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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: 7234

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: 4023

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: 7234

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: 5210

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...
by osgart
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 31
Views: 2940

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

I've seen that video before. It's very interesting. The bias factor is far less than benevolent I think. Benevolent charity is ideal. Us vs. Them isn't to me. That's what old Ebenezer Scrooge learned late in life. I need justification for making adversaries, and being different is poor justification...
by osgart
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 31
Views: 2940

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

Supposing humans are born in neutrality between the choices of good or evil, with the full capacity to choose and become either nature forever at heart, then responsibility shifts from god, solely to the human being. Otherwise we are predetermined robots bearing no responsibility nor accountability ...
by osgart
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The virtue of compassion taken to the extreme.
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: The virtue of compassion taken to the extreme.

I think to me there are levels of compassion; basic good hearted deserve is the first layer, than empathy understanding ability lends to further compassion, the second layer, and the highest level of compassion is those who are doing good works out of charity of heart, the third layer. Compassion wi...
by osgart
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Re: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L

It would very easily be chance, if intelligent beings didn't exist, and everything was happening about mindlessly. But the mere existence of intelligence and order suggests eternal mind. Perhaps the number of variables and constants in the universe is so large in quantities of properties that eventu...
by osgart
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is the Philosophy of Mathematics?
Replies: 55
Views: 6843

Re: What is the Philosophy of Mathematics?

Without definition, identity, unitization, constancy, conceptualization, relationship and variability then math is just fantasy. Math needs logical basis to take on meaning. I wonder if there are more operators in math yet discovered or realized. Fine!, addition, subtraction, division and multiplica...
by osgart
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality
Replies: 36
Views: 3604

Re: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality

:oops: Over my head! But I'm not into science deeply. To me in our 3 dimensions the first two dimensions are abstract and non physical, and the third dimension makes the tangible world. You must be talking about a spirit dimension that mirrors the physical dimension, perhaps manifesting the physical...
by osgart
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5124

Re: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?

I actually bought one of Laszlo's books on it. Thanks!
by osgart
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How such a thing is possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: How such a thing is possible?

I believe the field is constant and very naturalistic, I don't see reality changing all that much other than entropy. I do think the field has new information coming in all the time.

I don't have a problem with it. Materialists will always have a problem with it. I don't.
by osgart
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5124

Re: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?

Infinite regression, cyclical universe, branes in higher dimensions, or uncaused cause. Those seem to be the only options. The thing about an uncaused cause is that it entails agency, and an eternal reality that seems to answer people's questions about fine tuning, and the logical functional organiz...
by osgart
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How such a thing is possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: How such a thing is possible?

That's the sense I get from non locality in quantum entanglement. That an ethereal, omnipresent field is where information is recorded. It supersedes all physicality. Matter might emanate from it. I suspect consciousness information resides in that field. But I'm drawing my own inferences on all of ...
by osgart
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 86
Views: 10873

Re: The meaning of life?

We ask because we are here and there is a reason for it. If but for to know why. If we can't know why, then we make due otherwise. For the sake of what we love, we live. God worth it, or otherwise. make it count nevertheless. If one has able time to know God, where is God? and what's the gain of kno...