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by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 1923

Re: God(s)

roydop wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Until YOU abide in/as effortless thought free Awareness you will continue following thought/delusion.

The answer to your questions lay in abidance in/as thought free Awareness.
I am Aware enough that I see right through all the narratives.
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 1923

Re: God(s)

Are you insane? It is the opinion of many, but I do not share it. Knowledge negates belief. Between the two, only a believer can suffer belief-based ignorance. If the knowledge which negated your belief was itself negated was it ever really 'knowledge'? Is that which you call 'knowledge' immune to ...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 91
Views: 874

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

"Engaging"? When did the ability of an idea to appeal to adolescent desires for amusement become the measure of its value? Ever since you can bring a horse to water, but you can't force him to drink. In any way - that's a fairly loaded question. Everybody measures value differently. Do you learn mo...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 91
Views: 874

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

Imagine that. We used to think that education was expanding to the mind, increasing the scope of one's world by means of engagement with the body of human knowledge. , broadening one's horizon to be aware of others, filling one's tiny realm of personal experience out by providing things like histor...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 91
Views: 874

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

So what exactly is Postmodernism in its philosophical context? It's empowering individuals to construct their own meaning and knowledge directly from their own, first-hand experiences (hence: constructivism ) while deconstructing the meaning of generations past. It's a revolt against Logocentrism ,...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 1923

Re: God(s)

Once Truth is EXPERIENCED, it is known. How do you know that it was Truth you EXPERIENCED? Could it not be Reality which you EXPERIENCED? For one can say: Once Reality is EXPERIENCED, it is known. Could it not be Facts which you EXPERIENCED? For one can say: Once a Facts is EXPERIENCED, it is known...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 1923

Re: God(s)

The example you provided is identical to mine. Well, it's only 'identical' if you see belief and knowledge as different words for the same thing. Q.E.D Any/all belief-based ignorance(s) exists in, and/or by way of, belief-in-and-of-itself. Therefor belief is a fixed component of any such belief-bas...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 1923

Re: God(s)

Conflating problem with/as solution is the same retarded situation as religion conflating belief with knowledge. This is a false dichotomy. One man's solution is another man's problem. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Solution It goes without saying - you don't know what a 'problem' is. A's solu...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God(s)
Replies: 136
Views: 1923

Re: God(s)

A believes B is evil. B believes A is evil. C known neither know from which tree they eat. The exact same problem emerges with any juxtaposition you use. A knows B is ignorant. B knows A is ignorant. C knows neither know from which tree they eat. Adjust your own argument with any two dichotomies/te...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 60
Views: 560

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

The Universe is a system. The above sentence is not a claim about the universe. It's a proposition about language. The proposition can be interpreted trivially as follows: Hey, lets talk about the universe using the language, vocabulary and concepts from the shared body of knowledge known as "system...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 60
Views: 560

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

Then what system is divinity within? You tell me - you are the one who is making divine claims. What system are you within? To jump over the 'grand canyon' without parachute to 'divinity' is due to psychology. Then how did you do it? How did you get to a vantage point where you can observe The Univ...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 60
Views: 560

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

This is merely linguistic. It's not "merely linguistic". This "merely linguistic" distinction leads to a conceptual distinction, and the conceptual distinction leads to an empirical distinction. Closed systems vs open systems. Mathematically it's the same distinction as closed vs open form equation...
by Skepdick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 121
Views: 1200

Re: Do we need consciousness?

I would say that it concludes with an internal belief, I.e. a blind & unreasoned statement. This is precisely the problem science fixes. Your "verification" criterion is intrinsic. Science makes it extrinsic - prediction of events that can be observed by more than one person. But let me add this ar...
by Skepdick
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1059

Re: I am AI

Not according to Hill and Chalmers. I am neither of them. As it happens, the 'human' argument is not empirical either. I know, I already said that I know you said it and I know that you know it's not empirical! That's exactly why I asked you to prove the claim that you are human. For the preservati...
by Skepdick
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 121
Views: 1200

Re: Do we need consciousness?

I would not, unless the experience of assimilating the bunk theory were isolated from all other experiences (other than the experiences of cleverness and satisfaction). Otherwise I might be confused if I were pondering the bunk while drinking alcohol or eating chocolate. They would be occurring sim...