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by tbieter
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: technology in moderation
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

I suspect that homeless families would disagree with your contention. Will you be more happy if you get rid of your computer?
by tbieter
Fri May 23, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Naturalism and positivism
Replies: 14
Views: 8099

Re: Naturalism and positivism

Hi Rortabend, While surfing this morning, I happened upon this Web site: http://www.centerfornaturalism.org/ It's companion site is http://www.naturalism.org/ . It should be helpful to you regarding your question. The site describes naturalism as a worldview which, to me provisionally, seems to be a...
by tbieter
Thu May 15, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book reviews
Replies: 35
Views: 12458

Alternatively, may I suggest that each reviewer starts their own thread of book reviews here in the Book Club section - "Rortabend's Reviews", RachelAnn's Reviews", etc. ? Some discussion will probably arise, but that is not really the aim of reviews, and my guess is that many enjoyable reviews wou...
by tbieter
Wed May 14, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book reviews
Replies: 35
Views: 12458

ATTENTION: RICK LEWIS

I'm definitely interested in your proposal. Maybe Rick Lewis will add a topic section called "Members' Book Reviews"
by tbieter
Wed May 07, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Do People Read These?
Replies: 4
Views: 2273

Welcome, Truth: You should enjoy this forum. Psychonaut is a neat guy. He never i ntentionally tries to offend Christian evangelicals - as that would be morally wrong. I'd like to ask a favor. Regarding the 'original philosophy' that you mentioned, why not draft an a bstract of the philosophy and po...
by tbieter
Sat May 03, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Universe & Consciousness Explained
Replies: 33
Views: 11837

MEANING OF 'DIMENSION'

Hi DaveEssex:

Since the concept of 'dimension' appears to be crucial to your argument, I would be grateful if you would specify the definition of the term that you intend to convey to your readers. Thanks.

Tom
by tbieter
Sat May 03, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Universe & Consciousness Explained
Replies: 33
Views: 11837

Whoops - In my posting last night, when I was mentioning all the religions and spiritual traditions around the world whose core doctrines believe that our dimension is spiritual in nature, I forgot to mention the Islamic Sufis. My apologies! What about us scientologists?! What about the Christian S...
by tbieter
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Universe & Consciousness Explained
Replies: 33
Views: 11837

Ellen,

Searching for "dave Essex" or "the universe & consciousness explained", I was unable to find the book on Amazon (US). Please advise or help otherwise.

Tom
by tbieter
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 15527

I, too, am interested in non-theological objections or criticisms of evolution. Good point, and I guess I'm happy to include theology. Its just that 'creationist' objections are well known to me and I would be interested to hear other objections. Despite being a social scientist who has imbibed Darw...
by tbieter
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 15527

Re: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism

Hi Nikolai, While I think that your invitation is meritorious and I expect to learn much from the discussion, I must ask why do you rule out argument from theology? Isn't this constraint on the discussion unphilosophical ? Tom Darwin's theory of evolution is the touchstone to understanding life on e...
by tbieter
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: solitude
Replies: 57
Views: 11235

Hi Lads, Last summer I biked almost daily with my dog, Jack, the mile to Lake Phalen where I read Solitude - A Philosophical Encounter by Philip Koch. I recommend the book. I read it slowly. Here is an informative review http://www.hermitary.com/bookreviews/koch.html on an interesting Website. Tom
by tbieter
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Best entry level philosophy books?
Replies: 18
Views: 25047

RICHARD BARON'S book PROJECTS & VALUES

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I recommend Richard's book. www.projectsandvalues.com . I cherish the book. I wish that I could teach it to some high school seniors.

Tom
by tbieter
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Michel Foucault
Replies: 4
Views: 3672

Are you keeping up with your wifely duties? :twisted: