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by Justintruth
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2682

Re: Why is pride a sin?

1) It's epistemic. Pride blinds. When you try to know you must let what is interrogated answer, and independent of what it says, believe it, instead of believing what *you* want out of pride that you "know better". The idea that you know better can come from pride and not from an epistemic foundatio...
by Justintruth
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do we select warrior gods who can only grow their religions by violence, --- instead of persuasion to a better way o
Replies: 60
Views: 3392

Re: Why do we select warrior gods who can only grow their religions by violence, --- instead of persuasion to a better w

... ...Pacifism is laudable, but I don't advocate it for my people in this age.... It is possible, given the lethality inherent in current, and, more criticaly, nascent, war technology that this idea will lead to species extinction. Oh, not the advocacy against pacifism... ...That is innocent enoug...
by Justintruth
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do we select warrior gods who can only grow their religions by violence, --- instead of persuasion to a better way o
Replies: 60
Views: 3392

Re: Why do we select warrior gods who can only grow their religions by violence, --- instead of persuasion to a better w

The Bolcheviks, Maoists, and Khemer Rouge, all demonstrate that this absence of matriarchy is not just religious. It is an instinctive human behavior that is implemented across both religious and secular ontology. But our biggest problem is an epistemic failure that leads to both secular and religio...
by Justintruth
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Time cannot be created/emergent
Replies: 28
Views: 1311

Re: Time cannot be created/emergent

Time is fundamental variable of any dynamical theory. This means that time cannot be an emergent property of a dynamical theory since otherwise it has to be emergent property and fundamental variable of the theory at the same time. My understanding is that in our current dynamic theory, Einstein's ...
by Justintruth
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 18017

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

From the onset, mental phenomena like thoughts or sensations should never be substantiated, i.e. be regarded as things (as does the author). Rather we are talking about (biological) abilities, e.g. the ability to consciously process a part of the sensory input or to speak or to perceive. Mind is no...
by Justintruth
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is Space?
Replies: 134
Views: 13584

Re: What is Space?

Brain is an organ made of specialised nerve tissue. Ok. You mean an organic brain. But there may be other devices which don't have nerve tissue with which consciousness is associated. How do you know that all *possible* devices that experience have nerve tissue? If you want to reserve the word "bra...
by Justintruth
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is Space?
Replies: 134
Views: 13584

Re: What is Space?

JustInTruth wrote: I think I can prove that our consciousness cannot be just a part of our brain if by brain we mean a collection of particles behaving solely as defined by contemporary physics. "---- if by brain we mean a collection of particles behaving solely as defined by contemporary physics" ...
by Justintruth
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is Space?
Replies: 134
Views: 13584

Re: What is Space?

Justintruth, your essay was long and I need to label ideas more briefly than that. If I understand you are saying that both the perception from eternity and the perception from duration are modes of the one substance, nature/reality. And that neither mode is cause of the other but that both modes a...
by Justintruth
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is Space?
Replies: 134
Views: 13584

Re: What is Space?

Differences are purely conceptual, they have no existential reality in and of themselves. Differences are existential within the dream of separation, illusions appearing real as the dream is real, as the dreamer is real.. This is just wrong. Again, take a Japanese flag and a Swedish flag and lay th...
by Justintruth
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?
Replies: 76
Views: 3744

Re: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?

....Infinitely many infinitesimals are summed to produce an integral." I thought that the integral was the limit of a series of sums. I don’t think the integral is a sum outright but rather if you take a series of a particular type of sum and then take the limit of that series you get the integral
by Justintruth
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Can you get something out of nothing?
Replies: 19
Views: 950

Re: Can you get something out of nothing?

My answer is yes. When you multiply 0 by infinity, the answer is indeterminate. This means the answer may be 0 or 1 or 2 or infinity. You would need further information to specify the answer. Since 0 is nothing, under ordinary circumstances, you would expect 0 as an answer. But with infinity, all b...
by Justintruth
Fri May 25, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 18017

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Grant Bartley argues that to say the mind is physical is an abuse of language. https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Why_Physicalism_is_Wrong “What is physicalism?” Is a question that requires the question “What is physics?” to be answered to save physicalism from being just the bald statement. “Phy...
by Justintruth
Mon May 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: 7 Senses
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: 7 Senses

I think that feeling and thinking are in another category. And there are deep relations between them. Much of what we call feeling is a kind of thinking and some of what we call thinking - some alternative ontological states of mind, for example, are feeling/thinking. The divine perception of Being ...
by Justintruth
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Point as Zero Dimensional as Cause for Fracturing of Modern Philosophy/Science
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: The Point as Zero Dimensional as Cause for Fracturing of Modern Philosophy/Science

I think you are wrong. The fundamental structure is a 4 dimensional manifold. In this context "manifold" refers to a "topological manifold." It is just a shorter name. A topological manifold is a type of topology. Not all topologies are topological manifolds but all topological manifolds are topolog...
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is Space?
Replies: 134
Views: 13584

Re: What is Space?

Differences are purely conceptual, they have no existential reality in and of themselves. Differences are existential within the dream of separation, illusions appearing real as the dream is real, as the dreamer is real.. Differences are not purely conceptual, they have existential reality in and o...