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by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 20253

Re: Why are people scared of philosophy?

... In my experience Philosophy was no existence pre-16, and rarely available post 16. For most people College is the first time they encounter it. True, it was only at degree-level over here in the UK. But things are a-changing as Ireland is putting it on the school curriculum and there's a slow m...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 22975

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

The grammar is perfect, except the second 'we' ought to have a capital. My apologies. You have the essence of the meaning. What makes me is a unique and complex structure of matter. Not the atoms that form the structure. Romeo and Juliet is not the Latin alphabet, but the order in which the letters...
by Lev Muishkin
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 20253

Re: Why are people scared of philosophy?

It may be due to an education system that says, "Sit down, shut up, and believe what I tell you." And it can't help that the curricula rarely involve anything to do with deep thinking. That's not quite the problem I think. Science and maths is taught that way since there are no opinions in those su...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 22975

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

In terms of physics, yes we are all eternal. it's kinda like the cycle of water. we are just the forms of energy. energy always exists. multiverse? noun (plural multiverses) - (philosophy) The world, considered as lacking in purpose, design, or predictability. - (physics) The hypothetical group of ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 22153

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

No, just speaking your language so you can understand! So you are saying my cognition is lower than yours? No, you just said that. But you are correct, that is the single point of contention I had with your original, when I initially challenged you. and I quote: People without high level cognition ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: ~ The Meaning of Life ~
Replies: 418
Views: 46537

Re: ~ The Meaning of Life ~

thedoc wrote:
Bill Wiltrack wrote:.
You're support is much appreciated. And don't think it will go unnoticed.

Does Bill even read the threads he posts in? or do we have another Socrates here?
NO; NO.
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 15193

Re: Ask an atheist..?

Everything in the Universe did not have a cause that is an a priori assumption that does not match up with reality. "The universe is infinite as is human stupidity. Although I am not too sure about the first one" Albert Einstein. What we know is that there are effect for which no known cause is kno...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask a Christian Theist
Replies: 157
Views: 23396

Re: Ask a Christian Theist

Omnipotence admits to no other agency by god. This is definitive. Actually, your allegation is a non-sequitur : it doesn't follow logically. For example, suppose you "have power" to beat your spouse...does that mean you *do* it too? Omnipotence implies, " having all power." It doesn't mean "always ...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 15193

Re: Ask an atheist..?

uwot wrote:
ReliStuPhD wrote:"everything that begins to exist has a cause."
That isn't logically necessary. 'Everything that is caused to exist has a cause.' is different to 'Everything that begins to exist has a cause.' A beginning isn't a cause.
QM
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 15193

Re: Ask an atheist..?

When in doubt humans tend to choose unfalsifiable assumptions and take them as truth; astrology, homeopathy, god, gods, spirit, deity, the list is too long to enumerate. it ain't no thing. I don't believe this. Your own words can easily be added to your list. So where does that put you, Lev? One of...
by Lev Muishkin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask a Christian Theist
Replies: 157
Views: 23396

Re: Ask a Christian Theist

Thus is you think thousands dying of a Tsunami is bad, then god is by definition evil. That would be true if He were the only agency at work in the universe, and that the elimination of suffering and death were the highest possible good. Neither is the essential assumption of all forms of Monotheis...
by Lev Muishkin
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask a Christian Theist
Replies: 157
Views: 23396

Re: Ask a Christian Theist

Good point. Can we say of a volcano, that it was "evil" for exploding, or of a tidal wave that it was "immoral" for having drowned a thousand people? Can we also say of gravity that it was both "wrong" to pull that suicide jumper to his death, and also "right" for contributing to the plane carrying...
by Lev Muishkin
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Morality the objective Crime; Ethics the subjective solution
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: Morality the objective Crime; Ethics the subjective solu

HexHammer wrote:. Then in modern times we impose our Geneve Convention upon nations to uphold a humane approach to war.
Why did this occur? Why be humane at all?
by Lev Muishkin
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 22975

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

In terms of physics, yes we are all eternal. it's kinda like the cycle of water. we are just the forms of energy. energy always exists. multiverse? noun (plural multiverses) - (philosophy) The world, considered as lacking in purpose, design, or predictability. - (physics) The hypothetical group of ...
by Lev Muishkin
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Morality the objective Crime; Ethics the subjective solution
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: Morality the objective Crime; Ethics the subjective solu

Not sure you know what you are talking about. Some nations have had a very harsh and unforgiving approach to POWs, torturing and random killings has been every day business, even not taking any prisoners at all. Then in modern times we impose our Geneve Convention upon nations to uphold a humane ap...