Search found 671 matches

by Conde Lucanor
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation
Replies: 66
Views: 944

Re: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation

This is new version of argument. Could I please know your opinion about this one? 1) Conscious decisions is the result of matter formation 2) The existence of conscious decision means that one can break causality chain 3) This is impossible within materialism framework 4) Therefore conscious decisi...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

No new "groundbreaking knowledge" needed. It is well known that "observation" in the context of QM can be made by a device, with complete absence of human intervention. So you are completely ignorant of the results from the delayed quantum eraser expriment? This is just more of you relying on the s...
by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation
Replies: 66
Views: 944

Re: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation

1) Let's assume the opposite: Consciousness is the result of matter formation 2) Conscious decision (free will: The ability to create a chain of causality) is real 3) This means that one can break causality by arranging matter in specific form 4) This is impossible within materialism framework 5) T...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I was wondering how long it would take the author to bring up the quantum woo card. Disappointingly, not much: 3 paragraphs. That's when he reaches the point where this common myth of observation-dependent reality is stated: Now we know, however, that some events at a subatomic level are affected b...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation
Replies: 66
Views: 944

Re: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation

1) Let's assume the opposite: Consciousness is the result of matter formation 2) Conscious decision (free will: The ability to create a chain of causality) is real 3) This means that one can break causality by arranging matter in specific form 4) This is impossible within materialism framework 5) T...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Grant Bartley argues that to say the mind is physical is an abuse of language. https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Why_Physicalism_is_Wrong I was wondering how long it would take the author to bring up the quantum woo card. Disappointingly, not much: 3 paragraphs. That's when he reaches the point ...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun May 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 12768

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Well then I will make it simple. I make an observation of "x", I in turn reflect upon that observation and in turn observe it as an observation. As usual, you got all the concepts mixed up. Let's try to put some order: an observation is the act of perception with the senses, which has been internal...
by Conde Lucanor
Fri May 18, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will AI replace God?
Replies: 36
Views: 726

Re: Will AI replace God?

Let's consider the possible scenarios: 1) God is real and AI is real. 2) God is a fictional character and AI is a fictional narrative. 3) God is real and AI is a fictional narrative. 4) God is a fictional character and AI is real. These scenarios will allow different answers to the question "Will A...
by Conde Lucanor
Fri May 18, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 12768

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Observing an observation... There's simply no logical connection between the elements of your sentences. This is just another example. Take for example the "truth" of observing a car. I may observe the car, but not the relations it is composed of or will be composed of. That's totally wrong. Of cou...
by Conde Lucanor
Thu May 17, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 12768

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

The observation of change, within any phenomena, observes an inherent approximation of that very same phenomena in the respect we cannot observe it fully for what it is. And full understanding would require an absence of change as "consistency". While change may be observed under a set of rules, th...
by Conde Lucanor
Wed May 16, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will AI replace God?
Replies: 36
Views: 726

Re: Will AI replace God?

Let's consider the possible scenarios: 1) God is real and AI is real. 2) God is a fictional character and AI is a fictional narrative. 3) God is real and AI is a fictional narrative. 4) God is a fictional character and AI is real. These scenarios will allow different answers to the question "Will A...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon May 14, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will AI replace God?
Replies: 36
Views: 726

Re: Will AI replace God?

Let's consider the possible scenarios: 1) God is real and AI is real. 2) God is a fictional character and AI is a fictional narrative. 3) God is real and AI is a fictional narrative. 4) God is a fictional character and AI is real. These scenarios will allow different answers to the question "Will AI...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon May 14, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 12768

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

You never see the movement or growth of the tree in its entirety hence your observation of the tree will always contain an element of "untruth" to it considering you may view its nature approximately (through time) or as a constant approximate form (through abstract thought). I don't see my loved o...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun May 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will AI replace God?
Replies: 36
Views: 726

Re: Will AI replace God?

The current hype about AI is undeserved. Most of what the news outlets report is exaggerated or false, and AI enthusiasts just can't get a grip of themselves, as the true science-fiction fans that they are. So if I were a theist, I wouldn't worry much about my god being replaced.
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 12768

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Observation implies the observer and the sense organs involved in perception. They are always embodied in conscious agents, which are also contingent beings, not eternal. So, observation is not eternal and the rest of the nonsense you wrote can be dismissed. The observer (awareness) is not an agent...