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by thedoc
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Aesthetics now at a stand still?
Replies: 22
Views: 7525

Re: Aesthetics now at a stand still?

From what you have said I will assume that you are refering to your appreciation of the aesthetics of music. Music takes on a new dimention when you play it yourself, so if you don't play an instrument I would recomend you do so, or take up singing. Most instruments, including singing, only involve ...
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Write the first thought that comes to your head!
Replies: 27
Views: 10269

Re: Write the first thought that comes to your head!

i had a teacher in elementary school who would insist in asking the inattentive students what they are thinking about so she would ask 'kayla what is blah blah blah yakketi yak?' and i would be like huh what was the question and she'd ask what i was thinking about instead of paying attention one ti...
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Write the first thought that comes to your head!
Replies: 27
Views: 10269

Re: Write the first thought that comes to your head!

My first thought was "About what" I was looking for the reference of what the thought was to be about?
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Speciation
Replies: 59
Views: 11750

Re: Speciation

You say the same thing as I do, but not as well.
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art is...
Replies: 26
Views: 7981

Re: Art is...

You could ask an artist why he puts paint on a canvas? and he would answer, "Because it's There".
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Good Art needs Conflict of some kind?
Replies: 15
Views: 5241

Re: Good Art needs Conflict of some kind?

Art does not always need conflict, depending on how you define it, but it does need to say something or move the viewer in some way. Even if it only draws the viewer into the scene in contemplation.
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Good Art needs Conflict of some kind?
Replies: 15
Views: 5241

Re: Good Art needs Conflict of some kind?

What do you think? Bob Ross developed a technique used with his particular set of materials. Perhaps his art was the show itself, as an inspiration for others to try something they may never have tried before. In one very important way Bob Ross's death was a loss to the art world, if only for the f...
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Speciation
Replies: 59
Views: 11750

Re: Speciation

The mythical account of the 'Garden of Eden' was symbolic of man in his pre-selfaware state when man lived as an animal ruled by instinct, not intillect. The 'fall' is symbolic of man becoming self aware and aware of his own mortality, to be reunited with God, and live in the garden, is to abandon h...
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Speciation
Replies: 59
Views: 11750

Re: Speciation

(quote Henry)
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Good Art needs Conflict of some kind?
Replies: 15
Views: 5241

Re: Good Art needs Conflict of some kind?

Did Bob Ross, 'The Joy of Painting' PBS, ever produce any art? Please include a 'Yes or No' with any rational you choose to provide.
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Speciation
Replies: 59
Views: 11750

Re: Speciation

Genitic Drift would only influence what genes are avalable for selection, along with mutations and existing genes that are unused. Genetic Drift does not drive evolution but is only one factor in providing the raw material for selection.
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Speciation
Replies: 59
Views: 11750

Re: Speciation

Yesterday I became aware of the difference between a beautiful woman and an ugly skank....and I had to pause for a minute. I realized that what I was doing was hateful and wrong and immoral....just by differentiating beauty from ugly I was proposing the Holocaust of all ugly people. I quickly remin...
by thedoc
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Speciation
Replies: 59
Views: 11750

Re: Speciation

Evolution is driven by selection of whatever genetic code works best, (existing or new mutations, it doesn't matter) and selection is driven by the environment, whatever that may be in it's entirety.
by thedoc
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, - again.
Replies: 14
Views: 3747

Re: Hello, - again.

Doc this is for you. This yearning in the man's face, Doc, you have in your "voice", maybe not for the same reasons, but it is there. This sounds highly audacious. My apologies. No need to apologize for the truth. There are aspects of my live that I regret and have considered what it would be like ...
by thedoc
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humanity is fundamentally insane.
Replies: 8
Views: 4843

Re: Humanity is fundamentally insane.

Sanity is much over rated. This is indeed insane but it is not insanity, it is cruel and hateful, and a hundred other descriptives, but does not diserve to be raised to the level of insanity, that can be treated and cured. But pure evil cannot be cured, only exterminated, and by doing so we are not ...