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by Lev Muishkin
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 17837

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

I agree with what you say about Nietzsche. The rest is just chatting. ... Groundhog Day (the film) is the best explanation of the meaning of the ER. ... The whole of the idea of ER can be encapsulated in a single idea: Live your life as if you did so with maximal knowledge. In the film Groundhog Da...
by Lev Muishkin
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 18408

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Lev Muishkin wrote: "LOW" , not "different"?
How easily you abandon your own argument.
No, just speaking your language so you can understand!
So you are saying my cognition is lower than yours?
by Lev Muishkin
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 17837

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Well, Lev, your above statement made me smile. I can't remember the last time someone called me "childish", but apparently you think so. (chuckle) You are correct in that I did not make an argument, but I thought it unnecessary. Just pointing out the lie should have caused you to reevaluate your st...
by Lev Muishkin
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 18408

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

] By music or ear, or both? I play the piano but I'm a slave to the music, and haven't been able to play by ear, yet. The violin and piano was strictly via manuscript. Drums was all feeling. Some people have the talent for by-ear music, I don't. In that sense, my skill level is low. Your ability is...
by Lev Muishkin
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 18408

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

LV, do you play a musical instrument? and if so, what do you play, instrument and pieces? In my time I've tried the violin, bass guitar and piano. But I was always best on the drumkit. By music or ear, or both? I play the piano but I'm a slave to the music, and haven't been able to play by ear, yet...
by Lev Muishkin
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 18408

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

High level skill is different than a low level skill. More ability is a higher level than lower ability; yes a difference of LEVEL. Why not try 'Angry Birds"? - your favourite game. Level One is easy, and level Two is harder. If I were to call you a fucking idiot. That means that your ability to th...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Unconvertibility of Islam
Replies: 34
Views: 4005

Re: The Unconvertibility of Islam

Next Tuesday I will attend the monthly meeting of the American Chesterton Society at the University Club. The reading to be discussed is THE GREAT HERESIES by Hilaire Belloc. What I found interesting was Belloc’s contention that a permanent power of Islam is its unconvertibility. The missionary eff...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 12659

Re: Ask an atheist..?

So far, I am entirely unimpressed by your Philosophy 101 course. That, or you just didn't pay attention in class. What an empty and disgraceful travesty of an answer. You missed the only question of importance. Just like a person of faith to fail to see the obvious.Tell me what did you fail to unde...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 13484

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

And yet you supplied your own connotations to write the post, this confirming everything I said. You're just not very good at this argumentation thing, are you? But fair enough. Next time, rather than trying a less confrontational approach, I'll just go ahead and call you out for not looking up a w...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 12659

Re: Ask an atheist..?

None of these arguments point to god. I take it from your handle that you claim to be a student of RelSt, or are a wanna be PhD student. If you want to be taken seriously I suggest you sign up for a BA in philosophy at a decent University first. Otherwise you are just going to be a laughing stock. ...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 12659

Re: Ask an atheist..?

Kayla wrote:
Lev Muishkin wrote: It's obvious enough here that my Philosophy 101 trumps your prospective RelSt Ph.D.
Unless you can demonstrate the viability of your argument.[/color]
i saw this argument taken apart in a high school philosophy class
That's very promising, given where you come from.
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 17837

Re:

"So cops only arrest people?" I never said that. # "Hawkings...said that information is preserved when an astronaut falls into a black hole, why shouldn't information also be preserved at death?" How are the relativistic effects associated with an escape velocity exceeding c anything like the death...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 17837

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Accounts of re-incarnation would be easy enough to verify were they true. And in every single case where such investigations have been made to prove re-incarnation the results have shown false. This is a damned lie. Gee "this is a damned lie" is not an argument. It is just childish foot stamping. Y...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 17837

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/psychiatry/sections/cspp/dops/home-page e A perfect example of when universities run courses by popular demand, buy paying students, rather than by academic vigour. When you interview a Burmese child about the local superstition you need to do m...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 17837

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

Hi All; I agree that the multiverse thing never made sense; universe means all. So there is one Universe. I have seen no evidence of an eternal recurrence, and it does not make sense. But I can see the philosophical reasoning that we should try to live each day as well as we can. But reincarnation ...