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by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 162088

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

No, the theorem acts more as a rebuttal to deterministic arguments. "If determinism, the future is, in priniciple at least, computable." Gödel showed that it is not possible even in principle. It's not possible due to a logical constraint, and it's not to say that the universe isn't actually pre-se...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The state in between sleep and consciousness
Replies: 13
Views: 28744

Re: The state in between sleep and consciousness

I'm not losing sleep over this because it worries me or induces a panic attack... I guess I lose sleep because I'm so intrigued by it. I also feel as though knowing the moment I start drifting from consciousness makes it harder to lose my consciousness. I would liken this to a director or actor watc...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The state in between sleep and consciousness
Replies: 13
Views: 28744

The state in between sleep and consciousness

In more recent memory, I have these odd sensations in bed where it feels like my mind is slowly drifting into another state as I begin to get more and more tired. I think this first started to happen when I was taking actual hypnotics, but even since, I'm still able to recognize when it starts to ha...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma
Replies: 44
Views: 8804

Re: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma

I don't think the example using a terrorist is a very good one or very particularly provoking. Obviously I would rather kill the man with the bomb to save the many.

Usually, these sorts of ethical questions involve killing someone who is innocent to save others.
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist
Replies: 370
Views: 38356

Re: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist

Although this is an 'absolute' proof, it's not a proof that all will be willing to accept. To be a 'God' a being must be worthy of the title. To be worthy of the title 'God', a being must be 'truly just'. The 'truly just' consider all beings to be equal. Therefore; the 'truly just' have no desire t...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How does belief actually work?
Replies: 43
Views: 7707

How does belief actually work?

I've, probably ironically, had a lot of swaying thought on this topic for a long time. Originally I had generally believed that the argument between whether 'agnosticism is just atheism' was pretty clear based on the law of excluded middle; Either you're an atheist, or you're a theist, because you e...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 162088

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

But one objection I've always found to be interesting was one based on 'Gödel's incompleteness theorem'. It was basically an argument stating the incapability for a conscious entity to obtain full information even in a deterministic universe. Assuming there was a supercomputer capable of looking in...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?
Replies: 179
Views: 26389

Re: How do atheists find meaning in a purposeless universe?

I think many atheists have an issue in conflating purpose with anti-purpose - that is to say, they conflate a sort of existential nihilism with existential pessimism. Probably more applicable to the topic of morality, but just because 'nothing is objectively wrong' does not mean 'everything is objec...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 162088

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

It's never been something I've taken an exborant interest into, so I'd feel dishonest to pretend I'm not far from the best person to object to it one way or the other. But one objection I've always found to be interesting was one based on 'Gödel's incompleteness theorem'. It was basically an argumen...
by Sir-Sister-of-Suck
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello you guys.
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Hello you guys.

Hello everyone. I'm a longtime user of various different philosophy forums who got into debate after taking an accredited philosophy course in school. More specifically I have an interest in theological arguments and ideas and approaching them as an atheist, some of which I admittedly find very inte...