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by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic:   We know.
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re:   We know.

I do think "logic" is over rated and just an another animal instinct (just a newer one the man and maybe a couple of "higher" animals (apes/dalphins/etc) may have.

not related to any "truth" in the least.

imo of course.
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic:   We know.
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re:   We know.

Listened to a philosophy lecturer in my home town, back about five years ago, who proposed that logic of humans has been shaped by evolutionary forces, and human intuitive logic excludes those logical possibilities that are counter or useless for use in our evolutionary past. He proposed to call th...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why do we compare ourselves to others?
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Why do we compare ourselves to others?

What separates the good from the best, and what is the nature of the best? Is the best an idealization, aka an idol conceived or adopted by the good? (fantasy) Is the best an edited, nostalgic past? (fantasy) Is the best a manifested phenomenon of quality found in form or achievement (and ascertain...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is time?
Replies: 228
Views: 1718

Re: What is time?

Dontaskme wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Speakpigeon wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:12 am
What is time?

What it is which we measure with a clock.

Movement.

.
yes
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 186
Views: 2727

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

The Golden Rule / Silver Rule is the foundation for all morality and is a truly universal rule all should live by What is that rule? Golden Rule is to love your enemies and turn your cheek for the next strike from the bully. not my view - but the Golden Rule - the ideal one in an ideal realm. here ...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 186
Views: 2727

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

surreptitious57 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:26 am

The Golden Rule / Silver Rule is the foundation for all morality and is a truly universal rule all should live by
actually no, Reciprocity (not the Golden Rule - the heavenly ideal) is the foundation/rule in this world.

Reciprocity works for me and the old testament.
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 186
Views: 2727

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

How can we, working cooperatively, construct a sound Ethical Theory? For 55 years I have been thinking about how to construct better ethical theories than those with which we are familiar. By themselves, the conventional standard theories do not seem to me to have done the job. Yes, they make you t...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bots
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Bots

Hey BTW. X-Minus (-1) 1 was (is-remains though now 60 yrs old) - a Great Show. X-minus one, best Radioplay of all time. "-1" moniker does that show honour, if he knows of it or not! long live the now long lost and forgotten artform - the Radio Drama, and esp X-minus one, the best Radiodrama of all t...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Selfish God
Replies: 57
Views: 859

Re: Selfish God

Gen3;22 Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; I think this could be something my sage would say to me. Hi Att, have you found the time to re-ponder "ask a foolish question" story, and listen to Cantile yet? welcome farther discussion about both works when/if you have the...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 1025

Re: Why is pride a sin?

Ramu wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Atheism is a belief system just like religion and just as dogmatic.
not as clear cut, like "beleivers" many Athiest are not dogmatic.

I'm one of the non-dogmatic Athiests.

and yes there are many dogmatic Athiestics, as there are Believers.

and many that are not - of all ilks.
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

The exact same phenomenon can be experienced when you zoom in on a very-high-resolution photo. In information science this is the low/high fidelity distinction. From a zoomed-out perspective you could see "the whole" at a low fidelity. From a zoomed-in perspective you can see parts of "the whole" a...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

A simple thought experiment. (Or maybe not so simple. But worthwhile to consider to understand the claim of cosmologists and Quantum Mechanics.) The idea of an expanding universe baffles most, because we do not have an absolute scale in space to which to compare the expansion. Similarly if you have...
by gaffo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 106
Views: 1194

Re: "How are you defining the word 'murder' here?"

this is the definition of self defense The point is that we are now devolving into all the human nuances: language, morality and intent. Killing is amoral. It's neither right nor wrong. It describes the mechanics/actions of ending a life. Any life. Hunters kill animals. Predators kill prey. yes i s...
by gaffo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 164
Views: 1265

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Israel is now equal to Apartied South Africa.

no difference

its that simple and clear