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by Lacewing
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

But Nick, I'm very open and happy and spiritual and unafraid! So what's wrong with that? If that is your goal there is nothing wrong. It's not a goal, it's just what I am. Can you understand that? If you believe this and it satisfies your need for meaning, who am I to argue. Notice how you project ...
by Lacewing
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1062

Re: Are all models wrong?

Peter Holmes wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:16 pm
All out of thoughtful responses, atm.
Ah. So, you make some inaccurate rude assumption to blow me off, and then don't apologize or say anything further. NICE.
by Lacewing
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1062

Re: Are all models wrong?

Lacewing Btw, assuming you're one of aka Skepdick's many personae - probably better to disguise your stylistic quirks, such as block capitalisation for emphasis. Wow. Because I used CAPS for emphasis, you think I'm Skepdick? (What does that name even mean, anyway?) So you have nothing thoughtful to...
by Lacewing
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

But Nick, I'm very open and happy and spiritual and unafraid! So what's wrong with that? If that is your goal there is nothing wrong. It's not a goal, it's just what I am. Can you understand that? Most prefer imagination in relation to meaning while a minority strive for consciousness I'm focused o...
by Lacewing
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Nick_A wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:27 am
Your post is perfect example of a negative expression of blind denial of what you have made yourself closed to
But Nick, I'm very open and happy and spiritual and unafraid! So what's wrong with that?
by Lacewing
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Quantum Foam and Multiple Big Bangs?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Quantum Foam and Multiple Big Bangs?

Quantum foam and multiple big bangs???

Kinky!! :lol:
by Lacewing
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

It seems we have a choice but only a rare few are capable of actualizing it. The Nick Minority Report? Ah yes, I've heard of it. Nick is the CEO and primary member and subscriber who publishes the report continually like some kind of religious spam, insisting that everyone hear about the glory of t...
by Lacewing
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 65
Views: 962

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

You are closed to the reality of your slavery to force. You prefer remaining enchanted by your imagination. You are not alone. the world depends on this enchantment to continue its cycles Of course the minority who awaken us to the reality of the human condition must be hated for disturbing the pea...
by Lacewing
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 65
Views: 962

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

It seems frightening to me that human life has no objective meaning and purpose for most. People create their own reality Don't be frightened, Nick. Isn't it wonderful that there's such magnificent creative potential for all of us in a VAST universe that is not limited/defined by any one set of sma...
by Lacewing
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1062

Re: Are all models wrong?

1 ' What we think we see, may not be (and is surely not) the real or full truth'. What we call truth is an attribute only of factual assertions - not of features of reality, which just are or were, neither true nor false. So the truth - real or unreal, full or partial - is not out there any more th...
by Lacewing
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1062

Re: Are all models wrong?

I'd restate the claim: all descriptions are of our own making; a description is not and cannot be the described; and to mistake a description for the described is a mistake. How does that strike you? Well...it sounds true, but I'm not sure the word "description" adequately represents or reflects th...
by Lacewing
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Are you suggesting that there is some kind of exclusive situation where "the Left" is launching unjustified claims at "conservatives"? No. I'm only saying that "uncompassionate" is one of the most common slanders they float. And it is. But you know that. You don't like it being pointed out, maybe, ...
by Lacewing
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Immanuel Can wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Lacewing wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Immanuel Can wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:14 pm

No. I'm only saying that "uncompassionate" is one of the most common slanders they float.
So you're a slanderer against slanderers?
You should look up the word "slander." One of its requisites is that the accusation cannot be true.
So you know you're talking nonsense?
by Lacewing
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Immanuel Can wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:14 pm
Lacewing wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Are you suggesting that there is some kind of exclusive situation where "the Left" is launching unjustified claims at "conservatives"?
No. I'm only saying that "uncompassionate" is one of the most common slanders they float.
So you're a slanderer against slanderers?
by Lacewing
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 353
Views: 7233

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

IC, the word "always" is not the issue. Think more broadly, and you will see. It's the only word you could take issue with, in that statement. Simply the statement "Leftists think that Conservatives are "uncompassionate," says enough, as your claim. And I responded to that. And "uncompassionate" is...