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by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Anti-Realism and Macroeconomic Profits/Interest
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Anti-Realism and Macroeconomic Profits/Interest

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is a simple statement of the bloody obvious and has nothing to with indeterminacy, despite the rampant confusion in the minds of many physicists. It is utterly impossible to specify both the location and the momentum of ANY physical entity at the same time for th...
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"
Replies: 81
Views: 8761

Re: "The Varieties of Religious Experience"

Bob. The connection between acute religious subjective experience and mental illness is well documented in the literature and the clinical psychopathology of such disorders is steadily becoming better understood with the aid of new and highly sophisticated diagnostic technology, such as fMRI. Theref...
by Obvious Leo
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 36511

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Come on, IC, this is no time to be precious. Tell us that objective morality is ineffable and then explain how we are then supposed to eff it.
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 36511

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Am I then free to assume that you decline to answer my question?
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 36511

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

the topic of this strand is "A Critique On Objective Morality," Exactly so, but you continue to deliberately evade my point by arguing against a position which I haven't taken. In case you've missed my point I'm generalising the central assumption that there's such a thing as an objective reality a...
by Obvious Leo
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 36511

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

IC. Who are you arguing with? Uwot and I have both agreed with you that the original statement made in the OP is not a valid logic claim so why do you regard such agreement as a personal affront? Ah. good. Reason without rhetoric. Now we are indeed in agreement. Are you saying that the converse of ...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 36511

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

IC. Who are you arguing with? Uwot and I have both agreed with you that the original statement made in the OP is not a valid logic claim so why do you regard such agreement as a personal affront? Are you saying that the converse of an illogical statement is true by default?
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Welcome to Heaven...
Replies: 86
Views: 8372

Re: Welcome to Heaven...

Employing the analogy of trying to catch a greased pig would be an alternative way of illustrating what I am trying to explain. One of the few advantages of aging is that we develop an acute understanding of the meaning of the word "Futility". Everything is the same as Nothing. I mean for fuck's sa...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Welcome to Heaven...
Replies: 86
Views: 8372

Re: Welcome to Heaven...

Jaded Sage wrote:know they are full of shit.
I managed to reach this conclusion rather quickly on this occasion, for the very reason which you give. Anybody unwilling to subject their words to scrutiny and validate them according to the rules of logic needn't be taken too seriously.
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 36511

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Nobody ever needs to justify a claim that a particular something does not exist. The burden of proof ALWAYS lies with the one who claims that something does in fact exist. Don't forget Russell's teapot. Russell's teapot doesn't apply to cases in which nothing is being asserted on the one side, but ...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Welcome to Heaven...
Replies: 86
Views: 8372

Re: Welcome to Heaven...

Jaded Sage wrote:There's only one way to find out: ask him questions.
Tried that. Didn't work.
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Welcome to Heaven...
Replies: 86
Views: 8372

Re: Welcome to Heaven...

Why can you answer this question so well and not the one on worship. They are identical in essence. Maybe I worded this one better. I thought you were talking about booze. Drinking piss is a topic on which I can comment with the benefit of a lifetime's experience but I dumped the notion of worship ...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Welcome to Heaven...
Replies: 86
Views: 8372

Re: Welcome to Heaven...

If the kingdom of heaven is within man, then why do we think of it as being after death? This immortality notion was a clever ruse devised by a shrewd adviser to the rich and powerful. If you're a slave-owning plutocrat then you've found the goose that lays the golden egg if you manage to convince ...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 36511

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Jokes do not require reasons. Either you gets the joke or you don't. Morality is much the same, either you agree with it or you don't. Well, logically speaking, that's no answer to how one can ever claim it doesn't exist. So again, the earlier claim is mere assumption. Nobody ever needs to justify ...
by Obvious Leo
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Roger Scruton
Replies: 67
Views: 6752

Re: Roger Scruton

This is a thread about how much you like a particular philosopher, A rather loose definition of the term philosopher, in my opinion, although it's also reasonable to suggest that no particular qualifications are needed in order to apply such a label to oneself. I tend to regard Scruton more as an o...