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by PauloL
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 104388

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Thanks for your question, even if I'm sorry that you're using my "P.S.", where I tell you I'm not a Creationist. That's a very good question and I'd like to have an answer. You don't just need any cell, but a cell complex enough for lifelong autonomy and to replicate without any errors. And yet, pe...
by PauloL
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 104388

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

While I accept the theory of evolution as being explanative in a variety of cases, I still remain skeptical as to it being 100%. Here's something to consider. From the moment that the human egg gets fertilized, it goes through stages that mimics biohistory, the fish stage and other stages of life u...
by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 22719

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

. Reality is an illusion. All this can be nothing but Matrix. Did that thread ever exist? Maybe these people only tried a mixture of hallucinogenic drugs. There's no substantial evidence for the thread expect for their [incoherent] testimonials. Memory is tricky, and more so after hallucinogenic stu...
by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 22719

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

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Now we're two asking.

Maybe they'll feel pressed to answer at last and let's hope they won't delete it.




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by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 22719

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

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Just for the asking:

WTH was that Everything thread about?

Nothing? :?




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by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 22719

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

Bill Wiltrack wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:40 pm
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As usual, I appreciate insights from Bill.

In fact, philosophically speaking, deleting entire threads in a row as erratically as possible, adds something to Hume.

Believing the existence of any thread at PhilosophyNow is human, but unjustifiable.

As usual, nice to see you Bill.



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by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 22719

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

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Books that pleased those who liked reading embarrassingly jejune crap were burnt in Middle Ages.

I think we're one step ahead now. At least I hope so.



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by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 22719

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

Why cannot threads be locked rather than deleted and then anyone who wants can still read them That policy would cetainly please those who like reading embarrassingly jejune crap. A moment's consideration, surreptitious, should persuade you that those are not the only people Rick and his team might...
by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted
Replies: 203
Views: 22719

Re: Why Has The Everything Thread Been Deleted

Why cannot threads be locked rather than deleted and then anyone who wants can still read them That policy would cetainly please those who like reading embarrassingly jejune crap. A moment's consideration, surreptitious, should persuade you that those are not the only people Rick and his team might...
by PauloL
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Can Science Explain Consciousness?
Replies: 30
Views: 5198

Re: Can Science Explain Consciousness?

. I don't know if we are a complex algorithm and I think no one does. This is because of consciousness peculiar nature. That's why something so hard to perplex us, like an optical device and an algorithm, can barely be accepted as a consciousness analogy. I'm as sure about kid's consciousness as yo...
by PauloL
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Can Science Explain Consciousness?
Replies: 30
Views: 5198

Re: Can Science Explain Consciousness?

Suppose I show two images to a 5-year-old kid, one of a cat and one of a dog, and I ask her to point to the image of the cat and kids does so correctly every time. Most us would say she sees the images and chooses accordingly. But how do we know the she's is actually experiencing seeing? Let's say ...
by PauloL
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Neutral Monism: A Saner Solution to the Mind/Body Problem
Replies: 39
Views: 5370

Re: Neutral Monism: A Saner Solution to the Mind/Body Problem

. I think colour perception to be very poor for discussing mind and decide for neutral monism or whatever else. Colours are a physical phenomenon beyond any doubt. Objects reflect light with different wavelengths and we have the capacity to discriminate some of them in the form of colour. This happe...
by PauloL
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: !00% Proof Gods Don't Exist: Part Deux.
Replies: 42
Views: 6531

Re: !00% Proof Gods Don't Exist: Part Deux.

. People are not God, so they don't have to be perfect, like, as you say, God is. God may allow for contingency as an option so that people have free will , which allows for evilness, if they so wish. Otherwise people would be automata . Harder to understand are the elements and microbial diseases. ...
by PauloL
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello you guys.
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Re: Hello you guys.

. I'm new in the area, too. But I think you're in the right place for discussing. Theology and Mind are among my interests, too. Discussing Theology from the point of view of an atheist, real or just pretending to be, is the best approach in Philosophy. I hope you'll enjoy and share your ideas freel...
by PauloL
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is national socialism an alternative?
Replies: 55
Views: 9003

Re: Is national socialism an alternative?

National socialism, previously known as 'Nazism' is hated because of its anti-Semitism and national expansionism. However, If Winston Churchill lived long enough to visited Russia and China to experience this new form of national socialism in the year 2017 he probably would not say 'Democracy is th...