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by wtf
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: While alive, are we always conscious?
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: While alive, are we always conscious?

As for being anesthetized goes, there is a mechanism that would snap me out of that state so I must be partially conscious. So there is a link to my surroundings. I see you've never been in that state and perhaps haven't given the matter much thought. In any event, here's an article about what anes...
by wtf
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Questioning the supremacy of mathematical formalism in understanding the universe
Replies: 40
Views: 4024

Re: Questioning the supremacy of mathematical formalism in understanding the universe

Perhaps the only way out of my quandary would be to be assured that notions such as curved space and the related notion of gravity, however conceptually elusive, have been shown to have predictive validity. The confirmation of Einstein's theory of gravity by the observations taken during the solar ...
by wtf
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: While alive, are we always conscious?
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: While alive, are we always conscious?

If you've ever been under general anesthesia you wouldn't ask the question.
by wtf
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can terrorism be stopped 100%
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Can terrorism be stopped 100%

How do you compare accidents with murder? You think the loved ones of yesterday's 100 automobile deaths are saying, "Oh we're so glad our dad/mom/kid got killed by a drunk driver who will get a slap on the wrist, instead of some mean old terrorist. Let's celebrate. You really think that our respons...
by wtf
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can terrorism be stopped 100%
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Can terrorism be stopped 100%

Let me pose a philosophically motivated counter question. Should terrorism be stopped at any cost? Why? Why should we even care at all? Let me explain. Paris death toll, 120 or so. The numbers fluctuate. Ok. 33,000 people die in US automobile accidents, mostly alcohol-related. That's more or less 10...
by wtf
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Where is our universe located?
Replies: 13
Views: 3029

Re: Where is our universe located?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:Within our universe, everything has a location.
What's the location of the number 3? What's the location of justice?

Just wondering what you mean by saying that everything has a location. Lots of things don't have a location. Where is the location of up? Where is the location of death?
by wtf
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: How responsible is the US for the rise of ISIS?
Replies: 121
Views: 10500

Re: How responsible is the US for the rise of ISIS?

The 9/11 hijackers were Saudis but we invaded Iraq. Well we had to invade someone, and the Saudis sell us oil. The Saudis are our friends. Wasn't there some flap a while back about the censorship of information about Saudi involvement in 9/11 in the official report? Yeah here it is ... Obama under p...
by wtf
Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: corporate culture
Replies: 22
Views: 2439

Re: corporate culture

Beats living in cave hoping for some mastodon meat and dying at 27. Or being one of the billion people on the planet without running water. If you don't want your office job, a thousand others do.
by wtf
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: If multiverse exist - Will we live for eternity?
Replies: 25
Views: 7364

Re: If multiverse exist - Will we live for eternity?

"If the multiverse theory is true, it means that there are infinite number of planets" False premise. The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, ... are infinite but no two are equal. Even if the range of the sequence is finite, there could be a sequence 0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,... in which 0 occurs infinitely often b...
by wtf
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: E-prime writing
Replies: 24
Views: 3420

Re: E-prime writing

Frackin' idiotic, based on my extensive knowledge of the subject gleaned from the first couple of paragraphs of this Wiki page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Poppy Day actually Means.
Replies: 35
Views: 2709

Re: What Poppy Day actually Means.

Instead the West created poverty and economic collapse and destroyed the poppy fields, the only economically viable option for most of the territories. I am sorry but that is the direct opposite of what I understand to be the truth. When the Taliban took over (before the US got there), they destroy...
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a multiverse?
Replies: 55
Views: 6659

Re: What is a multiverse?

Then we are back to my original question. Are there meta laws that constrain the laws of each universe Now without knowing what the laws of other universes are that cannot be determined. It might be they are tweaked slightly compared to the laws of this one. Or instead that they are significantly a...
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How stable do you think our universe is?
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: How stable do you think our universe is?

It's a momentary random coherence lasting a few microseconds. We all came into existence fully formed with our memories a moment ago. We'll be gone presently. Bye.
by wtf
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Poppy Day actually Means.
Replies: 35
Views: 2709

Re: What Poppy Day actually Means.

I thought the poppies were in honor of the heroin trade that we support in Afghanistan.