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by Greta
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Zero divided by Zero equals 0 & 1 & ∞
Replies: 116
Views: 20030

Re: Zero divided by Zero equals 0 & 1 & ∞

Zero only exists in reality in a relative sense, eg. you have two apples, take five away and you have none. That means you have zero apples in the approximate place and time where there were once five. However, "zero apples" is an imaginary concept because apples do exist. Somewhere, at some time. T...
by Greta
Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Do Republicans hate American values?
Replies: 92
Views: 9107

Re: Do Republicans hate American values?

What are American values? I don't see much in the way of values displayed by any nation. It depends on the zeitgeist and who's in charge at the time. Heroic effort, Hobbes. You will never get through, you know that. The first time I voted, I voted conservative. My total sum knowledge at the time was...
by Greta
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a multiverse?
Replies: 55
Views: 7654

Re: What is a multiverse?

The opposite of a random universe is NOT a law-determined universe. It is a self-determined universe and it is this process of self-determination which the observer codifies into a suite of laws. In other words reality is not determined by the laws of physics but rather the "laws of physics" are de...
by Greta
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Can art be repulsive?
Replies: 32
Views: 4700

Re: Can art be repulsive?

"Repulsiveness" is subjective. Obviously. There is no "absolute repulsiveness". I didn't think I've given that impression. Merzbow is art BTW, just not art to most people's taste. Hello. In out-noising the head noise of machines in order to comment on the sensory blend-into-babble of technology, or...
by Greta
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: ~ Beyond the Mind ~
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: ~ Beyond the Mind ~

Gosh LW, I've never seen you unload on someone like that before! Kind of like hearing Mother Teresa tell one of her patients to fuck off :))) :lol: (Wouldn't that be somethin'! I wonder if she has ever wanted to?) Was I too harsh? :twisted: After getting only a few hours of sleep, and having a hect...
by Greta
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Should the rest of the world adopt Islam's view of the inequality of women?
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Should the rest of the world adopt Islam's view of the inequality of women?

It's simply primitive behaviour from men who have chosen to embrace primitivism rather than adopt modernity - because it suited them to do so. They have been beaten, bruised, dominated, humiliated and ruined by western and Russian aggression and the men clearly decided that they can at empower them...
by Greta
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is it moral for God to punish us?
Replies: 180
Views: 20805

Re: Is it moral for God to punish us?

God doesn't punish us. Stuff just happens. Cause and effect.
by Greta
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Should the rest of the world adopt Islam's view of the inequality of women?
Replies: 21
Views: 2648

Re: Should the rest of the world adopt Islam's view of the inequality of women?

It's simply primitive behaviour from men who have chosen to embrace primitivism rather than adopt modernity - because it suited them to do so. They have been beaten, bruised, dominated, humiliated and ruined by western and Russian aggression and the men clearly decided that they can at empower thems...
by Greta
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: ~ Beyond the Mind ~
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: ~ Beyond the Mind ~

Really high now... What the fuck is wrong with you? That is such an idiotic post. It means nothing to anyone. What is so important for you to communicate this -- and why don't you have enough integrity to communicate clearly in a way that actually means something to other people? Gosh LW, I've neve...
by Greta
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Do you agree with this sculpture's rejection by a museum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Do you agree with this sculpture's rejection by a museum?

It's not as though the artist set up this scene innocently without ever noticing what it looks like at first glance. It's a primal shape burnt into the primate brain - the bent over, sexually receptive position. The artist would not have had a sudden moment of horror ... "Oh golly, it looks as thoug...
by Greta
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is death a harm?
Replies: 256
Views: 24991

Re: Is death a harm?

ok, we're "creators" of reality, but we still have no actual choice in what we "create", which is a problem. Why is it a problem? Is there only value if we are each a completely separate entity from all else, in total control of all that we want to be in control of? Is not the entire universe a sys...
by Greta
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is death a harm?
Replies: 256
Views: 24991

Re: Is death a harm?

can you, or anyone else, explain to me what determines a person's lot in life (i don't mean cause-and-effect, more like "why", not "how" person A is rich, and person B is poor, or person C is perfectly healthy, while person D is bedridden since birth)? it's easy (as you or lacewing admitted) to be ...
by Greta
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is death a harm?
Replies: 256
Views: 24991

Re: Is death a harm?

That reminds me of Buddhist thought. Buddhism originated in Asia, which has been crowded, competitive, dangerous and uncomfortable for a long time. In context, the notion of non-existence being preferable is logical. However, the ancient Asiatics lacked modern means so they did what they could to b...
by Greta
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
Replies: 40
Views: 10409

Re: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki

Basically it comes down to power. Men are bigger and stronger than women so they have tended to dominate. Ditto chimps and numerous other species. Our biggest mistakes stem from the problem of other minds, that we cannot know what is going on in another's head, of if anything is going on at all. If ...
by Greta
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is death a harm?
Replies: 256
Views: 24991

Re: Is death a harm?

In the past fortnight I've been to three funerals, all of people I've known for over thirty years. Funerals are not for the dead. Only death is for the dead. Funerals are for the living to find meaning in being alive. Yep, a gesture to the living, letting others know that you valued and appreciated...