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by seeds
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 87
Views: 3977

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

What the heck does “absolutely good” even mean? Absolutely good means without any evil, badness, etc. That which is absolutely good for the lion’s survival (claws, fangs, stealth), is bad/evil for the zebra. That which was bad/evil for the dinosaurs (an asteroid hit on the planet), was absolutely g...
by seeds
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 87
Views: 3977

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

Creation of perfect universe is impossible. For example the universe is not perfect if there are other people (clashes of interest) or if you are on your own (lonely) so a perfect universe is impossible. Creation of an 'optimal' universe is possible but what optimal is depends on God's powers. If y...
by seeds
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 87
Views: 3977

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

Interesting problem. 🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲 I don't understand how God could create something less than perfect if He is absolutely good. The universe is not perfect. What the heck does “absolutely good” even mean? Furthermore, if you consider the possibility that the central purpose of the universe is to manip...
by seeds
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 35
Views: 696

Re: argument against free will

No your example is not about free will but about deciding to do something... these are not the same thing. Free will requires no causal chain (determinism) and nothing you are saying, including colouring a letter orange, is outside that... you did that to try to prove a point: so for a reason not r...
by seeds
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 35
Views: 696

Re: argument against free will

Since when have you had the feeling of entitlement to order people around on the internet? You gave me no argument, you did not prove my point wrong, you just ordered me to explain myself. Well. I am not your employee, and I am not responsible to you for your misunderstandings and un-understandings...
by seeds
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 1833

Re: Double Slit Experiment

I have a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation on it but, just in words, my explanation is as follows; A wave is formed each time a particle passes through a slit. Hi rmuszynski (and welcome to the forum :)). A wave is formed out of what? What exactly is it that is waving? – That’s the crux of the myste...
by seeds
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 35
Views: 696

Re: argument against free will

i'm arguing that what i just said is evidence against free will. please feel free to challenge my argument and correct any mistakes i might have made. You have given some good examples to support your claim (although it’s kind of amusing that you are mounting an argument against free will, yet you ...
by seeds
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is The World An Illusion?
Replies: 33
Views: 715

Re: Is The World An Illusion?

_______ Is the world an illusion? Yes! Some idealists may disagree with these ideas and maintain, as George Berkeley (1685-1753) did, that just as colours, sounds and so on, are in the mind so physical objects are in the mind, as these objects just are their perceived properties. However, the exist...
by seeds
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is The World An Illusion?
Replies: 33
Views: 715

Re: Is The World An Illusion?

_______ Is the world an illusion? Yes! Some idealists may disagree with these ideas and maintain, as George Berkeley (1685-1753) did, that just as colours, sounds and so on, are in the mind so physical objects are in the mind, as these objects just are their perceived properties. However, the existe...
by seeds
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 1833

Re: Double Slit Experiment

_______ To me, the Double Slit Experiment represents the empirically-derived discovery (more at causation) of a crack in the heretofore impenetrable wall that once separated materialism from idealism. Now I realize that it’s highly debatable, but by reason of the possibility that consciousness might...
by seeds
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 35
Views: 696

Re: argument against free will

i'm arguing that what i just said is evidence against free will. please feel free to challenge my argument and correct any mistakes i might have made. You have given some good examples to support your claim (although it’s kind of amusing that you are mounting an argument against free will, yet you ...
by seeds
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Major Premise: Reality Interdependent with Humans
Replies: 149
Views: 1821

Re: Major Premise: Reality Interdependent with Humans

If "Illusion exists in thought." doesn't truth also exist in thought? What is this truth? If there is none, wouldn't this mean that everything that "exists in thought" is illusory? Yes. Everything is illusory. Everything. Yes, everything is illusory. Now how about we all go and “chop wood and carry...
by seeds
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 1833

Re: Double Slit Experiment

When you say a particle interferes with itself, you don't explain how this results in the future particles yet to be fired/shot at the screen, together make up the pattern. You have to make them interfere with each other, or it makes no sense. I am speculating here, but I suggest that due to the fi...
by seeds
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 1833

Re: Double Slit Experiment

The wave function is simply energy/matter with a higher potential. We could call it free, or even better, "non-determined" energy. That is an allusion to what Heisenberg was suggesting in the following quote lifted from the book - Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics by physicist Nick Herbert: “...
by seeds
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 67
Views: 1833

Re: Double Slit Experiment

People then take it for granted, that wave functions describe reality. It doesn't. Wave functions are inventions, human inventions to have a convenient way of seeing patterns where there are none... Based on the success of quantum mechanics, the wave nature of reality seems to be more of a discover...