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by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 9705

Re: x

No one can explain how life on Earth began, Are you sure of this? Absolutely, it's a fact. Not really. "Absolutely" is ridiculous hyperbole. Depends on the level of explanation you need. Ultimately nothing is completely explicable. But the emergence of life on earth is not the worst candidate, and ...
by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy, If You Want It
Replies: 36
Views: 1887

Re: Philosophy, If You Want It

It is the job of philosophy not to tell some version of the truth but to ask what does truth mean. And to demonstrate why truth tends to be false. Yes, of course. Any modern philosopher can tell you why white is black, war is peace, and truth is false. It's why I have no use for anything that is ca...
by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 339
Views: 25754

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

We are essentially human. Gender is a side issue. If so, you need to resolve this question: Is being male or female a real/objective/essential thing, or is it not? You cannot rationally have it both ways, and you cannot possibly claim a "right" to something that is not objectively possible. Who is ...
by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy, If You Want It
Replies: 36
Views: 1887

Re: Philosophy, If You Want It

Seriously?
If you want "truth" go to church. They have it all ready made, and shrink wrapped.

It is the job of philosophy not to tell some version of the truth but to ask what does truth mean. And to demonstrate why truth tends to be false.
by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 339
Views: 25754

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

We have learned that there is really no difference between men and women. If a woman decides she is a man she must be considered a man. If a man considers himself a woman they are now women. You are what you decide you are. Let's look more carefully at that argument. On the one hand, it denies what...
by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 9705

Re: x

Age wrote: Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Sculptor wrote: Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:59 pm

Do you just want to take it up, and then expect me to just leave it?
Exactly. You do not even know what I meant when I said you got it wrong FFS.
Exactly, and I still have absolutely no idea ...
Indeed.
by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 5853

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Your mind is locked to your body. That's weird. I'll explain below: When you change your personality (for a variety of reasons, damage, drugs - whatever) you will still see the world through the eyes of that very same body - even though the body has replaced all the atoms over many years. I find th...
by Sculptor
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 9705

Re: x

Sculptor wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Take it up with someone that is interested in the workings of your weird mind.
Do you just want to take it up, and then expect me to just leave it?
Exactly. You do not even know what I meant when I said you got it wrong FFS.
by Sculptor
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 9705

Re: The Meaning of Life - Original New Theory (Prt 1)

Thank you for your stating the obvious, but can you clarify why you are doing this? Why are you talking about "structure conditions" behavior when I obviously was not? The behavior of taking things out of context, and then replying from one's own take of things is another very common, and very obvi...
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Expressing Emotions
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Expressing Emotions

I Like Sushu wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:57 am
My view is that people generally have a natural disposition to express more “negative” thoughts and feelings than they do more “positive” thoughts and feelings.
Where do you live?
Or more to the point, how do you live with regard to social interaction?
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN
Replies: 137
Views: 10201

Re: A ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN

Skepdick wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 am
Sculptor wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 pm It think you've missed the point as you often do.
Next you'll be telling him that a Human is an equestrian quadruped with a spiral horn
Would you like some more hay?
I don't need it since my horn is magical and I absorb fairy dust for sustenance.
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 5853

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

In computer science "space" is another name for "memory". More irrelevant word play? FFS! It's the same notion/concept of "space" that it is talked about in physics. Physics is not word-play. It's science. And computation is bound by its laws. It seems to me you are just lashing out. Did I hurt you...
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:10 am
Sculptor wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:40 pm Blah, blah, blah.
You know what that means I take it?
It means your actions beg a question.

Why do you feel the need to correct a sentence that you understood?
PLONK!
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 9705

Re: The Meaning of Life - Original New Theory (Prt 1)

I was talking about 'behavior'. Meaning, to me, the behavior in humans has changed more than behavior has in any other animal. So am I talking about behaviour. Structure conditions behaviour. There is nothing like Whale song; swimming is unlike tree climbing. Thank you for your stating the obvious,...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN
Replies: 137
Views: 10201

Re: A ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN

Skepdick wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:44 pm
RCSaunders wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:08 pm If you are a sample of what a "human" is, I am definitely not one of those.
If you aren't human then what are you?
It think you've missed the point as you often do.
Next you'll be telling him that a Human is an equestrian quadruped with a spiral horn