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by chaz wyman
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the Value of Your Life
Replies: 49
Views: 10866

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"Disappointing" Yes, you are. You've failed to address a simple proposition, 'the potential to be 'alone' and utterly self-dependent is real', with anything beyond, "bollocks". Not an iota of your supposed intelligence was used to dissect (or understand) anything I posted in this thread. You never ...
by chaz wyman
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An argument for the existence of God
Replies: 235
Views: 42630

Re: An argument for the existence of God

Define re-incarnation. noun 1. The belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form. 2. rebirth of the soul in a new body. 3. a new incarnation or embodiment, as of a person. . 1 and 2 are not the same as 3. You want to have 3, but you are using 1 and 2 to p...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the Value of Your Life
Replies: 49
Views: 10866

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"No one does that, and does not die." Everyone dies, Chaz, whether alone or among others. Not relevant. Your statement is irrelevant to my point. Dah! And: I know from experience one can live apart, alone, and self-suffice. That is what we call in the UK, bollocks. What did you eat? # "You depend o...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Darwinian Mob
Replies: 95
Views: 17961

Re: The Darwinian Mob

"Is there a greater gesture of intellectual contempt than the notion that a tweet constitutes an adequate intervention in a serious discussion? But when Thomas Nagel’s formidable book Mind and Cosmos recently appeared, in which he has the impudence to suggest that “the materialist neo-Darwinian con...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the Value of Your Life
Replies: 49
Views: 10866

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*in the case of 'transaction', the person sellin' me coffee might as well be a vending machine You can't argue with a vending machine. You pay and take your chances. With a person you can ask for more or less milk, sugar etc.. Even with a vending machine you are entering into a relationship with th...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the Value of Your Life
Replies: 49
Views: 10866

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"There is no arena of human activity in which 'utter self dependence' is indicated." If a man (or woman) marches out into the wilderness to live as a hermit, is this not an example of a "human activity in which 'utter self dependence' is indicated"? No one does that, and does not die. Sure, such a ...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: There is no such thing as knowing
Replies: 146
Views: 25267

Re: There is no such thing as knowing

... as death is what all men fear most, ... Is it tho'? Many appear to be able to give their lives for many reasons. I agree that most would avoid dying if possible but to fear death appears to be an exercise in futility if one believes that one is inevitably going to die. For myself I fear dying b...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Iceland wants to ban Internet porn
Replies: 291
Views: 32744

Re: Iceland wants to ban Internet porn

Yes I am a parent, and yes I saw to my responsibilities in rearing my children, so that they could handle Megalo's such as you, or any other crazy fuck for that matter! People are affected by what they see. Young people, having access to this material will be affected by it. When they see that the ...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Iceland wants to ban Internet porn
Replies: 291
Views: 32744

Re: Iceland wants to ban Internet porn

Why donj't you look at the title of this thread? We are not talking about government secrets or terrorists, we are talking about the government restricting people from viewing what these bureaucrats, whom you wouldn't ask for the time of day for fear of getting the wrong answer, don't think you sho...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm a philosophy virgin
Replies: 87
Views: 13144

Re: I'm a philosophy virgin

. Two of the most widely known philosophers and in addition the most respected philosophers in the entire history of man are Jesus and Socrates. . Jesus had no understanding and no appreciation of Philosophy, Bill. Philosophy is not about telling people what to think; what to do; how to behave; who...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm a philosophy virgin
Replies: 87
Views: 13144

Re: I'm a philosophy virgin

Although a great read I'd not start with Nietzsche as without the context of who he was replying to he can be difficult to understand. Philosophy is pretty much a punctuated 2500 year-old conversation so its worth starting at the beginning to get the basics. Overviews like Russells are also useful ...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm a philosophy virgin
Replies: 87
Views: 13144

Re: I'm a philosophy virgin

Many years ago (about 40 years actually) I read "Thinking to Some Purpose" by Prof Susan Stebbings. I already had an interest in politics and her book showed me how to question what I read or heard. I became disillusioned by the nonsense, lies and obvious twisted logic used by the media and many po...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An argument for the existence of God
Replies: 235
Views: 42630

Re: An argument for the existence of God

Without my memories, I am not me. So I am not "re-incarnated". Even as a clone it would be another person like a twin, but not me. Scratch you hand in both incarnations...did YOU feel it? ...get clones out of your head, it is YOU your 'reference' point within the new set of universal conditions. Th...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Iceland wants to ban Internet porn
Replies: 291
Views: 32744

Re: Iceland wants to ban Internet porn

So you think that some censorship is okay? Please get off that "Secret government information" crap. We are talking about censorship of how people spend their time, and all government censorship is improper. So you do reserve the right for terrorists to continues uncensored and to access what ever ...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can Capitalism and Communism be combined?
Replies: 91
Views: 21512

Re: Can Capitalism and Communism be combined?

bobevenson wrote: It doesn't pay for me to argue a well-known fact that may not be so well known to Europeans!
When all "well know facts" are things that only you believe, I feel not obligation to take anything you say seriously.