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by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1879

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

No. I'm claiming there IS one. Whether or not I am one is not the issue. You are claiming much more than that. You are claiming that. Not only are you claiming that there is a criterion, you are also claiming that you know what it is. And you are claiming that it's definable/expressible in language...
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1879

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

The No True Scotsman fallacy? That's a fallacy about a fallacy. The "No True Scotsman" fallacy depends on one claiming a criterion unrelated to being a Scotsman. But to argue "No true Scotsman isn't from Scotland" is not a fallacy but a definition. In the same way, "philosopher" has a definition, o...
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1879

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

That statement self-contradicts. No it is not. Sure it does. If you know it to be true, then it's false...because you know it to be true, which means there's a truth. If you don't know it to be true, then it's just an intuition you happen to have, and may well be false, since you don't have reason ...
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Evolution of Religion
Replies: 142
Views: 1703

Re: The Evolution of Religion

Sculptor wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:45 pm
Religion is a system of political power. What planet do you come from? You have the cart before the horse.
Any system can be exploited for power. Academia. Philosophy. Science. Take your pick.

Knowledge is power. Knowing how to game systems - even more so!
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1879

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

Let me double-check I understand you correctly. You think that the solution to the is-ought gap OUGHT to be rationally justified. No, because the IS-OUGHT gap refers strictly to the moral use of "ought," not the other types of "ought." I don't know if you're realized this, but "oughts" are of diffe...
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Is God necessary for morality?
Replies: 38
Views: 367

Re: Is God necessary for morality?

Is God necessary for morality? Wrong question!

Is morality necessary? For what?
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral Fact Deniers Has Cognitive Deficit in Morality
Replies: 83
Views: 835

Re: Moral Fact Deniers Has Cognitive Deficit in Morality

You didn't understand it. You read it 20 times and failed to get it. This isn't surprising. You've been on this here philosophy forum for 8 years apparently. Yet every time I tell you one of your arguments is deductively invalid, you always ask me which of your premises is untrue. So you've been at...
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1879

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

Well, don't you think they should be? Are you in the habit of believing things for which the speaker has supplied you no rational warrant? One could, of course, suppose that; and one could, of course, do that. But I would suggest that doing that is not philosophy, because it no longer has any attra...
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists
Replies: 69
Views: 588

Re: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists

I am prepared to accept that you are making yourself clear to yourself. It appears that you have introduced the word "recursion" as somehow relevant to something to do with Simulation Theory. Perhaps you are using the word in place of "simulated" - I don't know. It is unclear to me. I am using the ...
by Skepdick
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1879

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

Well, not to me. But in fairness to them, you've got the problem slightly wrong there. It's not that "ought" is offensive to them. It's that they can't figure out how to justify it rationally . That's a different problem, and one that ethicists would love to know how to overcome. They want a soluti...
by Skepdick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Portrait of an American Hero
Replies: 244
Views: 2027

Re: Portrait of an American Hero

imaginary number. Do the count yourself. Yes, of course... Jesus was responsible for: 1. All the wars committed by Constantine and his inheritors in the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. 2. All mutilations and persecutions of people of other religions, by Christians. This includes witch hunts...
by Skepdick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists
Replies: 69
Views: 588

Re: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists

What difference does a word make? If words don't make a difference why are you using them? The word "I" signifies self-awareness/self-reference. Yes, there is no problem with that. I am not saying it's a problem. I am stating it as a fact. Recursion is inescapable. Who/what is speaking and why? I a...
by Skepdick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists
Replies: 69
Views: 588

Re: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists

So... you are saying that you, the observer is also the creator... You create and then you observe your own thoughts/ideas... don’t you see that the distance between observer, creator and creation/idea is zero? Of course it's zero. But that's not the point. I could choose not to create any ideas an...
by Skepdick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists
Replies: 69
Views: 588

Re: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists

Why do you think they have to come from „somewhere“? Have you actually observed ideas departing from an observer and arriving... where exactly? I create my ideas. Including the idea of "I". Yes, indeed - I observe them departing <---- these words departed me. I am sure you observed them arriving to...
by Skepdick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists
Replies: 69
Views: 588

Re: Simulation Theory and The Theory that Nothing Exists

AlexW wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:56 pm
I said: the idea of an observer, not: an observer
An idea cannot observe anything.
Where do you think ideas come from if not from "the observers" ?