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by Trajk Logik
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How our experiences could be local?
Replies: 21
Views: 2670

Re: How our experiences could be local?

This is an amazing phenomena. Suppose that you burn your finger. Your nerves in your finger send signals to your brain. Your brain process the signals and produce feeling of pain in your finger. The interesting question is that your experience of pain is local. How such a thing is possible? I don't...
by Trajk Logik
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism
Replies: 119
Views: 12396

Re: The Fundamental Problem of Socialism

The fundamental problem of socialism is the government forcibly taking money from one person to give to somebody else, an act a citizen would be thrown in jail for doing. No. The fundamental problem with socialism isn't that it takes money from one to give to another. That is only an effect of thei...
by Trajk Logik
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Getting Beneath Language
Replies: 31
Views: 3231

Re: Getting Beneath Language

As the thread title indicates, this is meant to spark discussion about what language itself is existentially contingent upon. Many folk have said and maintained over the years that we cannot get beneath language. I personally disagree. However, hearing the arguments either way ought be interesting ...
by Trajk Logik
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

But what has science been unable to explain? The supernatural, because science can't explain that. This is circular reasoning. In order to break out of the circle you need to explain what observations lend themselves to supernatural explanations and why science could never explain without resorting...
by Trajk Logik
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

Does the Bible mention the word, "Supernatural"? If so, where? "Supernatural" is a modern term created specifically to counter the explanatory power of science. Ok, because of how science works, a new word was invented to distinguish between what science can explain, and what it can't. I'm fine wit...
by Trajk Logik
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

Which is just the Christian tactic to evade scientific and logical inquiry. The religious have no problem using reason and logic when it comes to solving problems in their lives and in determining the guilt or innocence of an individual, but throw all that logic and reason out the window when it co...
by Trajk Logik
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

What does supernatural mean anyway? That which can not be investigated by the scientific method That which is non physical or has no physical cause or origin "Supernatural" keeps being defined by simply something that can't be investigated by the scientific method, as if the term was created specif...
by Trajk Logik
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

The claims of those who actually believe in a supernatural realm also make claims about how the natural and supernatural realm are related and how one can effect the other. God (the supernatural) made the natural world. Cause and effect exist between them They do for those that are making the claim...
by Trajk Logik
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

I understand their claims perfectly as I made those claims myself being a former Christian. Now I'm an atheist because I came to realize that these claims and the definitions are inconsistent. It is inconsistent to say the supernatural and natural are mutually exclusive and then also make claims ab...
by Trajk Logik
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

Just because something isn't present to the senses doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. You can say that for anything, including flying, purple-polka-dotted people eaters. Anything that exists only in the mind and not out in the natural world, has an equal chance of existing. I could say that the pu...
by Trajk Logik
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

Impossible. The claims of those who actually believe in a supernatural realm also make claims about how the natural and supernatural realm are related and how one can effect the other. God (the supernatural) made the natural world. Cause and effect exist between them. All conclusions from every dom...
by Trajk Logik
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time does not exist.
Replies: 547
Views: 40601

Re: Time does not exist.

This is a great example of what I'm talking about. You say, "Earth took time to form but not the measurement of it." If Earth took time to form, then how much time? I don't care. Earth doesn't care that it was expressed as a measurement or not. Yes, a standard must be defined in order to express a ...
by Trajk Logik
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

It it totally relevant because science attempts to focus on the simplest answers, not ones that make things more complex. You're still missing my point that there is no way to apply a scientific methodology to a supernatural issue. They are mutually exclusive fields. Impossible. The claims of those...
by Trajk Logik
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ Why I Like Single Payer Healthcare for the United States of America ~
Replies: 47
Views: 4637

Re: ~ Why I Like Single Payer Healthcare for the United States of America ~

. To your point, what I think is one of the most important aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that it reduces the amount of PROFIT that for-profit insurers are allowed to charge. PLUS Obamacare forces for-profit health care insurers to adhere to MORE ACCOUNTABILITY for cov...
by Trajk Logik
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11839

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

How can you define something that you have never experienced or observed? Simple. Using theoretical deduction I can define a black hole but I've never experienced or observed one. Are you familiar with the idea of 'a priori' positions? Theoretical deduction isn't proof. Scientists still look for ob...