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by bahman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What are we going to do when oil finishes?
Replies: 39
Views: 400

Re: What are we going to do when oil finishes?

First of all, who is, "we." Do you own an oil company? If not, it's not your oil . By we I mean humanity. There is no reason to expect oil to run out, but if it did, it would solve the other problem you are paranoid about, because lots of people would die. What's the problem? Oil will eventually ra...
by bahman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What are we going to do when oil finishes?
Replies: 39
Views: 400

Re: What are we going to do when oil finishes?

Our economy, life, and everything else related to humanity depend on oil. We are overpopulated and managed to reach this population due to the existence of an easy access fuel. What are we going to do when oil finishes? what we are now, drilling deeper and deeper (the original forecast of end of oi...
by bahman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Change cannot happen at now
Replies: 13
Views: 4533

Re: Change cannot happen at now

Real things cannot be infinitesimal Consider please eg: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=27446&p=425575&hilit=Neutron+decay#p425575 The reality seems continuous. That is a physical state. Do you understand how a discrete process can give rise to a continuous state? See eg time–energy uncertainty relation. You ...
by bahman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Change cannot happen at now
Replies: 13
Views: 4533

Re: Change cannot happen at now

Any change contains two states of affair cause and effect (before and after). There is the moment of decision between cause and effect that happens at now. All these, cause, decision, and effect, cannot lay at one point. But, "now," does not mean, "at one point." Now is always a range of time, usua...
by bahman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Change cannot happen at now
Replies: 13
Views: 4533

Re: Change cannot happen at now

The reality seems continuous. That is a physical state. Do you understand how a discrete process can give rise to a continuous state? Not sure what you are trying to say here, I mean what we experience, which is a physical state, is continuous. but discrete means discontinuous. I agree. All entitie...
by bahman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Intro...
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Intro...

Welcome to the forum.
by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What are we going to do when oil finishes?
Replies: 39
Views: 400

Re: What are we going to do when oil finishes?

Impenitent wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:33 pm environmentalists can gleefully run on hamster wheels to generate electricity...

-Imp
You think they can provide electricity for 10 billion people.
by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3574
Views: 497309

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by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3574
Views: 497309

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by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3574
Views: 497309

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by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does the self survive periods of unconscious like deep sleep?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Does the self survive periods of unconscious like deep sleep?

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/1 I read the above comic, something which turned out to be a mistake because I have just enough understanding of physics, and philosophy to follow its line of reasoning, but not anywhere near enough to say if the scenario that presents for sleep, and survival of t...
by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Change cannot happen at now
Replies: 13
Views: 4533

Re: Change cannot happen at now

Any change contains two states of affair cause and effect (before and after). There is the moment of decision between cause and effect that happens at now. All these, cause, decision, and effect, cannot lay at one point. Yes. This is the paradoxical nature of change. The paradox arises when we assu...
by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: There is No Distinction Between Appearances and Things in Themselves
Replies: 73
Views: 682

Re: There is No Distinction Between Appearances and Things in Themselves

Color, shape, all our experience is due to brain activity. The is no color out there. The brain is only a machine which is not conscious of anything. There is no color in there. Does reality has a color? No. Why we experience color? Because of the existence of the brain which is a media between rea...
by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The duty of the brain is to provide inputs to the mind
Replies: 124
Views: 6765

Re: The duty of the brain is to provide inputs to the mind

i see no argument. Time is Change is movement. all three are the same and not proveable to actually exist as external concrete thing(s). why am i still talking to myself? Here is the argument: Cosnider a change A to B. A and B cannot lay on the same point therefore they lay on different points of a...
by bahman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: There is No Distinction Between Appearances and Things in Themselves
Replies: 73
Views: 682

Re: There is No Distinction Between Appearances and Things in Themselves

1. The distinction between appearance and a thing in itself is negated where all appearances are things in themselves given they exist through impressionable forms. An appearance is an act of distinction where one phenomenon stands out in contrast to another, in this case being stands out in contra...