientific ...
by Gary Childress
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Being and Time by Heidegger
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Being and Time by Heidegger

One of my college professors (a Heidegger scholar) highly recommended this secondary source on Heidegger. A lot of "continental" philosophers respect him immensely, though he's been called a "charlatan" by some philosophers of the "analytic" tradition. Good luck in your pursuit. Being and Time is a...
by Gary Childress
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: From My Perspective...
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: From My Perspective...

Your curt replies which have lacked even minimal substantiation of the claims made in them don't really lend too much in the way of evidence of you being a particulary rational or thoughful person either. you have a very delusional view of yourself! ...sorry! OK. Sure. On a side note of philosophy ...
by Gary Childress
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: From My Perspective...
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: From My Perspective...

is likely not indispensable for being a rational, and thoughtful person. Is there anything particularly salient in the book of Judas which renders a person incapable of adequately being a good human being in absence of reading it? I'm sorry you are neither rational nor thoughtful, that is but a hug...
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: From My Perspective...
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: From My Perspective...

Speaking for myself, that is correct. You always prefer to stay glaringly ignorant as always, and rather want others to hand feed you everything. Given the subject matter of Christianity (ostensibly involving matters entirely transcendental to anything we humans experience prior to death--and there...
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: From My Perspective...
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: From My Perspective...

Book of Judas - thanks to one battered surviving copy found in the the 1970s - is a gnostic work. not sure of your point - just noting that work. For whatever it's worth, at first glance I saw "Read the Book of Jobs" and sort of thought that was funny in relation to my term CEO. I take neither of y...
by Gary Childress
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Orwell vs. Huxley
Replies: 120
Views: 1025

Re: Orwell vs. Huxley

The only knowing is now. . Then you should know what the morrow will bring? Tommorow never comes.. It would be interesting to see this thread of debate fleshed out into an Abbot and Costello style comedy routine, however, given that no such state of affairs currently exists and given that "tomorrow...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If You See Something, Should You Always Say Something
Replies: 0
Views: 49

If You See Something, Should You Always Say Something

Setting aside historical cases in which those practicing various religions seem to have served a role in the persecution of certain people or even groups of people, there also may arguably be a case to be made that religious practices can bring people together and even offer them reassurance and com...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The View From Some Distant Planet
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: The View From Some Distant Planet

Impenitent wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:55 pm
I just thought the existence of life on other planets might help change some religions ... but you can find artifacts anywhere

-Imp
I see now. Thank you for the clarification.
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The View From Some Distant Planet
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: The View From Some Distant Planet

Impenitent wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:39 pm
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/wha ... red-planet

not so distant

-Imp
I'd be more interested in seeing a video of cute furry kittens or puppies doing adorable things as a response to my post above, should you be in the inclination of honoring requests.
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you know when you're in Heaven?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: How do you know when you're in Heaven?

When you "discover" you're not on Earth anymore ...you're not in the Purgatory... ...you're not in Hell (hmmm... feeling quite comfortable here) ...then you're in Heaven! Enjoy! 8) :mrgreen: Depending on what is meant by "heaven", adding "you're not an astronaut." Might be warranted also--given the...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you know when you're in Heaven?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: How do you know when you're in Heaven?

When you "discover" you're not on Earth anymore ...you're not in the Purgatory... ...you're not in Hell (hmmm... feeling quite comfortable here) ...then you're in Heaven! Enjoy! 8) :mrgreen: Depending on what is meant by "heaven", adding "you're not an astronaut." Might be warranted also--given the...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The View From Some Distant Planet
Replies: 4
Views: 84

The View From Some Distant Planet

At age 51, all other things considered to an appropriate degree and based on statistical probabilities, I feel a high degree of certainty (relative to other beliefs which I may also hold) in assuming I've passed the halfway mark in terms of my own lifespan. It seems to maybe make the topic of death ...
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: From My Perspective...
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: From My Perspective...

HexHammer wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Gary Childress wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:13 am
God is in fact the CEO of the universe or not
Read the Book of Judas.
For whatever it's worth, at first glance I saw "Read the Book of Jobs" and sort of thought that was funny in relation to my term CEO.
by Gary Childress
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you know when you're in Heaven?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: How do you know when you're in Heaven?

I don't know, but just going off hearsay regarding what seems to be conventional wisdom on the matter (expressed by other people who presumably had never been there either), being dead would seem likely to meet the most rudimentary initial criteria prior to any further assessment. If you're not dead...