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by uwot
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: do flys go to heaven
Replies: 58
Views: 8377

Re: do flys go to heaven

madera23 wrote:does a fly have a soul? Only souls go to heaven.
So what do have souls?
by uwot
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Need to Start From Scratch
Replies: 131
Views: 15387

Re: The Need to Start From Scratch

I'm not sure this question could even be asked in the ancient language; existence was axiomatic. Not sure what you mean here. (Or how you could tell.) Existence resulted in consciousness. Everything was seen from the inside. Isn't 'I think, therefore I am' seeing things from the inside? As an aside...
by uwot
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8549

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

You can have as many empirical facts and/or theories if you want to, if there is something that doesn't make sense (or if whatever model you propose out of those theories doesn't make sense), then you ought to sort out what's true and what's false by means of philosophical methods such as logic. Se...
by uwot
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Need to Start From Scratch
Replies: 131
Views: 15387

Re: The Need to Start From Scratch

Since I started using the statement that we know no more about gravity than the pyramid builders it has become a little less true. It's been a little less true since at least the time of Galileo. I don't know enough about Egyptian science to categorically state that they had only a very limited und...
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8549

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

Well, then what's the point of making sense of the universe when science doesn't deal with ontology or causes? Science isn't about making sense of the world, that's what philosophy does. It doesn't matter to science whether anything makes sense; science is concerned with the more pressing issue of ...
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8549

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

That's what I meant by expanding upon it. I thought it might be. Surely, it would have to travel through a medium in order for it to exist. In the most general sense, I think that is probably true. Without jumping the gun, regardless of what the configuration of fundamental particles is, I think th...
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8549

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

No. What I mean is, waves are associated with media: waves on the beach are waves in water; the sound waves you hear are waves in gases; seismic waves are waves in rock. All the waves that are definitely waves are waves in something. Are particle waves different? Are they waves in nothing? Or do wav...
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8549

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

I can't see anything about what you, or anyone else advocating waves, thinks particles are waves in, WanderingLands.
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8549

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

I can't see anything about what you, or anyone else advocating waves, thinks particles are waves in, WanderingLands.
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Need to Start From Scratch
Replies: 131
Views: 15387

Re: The Need to Start From Scratch

Indeed, the root of almost everything is language. In what sense? Human progress is not based on intelligence and for most practical purposes there is no such thing. What qualifies you to judge? Language underlies even thought. It depends on what you mean by language, and thought for that matter. C...
by uwot
Sat May 31, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14757

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

The "larger reality" as in a larger perspective that may be possibly outside of your own thinking is what I've meant. The mind, you see, is as limitless as the entire universe is. Not if there is a larger perspective outside. and it can be explored by whatever means to know what life is all about. ...
by uwot
Sat May 31, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14757

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

WanderingLands wrote: I just see a lot of people seemingly unconscious about the larger reality
What larger reality? You have said words to the effect that there are 'Truths' about reality which are only accessible to the mind. How can you be sure that isn't the only place they exist?
by uwot
Fri May 30, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt
Replies: 126
Views: 36567

Re: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt

PS Baptist republicans? God has blessed them. he's not overly generous with his blessings, don't you think? I responded, but, it is not showing. I said He is very generous with truth but many don't hear it. Thank you for your persistence. I have no wish to challenge your faith, it's yours and you a...
by uwot
Wed May 28, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt
Replies: 126
Views: 36567

Re: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt

madera wrote:PS
Baptist republicans? God has blessed them.
he's not overly generous with his blessings, don't you think?
by uwot
Wed May 28, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Critique of Modern Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Critique of Modern Writing

And now, lads, I'll give you a task: Please critique my Amazon review. Be brutal, but fair. I like that you focus on details that I wouldn't have expected in a bicycle appraisal. I think you covered the salient points and the quirkiness was engaging. I can only wonder at the energy you put into rev...