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by sideshow
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: 'Nocreation' is the (non)choice ... but just for a while
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Re: 'Nocreation' is the (non)choice ... but just for a while

Granted the whole 'Chicken and Egg' question is symbolic of other processes, but from a biological stand point it is meaningless. Obviously the egg came first because the creature that hatched from the egg is genetically identical to the creature that grew inside the egg. There is no way for the cr...
by sideshow
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 24840

Re: The Third Rail of Consciousness

The (memorable) content of the act of experiencing (maybe this is better phrased?) could be split either along elapsed time or be some fixed state. An experience could either be a flat image or an event over time.
by sideshow
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, - again.
Replies: 14
Views: 3569

Re: Hello, - again.

Just finished watching Polar Express with 2 of my grandkids, the grandson would ask to watch it every day he was with me for about 3+ years, and now the grandaughter is asking to watch it. I guess I'll see it a few hundred more times. That's wonderful. I'm happy for you. As I read this thread start...
by sideshow
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: 'Nocreation' is the (non)choice ... but just for a while
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Re: 'Nocreation' is the (non)choice ... but just for a while

A yet another unconventional means of expressing an philisophical concept ... What came first—the chicken or the egg? This indeed is an excellent philosophical way of expressing that neither one nor the other could have come first, therefore, as they must have evolved together, the answer has to be...
by sideshow
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 24840

Re: The Third Rail of Consciousness

Ginkgo wrote: for Chalmers consciousness equals experience.
Do you mean the process of having experience or the content of experience?
by sideshow
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Scaling up in Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 2
Views: 5504

Re: Scaling up in Artificial Intelligence

I suppose the OP would have been a lot clearer if all that ad hominem versus some young people wasn't there. But the points made have merit. The neural network, or any other mechanistic model of the mind based on the brain, suffers from incoherence that cannot ever be resolved. The number of factors...
by sideshow
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: relativity of mind (and one application)
Replies: 28
Views: 8433

Re: relativity of mind (and one application)

You need to ignore that Chaz guy because he is ignorant as hell. There is such a thing as a completed infinite, and it is used in mathematics all the time. Because of such concepts, we end up with seemingly irrational claims as there are as many even natural numbers as there are odd and even natura...
by sideshow
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Godfree's Law of Galaxy motion
Replies: 312
Views: 45561

Re: Godfree's Law of Galaxy motion

"All Galaxies are moving towards their nearest or most powerful Galaxy" This is not true, but let's go on. We have examples of the mechanics of the universe This is OK. It's what physical science usually assumes. with our solar system , the biggest object drawing all other objects towards it, we ca...
by sideshow
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 284812

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

"Men are four. He who knows not, and knows not he knows not He who knows not, and knows he knows not He who knows and knows not he knows He who knows and knows he knows" This is worth a bit of reflection, because its implications seem to reveal much more than what meets the eye. I agree that your p...
by sideshow
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 284812

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Subtlety is not my strength, I suppose. In my previous post, I praised and defended Plato in depth against Aristotle. Even though I am not a platonist, each reading makes me more aware of Plato's intuitive insight, even given the limitations and imperfections of ancient logic.
by sideshow
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 284812

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

I suppose that seeing the truth requires that a person be capable of seeing the truth if it presented itself in an indubitable announcement. Not everyone can. But I'm willing to give all of us the benefit of perfect judgment. If there is truth, I can know that it is truth. Why not? That will leave u...
by sideshow
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is time continuous or discrete?
Replies: 79
Views: 21064

Re: Is time continuous or discrete?

I have been pondering this question ... if time actually is divided into discrete moments, similar to a planck length but for time, or if it is indivisible and continuous, and you could slow time down as much as you wanted and couldn't see the "frames". After considering it for a short time I thoug...