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by Sculptor
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 4897

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

The simplest model of evolution is more like survival means persistence. Survival has a non-trivial amount of chance involved. The animal that persisted to learn swimming survived the flood. The animal that persisted to cooperate, whilst planning to learn to swim next week... didn't. The animals th...
by Sculptor
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 4173

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

You can invent many fantastic things, those that might exist and many that could never exist. But to demonstrate those things you need the physical. And, it has to be said, you could not invent them without the physical - a brain. Or without a physical body, either, since you could not have a brain...
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 4173

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

You can invent many fantastic things, those that might exist and many that could never exist. But to demonstrate those things you need the physical. And, it has to be said, you could not invent them without the physical - a brain.
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 4897

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

-- is that Darwin's theory is no longer considered correct or complete; and that modern evolutionary theory is somewhat different. Is that correct? Parts of Darwin's original construction such as pangenesis through gemmules was abandoned before he died. But his central plank of Darwin's evolutionar...
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 4897

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

If one were to produce the simplest model of the process of evolution, what would that be? Would it not be the number system? 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Each progressive number arises from the "base" provided by the previous numbers, just as the emergence of a new species arises from the base of the source ...
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?
Replies: 99
Views: 10441

Re: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?

Eodnhoj7 wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:56 am Real simple question: What solutions are available that allows a healing of the division between the sexes in our time?
Coming together, then cuming together.
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 11228

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Okay. So, on earth, there is no race but the human race and no culture but human culture. Well Duh. Do you preface all your superlatives with "on earth"? I doubt it. I am just learning to write, so you are probably correct. But, especially in a philosophy forum, I endeavour to write as truthfully a...
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your Essential Thing
Replies: 33
Views: 1821

Re: Your Essential Thing

Age wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:31 am
Not asking clarifying questions all the time is not necessarily evidence of a closed mind
You mean "on earth"?
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 11228

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Considering the size of the Universe, how did you arrive at such a conclusion? Do you know some thing about all of what exists that the rest of 'us' do not? Since you have no evidence for extra terrestrial races I think we might want to keep our discussion earth bound for the moment. Okay. So, on e...
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 11228

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

But the most morally developed individuals have passed through the tribal stage and arrived at the universal . I'll take that as a compliment. I do not think there are many such people. There is no race but the human race and no culture but human culture. Considering the size of the Universe, how d...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 11228

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Trying to defeat an us verses them mentality is self contradictory since you have to set your store with the "us " that believes that an "Us vs Them Mentality", and against the people the 'them' that think a "Us vs Them Mentality" is a perfectly good way to go about things. :) But the most morally ...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 171
Views: 17544

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

All civilized people know this. That's why so many people try to get into this country. We don't have PMs that suck and many countries count on the US for support. That's why good ole Winnie begged the US for its support in WW2 when Neville Chamberlain literally helped to start WW2 by giving away C...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 60
Views: 8639

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

It seems to me that proof of absolute truth is of major importance to epistemology. So, when I heard Robert Sapolsky lectures on youtube, I was surprised to find that, in scientific literature there is a constant. That constant is error. Sapolsky doesn't study physics nor chemistry, but rather, the...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 540
Views: 21909

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

"Free will was given to man by god." This I often hear from theists. I searched the bible and found no support for this from the word of the supposed god. So this is inference? Or did I miss something. Will Guffo or somebody else please tell me where the idea of "free will" emerged in christian thi...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 196
Views: 11228

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Trying to defeat an us verses them mentality is self contradictory since you have to set your store with the "us " that believes that an "Us vs Them Mentality", and against the people the 'them' that think a "Us vs Them Mentality" is a perfectly good way to go about things.

:)