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by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the ongoing punishment of Adam and Eve justifiable?
Replies: 44
Views: 3717

Re: Is the ongoing punishment of Adam and Eve justifiable?

yes there are "two" creation stories in genesis. the "J" (older - where adam/eve were individuals. and "E" (where adam/eve were plural "mankind" ---------------we know the whole 2 stories, God made plants after - no! before man - 2 of each - no! 7 of the clean and 2 of unclean - for the ark. etc. an...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is there an opioid crisis in the US?
Replies: 42
Views: 4027

Re: "you need to spend your time pointing that finger toward yourself until you become humble"

Nope. I don't see humility as a virtue; don't see bein' humble as virtuous. So: I got no reason to cultivate such a thing (a vice). Humility is strictly knowing your place from a neutral perspective. It is not about denigrating, and obviously not uplifting, yourself. It really is about centering on...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...

An article said that aside from its opposite charge, it's the same as ordinary matter. yep. So far the scientists are unable to account for antimatter's instability (compared with matter). WTF? we are not talking about radioactivity!!!!!! Anti matter is as stable as matter!!!!!!!!!!!! the only reas...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...

Antimatter is matter converted under special circumstances. It's not a common* part of the universe, nor has it ever been. not so. you misunderstand. 1. matter and antimatter are thought to have been created in BB via 50.0000000000000000001 and 49.9999999999999999999 percent respectively. 2. matter...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...

-1- wrote: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:05 pm when the BBT should have created them in equal amounts?

🇺🇸PhilX🇺🇸
BB had no aesthetic taste.

And why not the number 8?
"42" or "rule of 18" if you like Sheckley..............whom Douglas barrowed all things - including his 42 i suspect.
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Why is the universe asymmetric in matter and antimatter...

Philosophy Explorer wrote: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:05 pm when the BBT should have created them in equal amounts?

🇺🇸PhilX🇺🇸
my understanding is that the BB made more matter than antimatter.

if not so then there would be no matter for us to be/converse.

why so?

ask your God, not me, i offer no answer to your inquery.
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is the speed of light a true constant?
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Is the speed of light a true constant?

my understanding is the speed of light was different back then. why is that you understanding? If so, what was going on with light and how did it settle at its current constant and can it change in the future? 🇺🇸PhilX🇺🇸 I can't answer the above until i know why you think the above above was so. tha...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can you honestly say the universe has no center?
Replies: 35
Views: 3282

Re: Can you honestly say the universe has no center?

Its often useful to consider a simpler model .... in order to get a handle on things... Consider a 2 dimensional universe.. like the surface of the Earth for example... it has a centre .. but the centre is nowhere on the 2 dimensional universe.. Now expand to 3 dimensions... our 3 d dimensional uni...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can you honestly say the universe has no center?
Replies: 35
Views: 3282

Re: Can you honestly say the universe has no center?

A_Seagull wrote: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:30 am Its often useful to consider a simpler model ....
if i remember it was a work (animation) called Flatland.
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who fell in Eden? Man or God?
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Who fell in Eden? Man or God?

Who fell in Eden? Man or God? you and i agree man rose. as for "god" the one in genesis (and the rest of the Torah as well - "on other gods before me/i'm a jellous god"..............."he" is a small Summarian god. as we both know the tales in the Torah predate modern Juadism and are polytheistc sum...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Smoking - bad, worse or the Devil himself?
Replies: 32
Views: 5379

Re: Smoking - bad, worse or the Devil himself?

QuantumT wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 9:20 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 pm The revolting packaging also makes squat difference to the smoking numbers.
I heard rumors that says otherwise. But in the business of propaganda, truth is the first victim I guess.
that would be war, but concur.
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is it related to genetic?
Replies: 2
Views: 2286

Re: Is it related genetic?

Beauty might not be the right word. Preference is better I think. Like the female peacock, who prefers the males with the most rediculously exaggerated tail feathers. And yes, it's genetic. yes, well said per peacock reference. i to think "sense of beauty" (per man's reference here) - inborn. and o...
by gaffo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Personal Top Ten Movies of All Time - and why so
Replies: 48
Views: 4781

Personal Top Ten Movies of All Time - and why so

for me: in order: 1.2001 A space odyssey - why: nature of "alive/conscienceness"(Hal9000),nature of man vs animal /superman(starchild to man) to man - i.e evolution from one state of nature to the next (movie assumes a higher one). another "why i like" - its slow and quiet and empty in the middle ma...