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by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Deliberations on Existence
Replies: 28
Views: 4792

Re: Deliberations on Existence

Agreed. If I posted that comment on a physics forum I expect it would be criticised as philosophy. Not science. Fortunately, the labels don't interest me. It's the phenomena that I enjoy and yakking about, and I don't mind what labels might be applied to aforementioned yakking. If you can research ...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Meno's Paradox and the Immortality of Soul
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: Meno's Paradox and the Immortality of Soul

yiostheoy, you wrote: What I demand of Philosophy is first a methodology to determine the truth or likelihood of anything. Plato asserts that we must "remember" rather than learn the truth of our situation through methods of inductive reason. Do you believe a methodology for remembrance ( anamnesis...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the purpose of God?
Replies: 271
Views: 26065

Re: What is the purpose of God?

God has not told us why. I wonder how you know that... That's just my guess. It is an inference and hypothesis based on my own observations of God. How can you "observe" that concerning which you say you have no data? How can you "infer" anything or "hypothesize" either? But if you can "observe," "...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the purpose of God?
Replies: 271
Views: 26065

Re: What is the purpose of God?

Skip wrote:He designed spina bifida, Down's syndrome, microcephaly, meningitis, AIDS, SIDS, ringworm, whooping cough, TB, measles, leukemia, juvenile diabetes, cleft palate, muscular dystrophy,.... When He calls the little children to come onto Him, they really do suffer.
Remember Leibniz.
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 70569

Re: What is truth?

If a mental thought or an utterance is valid, then it is true. It is true if it corresponds to reality. It is irrelevant if anybody believes it to be true or not. Not even all 7 billion on this planet matter in this case. I will leave out for now the fact that it is a mental thought and utterance t...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The newcomers.
Replies: 51
Views: 6150

Re: The newcomers.

Shame the other forum experiment didn't work out. Must we always degenerate like a remake of Lord of the Flies? Why can't we just talk like reasonable human beings? Is it just that more people enjoy fighting more than thinking? Or is it because the flash of intensity in someone's words inspires res...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The newcomers.
Replies: 51
Views: 6150

Re: The newcomers.

thedoc wrote:
You are probably correct, but I can have hope that newcomers will see through the dross to find the pearls.
Most of these dross are already on my ignore list. They are quite a ship of fools. Their fallacies were a dead giveaway.
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 70569

Re: What is truth?

The common sense understanding of truth is the correspondence theory of truth. From now on referred to as CTT. If the CTT is true,what does it refer to? Another CTT? Depending on your perspective that is a tautology or an infinite regress. So what is truth? PS;The CTT is the theory that a propositi...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 70569

Re: What is truth?

... I think it would be near impossible for everyone to agree on something that were not true, let alone if it was only most or many. I, for one, would not agree on nor believe in something that were not true. Whether people agree on something or not has nothing to do with it being true or false. T...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Meno's Paradox and the Immortality of Soul
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: Meno's Paradox and the Immortality of Soul

Meno's Paradox and the Immortality of Soul: how will you know what you are looking for if you first don't already know it (and thus have no reason to go looking for it)? But why look for something you already have? This is the paradox raised in Plato's dialogue called the Meno. In answer to "Meno's...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mortality.
Replies: 38
Views: 4133

Re: Mortality.

Arrival is at 5:45 AM, it must be the night shift that is up at that time in the morning. The surgery is at 7:00 AM, why do these doctors need to start so early in the morning, couldn't they schedule things at a more civilized time of day? That just means she is the first one on the roster. They no...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the purpose of God?
Replies: 271
Views: 26065

Re: What is the purpose of God?

Oh. It's not just four, though. But okay. They are all really corollaries of First Cause. So there is really just one. But the other 3 are very similar -- first cause of motion in space, first cause of artistic design, and first cause of purposeful design. Only in a very extended and tangential way...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the purpose of God?
Replies: 271
Views: 26065

Re: What is the purpose of God?

Why does God exist? What is the purpose of his existence? Why? Somehow, beyond the good and bad, beyond the pains of being in flesh, I think the reason is perfection ! What? The same, from a perfect being, there is a mystical path to God's production of what is perfect ! There are of course a numbe...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the purpose of God?
Replies: 271
Views: 26065

Re: What is the purpose of God?

Why does God exist? What is the purpose of his existence? God has not told us why. I guess He figures it is none of our business. I am guessing there are rules. We first must prove worthy before we can be given more. That's just my guess. It is an inference and hypothesis based on my own observatio...
by yiostheoy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the purpose of God?
Replies: 271
Views: 26065

Re: What is the purpose of God?

thedoc: So from where did you learn it, and why do you think it's true?[/b] "Many years ago (over 30) I had an experience ...those I would have difficulty describing at this time. It was a long time ago, and I have retained the impressions more than the actual feelings." Just an afterthought. Let's...