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by Nick_A
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 8215

Re: Missing Thread

But you are one of the biggest loons here. This is what I mean. You have no love of wisdom but only an obsession to attack what you don't understand. Yes I know it is considered a characteristic of modern education but regardless I don't see any reason to celebrate it. I have far greater respect fo...
by Nick_A
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 8215

Re: Missing Thread

But the loons make it interesting. Imagine a forum with only self-important, up-themselves 'professional academics'. The stuff of nightmares. I know how difficult it is but imagine what a philosophy forum without loons and self important professional academics but just people with a love of wisdom....
by Nick_A
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 8215

Re: Missing Thread

But the loons make it interesting. Imagine a forum with only self-important, up-themselves 'professional academics'. The stuff of nightmares. I know how difficult it is but imagine what a philosophy forum without loons and self important professional academics but just people with a love of wisdom....
by Nick_A
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 8215

Re: Missing Thread

Nick_A: I am reasonably consistent, if it's blatent politics it goes. I am, if I say so myself, a most benevolent and tolerant tyrant hence I allow all sorts of loons to post their nonsense here, you for example. Any other philosophy forum would have banned many of you long ago but in my munificenc...
by Nick_A
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 8215

Re: Yeah, Nick, I don't know what all that has to do with surrep pokin' Amod.

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:30 am
:confused:
I was suggesting that we cannot expect consistency anymore than it is exhibited in the world.
by Nick_A
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 8215

Re: "Just a little bit of harmless fun henry"

When the bear eats your face: it becomes sumthin' more than harmless. I remember years ago when students demanded free speech. Now these same students demand indoctrination, censorship, and protection from free speech. a thread on censorship would probably be deleted since it would promote too much...
by Nick_A
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

11011 that's interesting. i like that, evolution vs adaptation. what is fragmentation? also, what is inner unity? Evolution and adaptation are not in essential conflict. They should be complimentary. The psychological attraction Einstein is referring to is the attraction to wholeness. The attraction...
by Nick_A
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

11011 if the purpose of our existence is to evolve and survive promoted by what you call 'conscious evolution' which is basically no different than unconscious evolution other than it being suited to humans who are 'conscious' animals, but it is also the in the nature and 'destiny' of species - all ...
by Nick_A
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

11011 i believe humans can create heaven on earth, even despite mortality of the consciousness and body. basic need satisfaction aside, let us consider the fear of/resistance to death for example, and how this makes humans do all sorts of things that seem contrary to goodness; as one of the key stru...
by Nick_A
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 237
Views: 21253

Re: Got any good jokes?

A State Trooper pulled an 87 yr old woman over for speeding. As he looked at her drivers license he was surprised to notice that attached to it was a conceal weapon permit. Taken aback, he couldn't help but ask if she had a gun in her possession. She replied in her crackly voice that she indeed did ...
by Nick_A
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

11011 my notion of happiness isn't as a fleeting emotion, like as one would experience from simple need satisfaction although that's part of it. it is constant and is basically synonymous with the optimal subjective state to be in at every moment in life to get the most out of life as a whole withou...
by Nick_A
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

11011 and no, happiness should not be forced on anyone, but insofar as we are concerned with delightful experiences, i am just stating my personal conclusion that realizing the greatest happiness on earth for individuals and humanity is the only worthwhile goal. this is my personal bias and it will ...
by Nick_A
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

btw, i thought you might find this little insight interesting, concerning the socialization of boys and girls. it is in fact the case that the reason boys' confidence and other 'masculine traits' like perhaps greater propensity to violence is being undermined or stamped out, is to allow for the mea...
by Nick_A
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

11011 Are seekers of truth in search of the experience of objective meaning unhappy? I would say yes. Does this make them less than those who are happy and content with life? Are they in need of treatment to make them happy? “One must not think slightingly of the paradoxical…for the paradox is the s...
by Nick_A
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

i agree that humans enjoy battle in essence - competition, victory, respect, challenge - all of these things make the essence of battle enjoyable both for men and women. however... war as a particular form of battle does not appear to be enjoyable on the whole, even for the victors. anyone who has ...