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by seeds
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 5739

Re: There is no emergence

...I cannot help but wonder that if a perfect replication of the human brain could be constructed from computer parts, then perhaps the living essence within those parts* could somehow be drawn-forth and triggered (awakened) into a state of self-awareness... *(Again, assuming that “hylozoism” is a ...
by seeds
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 5739

Re: There is no emergence

...a computer isn't a thinking machine. Its an elaborate ratchet screwdriver. That would be clearer if it looked something like this: https://static.electronicsweekly.com/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2008/04/itemid-52208-getasset.jpg Exactly right, PTH. However, as an idealist who believes that...
by seeds
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 3994

Re: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant

“...nobody knew that global warming could be so complicated...” That's precisely why so-called climate science is nothing more than an imprecise game of what-if, based on selective data (which is often corrupted)... Walker, are you also a “flat-earther,” by any chance? And by the way, my made-up qu...
by seeds
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 3994

Re: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant

I hope all the global-warming diniers are living really close to the sea. http://strangesounds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/katrinahurricane.jpg Yes, and if it weren’t for the fact that so many innocent Floridians would be hurt, one could get a kick out of seeing the highest rooftop of Mar-a-Lago...
by seeds
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 3994

Re: There are plenty of examples to choose from...you don't need mine

To be honest, we are all basically unconscious and sleepwalking through life. Yes, we are! :D It’s just that some of us are more deeply asleep than others. Sweet dreams to all! That’s a beautiful sentiment, Lace, but unfortunately, it seems as though the deeper the level of sleep,... (in other word...
by seeds
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 3994

Re: There are plenty of examples to choose from...you don't need mine

Without factual examples of Trump's words, in context, then your perceptions of Trump are your own malicious fantasies. There are countless factual examples of Trump's words and actions, in context, that have been on public display throughout his entire presidential path, which you have surely been...
by seeds
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

_______ The concept of nonduality has been around for thousands of years. However, someone in this thread has implied that thousands of years is not a long enough period of time for a proper evaluation of its worth, and that the world is still not ready to hear about it. Well, the fact of the matter...
by seeds
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Seeds wrote: Belinda wrote: t's not the least bit sad and no need for anyone to be depressed about death. Tell that to a mother who just lost her child. I missed that until Pete copied it. I wrote my bit clumsily I admit. ...Of course you are right Seeds, there is bereavement and terrible loss. It'...
by seeds
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

But, Seeds, the brain pertains to the body. Human minds are shaped by the specific cultures in which they are nurtured. If human bodies become extinct there would be no vehicles to carry human cultures. Tell that to roydop. He’s the one that thinks it would be a good thing if humans go extinct. You...
by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

_______ (Continued from prior post) All species go extinct. Fact. Now would you rather die peacefully or kicking and screaming? You keep ignoring the possibility that the human brain... (something that took billions of years to arrive at via what I believe were the “guided” processes of evolution) ....
by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Many times Ramana stated that this realm is not fundamental, but is dependent upon Self. That is, worlds arise and pass within Awareness, not the other way around. Many of the founding fathers of quantum mechanics came to similar conclusions. Yes, and therein lies a problem. Now I am well aware of ...
by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

It's not the least bit sad and no need for anyone to be depressed about death. Tell that to a mother who just lost her child. If there is no sort of life after death then there is oblivion which means no sadness, no tears, no dashed hopes, no bereavement,... No joy, no discovery, no love, no amazem...
by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Seeds wrote: The point is that other than being a particularly charismatic purveyor of standard Hindu dogma (most of which is mythological nonsense), The many myths of what we call 'Hinduism' describe ways to God, or good, or how best to live. There is no religion that does not do that or aim to do...
by seeds
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

For a doctrine of Unity all positive metaphysical theories are false. Metaphysical antinomies are constructed out of pairs of such theories, Their falsity would explain their logical absurdity. The correct theory would be neutral. Thus in Sri Ramana Marharshi's view no paradoxes or dilemmas arise. ...
by seeds
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 3492

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

In what way does the phrase “the Unity of All” offer anything towards resolving the mystery of reality? Good question. One thing it explains the failure in logic of all other theories. Thus it explains why metaphysical problems are undecidable. No other reasonable explanation is available or ever h...