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by Gee
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ebola, Dinosaurs, and Deuteronomy
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Ebola, Dinosaurs, and Deuteronomy

While posting in Bill Wiltrack's thread on Ebola, I mentioned that I thought I saw a connection between Ebola and the Laws in Deuteronomy. Bill asked me to expand on that idea, so here it is. A little late, but here. Ebola, Dinosaurs, and Deuteronomy -- is there a connection? Maybe only in my mind, ...
by Gee
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A "Secular Spirituality"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: A "Secular Spirituality"?

Well, the definition of "secular" clearly rules out the spiritual: No. Secular rules out religion. You keep insisting that religion and spiritual are the same thing. This is where the false dichotomy comes in, not with the word, "secular", but with the word, "religion". "denoting attitudes, activit...
by Gee
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A "Secular Spirituality"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: A "Secular Spirituality"?

Immanuel Can wrote: Now, now; simmer down: there's nothing wrong with saying "secularism." It doesn't distort the meaning at all. You're mistaking "-ism" for some allegation of bias.
So you are saying that "dual" means the same as "dualism".

"Race" means the same as "racism".

Bullshit.

Gee
by Gee
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A "Secular Spirituality"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: A "Secular Spirituality"?

I don't see the problem with the words "secular spirituality" and suspect that you are creating a false dichotomy by associating "secular" with non-religious and "spirituality" with religious. Since "secular" can mean "earthy" or "worldly" and is used as an adjective here, it is my thought that secu...
by Gee
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God, gods, or none of the above?
Replies: 149
Views: 12715

Re: God, gods, or none of the above?

Greylorn and Immanuel; I have been gone from this forum for a while and don't usually post in the Religion section, but your thread has drawn my interest. After reviewing your posts, I must say that I honestly respect your positions and even see some truth in your statements, but I just can not buy ...
by Gee
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is wise?
Replies: 106
Views: 13339

Re: What is wise?

How can one distinguish a true judgement from a false one. There cannot be one without the other. When 1+1 goes through the processes of the mind...it references all instances of the circumstance (What it has been taught, how it feels, pictures of apples...) A chemical is released, pathways go to t...
by Gee
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: do you exist in physics
Replies: 32
Views: 3553

Re: do you exist in physics

Nibbana;

Hi. Welcome to the forum.
Nibbana wrote:I'm afraid physics can't apply to consciousness. it's not matter or energy.
This confuses me. The last time I checked, we still did not know what consciousness actually is, so how can we know what it is not?

Gee
by Gee
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14052

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Accounts of re-incarnation would be easy enough to verify were they true. And in every single case where such investigations have been made to prove re-incarnation the results have shown false. This is a damned lie. Gee "this is a damned lie" is not an argument. It is just childish foot stamping. Y...
by Gee
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14052

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Lev Muishkin wrote:
Accounts of re-incarnation would be easy enough to verify were they true. And in every single case where such investigations have been made to prove re-incarnation the results have shown false.
This is a damned lie.

Gee
by Gee
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14052

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Hi All; I agree that the multiverse thing never made sense; universe means all. So there is one Universe. I have seen no evidence of an eternal recurrence, and it does not make sense. But I can see the philosophical reasoning that we should try to live each day as well as we can. But reincarnation ...
by Gee
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 109
Views: 14052

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Hi All; I agree that the multiverse thing never made sense; universe means all. So there is one Universe. I have seen no evidence of an eternal recurrence, and it does not make sense. But I can see the philosophical reasoning that we should try to live each day as well as we can. But reincarnation i...
by Gee
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Black People and Crime
Replies: 364
Views: 51398

Re: Black People and Crime

I happened upon this video. Old white people like me probably should get some instruction in self-defense, a conceal carry permit, and a glock. And then be vigilent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyALk5WnD-s Tbieter; It is my thought that you are the last person in the world, who should ever be i...
by Gee
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 13123

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Greylorn; Please consider: This makes sense, as most people, who have random experiences start to have them at puberty, or when hormones in the body change. People who have consistent psychic experiences, such as aura readers, seem to have the experiences from early childhood along with their first ...
by Gee
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 13123

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Wyman; My understanding is that the subconscious is what creates the mental models of the world - i.e. creates perception. Yes, well, this is the common understanding of the subconscious mind. An idea that neurology supports, but psychology does not fully support. What must be understood is that the...
by Gee
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 13123

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Wyman; Gee, here is a quote from Hawkin's Book the Grand Design. I don't think it is controversial: Well, I find it controversial. Since I have not read the book, Grand Design, and the below is taken out of context, it is possible that I am misinterpreting Hawkin's statements. On the other hand, Haw...