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by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 137950

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Yes, God seems to be a bit of a tinkerer. Sir Isaac would be happy. What are you on about? My reply was to some extent, tongue-in-cheek. I am suggesting that Newton's God saw the need to keep tinkering with the universe whenever he found it necessary. This suggests that God had some goals in sight,...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15167

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

I took the OP as being related to the Jackson's Knowledge Argument and Lewis' Ability Hypothesis. I could be wrong. Fine. So what is a vicarious experience? From my point of view "vicarious" boils down to this: http://philrsss.anu.edu.au/people-defaults/yuricath/ABKH.pdf But, then again, I am somew...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15167

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, obviousl...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12548

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

If one values faith above reason then belief in God can most certainly be justified. I myself however do not believe in God because his existence cannot be empirically demonstrated. He may actually exist but on the balance of probabilities that is as infinitesimal as it is actually possible to be. ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12548

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

You are talking rubbish. Evidence and reason are the only valuable criteria to avoid believing in lies. Proof is sometimes important; vitally so for asserting what is not obvious. Faith is empty. Atheism is not about faith or belief in any sense. God is not established by these things and a long li...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15167

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 1:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can you define the multiverse?
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Can you define the multiverse?

Multiverses is a theory and how the fuck should we be able to define if it's real or not? Please stop asking retarded questions. Why not stop trolling? What are you so pissed off about? If you are so unsatisfied with the Forum, then why waste time on it? I've worked in a very big business, I've see...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12548

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

No, you just added 'ignorant" to the set of adjectives I am using to describe you. Oh by the way, thank you for the warm welcome you have shown a newbie. Of cause I'm ignorant of such things, it isn't exactly common knowledge, I've been living in northern Europe we don't care much for religion, so ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12548

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

Duh! I thought you said your were smarter than the average poster here? Run along and read a book. Start with Homer. So I caught you in a plot hole in your charade.. No, you just added 'ignorant" to the set of adjectives I am using to describe you. Oh by the way, thank you for the warm welcome you ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Authentic vs. Vicarious?
Replies: 110
Views: 15167

Re: Authentic vs. Vicarious?

What you think is "truth" is nothing but poison. I've only been posting here a couple of days and all I see in you so far is a petty and angry person; arrogant and not yet showing any signs of philosophical skill or knowledge. Then ask others if you doubt my words. Avoiding my question about your j...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What form of discipline should be used at home?
Replies: 138
Views: 20197

Re: What form of discipline should be used at home?

I think many people believe that discipline is needed to maintain a stable home environment. If so, then what form is best? Does spanking, e.g., work? I pick this form because I've personally known a couple of women that like to be spanked and I mean spanked hard. This makes me wonder what can be d...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Belief in God is Properly Basic.
Replies: 83
Views: 12548

Re: Belief in God is Properly Basic.

HexHammer wrote:
Lev Muishkin wrote:Belief in god does not necessarily entail belief in the Eden myth.
How so?
Duh! I thought you said your were smarter than the average poster here?
Run along and read a book. Start with Homer.
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can you define the multiverse?
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Can you define the multiverse?

HexHammer wrote:Multiverses is a theory and how the fuck should we be able to define if it's real or not?

Please stop asking retarded questions.
Why not stop trolling? What are you so pissed off about?

If you are so unsatisfied with the Forum, then why waste time on it?
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can you define the multiverse?
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Can you define the multiverse?

Many would say the universe is everything. If we accept that as a premise, then how can we conceive of a multiverse? And if the universe isn't everything (which would need to be clarified further), then I would say that leaves the door open for the concept of a multiverse. Any further thoughts on t...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can time be infinite?
Replies: 186
Views: 25617

Re: Can time be infinite?

Sorry no. You can't have that. A point in time is a relationship between the start and the end. If a point in time renders equal values from now onwards, and from now backwards; and that is the same value for each and every point in time then points in time are meaningless; as what comes is infinit...