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by osgart
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Cutting God in Half
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

Re: Cutting God in Half

Any kind of intelligent agency to life has to be considered far less than a God. This agent would have weaknesses and vulnerabilities. This agent would have powers that are very vulnerable, and very much at the mercy of existence. Perhaps it would be an eternal being without form or body. Perhaps th...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is the difference between property and entity?
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: What is the difference between property and entity?

Consciousness is all the properties of experience. Entity would be the one having the experience. Nothing in these conversations touches on entity, or soul; the fact that a person is more than the experience, and has heart, and will as well. Scientists can learn all about the experience, and never a...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

Thought would be paralyzed and thoughtless without memory capacity. The two are synchronized. The capacity for thought might exist prior to memory, but without memory you are completely thoughtless. :roll: Why memories take on form and content may in fact be other dimensional. Or cells and atoms hol...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

Losing memory is losing thought. If I cease to exist someday, I'll be afraid of neither. I would miss both. I agree that there is no watchmaker present, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist; it don't have to be human, just sentient. We could be an information program that takes input from the env...
by osgart
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Just Accidental , Blind Mindless Incident

Memory becomes, From memory knowledge, From knowledge awareness, From awareness reason, From reason understanding. Through the brain comes experience , so that we may learn a part of reality. My question is, how is this all a fluke and not carefully put together? Not to mention, the existence of qua...
by osgart
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What goes into decision making?
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: What goes into decision making?

Decision making is all about pros, and cons, tradeoffs, benefit, reward, and cost in terms. We are always making decisions whether we like it or not. Every alternative may or may not be considered. A decision is an investment. When you make a decision you are buying into its cause and effect. Your d...
by osgart
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 36
Views: 3137

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

If we studied each great quality of character, and list those virtues, you'd find about 100 of them. I study virtue; virtuology even. If mankind practiced to apply themselves to virtue the whole world would only prosper. Discretion, compassion, deserve, charity, honesty etc. I consider those virtues...
by osgart
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Number a Causal Element?
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Re: Is Number a Causal Element?

So everything passes through a point of a field, 0d. And this 1d linear is relative motion to the point. A B C D and E are instantiations that together through the point constitute time elapsing. Perhaps I'm not understanding what you mean by dimensionality. How many total dimensions are there, and ...
by osgart
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Number a Causal Element?
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Re: Is Number a Causal Element?

What about amorphous relationships and the rates of change in a given property of reality mathematically described? Are there synergies? Are there concepts in reality that don't have mathematical operators? Everybody has seen math problems that where there is one true logical answer, people mess up ...
by osgart
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religious lies. Why do we knowingly accept them?
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Religious lies. Why do we knowingly accept them?

They are addicted to alternative realities, even though it's just fantasy. They are addicted to having answers to every ultimate question. They want eternal life very badly, that they forsake objective reality. They insulate themselves from reality as it is. They desperately want significance. They ...
by osgart
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law
Replies: 14
Views: 1161

Re: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

I would myself feel very uneasy with hate speech laws. So as long as safety is maintained, and proper respect of someone's lawful rights is maintained, then by all means speak your mind. But to slander a person with untrue remarks, and paint people over with lies should carry a legal punishment. In ...
by osgart
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?
Replies: 71
Views: 5183

Re: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?

Is non locality in physics supernatural, or Schroedingers cat. Where do you draw the line? Physics does not try to tell us how to behave. The supernatural Gods do via their delusional followers. Regards DL It's the need for eternal life, and also the indoctrination pressure that leads to the delusi...
by osgart
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 3314

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

To debate is to refute that which is not justifiable. It's useful for more black and white arguments. A dialectic must compel, and is far more worthy an endeavour. When someone is literally trying to understand another, more fruitful things happen. Debate breeds conflict, and a false sense of superi...
by osgart
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?
Replies: 71
Views: 5183

Re: How do you compassionately tell a supernatural believing person that they are borderline stupid?

Is non locality in physics supernatural, or Schroedingers cat.

Where do you draw the line?
by osgart
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The act of creation is logically impossible or God is subject to time
Replies: 51
Views: 3622

Re: The act of creation is logically impossible or God is subject to time

Perhaps time is both a force, and also a hypothetical measure counter. But both would be very real. I totally see that there could actually be an outside reality to the force of time. Time makes everything contiguous as a force. As a hypothetical measure counter, everything is subject to the tick to...