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by Greta
Mon May 13, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 16940

Re: Einstein on the train

The thing is, the observations are not assumed true - they are very thoroughly checked. Firstly by the people who originally make the observation, because it is career death if you make a bold claim which then turns out to be bogus. I have to say that it drives me insane how many people assume that...
by Greta
Sun May 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 16940

Re: Einstein on the train

All of science is about negotiating interpreted meaning of observations that are assumed 'true'... The thing is, the observations are not assumed true - they are very thoroughly checked. Firstly by the people who originally make the observation, because it is career death if you make a bold claim w...
by Greta
Sat May 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1750

waste of time

by Greta
Sat May 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 16940

Re: Einstein on the train

The expanding universe is rapidly creating information, information which cannot be destroyed. Where is all that that information going to go? :) Doesn't entropy destroy information eventually? My understanding is that information may become more difficult to reconstruct over time but it's still th...
by Greta
Sat May 11, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 16940

Re: Einstein on the train

The expanding universe is rapidly creating information, information which cannot be destroyed. Where is all that that information going to go? :)
by Greta
Fri May 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1750

Re: What is a Soul?

Hi Harbs, LTNS. Hello, Greta. The word "soul" seems to mean different things to different people but I was thinking about how mainstream Western religion thinks of it. When you think about it, there was nothing special about the Middle East 2,000 years ago aside from its extreme sense of entitlemen...
by Greta
Sun May 05, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1750

Re: What is a Soul?

So what is the connection between consciousness and soul? Well we know that the soul will be held responsible for the choices we consciously make, so our soul must be constantly influencing us, even though we don’t seem to have any insight into its process of doing so. It would seem as though we ar...
by Greta
Thu May 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 9180

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

.By contrast, in 1850, the loss of a billion would leave a remnant equivalent to that of the year 600, when the entire world's population was about 200k. ... How eurocentric of you as around that time the Chinese had an estimated 12,000,000 people. I think she meant 200 million. https://www.ecology...
by Greta
Wed May 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 9180

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

We live at a time when witty jabs are valued while reason and analyses are out of fashion. I don't much care for fashion so please forgive me if I fail to be witty and just try to use reason. (Yes yes, I know, I'm just a boring old babbling biddy, not sharp enough to deliver good zingers like a true...
by Greta
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 116
Views: 4066

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

-1-, I agree to disagree. I'm thinking that we have two possibilities to ease away from Iron Age language: 1. God might be order and Satan, chaos. However, since total order is stasis and, as far as we're concerned, stasis is not all that great, then. 2. God is a productive balance of order and chao...
by Greta
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 116
Views: 4066

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

I'm thinking that we have two possibilities to ease away from Iron Age language: 1. God might be order and Satan, chaos. However, since total order is stasis and, as far as we're concerned, stasis is not all that great, then. 2. God is a productive balance of order and chaos while Satan is imbalanc...
by Greta
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Hypocrisy against women
Replies: 253
Views: 6754

Re: Hypocrisy against women

He was once capable of discussion and was occasionally responsive to reason. Now he has become an extremist, seeing the battle against the irredeemably evil "Left" as a kind of desperate holy war that must be won at all costs or disaster will follow. I would be concerned to hear a Muslim speak of w...
by Greta
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Hypocrisy against women
Replies: 253
Views: 6754

Re: Hypocrisy against women

Leftists are dishonest. Such statements reveal a profound level of stupidity. There's the shame. He was once capable of discussion and was occasionally responsive to reason. Now he has become an extremist, seeing the battle against the irredeemably evil "Left" as a kind of desperate holy war that m...
by Greta
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Hypocrisy against women
Replies: 253
Views: 6754

Re: Hypocrisy against women

I don’t really think it’s up to me, to refute my view of the insane Left. For example, abolishing the electoral college is insane. Know why a wall was put up before you tear it down, Leftie. Walker, what happened to you? It is you who appears to have gone insane. You were weirdly single-minded befo...
by Greta
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 3352

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

When it comes to things that seem to be beyond all reasonable ability to know or verify--for example such as whether or not there is a God or whether or not there are "dimensions" to the world and our existences which transcend our average, every day experiences--do you have a belief one way or the...