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by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?

3 is a magic number according to School house rock. There’s a song. Three is culturally significant across the world. 1/3 is an infinite number. 3/4 is the time signature for most lullabies in European music and the sexy waltz. Should we be paying more attention to the third? I’m not really sure ho...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 55
Views: 531

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

Veritas, (1) If the fear is subconscious, how can you be certain of this 'consciously'? (2) If one is actually 'religious', do they interpret their own belief as due to a secular justification....a fear of anything? While fear of death may be sincere among us all, the believer often learns of the sy...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Male and Female viz. Image and Likeness
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Male and Female viz. Image and Likeness

Nothing, I disagree with your wording because they actually sound more convoluted and biased to a posthoc interpretation THROUGH a religious type of thinking. Many words are altered to hide or blur the original roots. Egypt was the promised land in Genesis, for instance. I am correct about the "YWYH...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Theism
Replies: 42
Views: 559

Re: The Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Theism

The OP is partly correct. The 'fear' if anything, is about ANY suffering. We don't 'know' death from being within it except as second-hand experience of losing those we knew personally who have died. The 'fear' is not necessarily of death but of suffering. This is what the suicidal person is opting...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2532

Re: Gender Essentialism

@Dachshund (re: post: https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?p=431354#p431354 , I think your own beliefs here are actually part of the problem. You are falsely associating left-wing politics as the causal motivator. The 'left' in most of the Western world is Collective Conservativists. That i...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2532

Re: Gender Essentialism

I assure you that as a 'skeptic' who participates in many groups, my own arguments are extremely unwelcomed because the vast majority of the women in these groups are strong feminists who DO believe that you should 'ghost' those who disagree. This is interesting to me. Since many, maybe even most p...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2532

Re: Gender Essentialism

As Flash indicated: "The gender sub on this forum is mostly the work of incels and angry old men who have complicated misgivings about their mothers. That's merely ad hominem, of course. Even were it the case that everybody present were "angry old men," that would not rationally imply they were wro...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2532

Re: Gender Essentialism

I still don't believe I really need one, and I have done zero research into whatever arguments support either theory (assuming you have presented either in fair terms). I think it's odd that I am being told I must choose The answer to why you were being asked is very simple, Flash. If there is an e...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2532

Re: Gender Essentialism

Here's an example that I think relates to the contradicting stances: I saw a documentary by proponents of today's universities that claim to be demonstrating that being 'gay' is biological (nature) and not merely an environmental factor that may permit one to change their preferences. To me, the act...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2532

Re: Gender Essentialism

Here's an example that I think relates to the contradicting stances: I saw a documentary by proponents of today's universities that claim to be demonstrating that being 'gay' is biological (nature) and not merely an environmental factor that may permit one to change their preferences. To me, the act...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2532

Re: Gender Essentialism

It's interesting...right now, there's been 144 views. Everybody can see the question. It's a mainstream Feminist question. It's a simple, straightforward question. And it's a question that has to have a definite answer, because anybody can reason that it HAS to be one or the other...there's literal...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Theism
Replies: 42
Views: 559

Re: The Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Theism

The OP is partly correct. The 'fear' if anything, is about ANY suffering. We don't 'know' death from being within it except as second-hand experience of losing those we knew personally who have died. The 'fear' is not necessarily of death but of suffering. This is what the suicidal person is opting ...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Male and Female viz. Image and Likeness
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Male and Female viz. Image and Likeness

It is thoroughly absurd that Judaism/Christianity/Islam would espouse to any god lacking the principle characteristics of the creator-god of Genesis: as having an image and a likeness as embodied by a male Adam and a female Eve. "an image in likeness to God" by your interpretation is the modern int...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does Deduction Necessitate Approximation and Vagueness?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Does Deduction Necessitate Approximation and Vagueness?

"A deduction is speech in which certain things have been supposed, something different from those supposed results because of necessity there being so" (Aristotle, Prior Analytics I.2, 24b 18-20). The statement is a speech making a supposition, which is an "uncertain belief"(a) or an assumption. "T...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Burnout

I feel I've emptied myself of things to say philosophically. Three years ago (I think that's when, but could be wrong) when I first discovered philosophy forums, I was ecstatic. I left posts everywhere. I was enthusiastic, my mind was agile and ready to pounce on topics. Then over the three or howe...