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by Tusok
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing Technique
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Changing Technique

Rational thinking is a systematic process, therefore it has to be a single process. What is different is the infinite things and conditions we can think systematically about. Two people can think systematically/rationally about different things because the ways we satisfy our needs are different, b...
by Tusok
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing Technique
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Changing Technique

Tusok, You say: “My point is that there probably isn't any single process of thought”. I say: I agree, we can think rationally, irrationally, or somewhere in between. But, if everyone thought perfectly rational, the process itself would be the same process. Ok, so now you're saying that there is a ...
by Tusok
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christian apology by a non-Christian
Replies: 568
Views: 62635

Re: Christian apology by a non-Christian

Dear Gustav, I read your original post and skimmed through a few of your letters. I'd like to point out a few things, if I may. First, faith is easy to define. It's what you believe that can't be proven. We all have faith to some degree. Second, this is far from the first time any religion (let alon...
by Tusok
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing Technique
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Changing Technique

Rational: The process of thought, grounded in understanding the nature of human needs, to recognize ways of satisfying our needs most beneficial to the state of our existence. Wayne Kelly Leggette Sr. Ok, now we're off to a quick start. Let me ask you about the first phrase, because it appears your...
by Tusok
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing Technique
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Changing Technique

Tusok, I agree with you, a good starting point would be to agree a definition of rational, and proceed to a method of rational thought. It also seems to be point on which there cannot be much debate, as there is only one meaning of rational, and it seems to be pretty unambiguous. Hello again, James...
by Tusok
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing Technique
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Changing Technique

So rational means reasoned and logical, which dictates that all rational thought must proceed in a step by step manner from a predicate, to a conclusion. So I would suggest that any rational discussion on the subject of reality must have an established starting point, or primary predicate from whic...
by Tusok
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing Technique
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Changing Technique

Dear James and Wayne, I think I can understand where you are both coming from. In which case, you may be sitting down to eat a whole buffet! May I suggest that we choose one thread and follow it as far as we can? The original (intended) question was pretty good. What is rational thought? It may be e...
by Tusok
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing Technique
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Changing Technique

“there is a better way to do Philosophy that benefits all of mankind” ... The better way to do Philosophy is for philosophers to first understand and then teach the mechanics of rational thinking which will be the most benefit to mankind. The technique I have thought of; ask forum participants to t...
by Tusok
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 14251

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

If you claim ones values and ethics are strenghtend in the military, that is pure babble, which clearly suggest you know NOTHING about groupthink, a terrible aspect of psychology which resulted in the Milgram Experiment, also other experiments has further uncoverd more aspects of Groupthink. And no...
by Tusok
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 14251

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Dear Hex, back on 2 Dec I said: ... entering the military does not mean sacrificing your values or ethics. It generally leads to strengthening them. Most decisions in the military are in fact of the highest standard. Where they fail is only where humanity fails - and you will find that fault in ever...
by Tusok
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Simple Theory of Gravity
Replies: 27
Views: 4695

Re: A Simple Theory of Gravity

Ah, what you say in #1 is very interesting. Because I have not thought there could be a philosophy of physics. In fact, I always think of it the other way around - our physicists are basing their theories upon some philosophical foundation. I am curious as to what kind of philosophy physicists would...
by Tusok
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Simple Theory of Gravity
Replies: 27
Views: 4695

Re: A Simple Theory of Gravity

Dear tVoT, Two things, then questions. First: I would like to present you with an even simpler theory of gravity. In fact, it's the simplest. It's the theory that every child discovers for themselves when they are sitting in the high chair at mealtime. Lift something, let it go, and it falls. If you...
by Tusok
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 14251

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

Gentlemen, The disdain you all seem to have for one of our oldest and most refined professions alarms me. The properly disposed military is what fundamentally keeps us safe to play on the internet and enjoy our back yards without fear. Some of the finest people of the best character who have ever li...
by Tusok
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?
Replies: 109
Views: 14251

Re: Is volunteering for the military potentially unethical?

HexHammer, your confrontation is unnecessary. Throwing about arbitrary statistics in the hopes that they legitimize your argument is only good enough for general public consumption or politics. I hope that this forum is above such simple and generally insufficient methods. To Ned, your original ques...
by Tusok
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Your OWN personal morality
Replies: 46
Views: 6330

Re: Your OWN personal morality

Hello Ned.

Here's mine.

Ahimsa, along with attempting great things.

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