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by chaz wyman
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: True Nature of Evolution
Replies: 44
Views: 7724

Re: True Nature of Evolution

Hello friends The true nature of evolution is not steadily crawling, but taking “giant leaps” when forced into a “corner”, and then maintaining that “giant leap” style over generations. It comes from being put into a “do or die” situation You have misconceived evolution. Mutation, whether in small ...
by chaz wyman
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Humanists
Replies: 48
Views: 13933

Re: Humanists

Hello. I know that This is very old post but I want to say that Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. Right .... what is an atheist and agnostic that doesn't use reason, experience and shared human values? That would be a ...
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 153342

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

I have for a time been sympathic to the Atheist claim of believing in something close to science, but here's the limit! It can hardly be said that Atheists can believe in Ethics/Morals and Meaning for real. Atheists are undeniably going to write those sizes off as psychological compulsions! What ca...
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 153342

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

I have for a time been sympathic to the Atheist claim of believing in something close to science, but here's the limit! It can hardly be said that Atheists can believe in Ethics/Morals and Meaning for real. Atheists are undeniably going to write those sizes off as psychological compulsions! What ca...
by chaz wyman
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Heya all, i would like to introduce myself
Replies: 10
Views: 2406

Re: Heya all, i would like to introduce myself

Thank you Van De Merwe Hi, I have a philosophy on life and i wrote a book about it. I never studied Philosophy. Out of all the philosophers Socrates is my man. I wrote the book and i dedicate it to the greater good of mankind and to my sister Angela who took her life in July 2008. I offer the book t...
by chaz wyman
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Scientific Paradigms are NOT true
Replies: 19
Views: 8136

Re: Scientific Paradigms are NOT true

Kuhn is going down! Argument developing against Kuhn. (This is "imported" from http://forums.philosophyforums.com/ where it can be found in the Phil. of Science section with the same title. It has been posted there Sep 20, 2009 01:28 PM.) :) The object of this thread is clear. It's to make an argum...
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Review: Rousseau's Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 6584

Re: Review: Rousseau's Dog

Just finished Rousseau's Dog by David Edmonds and John Eidinow. I enjoyed it but not as much as their first pop history of philosophy book, Wittgenstein's Poker . This book is an account of the relationship between David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Hume saved Rousseau from his persecutors on th...
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: Atlas Shrugged

I thought this was a Philosophy Forum, not the whinging of a novelist
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Modern Physics: “ I DON’T know what I don’t know.”
Replies: 3
Views: 2588

Re: Modern Physics: “ I DON’T know what I don’t know.”

Never forget the symmetrising words of Slavoj Zizeck when he completed Rumsfeld triad of knowability (known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns) by adding the all important and frankly more interesting "unknown Knowns". These are the unrecognised endemic assumptions and taken-for-granteds t...
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: On Time and Archaeology
Replies: 128
Views: 29267

Re: On Time and Archaeology

The concept of historical progress of mankind cannot be sundered from the concept of its progresion through a homogenous, empty time. A critique of the concept of such a progression must be the basis of any criticism of the concept of progress itslef. Walter Benjamin. History has always treated the ...