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by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 9857

Re: Racism does it make sense?

We are all of mixed race! It's called the Human Race! It's the only Race that matters! ! Show me your definition of "race," and I'll show you mine . race (2) [reys] noun 1. a group of persons related by common descent or heredity. 2. a population so related. 3. Anthropology. ....a. (no longer in te...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15168

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

]Then ask others if you doubt my words. Avoiding my question about your jobs only indicates that you may have a very low job or even none, which against suggest that you are an inferior minded person. And you call yourself a philosopher? If I asked you what car you drive and did not answer, obvious...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 22956

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

Gingko posted the following essay on another thread: http://philrsss.anu.edu.au/people-defau ... h/ABKH.pdf. I often use the distinction between knowing how and knowing that in my thinking. For instance, on another thread, I maintained that living morally involves knowing 'how' to live, rather than...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 22956

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

Gingko posted the following essay on another thread: http://philrsss.anu.edu.au/people-defau ... h/ABKH.pdf. I often use the distinction between knowing how and knowing that in my thinking. For instance, on another thread, I maintained that living morally involves knowing 'how' to live, rather than...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can time be infinite?
Replies: 186
Views: 25621

Re: Can time be infinite?

Time is a temporal dimension which requires the existence of flat empty space in order for it to exist for there has to be a medium for it to operate within. Flat empty space would only be so at the classical level however since absolute nothing is forbidden by the laws of physics [ though it can e...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15168

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

And you call yourself a philosopher? If I asked you what car you drive and did not answer, obviously I can conclude that you drive a skate-board. Warning. What's the worst thing about being a skate-boarder? Answer having to tell your parents that you are gay. My job is far too complex for a person ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 137956

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

WHo are "they", where are 'They"? From the Gods of Mt. Olympus, who continually meddled in human affairs to the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God of today. A god that is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent has no need to meddle; by definition he has already figured everything out since ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12549

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

I am an agnostic atheist because although I do not believe in God I can not absolutely disprove his existence. But since it matters not to me whether he exists or not anyway then I am also an agnostic apatheist. The reason it matters not is because either way I have no control over it so would have...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12549

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

That's not my thinking. For any given position the value and veracity can only be judged by the quality of the evidence and the reasoning brought to consider that position; that goes for Natural Selection, God, and the existence of Space Fairies. I do not see a reason to be agnostic about Space Fai...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 137956

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Ginkgo wrote:
Lev Muishkin wrote:
Ginkgo wrote:And Gods who do this sort of stuff.
I think not.
They don't?
WHo are "they", where are 'They"?
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15168

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

Yes, you are right it is about Mary the scientist who only know about colour in terms of its physical explanation. By all means take time. I am interested in your take on the argument. Basically, I see the word "vicarious" to mean knowing how to do something type of knowledge. Your idea does not se...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 137956

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Ginkgo wrote:And Gods who do this sort of stuff.
I think not.
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 137956

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Ginkgo wrote:Yes, he did spend most of his time tinkering in the basement with base metals. God I hate people who tinker.
On an estimate I learned in 1992, he wrote a million words on each: science, alchemy and religion.

Now the estimate is massively increased due to the "Newton Project" at Sussex University.
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 9857

Re: Racism does it make sense?

So the odds would be very good so long as you don't make Lev's error and cowardly pretend not to know that I was talking about ancestors going back far before the exploration and migration that became prevalent in the 1400s and earlier. But, concerning yourself, having ancestors that would also be ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Racism does it make sense?
Replies: 54
Views: 9857

Re: Racism does it make sense?

We are all of mixed race! It's called the Human Race! It's the only Race that matters! ! I don't think it is the only race that matters. A broad diversity of other species also matters. Show me your definition of "race," and I'll show you mine . race (2) [reys] noun 1. a group of persons related by...