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by Serendipper
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Christianity's Immoral Foundation
Replies: 50
Views: 3494

Re: Christianity's Immoral Foundation

Yet, the entire premise upon which Christianity depends upon is the barbaric idea that sin travels through blood lines. You may want to read this: Above Genetics: How your behaviour can affect your DNA And: Direct comparisons of identical twins constitute an optimal model for interrogating environm...
by Serendipper
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

A thought contains an idea/concept. It expresses/embodies some *thing*, therefore it's a container. An idea/concept is the thought (or part of a thought as neural activity). Idea noun 1. any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or activity. 2. a thought, c...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

"think" = container "write" = container container = "box" Don't know what you mean A thought contains an idea/concept. It expresses/embodies some *thing*, therefore it's a container. Writing is expression of thoughts which are a containers of containers. A statement itself is a concept for conveyin...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

If that is what one believes, then why fear death? What difference would it make if one ate an apple or shot themselves if there is no one to eat or get shot? If that is what one believes then fear of death would be found to be an illusion and thus not feared. Not fearing something doesn't mean you...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

Which is why there is no such box, that's a dualistic idea. I think and write in nondual metaphor only. "think" = container "write" = container container = "box" 35:06 https://youtu.be/TyL5-rpPZzM?t=35m6s So, you see, you couldn't have the experience you call being a "voluntarily acting self" witho...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

If the teacher understood that there is no teacher, then why would he fear crucifixion? Don't know... I guess not everyone thinks it is necessary to suffer for getting across a teaching... Here is what the teacher said: Now, be careful how you formulate this philosophically. This could correspond t...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

How do you explain 'the real 'I' ? I am a lens used by the universe to look at itself with the intention of either: having fun or futilely trying to know itself by becoming progressively more conscious of itself through fundamentally random and therefore exhaustive angles of attack, which are the o...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

By the way... Obviously it means that these two aspects or sides of our experience which we can call the voluntary and the involuntary, the knower and the known, the subject and the object, the self and the other, although appearing to be two, are indeed one, because you can't have one without the ...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

I don't think seeing requires thought. Agree - but the interpretation of seeing does. Then why call it "seeing" in the first place? Perhaps call it "conceptualizing". A reflex, or reflex action, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus Yes, but instinctive respo...
by Serendipper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

Reality is dual by definition since reality is the interaction between subject and object. That's one definition, I use reality in the broadest sense, "all there is". But you can't logically have the box containing all boxes because it would have an inside, but no outside. If you'd rather hear Alan...
by Serendipper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Materialism cannot be true
Replies: 32
Views: 1828

Re: Materialism cannot be true

Troll wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:41 pm
"So what is your answer to OP. Do you believe that matter creates experience? Why?"
One has to sort out the question concerning what "matter" means.
What do you think it means?

What is matter? Nevermind. What is mind? Don't matter.

How can we have one without the other?
by Serendipper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: When Does Believing Become Knowing?
Replies: 29
Views: 2235

Re: When Does Believing Become Knowing?

Valerie Mackenzie pins down the difference with some examples. https://philosophynow.org/issues/6/When_Does_Believing_Become_Knowing I think she means "suspecting" instead of "believing". Believing is knowing, but without absolute proof. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/believe Inspector Collins wa...
by Serendipper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

But I have never found any sign whatsoever that reality is dual, Reality is dual by definition since reality is the interaction between subject and object. If there is only an object (nondual), then there is no reality because there is no affectance: nothing to affect nor anything to be affected by...
by Serendipper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 10207

Re: Back to Infinity

I began learning as soon as I was born or anyway, soon after. The fish, the bird, and the plant, are closer to their several environments than are humans. This is because fish, birds, and plants react to environments by way of their reactive and genetically inherited instincts . Unlike us men who r...
by Serendipper
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How strong is water?
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: How strong is water?

Here's a couple of facts for you Take common table salt (NaCl) or sodium chloride. To break down its ionic bonds, you can apply a temperature of 801°C (which is about 1,500°F) which is enough to melt it. Now you put the table salt into distilled water at the same pressure at room temperature (about...