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by SpheresOfBalance
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Good. That is a more thourough synopsis. I ask then: "as we grew, we had belief" - what is the relationship between the chemicals where there is Truth (actual) and no belief, and then the chemicals which 'formed' or 'allowed for' belief? In a word 'evolution', but you're digging for a GOD aren't yo...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Good. That is a more thourough synopsis. I ask then: "as we grew, we had belief" - what is the relationship between the chemicals where there is Truth (actual) and no belief, and then the chemicals which 'formed' or 'allowed for' belief? In a word 'evolution', but you're digging for a GOD aren't yo...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Who are the real wild animals?
Replies: 78
Views: 23054

Re: Who are the real wild animals?

Is it actually the tipping of the scales that humans are so good at with their cancer like procreation that's run amuck, forcing animals into extinction. Do you realize that once all the animals in the wild are extinct due to our forcing them out, that the balance between plant and animal will dicta...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

OK, so where were we? Oh yeah! Truth is all that actually exists in it's natural, real form without interpretation. This is the definition of truth and was required as we found a need to differentiate between a clouded, and a pure unfettered understanding so as to know it's essence. This means that ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Empathy
Replies: 44
Views: 10745

Re: Empathy

Presumption can be a fools game! Yet I presume to know your pain. I believe that empathy serves a valuable function. Caring for our fellow humans is closely associated with our understanding of our similarities. Everyone experiences emotional stress at one time or another and unfortunately this is w...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

[quote="SpheresOfBalance] If it is only our 'knowing' of it, and this is relative, is there a point to discussing what may be 'absolutely true' ? It would seem that the absolute actual and the actual absolute would be mutually exclusive for argument. A 'thing in itself' (a noumena) that is knowable...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Empathy
Replies: 44
Views: 10745

Re: Empathy

I don't necessarily agree with the motivational aspect. I've always been compelled to abide by that of the golden rule, and similarly an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. While I believe that to turn the other cheek is the ultimate in giving and sacrifice, intellectually speaking. I find mysel...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Who are the real wild animals?
Replies: 78
Views: 23054

Re: Who are the real wild animals?

Bill Wiltrack wrote:.



Humans are the most inhuman animals on the face of the earth.

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Here, Here! I vote we replace them with one another such that humans are called inhumans and the act of compassion and empathy for other life forms is called human. :)
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

And, I only know of my childhood from my present knowledge of what happened in my childhood. What might I have forgotten which informing my present state of mind? As a matter of fact, in thinbking of my childhood I can come to all sorts of reasons and conclusions that make sense as to why I am the ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

I suppose I'm refering to the 'state' of being in fear, like Sartre and 'guilt' or 'shame'. Rahther that the emotion we call fear. When one is in fear it is not something that that one can say 'I am in fear' because at that moment he is 'in fear': he Is fearful, frieghtened, his Being is the qualit...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

I suppose I'm refering to the 'state' of being in fear, like Sartre and 'guilt' or 'shame'. Rahther that the emotion we call fear. When one is in fear it is not something that that one can say 'I am in fear' because at that moment he is 'in fear': he Is fearful, frieghtened, his Being is the qualit...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

I submit for your appraisal: If we take away language away and then we have the object - itself is a thought experiment based in language. How could you possibly know what there would be left without langage or knowledge? Such an excersize argues its own agenda. Incorrect, you say you couldn't poss...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

The fear of death equates to a denial of death ('fear' of death = 'denial' of death) do not equate!!! You can say that the fear of death precedes, causes, is associated with, begets the denial of death. Those two words are not synonymous!! Equate means both terms are equal!!! Upon understanding you...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Not true, truth exists without humans, there just was no knowledge of it. The lack of human knowledge does not negate a truth. Just because we started not knowing, such that we got everything wrong, until one day someone noticed, and realizing there was in fact a version of their knowledge, that wa...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 267355

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

I think it was Frued that posed man's 'death drive'. And it is what I indicate in an essay I wrote which I linked on the 'aphilosophy' thread,which may de defunct now, and which was discussed there. I don't know the specifics of Freud's paper but what I'm talking about is specifically that 'humans ...