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by Greta
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 49
Views: 4577

Re: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle

I think Eckhart is delightful. I like the way he thinks and how he is an oasis of calm and serenity in a world full of big attitudes and egos.
by Greta
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 24621

Re: Einstein on the train

Brilliant work, William, and genuinely useful for science fans due to the material's clarity and tendency to fill those little gaps often left out in other explanations. There's much in there to think about. The way the universe and atoms came about is killer info! Is this your masterwork or do you...
by Greta
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Hypocrisy against women
Replies: 254
Views: 10556

Re: Hypocrisy against women

I thnink the world needs more whores. Both male and female. We have contraceptives now - who cares? Fuck away. :lol: I don't care either, but it's worth spelling out that women too need to consider which men are most likely to engage in extracurricular behaviour, and whether faithfulness/ownership ...
by Greta
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 24621

Re: Einstein on the train

Brilliant work, William, and genuinely useful for science fans due to the material's clarity and tendency to fill those little gaps often left out in other explanations. There's much in there to think about. The way the universe and atoms came about is killer info! Is this your masterwork or do you ...
by Greta
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 4354

Re:

"All species are glorious, including us!" Yep, but as a human: I'm (justifiably) biased. # "So did you do it? Did you sit in a chair for an hour without thinking?" So, can YOU do it? Can you sit in a chair for an hour without the distractions of tv, and other folks and just think ? Yes, we usually ...
by Greta
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 4354

Re: Mine is better.

I'm not going to try to convince you how glorious the species really is— All species are glorious, including us! https://static.inaturalist.org/photos/501638/medium.jpg?1444766113 http://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/icon-ayeaye-psd.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/aa/f2/11aaf23ec1f...
by Greta
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 4354

Re: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.

commonsense wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:04 pm
This has become a series of ad hominems. Is there no chance of getting back to the OP?
You don't get a reply that way, CS.
by Greta
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 4354

Re: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.

1. The actions of the human species has put into motion a mass extinction event on the earth. This behavior more closely resembles the actions of a cancer than of a mammal. 2. The human species is a cancer. 3. The most obvious difference between humans and all other life is our use of thought and o...
by Greta
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 25417

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

The ego is a shield. The ego says "I am" (and hope to be around for a while).

Why would we insist on keeping our shields? It's a jungle out there! :)
by Greta
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: 5 Reasons Going to Mars is a Terrible Idea
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: 5 Reasons Going to Mars is a Terrible Idea

Gary, I agree that it's unrealistic for the same reasons - we can't survive there. Radiation, aridness, dust, toxins, extreme cold and planetary dust storms make Mars a terrific place for advanced mobile robots. Imagine that people could be sent out there. How many can conceivably be sent in one cra...
by Greta
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principles vs Pragmatism
Replies: 183
Views: 6827

Re: Principles vs Pragmatism

Anamneis is soul knowledge and can be remembered. A priori knowledge is “knowledge that is independent of all particular experiences, as opposed to a posteriori knowledge, which derives from experience” As a secularist confined to one level of reality you must deny both anamnesis and a priori knowl...
by Greta
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principles vs Pragmatism
Replies: 183
Views: 6827

Re: Principles vs Pragmatism

Greta You have not addressed the fact that intuitions are unreliable and often wrong. That is exactly why the scientific method came about - to break deadlocks between competing people's intuitions and to expose those claiming false intuitions for gain and influence. What would you propose in lieu ...
by Greta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 542
Views: 42338

Re: Favourite movie scenes

A couple from the great old satire, Network. Howard Beale's rants were classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFvT_qEZJf8

And Jenson's speech in reply is too much fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc
by Greta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Principles vs Pragmatism
Replies: 183
Views: 6827

Re: Principles vs Pragmatism

Greta Individuals, of course, can achieve balanced views and exercise good judgement, and a person does not necessarily need the ancient laws of Bronze Age Arabs to achieve balance, rather, they will ideally jettison such baggage and observe situations as clearly and objectively as possible. This m...
by Greta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 339
Views: 17007

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

Given that every single person on the thread has agreed, why do you keep attacking? It's all a bit weird and obsessive IMO. I wonder if evangelical Christians will ever muster the same passion for the poor or the natural environment as they do for attacking queer people? That would be a happy day, b...