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by bullwinkle
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 330187

Hi AMod,

I can't say I've been following all this that closely. I thought wolfie had anotated his own title as a boast. Am I wrong - did you change it?

Bullwinkle
by bullwinkle
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 330187

Hi AMod,

I don't tend to read Barbara's stuff. I don't like it. However I don't like this change to the title of her thread. It has an air of ghettoizing her and I find that a bit distasteful.

Bullwinkle
by bullwinkle
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Three books
Replies: 15
Views: 5199

Psychonaut wrote:Sorry, I don't know how to make it smaller.
Do you use this line often :?: :lol:
by bullwinkle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Paradigm: A Criterion for Choosing Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

I think that we place “Science” on too high a pedestal and thereby distort our comprehension of political and social problems. We cannot solve social and political problems like we solve the questions formed by the normal sciences. Do you think that we place Science on too high a pedestal? I have a...
by bullwinkle
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: BOOKS to read
Replies: 12
Views: 4161

Depends what you are interested in. If you are interested in learning more about why Kuhn was so influential (and perhaps why Polanyi was not) I would recommend Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for our Times by Steve Fuller. Thanks. If memory serves right then a good intro was once, What is Thi...
by bullwinkle
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: BOOKS to read
Replies: 12
Views: 4161

I agree with Bullwinkle about starting with Kuhn. It's why I got into philosophy of science. Polanyi also good but much longer book than Kuhn's, also less important in the history of philosophy of science. Rortabend, I think that your statement is correct. Polanyi seems to have been rather overlook...
by bullwinkle
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Acts of Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 2034

Lusia Mousky wrote:Were you able to return the service to your dear friend ?
I just kicked him in the nuts....
by bullwinkle
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Acts of Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 2034

Lusia Mousky wrote:Can a very interesting insult be a gift that you keep in your pesonal collection and like to remember ?
Someone once told me that I had so much nose hair that they expected to see Tarzan swinging from one of my nostrils to the other.

It still makes me laugh.

Bullwinkle
by bullwinkle
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: BOOKS to read
Replies: 12
Views: 4161

Hi RachelAnn,

Try Thomas Kuhn's 'Structure of Scientific Revolutions' or Michael Polanyi's 'Personal Knowledge', the latter because Polanyi was a great scientist and a great philosopher - an unusual combination.

Bullwinkle
by bullwinkle
Fri May 02, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Evolution and Domestic Flora & Fauna
Replies: 15
Views: 6134

Psychonaut wrote:And even if there is a God who intelligently created us we would be left with the question of who created him.
And even if there isn't we would be left with the question where did the universe come from or the question how can the universe have no origin?

Questions, questions.........

Bullwinkle
by bullwinkle
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 15043

Hi all,

In the letters page of the current issue there is a reply by Mary Midgeley to the letters criticising her article on ID and evolution.

Bullwinkle
by bullwinkle
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hola from Sally
Replies: 10
Views: 4661

Sally,

Your quote from Bill Bailey is one of the best things on the forum.

Bullwinkle
by bullwinkle
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 15043

By the way, you haven't ever read Sheldrake's book on Morphic resonance have you - the way you talk about rubber sheets reminds me of his argument? No I haven't heard of it. Would you recommend it? Yet the fact it is difficult for us to imagine isn't really a compelling objection. I think the best ...
by bullwinkle
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 15043

Hi all, Interesting discussion. I noted that in chapter 4 of his 'God Delusion' Dawkins invoked the anthropic principle for the origin of life. He also acknowledged that it might need to be evoked for the origin of eukaryotic cells and for conciousness because these major developments seemed to be b...
by bullwinkle
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Hi Gill, I'm in Edinburgh. Where abouts up North are you? Descartes 'Meditations on First Philosophy' is a good first text. If you're interested in the philosophy of science then I found Thomas Kuhn's 'Structure of Scientific Revolutions' very readable. I'd also recommend John MacMurray's 'Interpret...