Search found 807 matches

by RCSaunders
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Silly Religion
Replies: 208
Views: 2082

Re: Silly Religion

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:18 am
Unfortunately for you, your information and thinking is very outdated.
I am definitely ignoring them.
Good!
by RCSaunders
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Silly Religion
Replies: 208
Views: 2082

Re: Silly Religion

Use a test case, and you'll see this isn't so. If I say the span of the universe is a billion light years, you cannot prove that false. Or if I say I know that there are seventy billion fish in the sea, you cannot prove that false. But you can know for certain that the universe HAS a size, at a giv...
by RCSaunders
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Silly Religion
Replies: 208
Views: 2082

Re: Silly Religion

Far from being "harmless", theism is the scourge of civilisation. It's one of them, for sure, but religion is hardly the scourge of human life. (I'm not sure, "civilization," is the human ideal--the Olmecs, Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs, are all called, "civilizations.") The real scourge of humanity is ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 938

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:49 pm
If thinking has no form, then how can reasoning be considered linear or circular?
That description is metaphorical, not literal.
by RCSaunders
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 92
Views: 1601

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

Yet the attributes must continue therefore making quality a continuum of attributes. For example the quality of silver's color, given conditions of being tarnished or untarnished, must continue within the given conditions. ... Gold doesn't tarnish, but in any case, I've answered your questions as w...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 92
Views: 1601

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

Isn't a quality a set of attributes that continue in any given thing? No. A quality is any characteristic, attribute, or property of an existent. For example, some qualities of gold are: Color: Bright Yellow Luster: It has a shine or glow Ductility: It can be beaten into extremely thin sheets of go...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 92
Views: 1601

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

So a thing is a thing and there is no other way to define it? It is a thing because it is a thing? I would never have said it that way, but it is certainly true enough. It's very similar to Aristotle's A is A, a thing is what it is. But, what I think you are really getting at is, "what is a thing?"...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Silly Religion
Replies: 208
Views: 2082

Re: Silly Religion

Dragons and invisible friends are for idiots. ...and children. I had an invisible friend; invisible to everyone else, at least. A bus driver was once very bewildered when I excitely scolded him for closing the door on my friend, Ducky, just because he couldn't see him. I unfortunately lost him some...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 938

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

We don't know if numbers are man made considering they are tied to forms; All numbers are loops of 1 self referencing, they loop between the subject and object when counting, and all forms have a shape that loops when tracing beginning and end points. It's all loops. That sure sounds loopy to me. O...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 92
Views: 1601

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

So a thing is a thing and there is no other way to define it? It is a thing because it is a thing? I would never have said it that way, but it is certainly true enough. It's very similar to Aristotle's A is A, a thing is what it is. But, what I think you are really getting at is, "what is a thing?"...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 938

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

We don't know if numbers are man made considering they are tied to forms; All numbers are loops of 1 self referencing, they loop between the subject and object when counting, and all forms have a shape that loops when tracing beginning and end points. It's all loops. That sure sounds loopy to me. O...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A
Replies: 92
Views: 1601

Re: Rejection of Aristotelian Identity Law: A = A

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:55 pm
RCSaunders wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:46 pm
Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:11 pm
So being is not composed of curves?
Right!
So being is not composed of forms either?
That's right!
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Silly Religion
Replies: 208
Views: 2082

Re: Silly Religion

Btw, you have not countered the argument I have provided above specifically. Sorry, I didn't know we were having an argument. As for what you wrote, I honestly do not see anything to argue with, because it is just so-much psychobable to me. The very idea of the "sub-conscious," or, "unconscious," w...
by RCSaunders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Silly Religion
Replies: 208
Views: 2082

Re: Silly Religion

If something cannot be proved false, if it is false and cannot be proved true... Use a test case, and you'll see this isn't so. If I say the span of the universe is a billion light years, you cannot prove that false. Or if I say I know that there are seventy billion fish in the sea, you cannot prov...
by RCSaunders
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 484
Views: 10761

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:45 pm
I forgot to mention that the reason you used the term paranoid was to try and distance yourself from fear, as you fear it and being known as one that does. Typical denial, an attempt to bolster self image/projection.
Oh, well, thanks. That's a great comfort,

probably.