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by Notvacka
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Momentary question
Replies: 77
Views: 10814

Re: Momentary question

I get what you are saying but still I can't agree. Great. I'm not looking for agreement, only understanding. And I get your point too. 8) My aim here, as in many other threads, is to show how little of our experienced existence actually takes place in reality. We live most of our lives in our imagi...
by Notvacka
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Momentary question
Replies: 77
Views: 10814

Re: Momentary question

How does 'now' not make sense, but a poor memory or the imagined future is somehow more sensible? Because "now" has no duration and thus in itself no context to make sense within. Nothing happens "now", because even the fastest of events take at least some time. When people talk about living "in th...
by Notvacka
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Momentary question
Replies: 77
Views: 10814

Re: Momentary question

As we live we remember what we like to call the past and imagine what we like to call the future. But the now is all we ever have. Yes. Of course. The trouble is that we don't really "have" the now. What we have is a construct based on memories and projections. That's how we understand the world an...
by Notvacka
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Momentary question
Replies: 77
Views: 10814

Re: Momentary question

If the past doesn't actually exist... But the past do exist. It's all there, in the past. The same goes for the future. It's all there, in the future. As we move through life, steadily drifting downstream through time, the latter becomes the former, as our point of view shifts, but it's still all t...
by Notvacka
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How come he doesn't exist ?!
Replies: 85
Views: 17340

Re: How come he doesn't exist ?!

You believe there is a creator who created mankind , all creatures and the whole universe , but you refuse the idea of a religion telling you what's right or wrong , good and evil, telling you the purpose of life and other things. If God wished us to know these things for certain, then God would le...
by Notvacka
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why Poverty?
Replies: 56
Views: 10223

Re: Why Poverty?

Essential viewing. That Paul Ryan character is particularly infuriating to watch.
by Notvacka
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How come he doesn't exist ?!
Replies: 85
Views: 17340

Re: How come he doesn't exist ?!

Whilst you search for your god, though, you make him/it/her/thing remote and of no importance to your life or anyone else's. That is not the case. The God I believe in is not remote, but ever present. You have only to understand nature and the structure of the world to find your god, but what do yo...
by Notvacka
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How come he doesn't exist ?!
Replies: 85
Views: 17340

Re: How come he doesn't exist ?!

Such a petty God Could you choose pleasant words next time please because I can't accept hearing such words as a muslim . Thanks in advance . Sorry about that. But I was not really talking about God; I was talking about your distorted image of God, about your petty notions of heaven and hell, punis...
by Notvacka
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Particular facts from general laws.
Replies: 37
Views: 9907

Re: Particular facts from general laws.

Religion: the school of easy answers. Well, as I said earlier in this thread: There is no way to know! There is no knowledge to be had! You don't have an answer to the question discussed here, the one that Kuznetzova got backwards to begin with: How come there are natural laws in the first place? Y...
by Notvacka
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How come he doesn't exist ?!
Replies: 85
Views: 17340

Re: How come he doesn't exist ?!

You atheist will burn in eternal hell I swear of God. Do you really believe that? I'm a theist myself. I believe there is a Creator. But a God who would punish dissidents eternally is not worthy of any worship. Such a petty God would be no better than a common dictator. No, worse, because a human d...
by Notvacka
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Particular facts from general laws.
Replies: 37
Views: 9907

Re: Particular facts from general laws.

The cosmological multiverse discussed in this thread is even more "multi", suggesting that every possible configuration of natural laws and constants are real in some alternate universe. Useful for explaining the seemingly teleological aspects of our universe, without resorting to teleology. (Basic...
by Notvacka
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Particular facts from general laws.
Replies: 37
Views: 9907

Re: Particular facts from general laws.

The Multiverse bears no conviction about purpose in any sense. It is designed to answer particular questions about hypothetical situations in QM. There are severeal different notions of multiple universes, designed to answer different questions. The most popular is probably the many worlds interpre...
by Notvacka
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: metaphysics (or epistemology?) of "exceptions"
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: metaphysics (or epistemology?) of "exceptions"

The phrase "the exception proves the rule" has nothing to do with actually proving anything. "The exception defines the rule" would be more accurate.

I suspect that this confusion has something to do with the expression "no rule without exception". :lol:
by Notvacka
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Particular facts from general laws.
Replies: 37
Views: 9907

Re: Particular facts from general laws.

Hi, Metazoan, The Multiverse is a speculation based upon the assumption that we exist for no reason, while God is a speculation based upon the assumption that we exist for a reason. To me this is backwards. The multiverse is a consequence of reason and deduction, and God is, by most (loudest) people...
by Notvacka
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Killer Robots
Replies: 8
Views: 3820

Re: Killer Robots

Is it possible to construct a robot that thereafter is absolutely autonomous? Could be, at least in theory. That is not to say that such a robot would have "free will" any more than we do, though. The actions of the robot would still depend upon its programming. If it did something other than inten...