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by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 32
Views: 1988

Re: How much is enough?

How much is enough? If you knew you had only a week left, would you spend it learning something new? Yes! How to stretch it to much longer than a week! ;-) I once heard somewhere that Leonardo da Vinci was the last person to know everything. Incorrect! It could only be said, "that it was said, that...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Islam Means Peace?
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: Islam Means Peace?

It is very often claimed 'Islam' means peace, but it is not the case. I believe the truth must prevail rather than merely blind beliefs. Here is an interesting video which explains very clearly what "Islam" means exactly via analysis of its root elements S-L-M pictorially. https://www.youtube.com/w...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ALL is an Illusion
Replies: 26
Views: 800

Re: ALL is an Illusion

Everything in a way is an illusion. But one can have reality-as-it-is within an encompassing illusion, i.e. venn diagram as in; ILLUSION-A [reality-as-it-is] ILLUSION-A is a main set while reality-as-it-is is the subset . Within the subset of 'reality-as-it-is' there could be a sub-subset of illusi...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 56811

Re: What could make morality objective?

By 'universally true', I take you to mean 'true in all situations'. And you go on to claim that we can't have or know universal truths - so that, in effect, deduction is impossible. Holy fucking shit. I have to spell it out for you. Deductive validity MANDATES unfalsifiability! What are you talking...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 339
Views: 10289

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

State lawmakers in South Dakota introduced a bill this week that would require students who consider themselves to be transgender, to participate in school sports that correspond to their assigned biological sex, not of the gender they have assumed. The new bill would rescind current rules adopted ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 56811

Re: What could make morality objective?

Is anyone having a problem with: MP, MT, DS, Simp, Conj, HS, Add, CD, DN, DeM, Comm, Assoc, Dist, Contra, Impl Exp, Taut, Equiv, Conditional Proof, Indirect Proof, etc?
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win
Replies: 50
Views: 1689

Re: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win

Why do evil right wing fascists always win elections - if not now, then in the near future? * Trump getting voted in office. * Turkish Erdogan voted by the general turkish population in- and outside of Turkey, to become a dictator. * Hungary's Orban abolishing several democratic institutions and pr...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 56811

Re: What could make morality objective?

SpheresofBalance wrote: Morality it not a universal, it's a human concept, as each individual decides what they want for themselves, and so by definition is is subjective. It's actually intersubjective. If there were only one person to consider, oneself, as for instance when that one is alone upon ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 125848

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

While I agree with SpheresofBalance, I think that SofB and others are arguing not for what I mean by ontic Free Will. Within determinism there are degrees of freedom as I understand SofB to say. There is no such thing as absolute Free Will. Absolute Free Will is not the same as exerting choice, an ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 56811

Re: What could make morality objective?

Morality it not a universal, it's a human concept, as each individual decides what they want for themselves, and so by definition is is subjective. However, to ensure one is not tread upon by another, humanity has many times addressed the issue with thoughts of equality, at least in one case coined ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 125848

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Freewill is contained within the framework of determinism. The universe 'created' us, either wilfully or by chance and is yet another debate. All inanimate objects found within the universe are 'completely' bound by determinism. One physical force acts upon another. One asteroid cannot dodge another...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5263

Re: Failure of "I".

They don't exist yet dipshit! So now we know you're a fucking liar like all the other children that frequent this site! https://www.dwavesys.com/home https://www.youtube.com/user/dwavesystems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOIJuMqc79w https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a18475/goog...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5263

Re: Failure of "I".

Oh, but you DO buy it! And quite literally at that. Sorry but, no I don't! I bet you are paying for internet access (applied Information theory) - seeming as we are on an INTERNET forum. Which runs on COMPUTERS (more information theory). Not information theory at all, rather electrical/electronic f...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5263

Re: Failure of comprehension.

Do you recognise the distinction between explanatory and predictive utility? ( https://arxiv.org/pdf/1101.0891.pdf ). The distinction is in the temporal dimension (which many people seem to fail to take into account). Everything I just said was all about the temporal dimension. That's where the con...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5263

Re: Failure of comprehension.

Go back to the beginning of life. Though if you're a theist, that believes in the ridiculous story of Adam and Eve as human origin, and ignore all archeological evidence. Do you recognise the distinction between explanatory and predictive utility? ( https://arxiv.org/pdf/1101.0891.pdf ). The distin...