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by Dimebag
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: So what's really happening here?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: So what's really happening here?

What’s REALLY happening, here?

Everything and nothing.
by Dimebag
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: So what's really happening here?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: So what's really happening here?

Dontaskme wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:52 am What do you see, or for want of another word that means exactly the same thing, what do you observe here?
Where is here?

This post?

This forum?

This society?

This existence?
by Dimebag
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Interpretations as Emergent from Reality
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Interpretations as Emergent from Reality

What do you define as reality, and what do you define as interpretations, in a clear and concise statement?
by Dimebag
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is the Law of Attraction?
Replies: 31
Views: 17190

Re: What is the Law of Attraction?

In general I think law of attraction suffers from confirmation bias, meaning for those who use it and receive what they were hoping, they believe in it and it spreads. What you really need is a proper study with control groups. If positive thinking and “visualising” works better than chance, there c...
by Dimebag
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 123
Views: 2125

Re: An argument against materialism

In the end, it is concepts which are going to have to explain consciousness in terms of brain mechanisms. The problem is, concepts require a lower level to explain things in terms of something else. But if the case is that consciousness is identical to certain brain mechanisms, you have nothing oth...
by Dimebag
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 39
Views: 346

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlighten

what now? How can you change the illusion in a better way? You cannot change the illusion in a better way...there is only and ever your way or the highway...imho I can see you have had your fair share of downs. No doubt I couldn’t imagine what it’s been like to live in your shoes, nor would i want ...
by Dimebag
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 39
Views: 346

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

For me, enlightenment is the simultaneous clearing away of delusion or ‘ignorance’ of our condition as the sufferers or even the agent, as well as the knowledge of what you really are, being awareness. Yet, I’m not sure this is an end in itself, I think it’s a constant clearing away process and reco...
by Dimebag
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 123
Views: 2125

Re: An argument against materialism

In the end, it is concepts which are going to have to explain consciousness in terms of brain mechanisms. The problem is, concepts require a lower level to explain things in terms of something else. But if the case is that consciousness is identical to certain brain mechanisms, you have nothing oth...
by Dimebag
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 123
Views: 2125

Re: An argument against materialism

Seriously, how do you propose to even start stuffing something like the Color Red, or the Standard A Tone, or the Taste of Salt back into the Neurons? Rhetorical, because I know not you nor anyone else on the planet can even begin to Explain this. But let's look at the Visual System to get a feel f...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 123
Views: 2125

Re: An argument against materialism

Seriously, how do you propose to even start stuffing something like the Color Red, or the Standard A Tone, or the Taste of Salt back into the Neurons? Rhetorical, because I know not you nor anyone else on the planet can even begin to Explain this. But let's look at the Visual System to get a feel f...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Mind has no location
Replies: 105
Views: 3384

Re: Mind has no location

...simultaneously in you hard drive, RAM, motherboard, CPU, and monitor... Your operating system, at least the bootstrap part, is located in some kind of non-volatile memory such as a prom, or your hard drive. Usually it is not in RAM because when you power down Ram is cleared. The prom can be on y...
by Dimebag
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Social media and the reinforcement of the ego
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Social media and the reinforcement of the ego

It’s no real surprise, and I think big tech knew this, and even intentionally planned it. Just look at the product names of apples lineup: IPhone, IPod, IMac. The ‘I’ I believe is actually an intentional marketing too which was both a self fulfilling tool, which both predicted and reinforced with i...
by Dimebag
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Genius of The Tulpa
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: The Genius of The Tulpa

When you drive and take a drink, you're literally multi-tasking. Isn't this at least the beginnings of a dual consciousness? Consciousness begins as a theory of mind, and Self is theory of mind turned inward. I believe the idea of personifying our subconscious is the next step in human evolution. G...
by Dimebag
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Genius of The Tulpa
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: The Genius of The Tulpa

Both? The subconscious readily gives up control to whatever we're paying attention to. What we can do is train it when we are paying attention to do what we want when we aren't. To be able to understand it as an explicit entity can help us recognize it's foibles and direct our attention in relation...
by Dimebag
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Genius of The Tulpa
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: The Genius of The Tulpa

Sounds a lot like mindfulness. Bringing the subconscious into the conscious.