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by James Markham
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Our lack of Purpose
Replies: 62
Views: 10125

Re: Our lack of Purpose

Life is just a way to pass eternity without being constantly insane.

Life is a short warm moment, and death is a long cold rest!
by James Markham
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Something from nothing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: Something from nothing?

I suppose all things would have to come in the form of an event, and come from the process of validation. Whether or not the product of this process would conform to the idea of a thing that is common to most peoples mind is another question, I suppose what I personally have in mind is best describe...
by James Markham
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Something from nothing?
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Something from nothing?

Is it possible to obtain something from nothing? I think ultimately it comes down to what we define as nothing, it's an undeniable truth that in order to have anything tangible, the potential for physicality has to exist prior to any manifestation of substance. So is this potential necessarily a som...
by James Markham
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Metaphysical Papers
Replies: 77
Views: 18216

Re: The Metaphysical Papers

Wanderinglands, I find your ideas interesting, as I also have often thought in terms of numerological significance. I also began with with 0, which to me signified the unconscious. This unconscious potential becomes 1 at the point consciousness becomes manifest from what was only the potential for i...
by James Markham
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ethics isn't perfect!
Replies: 20
Views: 3677

Re: Ethics isn't perfect!

Surely you don't call that philosophy? Simply stating the obvious and saying its bad is just simply idle moaning. As a general rule of thumb, if you don't have anything intelligent to say, don't say nothing!
by James Markham
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Re: How
Replies: 124
Views: 17043

Re: How

Correct jackles, which is why physicists can find particles before they've lost them, or talk in terms of a particles wave function.
by James Markham
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is an object
Replies: 32
Views: 7372

Re: What is an object

I'm mostly interested in the nature of the things we classify as objective, and the way in which our function of distinction operates. It puzzles me how things, such as the sun, and the moon, can appear so manifestly different in their nature, but in reality be formed by a uniform essence which is f...
by James Markham
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Death
Replies: 334
Views: 47716

Re: Death

Eagerfortruth, thanks for your response, it was rather extensive so it may take me a while to cover all the points you make. Your post lacked nothing for the want of esoteric terminology, I personally find it helpful when a person is able to express their ideas in the manner they form, rather than a...
by James Markham
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is an object
Replies: 32
Views: 7372

Re: What is an object

Ginkgo, I have a book by Berkeley which is next on my reading list, so I'll be able to comment on that shortly. With regards to the physicality of subatomic particles, I would say their position as objects is tentative, surely using reason alone it can be deduced that at some point physical properti...
by James Markham
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is an object
Replies: 32
Views: 7372

Re: What is an object

Spheres, the way I understand reality, is that all things and events are subject to interpretation, as in your example of touch, you say we feel certain inherent forms of substance, but in reality we approach a threshold at which certain forces come into play, there is no physical contact between su...
by James Markham
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is an object
Replies: 32
Views: 7372

Re: What is an object

Hex, the motivation behind peoples actions are often obscure, I often wonder why certain parents decided to burden the world with the likes of you, and why when they realised their error, they continued to feed you. I also wonder why you bother to feed yourself for that matter.
by James Markham
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is an object
Replies: 32
Views: 7372

Re: What is an object

Ginkgo, yes that's basically what I'm saying. All difentiation of objective reality is some degree dependent on perception, and at a fundamental level, what exists is not physical. What interests me is the necessity of this fact, and the impossibility of interaction if things were actual distintict ...
by James Markham
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is an object
Replies: 32
Views: 7372

What is an object

What is the definition of an object? And in what capacity, if any, is it that a thing can be classed as fundamentally distinct from the rest of the reality it inhabits? I think the answer to these questions, is that the defining of object is contingent upon a conscious evaluation of certain distinct...
by James Markham
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig
Replies: 97
Views: 17289

Re: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig

Greylorn, I've had a look at your website, and to be honest I'm yet to experience the right type of meltdown to enable me to read the bible, so trying to work my way through a pile of shit that simply proposes multiple gods instead of one, would be like taking my brain out on a walk around willy won...
by James Markham
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Food for thought...
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Re: Food for thought...

I would say that at the very least, your intentions and efforts are noble. I've tried in the past, but once I had kids it became exusting on my pocket and my will.