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by Dimebag
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: solitude
Replies: 57
Views: 11169

Re: solitude

Just gimme...... Five minutes alooooone!! It's interesting, I find that when I give myself some time out, away from others, I feel a sense of guilt like I should be spending that time with them rather than pursuing my interests. Of course in today's busy lifestyle one barely gets an hour to themselv...
by Dimebag
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 88
Views: 32094

Re: Dreams

I agree almost completely, but I do know there are some people with a gift for dream interpretation. Like psychics, there are some who are not charlatans. I had the great good fortune (or perhaps my subconscious made that person available when I needed her) of knowing one of these gifted people. Sh...
by Dimebag
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 23615

Re: The Third Rail of Consciousness

We find it difficult to imagine how there can be no persistent self, something which is the real us. That's because there is a persistent self. For example, I can look at a scar on my hand and remember experiencing the injury that caused it when I was 7. What I mean is, the self is constantly chang...
by Dimebag
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 23615

Re: The Third Rail of Consciousness

I can have experiences without being self conscious, for instance when I am driving, I can become lost in pure experience; that is a case of experience being detached from the self, It's still "you" who is having the experiences Dimebag, you said it yourself. Just because I said it doesn't mean it'...
by Dimebag
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 23615

Re: The Third Rail of Consciousness

Why would it have a container? Because people are still stuck on the idea that something has to have an experience rather than an experience just "occurring". People are right to be stuck on that idea. When experience does occur it automatically and inevitably is "had" by someone or something. It i...
by Dimebag
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 23615

Re: The Third Rail of Consciousness

chaz wyman wrote:
sideshow wrote:
Ginkgo wrote: for Chalmers consciousness equals experience.
Do you mean the process of having experience or the content of experience?
Why would it have a container?
Because people are still stuck on the idea that something has to have an experience rather than an experience just "occurring".
by Dimebag
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Nothing exists outside the mind
Replies: 97
Views: 23544

Re: Nothing exists outside the mind

There can't possibly be only you in existence, even if you are a brain in a vat. There would have to also be another being which has set up the whole scenario, and chances are if thee is one, there are many.
by Dimebag
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Time has to exist, if it can be curved
Replies: 72
Views: 13810

Re: Time has to exist, if it can be curved

I am starting to see time as more of an effect than a thing in itself. Time can be manipulated, however I don't believe there is any particular "thing" in this universe which is time. To me, time is change, and therefore the tendency for change to occur differently under different conditions to me ...
by Dimebag
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Time has to exist, if it can be curved
Replies: 72
Views: 13810

Re: Time has to exist, if it can be curved

I am starting to see time as more of an effect than a thing in itself. Time can be manipulated, however I don't believe there is any particular "thing" in this universe which is time. To me, time is change, and therefore the tendency for change to occur differently under different conditions to me s...
by Dimebag
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Write the first thought that comes to your head!
Replies: 27
Views: 9385

Re: Write the first thought that comes to your head!

I find it extremely difficult to simply have a "first thought" enter my head. When I "try" or even try NOT to try, or even just wait, my thoughts somehow feel tainted and unoriginal, like they are already being censored by my subconscious. In fact the only way for me to have a first thought is if I ...
by Dimebag
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible evolution is dead, and we killed it?
Replies: 43
Views: 8322

Re: Is it possible evolution is dead, and we killed it?

I think the example of humans struggle against viruses is proof we are both part of evolution and have not killed it. That is but one example. It is true we have more potency, more awareness of threats to our species, and therefore can circumvent challenges. I think what is more interesting is to wo...
by Dimebag
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Aren't we dead?
Replies: 11
Views: 4025

Re: Aren't we dead?

It's almost like you re trying to intentionally delude yourself. I am alive, according to a dictionary definition, according to my doctor, according to my hamster. You can call a spoon a fork all you want, but it's still a spoon.
by Dimebag
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Sloppy Teleological Explanations for Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3826

Re: Sloppy Teleological Explanations for Evolution

SO you are :D trying to tell me :lol: that because an electron can go through a slit that means that a zebra's stripes KNOW that if they impose their gene on a zebra it will scare off flies? Or that somehow that a species can select a mutation that will be useful to it because of the 2 slot experim...
by Dimebag
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 7717

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

At any point in our conversation that you feel capable of philosophically or scientifically refuting anything that I offer, please feel free to do it! This sort of thing is just lame! Your limitations are your problem. Do you deny that until my last post I was focussing purely on the argument and t...
by Dimebag
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 7717

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

I am now realizing that nameless doesn't seem to be arguing using a critical form of philosophy. Philosophy relies on rational argument, however what you seem to be using to argue is in no means rational. Therefore if we are not arguing using the same rules we can not be said to be playing the same ...