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by thedoc
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 2745

Re: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.

Unfortunately it is the majority in a society that decides what is right or wrong in that society, but so far we have not found a better way. Sure we have, doc. We used to think morality was objective and didn't change with the whims of the majority. It's only nowadays that we think we're smarter t...
by thedoc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 2745

Re: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.

It is generally accepted that thought produces behavior. It follows that unnatural thought produces unnatural behavior. What is unnatural thought other than psychosis? Does this mean that the concept of extinction, or near extinction, of the species is psychotic? No, it is not unnatural to be wrong...
by thedoc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 80
Views: 1931

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

Knowledge implies a knower. There is no known knower....therefore all knowledge is a fictional idea. There is no knower of pain...there is awareness of pain by association ...but to claim pain is my pain is an assumption. Awareness makes no such claim or assumption...the claim is a fabricated menta...
by thedoc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 283
Views: 4964

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

So far IC sees a difference between the world of thought and the real world and Logik does not. I agree with IC on this point.
by thedoc
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 283
Views: 4964

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Creation of the universe is inherent in the word God. if God did not create the universe then it is not God. So if some phenomenon created the Multiverse, but another phenomenon created the Universe then: 1. The phenomenon which created the Universe is God. 2. The phenomenon which created the Multi...
by thedoc
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 283
Views: 4964

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Creation of the universe is inherent in the word God. if God did not create the universe then it is not God.
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: I'm back.

There is a saying "The first casualty of war is the truth.", well "the first casualty of a stay in the hospital is your modesty". No kidding. If those "gowns" don't do it, then something about the procedure will. Or they'll send you a young, pretty nurse or doctor to conduct some utterly humiliatin...
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Discussion without random and vulgar Free-Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Free Discussion without random and vulgar Free-Speech

Free-speech and vulgarity are equal in importance, to use them in the same sentence is a contradiction in terms.
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Where does a priori knowledge come from?
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Where does a priori knowledge come from?

"You should have known that". Many times I have been expected to know something that I had no experience or knowledge of. If you want someone to know something, tell them, the worst that can happen is that they already knew it.
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 84
Views: 2745

Re: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.

The real question is what is "natural" or "unnatural" behavior for humans.
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: Doc!

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Your absence was conspicuous: I'm very glad you're not dead.
Thank You. Almost, but not quite, I was lucky to be in the hospital when it happened.
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: I'm back.

I understand what the jeopardy was and I just said "Do it", I didn't hesitate once the situation was explained to me. Not much pain really, I was under for the cutting parts, and I was able to get Tylenol3 for the rest. Thanks. Well, thank God for Tylenol 3. The indignities and pains of aging are m...
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: I'm back.

-1- wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:34 am
If you live in the USA, it must have cost you a pretty buck.

Staying alive, staying alive, ah, ah, ah, ah, staying aliiiiiiive...
I'm on medicare plus a supplement so we'll see how much I have to pay. I think the insurance will cover most if not all.
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: I'm back.

I'm back, I've had quite an adventure. On Feb. 18th I was admitted to the hospital, on the 19th I was resuscitated and later the impella was installed, later the ecmo was installed since my heart wasn't strong enough for the impella. On Feb.27th I had open heart surgery to install the LVAD, on Mar....
by thedoc
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: I'm back.

uwot wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:56 am
Sounds like quite a ride. Welcome back, doc.
It was interesting, but I'm getting better now. Thanks.