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by hammock
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: If this were a dinner party,
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Re: If this were a dinner party,

Yeah, yeah. ;) I was just indicating the age of the latest generation of wannabe shockaholics and taboo-breakers. ... Sorry, I missed-out the question mark and a determiner :oops: "You can change channels on a television remotely!!!?(an old fogey). Hope this makes it clearer. :) Saa right. Even the...
by hammock
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: If this were a dinner party,
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Re: If this were a dinner party,

... if they had to change channels on a television manually. You can change channels on a television remotely!!!(old fogey) Yeah, yeah. ;) I was just indicating the age of the latest generation of wannabe shockaholics and taboo-breakers. That just about anything they consider a "new frontier" was p...
by hammock
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: If this were a dinner party,
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Re: If this were a dinner party,

So you are a young person in school in the United States in 1961. Hell, boy, this is 2014. You could play shock-jock in 1961 with an exploration / celebration of what the Etoro people, Catholic priests, and Jerry Sandusky have in common, when the subject might have been somewhat novel. But in the d...
by hammock
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: You wouldn't hurt a fly, but would you help one?
Replies: 21
Views: 3748

Re: You wouldn't hurt a fly, but would you help one?

I've reflexively helped more insects out of water containers they fell into (etc circumstances) than I'd care to remember. Especially as I've gotten older and felt the weight of my own mortality and impending doom. Figger its probably related to Deckard's explanation of Roy Baty's unexpected act tow...
by hammock
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: what makes history happen the way it does
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: what makes history happen the way it does

does the individual no matter how insignificant change history just by existing in the event. Do you mean contribute to the future, instead, which would then be a trivial observation? Although history concerns the past, in the context of a "block-universe" I myself occasionally deviate by referring...
by hammock
Wed May 07, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: computer consciousness
Replies: 40
Views: 4943

Re: computer consciousness

...then ends up with a robot who imitates her husbands behaviour, the question that arises is what amount of consciousness does that robot posses and till what extent. ... where does the line go to different computers from humans, duplicate computers to act the same way a human would to that extent...
by hammock
Sat May 03, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Trust Those That Seek the Truth...
Replies: 24
Views: 2472

Re: Trust Those That Seek the Truth...

Truth isn't found in a book. Truth isn't an experience of some thing outside of the body. Truth is within. Truth is experienced within a moment, ...if you turn yourself inside-out AND, you are extremely lucky. A moment that becomes eternity. A specific truth, OTOH, involves what has been turned int...
by hammock
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Has Anyone Here Ever Experienced Pronoia?
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Re: Has Anyone Here Ever Experienced Pronoia?

Custoangelodoxy (belief in guardian angels) + furtive cabal + overly active self-importance = pronoia.

Nah, aint been up on that Kingda Ka yet.
by hammock
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: limits of brain
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: limits of brain

does the brain put limits on a limitless consciousness. Consciousness is an umbrella word that subsumes a horde of diverse psychological concepts. Without an OP being more specific, just about any topic about the term is doomed to consist of arbitrary assumptions / misunderstandings [i.e., others' ...
by hammock
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: If things were meant to be better why wasn't it created that
Replies: 7
Views: 2616

Re: If things were meant to be better why wasn't it created

If things were meant to be better why wasn't it created that [...] Way in thee first place? I am very confused. "Created"? So I take it that you want the culmination of this inquiry in the context and tradition of that classic crossbreeding of Platonism and Abrahamic beliefs? God - as its lingering...
by hammock
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: the whole worlds a stage.
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: the whole worlds a stage.

is the whole world a stageset for consciousness. Certainly not for thine or mine or other, which are mere individual instances of consciousness. The evidence for a world, both the perceptual / felt and the intellective kind, may be dependent upon particular subjective agents producing such from rec...
by hammock
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Cosmic sympathy, One.
Replies: 3
Views: 11590

Re: Cosmic sympathy, One.

How can we NOT be One? Could Parmenides be right and modern CERN-lovers wrong? When will we stop searching for particles making up other particles making up other particles... What difference does it really make? We live in a world of "the changing many" that consciousness outputs, interprets, or p...
by hammock
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: if your not in the kingdom your boring
Replies: 17
Views: 1952

Re: if your not in the kingdom your boring

jackles wrote:yes if your not in the kingdom of heaven you will be boring to the majority of beings on the planet.is that true?
Finally: This is one abstract painting or paragraph of pseudo-beatnik spontaneity that I can't construe, detour, or project any particular meaning / significance into.
by hammock
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Ehtics of evacuation
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Ehtics of evacuation

I wondered if anyone knew that if they ever lived abroad and did anything like adopt one or more children while they were abroad that if the situation came down to an embassy evacuation they may have to leave one or more of their children behind because they happened to hold citizenship in certain ...
by hammock
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: dreamin on a train
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: dreamin on a train

just a thought .i was dreaming whilst on a train journey.when i awoke the thought occured to me.did the movment of the train affect the illision of the dream.what do ya reckon.?would acceleration in any way affect dream orientation. The posture of the sleeper compresses some portions of the body. T...