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by Rilx
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is evolution shaped by death
Replies: 32
Views: 2717

Re: is evolution shaped by death

Maybe a sidetrack but this is one of my favourite quotes:

"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
~ ~ Max Planck
by Rilx
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 38000

Re: Qualia

I saw or read somewhere that congenitally blind people have a more highly developed sense of hearing that they can use as a type of "sonar" to build an image of their environment. There is a story of a blind man who first "Saw" his girlfriend in the rain, due to the echoes bouncing off her body fro...
by Rilx
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 38000

Re: Qualia

Cogenitally blind people can dream in visual images, at the very least blobs. Some blind persons say they cannot, but I suspect the screen is there, just unused and underdeveloped, like how a paralyzed person has legs but can't feel them. No they can't, because they have no visual memories. Of cour...
by Rilx
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 38000

Re: Qualia

Not to mention most species have similar brain structures, therefore their qualia would be similar. Congenitally blind people don't have visual perceptions, they don't see visual "screens" at all. Still they have a 3-dimensional conception of their near locations, necessarily different (in the qual...
by Rilx
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 38000

Re: Qualia

Trixie, your PC don't need a screen to proceed with the data. I don't even believe that you'd think that robots had screens inside their CPUs. Think of Roomba, the automatic vacuum cleaner. Different "species" have different qualia. The landscape we "see" is how we conceive our position within our e...
by Rilx
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why We Can’t Agree
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Why We Can’t Agree

My favorite quote from Max Planck: "A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." If you've been building a fortress of your belief systems for de...
by Rilx
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Reaching to Impress Others
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Reaching to Impress Others

Large fonts are not as impressive as you think. :wink:
by Rilx
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Let me introduce myself
Replies: 28
Views: 5035

Re: Let me introduce myself

Thank you cute kitty :D I have balls, she has them metaphorical... I hope to post in other forums once I find topics that pique my interests... :? I think you should check ScienceChatForum / PhilosophyChatForum (both names refer to same site). It has more philosophical and scientific content than a...
by Rilx
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Let me introduce myself
Replies: 28
Views: 5035

Re: Let me introduce myself

Nice to see you here, MagsJ!
by Rilx
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Please Help! Philosophical Blog!
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Please Help! Philosophical Blog!

The project is very important and we want our blog to become a source of philosophical disscussions where everyone will be able to share their thoughts without discrimination. Sure the project is important to you but why would the blog be important to others? You don't seem to have any philosophica...
by Rilx
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is cconsciousness nonmoving and silent
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: is cconsciousness nonmoving and silent

What do you think is the kingdom of consciousness? Or if it's easier to tell, what it is not?
by Rilx
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: The Absolute Truth. Both of them.
Replies: 41
Views: 5851

Re: The Absolute Truth. Both of them.

You are spectacularly missing the point here which is that belief has got nothing at all to do with objective truth Since if something is true then that is all that is required for it to be so. It therefore makes zero difference as to whether it is believed or not. Objective truth has always existe...
by Rilx
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Emergence of self
Replies: 62
Views: 6229

Re: Emergence of self

I think embodied cognition is important for the emergence of the self, but it might be a little more involved. No doubt you have been following my discussion with Wyman and Prinze's theory. We live in a world where we are continually bombarded with sensory data, and as you point out there is a need...
by Rilx
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Emergence of self
Replies: 62
Views: 6229

Re: Emergence of self

I don't agree. In my experience people can observe a mental object which they call self. It is an object with certain properties, which may include some relations. But as far as i realize, it is a mental object. When we say "I see the boy", I is a reference to that object. I'm sorry if I've misunde...