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by Obvious Leo
Fri May 22, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Do atheists freely choose Hell?
Replies: 104
Views: 9346

Re: Do atheists freely choose Hell?

And my hero, Terry! Quite so, Skip. Yet another truth-teller claimed by the grim reaper. R.I.P. my friend. As for the not giving a flying fig about first causes, gaps and big rocks Have mercy on your brother Leo for he repents of all his sins. Please tell me we're not doing the bloody rocks again.
by Obvious Leo
Fri May 22, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Philosophy Obsolete?
Replies: 58
Views: 6292

Re: Philosophy Obsolete?

Philosophy (as it pertains to science) is story telling. If done well, it's coherent and logically valid story telling, but it's still story telling. If, for instance, you drop weights off the side of the leaning tower of Pisa, you can measure the time it takes for them to fall, over and over, unti...
by Obvious Leo
Fri May 22, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is qualia?
Replies: 105
Views: 10356

Re: What is qualia?

His mental disposition is inferred from his ideas. Nicely put. Newton was a mathematical whizz-kid but he was unquestionably barking mad. It wasn't physics that drove him mad but his relentless determination to model the mind of god, which is how he described what he was doing. It's little wonder t...
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the Sex of God..
Replies: 38
Views: 3660

Re: On the Sex of God..

well, according to the Bible God is a man. For He made the first man in His own image and similarity. If you can deny this you're welcome. How could I possibly deny it? This story is common knowledge to anybody who hasn't lived their entire lives down at the bottom of a mineshaft. Furthermore my en...
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the Sex of God..
Replies: 38
Views: 3660

Re: On the Sex of God..

David Handeye wrote:I gave my opinion.
And a very thoughtful opinion it is too. I predict a very promising future for you.
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the Sex of God..
Replies: 38
Views: 3660

Re: On the Sex of God..

God made Adam, which means Man, in his/her/its own image and similarity. So I think God, the God of the Genesis, is a man. Afterwards He made the first woman by Adam. And you're happy with this story? You may be interested in an Eiffel tower I have for sale. It's hardly been used and I can offer it...
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ Give Me Your Strongest Held Belief or Opinion ~
Replies: 65
Views: 5714

Re: ~ Give Me Your Strongest Held Belief or Opinion ~

My most strongly held belief or opinion is that strongly held beliefs or opinions are stupid. All opinions should be subject to change without notice or explanation in the light of new information. However I don't hold this opinion very strongly and may yet change my mind about it.
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the Sex of God..
Replies: 38
Views: 3660

Re: On the Sex of God..

The Hindu god Indra was reputed to have 1000 vaginas, which was in fact 1000 surplus to requirements since Indra was a bloke.
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 46
Views: 3843

Re: Nihilism

I'll swap you forty virgins for one Montana.
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 46
Views: 3843

Re: Nihilism

They are two of my biggest influences, particularly Vonnegut. I carry his spirit wherever I go. R.I.P. to both of these irreplaceable literary figures. I can't come at the idea of an afterlife but if there was such a thing then these two guys should be brought into the breeding programme at the int...
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 46
Views: 3843

Re: Nihilism

Is she going to school there, or working? She's taking up a post-doc fellowship in mathematics at the university of Waterloo, which by all accounts is quite a prestigious institution by world standards. I correspond with a couple of people at the Perimeter Institute, so I've heard a bit about the p...
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Do atheists freely choose Hell?
Replies: 104
Views: 9346

Re: Do atheists freely choose Hell?

So as for cherries, I think they'll come up naturally. And whether it's Aquinas, Augustine, or someone else, I'll really only be bothered if those cherries aren't presented correctly. You seem to be assuming that non-believers in general actually care about this crap but nothing could be further fr...
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 46
Views: 3843

Re: Nihilism

Since Waterloo is just down the road from you, Dalek, perhaps you could advise me on the most climatically benign time to visit. I assume that from May through August would be suitable, even for a fainthearted Aussie.
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 46
Views: 3843

Re: Nihilism

How the hell can you guys even live in such an inhospitable place? Haven't you ever heard of the Great Rift Valley? A tropical ape has no business in a wasteland where even the snot freezes in your nose. My niece is moving to Waterloo in a few months time and I hope to find time to visit her next ye...
by Obvious Leo
Thu May 21, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism
Replies: 46
Views: 3843

Re: Nihilism

Dalek Prime wrote:Canadians are usualy too polite to dish it out, so we're shocked when we have to take it. :shock: :lol:
Yeah, right. And Aussies know bullshit when they see it, especially coming from a snow-munching Canuck.