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by Immanuel Can
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 110
Views: 853

Re: Free Will

Language is a common property of all. Communication, not "originality" is its virtue. An entirely "original" word, like "pllbt" is a word that means nothing to anybody -- perhaps not even to the person who speaks it. For someone who has a background in linguistics, you seem to know very little abou...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 110
Views: 853

Re: Free Will

Locke was no scientist. Not relevant. That which is essentially not physical is not a subject of any legitimate scientist's inquiry. You are the one that used Locke as an authority to demonstrate why life was not amenable to explanation as a physical science. Locke was pointing to the impossibility...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 110
Views: 853

Re: Free Will

henry quirk wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:56 pm 'nuff said.
That works.
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 110
Views: 853

Re: Free Will

But "materials," as Locke pointed out, have material properties. They are divisible, have weight or mass or density, are tactile or produce waves, and so on. But you can't give me a wave life, a half of consciousness, or the specific gravity of a mind. You can't put any of them in a beaker, or on a...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 96
Views: 699

Re: Imperefct God

You just said there were no Gnostics... False. I said there are no "Christian Gnostics," or "Gnostic Christians," whichever way you prefer to put it. While you, duh, ponder that, what is a Chrestian, and why did Christianity usurp their writings if all early Christians were Jews and not Chrestians?...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 96
Views: 699

Re: Imperefct God

Why would you give that right to define anything... Give? I could never "give" Him anything but thanks. His rights are His own. So are yours, No, mine and yours are derivative. They exist only by way of what I am "endowed by the Creator," to borrow a phrase. There are no grounds for rights apart fr...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 110
Views: 853

Re: Free Will

you're beating a dead horse. Then I'll stop. ...everything that is merely physical is determined (in the sense that the principles of physics thoroughly describe its behavior) but that those physical entities with the additional attributes of life, consciousness, and volition cannot be thoroughly d...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: JK Rowling vs. History
Replies: 174
Views: 1548

Re: JK Rowling vs. History

... differences, especially differences as material as the difference between race and gender, can be assumed to make a difference except in special cases. There are very good reasons for believing this isn't "special" in that way. Up until know, transgenderism has been officially classified (in th...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 96
Views: 699

Re: Imperefct God

RCSaunders wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:38 pm But you believe whatever you want.
Better to believe what's true. "What one wants" is quite irrelevant.
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 96
Views: 699

Re: Imperefct God

Belinda wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:13 am The traditional Christian view of what Son of God means...
The "traditional"? Before I respond, I'd have to ask, which "tradition" do you refer to?
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 110
Views: 853

Re: Free Will

Mebbe I oughta switch to predictability , though that doesn't sit right with me. There are a number of ways of saying it: "law-governed," "subject to physical principles," "cause-and-effect," and so on. But you're right: there's a problem with "predictability" in that it seems to suggest somebody a...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 96
Views: 699

Re: Imperefct God

The last time I checked there is no copyright on the term, "Christian." Actually, there is. Christ retains the right to define it. And after that, it matters not a whit what anybody else thinks. Belonging to Christ is decided by what He knows, not by what anybody else says. Why would you give that ...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 96
Views: 699

Re: my god

Gnostics ignore Atonement, so the cross is immateril to them. and utterly irrelivent - all they care about is the message their Christ had to those that heard him speak. Imagine if he wrote: "Christians ignore atonement, and the cross is immaterial to them and utterly irrelevant." Would anybody bel...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 96
Views: 699

Re: Imperefct God

Jesus was never elected to be anointed nor was he ever anointed to Christ by his people. So says Gnosticism, perhaps: but it's only one in many ways in which it's wrong. All the original Christians were Jews. In fact, the first council had, as its subject, the question of whether or not it was even...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 110
Views: 853

Re: Free Will

Computers do the work of the brain but without a mind to perceive and interpret. Not really. They just follow programming. (In fact, even the word "follow" is potentially deceptive, since it can be taken to imply they "know" what they are doing; and they do not. Just so full of foolish anthropomorp...