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by OuterLimits
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 93446

Re: Relativity?

What frame is alpha centauri in, if it is not in some frame with the traveler? Frames are adopted to make calculations; they are not found to exist using some empirical method. "What frame is alpha centauri in, if it is not in some frame with the traveler?" Pick your frame based on your needs. In G...
by OuterLimits
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if Satan has intervened in all religions?
Replies: 47
Views: 4667

Re: What if Satan has intervened in all religions?

Perhaps Satan is real and the only action he took was to create religions and the arguments over them.
by OuterLimits
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of Duality and the recognition that consciousness is physical
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: The irrefutability of Duality and the recognition that consciousness is physical

I hereby challenge any Solipsistic or Advaitian Non-Dualist to convince me that the world is not real, using the very arguments you use to convince me that I'm merely a figment of your imagination, on yourself. I'm holding a IPad, typing with my thumbs. What arguments can be given to completely des...
by OuterLimits
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 8735

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

You have a thought about a dog - is that image separate from your consciousness or is it within your consciousness? Nothing is refuted. Let's ask the solipsist. He or she believes that there's no real dog independent of his/her consciousness. So, if they engage in any search of a real dog (somethin...
by OuterLimits
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The first in the series of Super Sane philosphers, including the Joker.
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: The first in the series of Super Sane philosphers, including the Joker.

Benatar has said he started these thoughts in infancy. People tend not to believe these things if they are relatively happy and surrounded by people who are relatively happy. Often, people would rather justify their depression than understand it. In evolutionary terms, people tend to be selected who...
by OuterLimits
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 8735

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

As Searle pointed out: solipsism refutes itself. If you're a solipsist, you don't believe this forum and its people actually exist. Expecting that a second solipsist shows up implies wanting solipsism to be proven false. If a second solipsist turns up then they turn up in my consciousness, so - in ...
by OuterLimits
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 8735

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

As Searle pointed out: solipsism refutes itself. If you're a solipsist, you don't believe this forum and its people actually exist. Expecting that a second solipsist shows up implies wanting solipsism to be proven false. You can ask that the justifications for all beliefs be made explicit. Solipsis...
by OuterLimits
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Donald Trump is Garbage.
Replies: 44
Views: 3928

Re: Donald Trump is Garbage.

bobevenson wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:39 pm
It wasn't a feeling, it was divine inspiration.
When did you first rec'v this divine inspiration? What did it feel like?
by OuterLimits
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Donald Trump is Garbage.
Replies: 44
Views: 3928

Re: Donald Trump is Garbage.

bobevenson wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:16 pm
OuterLimits wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:05 pm
I'm very grateful for Paul Krugman's twitter feed & opinions in the NYT.
Let's see, the NYT is liberal rag and Paul Krugman is a liberal economist who should burn his degree and find another line of work.
When did you first notice this feeling?
by OuterLimits
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Donald Trump is Garbage.
Replies: 44
Views: 3928

Re: Donald Trump is Garbage.

Anger at Trump is misplaced. He's just this dumb rich guy with a mental disorder. Focusing anger on him is like throwing tomatoes at a mural depicting the devil. The problem is that over 100 million people still support him, and especially there is this right-wing news apparatus. The whole GOP is ve...
by OuterLimits
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 93446

Re: Relativity?

The most important factor here is the relativity of simultaneity. In the frame of the guy following the photon from Earth to A-c at .999 c, at the start of his journey, the clocks on Earth and A-C read almost the same, ... I would say the clocks read exactly the same if they're synchronized in the ...
by OuterLimits
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 93446

Re: Relativity?

WHY would it take the photon a considerable amount of time to take the trip but, to you, if an observer was riding behind that exact same photon, then the trip would supposedly now take "the blink of an eye"? The trip is considered in different frames. Say S is the solar system frame, and T is the ...
by OuterLimits
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 8735

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

or does it mean that their consciousness simply doesn't exist? A wonderful question. Since I find it impossible to conclusively pin down the meaning of "exist," let me instead offer an exercise and you can tell me how it goes. Check, very simply, whether it seems like something is happening. I pred...
by OuterLimits
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 8735

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

I don't know if I can assert that my consciousness is "non-physical" in origin. I can say that however thoroughly I examine the physical parts of another person, I will not find consciousness. Does that mean that their consciousness is real but not physical, or does it mean that their consciousness ...
by OuterLimits
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 123784

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Beings are moulded, their so called decisions having been crafted into existence. Entities on the other hand might possess the ability to reinvent themselves around each and every decision/they might have free will. When do they decide to do that? Why do they decide? What shapes their ideas regardi...