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by Ferdi
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 324
Views: 15959

Re: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

I realise that the format of my following comments is amateurish, but I just followed what best suited my age 91 approach. Re Page 1 of 9 Sep 2019 @7:34 am DAM wrote: “. . . . no thing knows if it's going to be born . . .”. Putting the cart before the horse ? P3, 10Sep@9:31am. In DAM’s reply to Nick...
by Ferdi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 11153

Re: To: "Age"

Your verbosity has a mentally drowning effect. Too much spoils the flavour. I agree that my verbosity would have this effect, and that saying less can say more. But now that you critiqued my writings are you at least able to provide some suggests? I certainly hope so. For example, how do I write in...
by Ferdi
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 11153

To: "Age"

Your verbosity has a mentally drowning effect. Too much spoils the flavour.
by Ferdi
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 11153

Re: Age » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:52 pm

For "Age". You have so many entries in here that I have lost track of where you said what. I copied many of your lines but will just react on this one of yours: "I neither believe nor disbelieve any thing." If you say that it is out-of-context, you would be right but it strikes me as pretence of you...
by Ferdi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3528

Re: Quick Questions

Not all beliefs are created equal. For some, belief is belief in what should be. For others, belief is in what is. Health scientists and Buddhists look to evidence-based causation to determine what is, as opposed to some random belief in a fantasy of what should be, e.g., high-speed rail connecting...
by Ferdi
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3528

Re: Quick Questions

Walker wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:16 am In addition to secular health scientists, Buddhists also are "of the opinion," so to speak, that life begins at conception.
Yes, Buddhists are also free to believe what they like.
by Ferdi
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Re Sculptor’s of 4-7-2019 “What makes you think there might be an answer . . . . . . . . ?
IMO because we have a free will. We can choose between good and evil, with everything in-between. All our sports have “goal posts” and keep a score to reward with points and “status”; it is in us.
by Ferdi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Quick Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3528

Re: Quick Questions

Re Walker's. With due respect for your opinion and your reference to the "Am .Coll. of Pedia’s that life starts at conception", it is a fact that at conception an alive spermatozoa unites with an alive ovum to form the alive zygote which then grows by being connected to the LIFE of the mother. We ar...
by Ferdi
Sun May 26, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Re seeds of Sat May 25, 2019 1:02 am : “Secondly, how did you come to the conclusion that our particular universe is infinite?” What do you mean with “our particular universe”, have we got neighbours in another universe? News to me but we are free to believe what we like. Let me try to prove the abs...
by Ferdi
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

My opinion: we are here because like all earthly creatures, our parents followed their natural urge to breed. I have been on planet earth for 91 years, lived among so-called civilised societies on 2 sides of the globe, have observed and experienced that mankind behaves basically the same. The Rule-o...
by Ferdi
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Re Belinda ‘s of Mar 30, 2019 12:52 pm : I did say "existence itself", not what you wrote, above.

I’ll amend mine to: Contrary to absurd, it is sensible for an intelligent creature to question existence.
by Ferdi
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Re Belinda’s of Mar 30
Contrary to absurd, it is sensible for an existing intelligent creature to question why things are so, including the reason for its own existence.
by Ferdi
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Why here? I do not know why, but I do know that we humans are just another one of the countless varieties of creatures on Planet Earth. We consider ourselves to have the better intelligence but, in most of the other respects, we are like the other creatures, which is: we search and kill for food, fo...
by Ferdi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

It ought to be superfluous but it may be noted that we do not live in utopia and that our planet is but a speck in our existing Universe which has been evolving since the start of time; time being a human finite concept. Apart from the material that we can “observe” to exist in the universe, the eno...
by Ferdi
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 29138

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Re Seeds: What makes you think that the world isn’t perfect as it is? A long 9 decades competing for a living, more suffering than joy. Re Seeds: What if the intention of the universe was to make humans doubt that a designer exists? You are free to use “what ifs” and you may guess about intentions. ...