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by the Hessian
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18778

Re: Misconceiving Truth

A belief in human omniscience follows. My admittedly limited experience with science has always resulted in the opposite. And almost always when I read about the experiences of people who engage with science a lot, they tend to promote the opposite. Despite the fact that by any rational measure hum...
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18778

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Ginkgo wrote: Metaphysicians deal with (...) metaphysical ontological conclusions while science only deals with the other half; non-metaphysical ontological conclusions.
That definition does absolutely nothing to help me understand the difference.
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18778

Re: Misconceiving Truth

An IQ test has become the mark of a superior human without regard to personality, talents and abilities, disposition, and a host of other traits, and this does not even consider our evaluation of other species. G When did this happen exactly? I certainly haven't seen any evidence of it. I don't see...
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5426

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

Basically Frankfurt thinks that there is no intrinsic moral value on humans being treated equal. His thesis is actually that there is no intrinsic moral value in the egalitarian ideal. His argument is weak as it's all based upon his feelings and not on any real proof His argument seems to be based ...
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5786

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

Gives a whole new meaning to the expression "making something out of nothing!"
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5786

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

no nothing dosnt nessesarily go wrong.only if it looses its identity to something in the event even an extreme religion.something is not love.nothing is the real love.if you cross the road to help another piece of nothing for no other reason than love that is nothing.when you realy love some one yo...
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18778

Re: Misconceiving Truth

An IQ test has become the mark of a superior human without regard to personality, talents and abilities, disposition, and a host of other traits, and this does not even consider our evaluation of other species. G When did this happen exactly? I certainly haven't seen any evidence of it. Look, G, I ...
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5786

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

You sound like a suicide bomber.

So.... Nothing wishes something would happen. It wants to know something. Shapeless infinity realizes itself as an infinite number of concrete somethings. Something goes wrong and thinks its nothing. What a waste of time (and space).
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5786

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

I love my life.
I don't fear death.
I wasn't around at the beginning.
I won't be there at the end.

Really grateful to be something and not nothing!
by the Hessian
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5786

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

Nothing special about how I am using the term. Here's what Wikipedia has to say: "A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or ot...
by the Hessian
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5786

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

Substitute any kind of "delusion" for "ghost" in the definition "something that can't believe its nothing" and it works wonderfully well, although probably not in the same way as it was originally intended.
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 61285

Re: Pure Consciousness?

Neurons oscillate. Chemical and electrical signals pass through them. Are these the movements you're talking about? A simple yes/no is preferred to the crazy-speak.
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 61285

Re: Pure Consciousness?

ummm. why are we saying that consciousness is something that moves, exactly?
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3431
Views: 401492

Re: Music

by the Hessian
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: what was before anything was.
Replies: 29
Views: 3734

Re: what was before anything was.

lol, nevermind. it was a stupid question.