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by Immanuel Can
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 41
Views: 391

Re: Imperefct God

It's complicated, but that was it, in a nutshell. Apologies buddy but you know the Gnostic Christian myth but not the reality... I have no idea what you are. But I know what the Gnostic texts say Gnostics think. I have many of them here, on my shelf. And I promise you, there is no such thing at all...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 461

Re: Free Will

My point is, if there can be no conscious phenomena without a corresponding cerebral action it makes that conscious phenomena dependent on the physical brain. Actually, it doesn't. It may rather mean that the physical brain's activity is dependent on what consciousness is flowing through it. Or it ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: JK Rowling vs. History
Replies: 171
Views: 1382

Re: "you and I don't have to grant them the ground"

Wokies have cottoned onto the idea that humans have an innate need to be thought well of by others, hence the constant use of the 'r' and 'p' words to silence debate. When people stop caring so much about their nasty, childish name-calling then the wokies will lose that power. Yep, that's the key.....
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 461

Re: Free Will

If there is a link between the physical brain and consciousness such that any physical difference in the brain must result in a difference in consciousness, or vice versa, that would be physical determinism. No, not necessarily at all. If, for example, a change in consciousness issues in a physiolo...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: JK Rowling vs. History
Replies: 171
Views: 1382

Re: "you and I don't have to grant them the ground"

Unfortunately, if he doesn't win it will play into the hands of the insane ones. The cure is simple, but very painful, I'm afraid: it's to let all the trans-dudes into women's events. That's what's starting to happen now, so it's only a matter of time. When that happens, they'll win so decisively a...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: JK Rowling vs. History
Replies: 171
Views: 1382

Re: "you and I don't have to grant them the ground"

But if the level of intellection involved in being a Progressive is exemplified by trans-advocates or the heads of Western states right now, then **the bar is really, really low...lower than I ever imagined it could be . *Best I can tell: it's no better anywhere else. **There is no bar. Yeah, it se...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: JK Rowling vs. History
Replies: 171
Views: 1382

Re: "you and I don't have to grant them the ground"

Of course not. A man cannot become a woman: he ought not be treated as though he were one. Havin' said that, this... FF95556E-1199-4EC9-908A-80F5E38B03C9.jpeg ...still happened, is happenin'. As I say: we're way past the point of rational or reasonable discussion, on a whole whack of subjects. Dude...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 461

Re: Free Will

By algorithm, I meant a formal procedure, which could be expressed in language or in symbols with understood meanings. Well, my first degree was in linguistics, as was my career. And I can tell you for sure than the analogy between mathematical symbols and language is not merely tenuous but serious...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: sex/gender is simple
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

Re: sex/gender is simple

Bruce Jenner is a mentally ill man, not a healthy woman It's an identity. You can choose it in relation to biological sex, in opposition to biological sex, or be asexual. It's a valid identity each way. "Valid"? What can you mean by using that word? It certainly doesn't mean "logically valid." It d...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: JK Rowling vs. History
Replies: 171
Views: 1382

Re: "you and I don't have to grant them the ground"

Of course not. A man cannot become a woman: he ought not be treated as though he were one. Havin' said that, this... FF95556E-1199-4EC9-908A-80F5E38B03C9.jpeg ...still happened, is happenin'. As I say: we're way past the point of rational or reasonable discussion, on a whole whack of subjects. Dude...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 461

Re: Free Will

I'm talking about the "Multiverse Interpretation" of standard quantum theory, which is something quite different, which it sounds as if you are not aware of. I I see. I'll have to find out about that. I do know the Multiverse Hypothesis, of course; and I know of standard quantum theory. I had not h...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 461

Re: Free Will

...actions that look remarkably like agency... Ah. I think I see the problem. Almost everything a computer does nowadays could be said to "look like agency." But it's just "complexity." They aren't the same thing at all, as you will know. You will also know that lots of people are inclined to feel ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: JK Rowling vs. History
Replies: 171
Views: 1382

Re: JK Rowling vs. History

trying to prevent rational discussion Trying ? Seems to me: they tried, they succeeded. That depends. They succeeded in taking over the Leftist media and the Progressives, for sure. Whether they succeed with anybody else, and whether they succeed in the long run, depends on the durability and accep...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: sex/gender is simple
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

Re: sex/gender is simple

If they meant the same thing we wouldn't need two words. The fact that there are two words tells us nothing more than that there is some interest group that wants to make that distinction. It doesn't give us any evidence the wanted distinction is justified. That argument needs to be supplied. "Man"...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: sex/gender is simple
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

Re: sex/gender is simple

Gender is social. Everyone gets to decide what it means. How would this follow? Are you saying we have reason to think that "gender" is entirely unrelated to biological sex? You'll have to show that argument, because it's not evident. Sexual identity is psychological. You get to decide what it mean...