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by Dimebag
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is the actual free will humans have?
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: What is the actual free will humans have?

The ability to perform an action which is consciously and deliberately carried out, is driven by internal motivations set by the organism, which exists within a range of possible actions of which the organism is consciously aware of, and of which the organism is psychologically capable of predicting...
by Dimebag
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: ~ Everything and Nothing ~
Replies: 27
Views: 6345

Re: ~ Everything and Nothing ~

Well it sounds to ME, like Bill might be going through some kind of existential crisis. He has lost himself in his search for meaning. He is searching for something, which he doesn't even seem to know. We all have this behaviour, especially in times of great loss. Bill, you must have lost something ...
by Dimebag
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Can you "feel" a thought?
Replies: 23
Views: 6536

Re: Can you "feel" a thought?

I don't actually think I feel thoughts, I think I "have" thoughts, or rather, thoughts "occur", but for me, the extent of a thought is the sensation of an internal voice, and following that though, which just, happens, there can be some kind of evaluation, such as another thought, or even the "sensa...
by Dimebag
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is pseudoscience?
Replies: 30
Views: 7011

Re: What is pseudoscience?

Bill, you do realise that every one of your threads has less if not no point than this thread. At least this thread is informative.
by Dimebag
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?
Replies: 44
Views: 16294

Re: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?

A question Bill, what is it that you are seeking? Do you even know, because you seem rather lost, to the point of being lost in your own mind and thoughts. For a while I was also lost a few years ago, floating, drifting, searching, for what, I didn't know. I was a very self centred search, in a way ...
by Dimebag
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Dispute my claim: consciousness, a definition
Replies: 7
Views: 2402

Re: Dispute my claim: consciousness, a definition

The problem I have with this definition is, if all information flow were conscious, we would be conscious of everything in our brains, however what is conscious is just the very tip of the iceberg.
by Dimebag
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?
Replies: 44
Views: 16294

Re: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?

The purpose of your posts Bill if there is one, to me, is to force us to reflect and search for meaning, even if there is none. However what normally happens is we roll our eyes, scroll, scroll, scroll, and try to guess what crazy ass picture will confront us.
by Dimebag
Fri May 31, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Anxiety of Dying
Replies: 27
Views: 4732

Re: Anxiety of Dying

I've never died before, nor known anyone who has lived to tell the tale, but I would imagine there would be some common things, fear of nothingness/the unknown, sadness, contentedness, feelings of awe, maybe calmness in some cases. I'm sure it varies depending on a persons life they lived, their sta...
by Dimebag
Sun May 26, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?
Replies: 44
Views: 16294

Re: Is Clear the Opposite of Directed?

Sorry bill but I agree that most if not all of what you post here is mainly new age BS, meant to seem enlightening but actually devoid of any meaning or usefulness, followed by much wasted post space, a few full stops and a strange and usually completely unrelated picture or off putting gif. If you ...
by Dimebag
Sat May 11, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Planet We - A new approach towards the meaning of life
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

Re: Planet We - A new approach towards the meaning of life

Dear dimebag, i recommend that you read my post Planet We - The 2nd visit in addition. There you will see how the planet model and an alternative god concept are connected. :) Ok, but what does this have to do with the meaning of life, and do you really think there is a single meaning to life, some...
by Dimebag
Sat May 11, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Planet We - A new approach towards the meaning of life
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

Re: Planet We - A new approach towards the meaning of life

I don't really get this topic, and why such a grand metaphor could be useful to us in any way? How does this collection of cooked up ideas add anything to anyone? It is, I'll give you, very creative and thoughtful, but beyond that, I can't see much more that it brings to an understanding of the univ...
by Dimebag
Sat May 11, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The metaphysics of objects
Replies: 61
Views: 8418

Re: The metaphysics of objects

I'm not sure the connectedness of multiple things is sufficient to be called an object. Is a bike an object? I would say yes. Is a team an object? A team of people are connected by information which passes through the air in the form of pressure waves, or sound. Or can be separated even further and ...
by Dimebag
Wed May 08, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind over Body...
Replies: 14
Views: 5287

Re: Mind over Body...

Mind, consciousness, thought. Notions so ill-defined that one could discuss for hours about them without being able to reach a conslusion. I like more to think of in more simple terms: material and immaterial. Our body and brain and material. And there seems to be something immaterial controlling t...
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 66940

Re: Pure Consciousness?

The problem here is that of emergence. How can 'new features' come from more simple interactions. The thing is, if we can understand how simple interactions lead to more complex phenomena, even retroactively, we must admit that those simple interactions lead to the more complex phenomenon. We might ...
by Dimebag
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Internet Pornography
Replies: 118
Views: 14578

Re: Internet Pornography

As god has shown us, we need total freedom so that when we do something wrong of our own free will, we can be blamed for it and in turn, punished forever :| . But in all seriousness, limiting freedoms is not a good way to go, unless it is going to save lives. Our life is already rather limited alrea...