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by skakos
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Non –Locality, Consciousness and the existence of God
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Non –Locality, Consciousness and the existence of God

What modern science refers to as "reality" is actually the product of consciousness, not the other way around. Modern science is too much engulfed into materialistic views (dogmas) that is unable to answer questions related to consciousness without being dogmatic.
by skakos
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 86
Views: 9029

The meaning of life?

A rather simple question, but the most difficult of them all: What is the meaning of life? I prefer the answer of Rilke: The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

What do you think?
by skakos
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29542

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

You can question something and still be a timeless being living in a timeless cosmos All living things experience ageing. The notion of a timeless being is therefore nonsensical. But everything experiences ageing. For something not to would mean it did not actually exist or time would have to stop ...
by skakos
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Random: Does it exist? [The example of Deep Blue]
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Random: Does it exist? [The example of Deep Blue]

We have fate and we have free will. We create the cosmos (and our fate) via our free will! (just thinking out loud) 8)
by skakos
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Random: Does it exist? [The example of Deep Blue]
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Random: Does it exist? [The example of Deep Blue]

From what I understand it was selected totally at random due to the bug (see also here ) However the question is much more general and philosophical: Can in any case random exist? This case shows that it all comes down to the beliefs a person has for core philosophical issues which are currently uns...
by skakos
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Dreams: Who can judge another person's experiences?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Dreams: Who can judge another person's experiences?

I mean how can we "know" that the other being has dreams? How can we be sure for anything we do not experience ourselves?
by skakos
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Dreams: Who can judge another person's experiences?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Dreams: Who can judge another person's experiences?

Do bearded dragons dream? Researchers describe the existence of REM and slow-wave sleep in the Australian dragon, with many common features with mammalian sleep: a phase characterized by low frequency/high amplitude average brain activity and rare and bursty neuronal firing (slow-wave sleep); and an...
by skakos
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Random: Does it exist? [The example of Deep Blue]
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Random: Does it exist? [The example of Deep Blue]

In May 1997, an IBM supercomputer known as Deep Blue beat then chess world champion Garry Kasparov, who had once bragged he would never lose to a machine. Kasparov and other chess masters blamed the defeat on a single move made by the IBM machine. At the beginning of the second game the computer mad...
by skakos
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29542

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

But again you can question the... questioning process can you not? 8)
And why questioning entails the notion of "time"? You can question something and still be a timeless being living in a timeless cosmos.
by skakos
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jesus came to Earth again! What?! Would we recognize Him?
Replies: 27
Views: 3633

Re: Jesus came to Earth again! What?! Would we recognize Him?

Dubious wrote:A lot of things that worked then will not work now. If not true, we would have had no shortage of replacements.
People tend to mistrust everything now. Skepticism is the foundation of modern thought, but only when Christian ideas are involved. Skepticism about science simply does not exist.
by skakos
Sat May 07, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29542

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

Evolution implies the notion of time, which is a very questionable notion for philosophy.

I once read that due to relativity effects, for a photon created at the Big Bang and travelling ever since in the universe, only 3 seconds would have passed. That is a LONG time...

8)
by skakos
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29542

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

In this respect Parmenides was an outlier amongst the pre-Socratics but his is nevertheless the stance taken by modern physics, which is the reason why modern physics makes no sense. On balance one would have to say that the eternalist paradigm which makes no metaphysical distinction between past p...
by skakos
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29542

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

In this respect Parmenides was an outlier amongst the pre-Socratics but his is nevertheless the stance taken by modern physics, which is the reason why modern physics makes no sense. On balance one would have to say that the eternalist paradigm which makes no metaphysical distinction between past p...
by skakos
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29542

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

On what "sense" does the existence of time rely on? This is an ancient and important question in philosophy because the passage of time is something which we sense from within rather than observe from without. What we observe is that physical reality is in a continuous state of change and that effe...
by skakos
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 29542

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

Relying on the senses has never been the best way to do philosophy. Yes, I see your point but the greatest philosophers of all time would disagree with what the senses tell us. But let's for the sake of the discussion accept our senses: On what "sense" does the existence of time rely on? On what se...