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by Nick_A
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

When a person is hungry they search for food. it doesn't matter if people think they are idiots, they need food. It is the same with the needs that emanate from the depth of our being. Dedicated secularists and people completely identified with the earth are closed to this need. They don't feel it....
by Nick_A
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

How do you know there is no answer? Where is the reason, the underlying reason , why there should even be one? If you're waiting for some internal revelation to do it as in "knowing thyself" that won't do either because everyone knows themselves differently if they bother to know at all. I agree. T...
by Nick_A
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Humans have already moved far from what you posit. We have a space program and that is utterly essential if any aspect whatsoever of Earth life is survive in any way, shape or form into the future (barring speculative metaphysics, about which we must logically remain agnostic). Without the space pr...
by Nick_A
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Dubious Nick_A wrote: ↑ Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:38 am The question of the thread is why we exist. The question for me is why ask the question? The fact we're here should be enough. The answer may be derived scientifically - which is never good enough - since it doesn't explain the Purpose of it being the...
by Nick_A
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

The idea here is that Man on earth serves the same universal purpose as does all organic life on earth. We transform substances through the workings of our bodily functions. This is what we objectively do. In this way animal man serves as a cosmic necessity. But all the great traditions initiating ...
by Nick_A
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Dubious I think it's a symptom of disease in many to over imagine their worth which unlikely would ever happen without the artificially invoked methodology of applied metaphysics. You must be aware of instances where people have acquired everything the world can offer but are compelled to suicide. W...
by Nick_A
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Greta wrote: There are many reds, blues, greens and yellows out there believing themselves to hold the white light of truth. It seems that the view of one's own conception from the inside looking out is white. After all, why would be believe what we do if we didn't think it true? We struggle to comp...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Davyboi N. Nothing to forgive as far as I'm concerned. I agree that we all contain a piece of the truth. In this way we are all different. This runs contrary to the modern belief that we are all the same so just need to be indoctrinated. Some become wise enough IMO to ponder what would happen if pe...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Davyboi N. Nothing to forgive as far as I'm concerned. I agree that we all contain a piece of the truth. In this way we are all different. This runs contrary to the modern belief that we are all the same so just need to be indoctrinated. Some become wise enough IMO to ponder what would happen if peo...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Concept versus Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 141

Re: Concept versus Idea

I'd like to add this excerpt from a discussion between Dr. Jeffery Mishlove and Jacob Needleman which includes Prof. Needleman's distinction between concepts and ideas. http://www.williamjames.com/transcripts/needle.htm .................MISHLOVE: When we deal with the realm of the intellect, with th...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Davyboi I agree, I read somewhere that we are just a way of the universe to understand itself, i don't know why but my mind keeps playing on that statement I read. That is another very interesting question. As I understand it, Our ineffable source beyond the limitations of time and space includes al...
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Beyond philosophy
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Beyond philosophy

Hi Luxin I've been claiming to be a philosopher, but I'm evolving beyond philosophy and have probably never been a philosopher. Philosophy as it is known has always been too restrictive for me as a free thinker. It seems I'm "breaking the imaginary boundaries of being a philosopher'" because of my S...
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Education versus Training
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Education versus Training

how to argue... the obvious primer for the legal profession... Shakespeare had more in common with Socrates than may be initially noticed -Imp Socrates: "By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." A philosopher cannot learn ...
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 112
Views: 827

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

I know this is a basic question! But why our we here, most people go through there lives not questioning the reason why? People like us have ideas, views an urge to understand what this is all about? Do you think we are ever going to find the answer? IMO based on everything I've observed and experi...
by Nick_A
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism
Replies: 70
Views: 763

Re: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism

You may appreciate this article since it deals with the problem of experiencing our insignificance when we are used to being significant even if only with our subjective feelings of self worth. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/does-the-scale-of-the-universe-make-human-life-pointless-1.3235860 Astr...