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by commonsense
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 4830

Re: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.

1. The actions of the human species has put into motion a mass extinction event on the earth. This behavior more closely resembles the actions of a cancer than of a mammal. 2. The human species is a cancer. 3. The most obvious difference between humans and all other life is our use of thought and o...
by commonsense
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 116
Views: 5948

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

To humans, God’s plan is unfathomable and Satan’s is deceitful. Couldn’t the contradiction be resolved beyond our ken? To Christian sheeple, not thinking humans. Where is Satan ever shown as lying or being deceitful? I have 4 or 5 quotes on God lying but not a one on Satan lying. Regards DL Good po...
by commonsense
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 116
Views: 5948

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

To humans, God’s plan is unfathomable and Satan’s is deceitful. Couldn’t the contradiction be resolved beyond our ken?
by commonsense
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Selfish God
Replies: 71
Views: 4399

Re: Selfish God

bahman wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:29 am
How a God who is Love, fully self giving, could wish that everybody should Love him more than the amount you love others?
God’s plan(s) cannot be understood by humans. This explains the premise of the question.
by commonsense
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is being deterministic caused? By what?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Is being deterministic caused? By what?

What constitutes an event? What distinguishes an event from a non-event? An event is something that happens. The churning of butter is an event. The melting of butter is an event. The application of butter onto a piece of toast is an event. Butter is not an event. Anything that is not an event is a...
by commonsense
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How to refer to the properties of a product!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: How to refer to the properties of a product!!!

FYI: The OP is the kind that belongs among the threads in the Lounge. :wink:
by commonsense
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How to refer to the properties of a product!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: How to refer to the properties of a product!!!

You are correct in both instances. You may use either expression to your liking.

A caveat, though: it must be clear what noun the possessive pronoun is referencing.
by commonsense
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: How do we explain exploitation?
Replies: 22
Views: 4670

Re: How do we explain exploitation?

In this world there is one fact that ultimately governs our behavior as social creatures, this fact is that power is the prime mover . If an individual is able to overcome the pseudo constraints of empathy, and any of the other inhibiting emotions, their immediate surroundings basically belong to t...
by commonsense
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Dreams

Describe your favorite/most unique/weirdest dream...
by commonsense
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?
Replies: 31
Views: 1314

Re: Facebook or Philosophy? Which is more Dangerous?

Philosophy’s shortcomings have been well described in the previous posts. However, I’m wondering what could make philosophy dangerous. Is there harm in examining a question that cannot be answered with finality? Does it cause distress to adopt a particular point of view from which to argue? Are its ...
by commonsense
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Problems are Rooted in Ideology and Intuition
Replies: 77
Views: 3543

Re: All Problems are Rooted in Ideology and Intuition

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:40 am
Logik wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:28 pm
And when you burn everything to the grounds, where to next?
When everything burns, next won't be a question to ponder.

The problem is reason.
In other words, the problem is the solution to the problem.
by commonsense
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Does future exist?

Touche.
by commonsense
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why lazyness is good
Replies: 44
Views: 2603

Re: Why lazyness is good

Is it embarrassing to Americans to spell words correctly? Is that part of the general anti-intellectualism? Yes and yes. More so than embarrassment at being correct are the shamelessness and ignorance of being incorrect. Many years ago it was to one’s honored credit to be able to write and speak Am...
by commonsense
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why lazyness is good
Replies: 44
Views: 2603

Re: Why lazyness is good

philosopher wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Lazy people don't bother going to war.
Lazy people passively accept being drafted. It takes some effort to actively avoid conscription.
by commonsense
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 2777

Re: Does future exist?

I can change SOME things that will happen tomorrow You cannot change something before it actually happens because there is nothing to change You can change your mind about what you may want to do but that is still before it happens What thing are you going to change about tomorrow now that you know...