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by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5303

Re: Failure of comprehension.

Translation: either you accept some axiomatic/self-evident/a-priori truths (by equivocation: Gods!) on faith or you don't. There is no such thing as a-priori knowledge, only ever a-posteriori knowledge, thus truths! And since you are making assertions - that's a performative contradiction ;) You ac...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 57150

Re: What could make morality objective?

My OP question is: what could make morality objective? And by 'objective' I mean 'relying on - or a matter of - facts Fact: no one wants to be murdered, have their property stolen, have their family members raped, be a slave, etc. Thus by your definition of what you consider objectivity to be, mora...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5303

Re: Failure of comprehension.

It's really not complicated. Either you believe in some god, or you don't. I don't. Translation: either you accept some axiomatic/self-evident/a-priori truths (by equivocation: Gods!) on faith or you don't. There is no such thing as a-priori knowledge, only ever a-posteriori knowledge, thus truths!...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5303

Re: Failure of comprehension.

OK, we seem to see the evidence or lack thereof, the same. I just don't understand why you then take a stand either way, while I take no stand either way. It's really not complicated. Either you believe in some god, or you don't. I don't. And as you say, it's really not complicated at all, "I 'know...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free Will As Determinism
Replies: 34
Views: 5200

Re: Free Will As Determinism

Are you bright? Well I can reason pretty damned well, my logic is impeccable. And I never take anyones word on anything unless I fully understand it's truth factor. So you'll never see me parrot anything. As far as exceptionally bright, no, just a B average, so not especially. My IQ was closer to g...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free Will As Determinism
Replies: 34
Views: 5200

Re: Free Will As Determinism

Are you bright? Well I can reason pretty damned well, my logic is impeccable. And I never take anyones word on anything unless I fully understand it's truth factor. So you'll never see me parrot anything. As far as exceptionally bright, no, just a B average, so not especially. My IQ was closer to g...
by SpheresOfBalance
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 5303

Re: Failure of comprehension.

That's fine and dandy, but how strong is the evidence and arguments that one can argue, for the non-god hypothesis? Ask someone who has a non-god hypothesis. Fine, fine, fine. But surely you knew what I meant, i.e., your reasoning that no creator's possible. I really can't make it any plainer than ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 6583

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

Revisiting the age old question: I am conscious, but how can I know for sure, that others are too? How can we tell? What would you consider to be evidence of consciousness? There is no consciousness as most usually think of it. What is commonly called consciousness all life on planet earth shares t...
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humanity is Trending Towards Stupidity??
Replies: 31
Views: 1501

Re: Humanity is Trending Towards Stupidity??

I note Humanity [the majority] is Trending Towards Stupidity and are deliberately blinded and ignoring rational and critical thinking in the following cases. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupidity The examples are the very prevalent claims; 1. The accusation of those who really fear [not irrationa...
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Proof that God IS ..in 6 words.
Replies: 284
Views: 8035

Re: Proof that God IS ..in 6 words.

Dontaskme wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:24 am
One must be first before other.

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Nope that's just possible proof that your mind is closed and/or that it's warped.
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is science treated like something magical, mythical, enchanted, etc.?
Replies: 80
Views: 3821

Re: Why is science treated like something magical, mythical, enchanted, etc.?

Science is just making observations, taking measurements, manipulating and controling material (experiments), and constructing models using symbols. Anybody can do it. It is nothing more than a complex variation of flipping burgers at McDonald's or playing basketball. Sure, some people are more ski...
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free Will As Determinism
Replies: 34
Views: 5200

Re: Free Will As Determinism

I am selling you short...give me regret. You're not very bright are you? Are you bright? Well I can reason pretty damned well, my logic is impeccable. And I never take anyones word on anything unless I fully understand it's truth factor. So you'll never see me parrot anything. As far as exceptional...
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: P2. God, Imperatively Must Be Absolutely Perfect
Replies: 85
Views: 4468

Re: P2. God, Imperatively Must Be Absolutely Perfect

True. He never has done anything other than express personal feelings on the matter. My money's on that "he" is a "she." The argumentation style gives it away. Nah, I am "he". Note I am from the East and perhaps it is because English is not my first language [mother tongue]. Well then you obviously...
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 57150

Re: What could make morality objective?

I have. Your "point" undermines all belief systems equally. I might as easily allege that you're only an Non-Theist because you "want" there to be no God, because it gives you a "fear and existential crisis" to think there is. Again an obvious lie, as if your false god is what you say he is, why on...
by SpheresOfBalance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 57150

Re: What could make morality objective?

But it's not how things have come together for me, or for most of the Theists I know..., As if you'd necessarily know it. A foolish proposition! and of them I know more than most people will in a lifetime. I'm sure everyone here knows how you tend to falsely stroke your ego, as evidenced by how you...