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by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Logik wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:05 pm
It's falsifiable to me. Your requests to this forum have an IP address.
I can see you have a lot of faith in the reliability of such things.
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

The consequence of "you" is the question above. This is a hypothesis. It's falsifiable. Because the question above could be a consequence of a cat bashing the keyboard. It's not falsifiable to you . It's only falsifiable to someone with knowledge you do not possess, and cannot expect to possess.
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Of course, a cat exists as a different thing to a dog, but they exist within the same realm of existence. Too easy a case...just two animals. Rocks exist, but have no animal existence. Souls /identities/ personalities / minds exist, but are not made of materials. My position is like this: Something...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 264

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

The Danish nazi movement holds its member count a secret, but it is estimated they have over 1000 members. Not very many, then. Any Nazis is too many, maybe...but at least they don't look like much of a force. The only reason Denmark preserved the jews is because the Danes helped them escape to Swe...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 264

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

in Denmark, there is a growing number of nazis. Okay, possibly so. I can't know about Denmark. But as I say, in North America, "Nazi" is generally no more than a pejorative. What's "a growing number?" How many? I mean, going from 3-5 is a "growing number." So's going from 1,000 to 10,000. Any idea ...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 264

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

So what exactly do you suggest we do with the nazis? Maybe you should say exactly who these people are whom you think are "Nazis". As near as I can see, there don't seem to be any real ones around: just various kinds of people others want to label that way, so they can abuse them without having to ...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Can you do the same with "exists" ? You're still thinking "exists" is a single predication. Different things "exist as..." different things. To say that something "exists" is to leave the particular mode of "existing" unspecified. You seem to have an idea that the only way to "exist" is as some sor...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 171
Views: 1368

Re:

"They are also out and about murdering people and politicians." Here, in America, it's self-described socialists makin' with the violence. And you've got to know that if the Right Wing were a problem in the U.S., the American media would be all over that. But they're having a heck of a time finding...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Let me remind you that you are the one using the qualifier "exists" for both God and The Universe. And? You use a verb like "to be" in all kinds of different applications...often more than one way in a single sentence. Everybody does. It's used for predications of all kinds, for example, and as a s...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 171
Views: 1368

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:34 am
Here ya go: everyone should speak freely (just don't expect me to listen).
Yep. Everybody has a right to speak, short of actively inducing violence or injury, and you have a perfect right to ignore them. I'm with you there.
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

If the universe is expanding, and god is on the "outside" then you are necessarily moving further and further from your final destination. Heh. You think God is spacially "outside" the universe, like a planet hanging on the rim of a solar system? Yeah, if that was what "God" was, I'd have a problem...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 171
Views: 1368

Re: "I don't really care one way or the other at this point what you do with your taxes."

Then we're on the page, you and me: you don't care if I'm a criminal; I don't care if you're a sucker. This is how civillization starts. Well, in truth, I think the whole premise of this strand is screwed up. Nazism isn't "popular today": totalitarian Leftist thuggery has some currency, especially ...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Your problem is with the way you use the phrase, then. For the universe itself isn't "all knowable" to you. It's far bigger than your knowledge, and presently expanding. So there's no chance those two phrases are equivalent. I didn't say "all knowable to me". I said all that is KNOWABLE. But it's n...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Is this a falsifiable belief? Verifiable. However, all empirical claims are probabilistic. I can't fathom an episteme in which you can make this three claims at the same time: The Universe exists. God exists. God exists outside of the Universe. The way I use the phrase "The Universe" is to mean "Al...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1458

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

I can answer for myself (an agnostic). I haven't heard of a testable definition of "God", so I can't speak of falsifiability yet, and if you were to provide me with a testable definition it has to be falsifiable. Actually, if something is verifiable, it does not need to be falsifiable. The verifiab...