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by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Stopping time
Replies: 90
Views: 3529

Re: Stopping time

Yeah these everyday things called space, time, causality, actions.. they don't really seem to exist in the quantum world at all, they are more like an apparent special case of the quantum world. So even gravity might not exist fundamentally, which might be why it can't be unified with the other for...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God is in Everybody but not Everybody is Good
Replies: 28
Views: 2203

Re: God is in Everybody but not Everybody is Good

Let's assume the word "good" refers to "nice" people not much keen on hurting others. In practice, "bad" people are those who damage what you care about. Why isn't everyone good? Without destruction there can be no growth. Old forms must make way for new ones. These dynamics play out in nature and ...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God is in Everybody but not Everybody is Good
Replies: 28
Views: 2203

Re: God is in Everybody but not Everybody is Good

What do you mean by the following?: "The answer: every being has God because every being is empowered, is ignited, is energized by the power of God." Has every being told you this is another question? PhilX Dear Philosophy Explorer, When I look up at the ceiling of my office room, I see 20 bulbs th...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God is in Everybody but not Everybody is Good
Replies: 28
Views: 2203

Re: God is in Everybody but not Everybody is Good

God is within every being. But it is not necessary that every being is good. The question that arises is how can every being have God, but not be good? The answer: every being has God because every being is empowered, is ignited, is energized by the power of God. But every being is not good because...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Can we be rational without language?
Replies: 27
Views: 1990

Re: Can we be rational without language?

It should be said that massive amounts of illogic would not exist without the abstractions of human languages. ?? I don't follow. welcome clarification for discussion. ;-). For example, people talk about "God" and the use of the male pronoun has an extraordinary number of people who should have bee...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Hey

Off Facebook. my heart is glad reading of your leaving that place. never joined and IMO FaceFk is a clear and danger to the rest of the "net" which is still a free place (so far).......the more that leave FaceFk the more I'm reasurred of said "Freedom" of net. how does it feel to be free? lol. I li...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Joining In
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Joining In

Welcome - i joined only 5 months ago myself. this place seems to allow liberty (the mods are fair and allow free speech - unlike another place of near same name and banned me for (what? no clue - must have violated some mantra not known to me) - I visited your woods 7 yrs ago. White Mountains are pu...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Can we be rational without language?
Replies: 27
Views: 1990

Re: Can we be rational without language?

I agree with the line of thought here that takes into account the sentience of other species. Also, rationality need not pertain directly to social interactions. For instance, hungry vultures will make the rational decision not to approach a carcass until the lions have finished with it. They could...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Controlling the conversation
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Controlling the conversation

There's a sales philosophy that says you must control the conversation to be successful at selling. Based on experience and plenty of testing, I say bull to the disproven idea. Logic says that a true conversation entails freedom of speech, not control and manipulation. You can't force anyone to agr...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: ~ I Am My Cellphone ~
Replies: 20
Views: 958

Re: ~ I Am My Cellphone ~

. And you are your cellphone. Our biological anatomy no longer captures the entirety of who we are. We, in body, mind, & emotions have actually become part of our cellphone's human anatomy. Thinking is a process of symbol manipulation or neural computation, which gets carried out by the brain. Mode...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Controlling the conversation
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Controlling the conversation

There's a sales philosophy that says you must control the conversation to be successful at selling. Based on experience and plenty of testing, I say bull to the disproven idea. Logic says that a true conversation entails freedom of speech, not control and manipulation. You can't force anyone to agr...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Common Good, Good Citizen, Good Neighbor, Civic Mindedness, Common Community/etc......
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Common Good, Good Citizen, Good Neighbor, Civic Mindedness, Common Community/etc......

Howdy folks, I've had a home Wi-Fi network set up now for 7 years, fully open, no password, no encription - range is the usual 60 feet. my neighbor accross the street used to us it - caught her "icon" via my "who's on the network" in windows 7 a few times a few years ago (no, I did not give her perm...
by gaffo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jewish Bloodline?
Replies: 153
Views: 6454

Re: Jewish Bloodline?

You miss the point. If you read my comments I'm effectively siding with Israel, since the mess isn't the fault of either, and the pro-Palestinian arguments are never very convincing to me. I think both your and scifi fan's arguments are stupid and unconvincing. You are both too agenda-driven to mak...
by gaffo
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jewish Bloodline?
Replies: 153
Views: 6454

Re: Jewish Bloodline?

I never said apologies are for the weak minded. I thought it was nice that you apologised. It's the opposite of weak-minded. Shows that someone has feelings. yes i know - i was speaking generally, saw the other guys reference in threat and thought he was wrong. sci guy or e7 or some other person. I...