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by Gee
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 13826

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Greylorn; To be equally frank, the "qualia" notion has yet to make it as a viable concept for me. It is too vague. Qualia is not so difficult to understand. Think of it this way: You are driving in the mountains and make a mistake that takes you off the road and causes your truck to fall into a ravi...
by Gee
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Theism - better to believe a lie?
Replies: 79
Views: 7034

Re: Theism - better to believe a lie?

Blaggard; Apparently, I did not explain myself well enough. Please consider: Just as a side note, it was never proven the Earth was flat, The Earth is proven to be flat every day by thousands of people. If you do not believe this, then take a very large globe and go to a kindergarten or first grade ...
by Gee
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 13826

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

An explanation for the evidence is put forward by a number of people including, Hameroff, Penrose and Chopra. The extend to which we accept the evidence is a different matter. Basically the argument is that one of the functions of the brain is to work like a quantum computer. Quantum computations a...
by Gee
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 13826

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Gee, Don't be absurd. No one can show you a thought of any kind. Of course it is absurd. Sometimes, Greylorn, you have to read my post, the post that I am responding to, and then think about it. Arising likes to ask questions, probably trying to emulate Socrates, but often Arising is simply on a 'f...
by Gee
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Theism - better to believe a lie?
Replies: 79
Views: 7034

Re: Theism - better to believe a lie?

Marsh; You have created a very interesting thread here, but there are some points that I think need to be clarified. Please consider: If it were ever proven scientifically that it's best for the well being of an individual, a society, and evolution to have a belief in god, then is it best to have a ...
by Gee
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Is Emptiness Actually Depression?
Replies: 138
Views: 17773

Re: Is Emptiness Actually Depression?

Bill; I agree with Blaggard. Emptiness is not depression. Emptiness is empty, but depression is full -- it is full of sadness. Clinical depression is assumed to be related to our chemistry, as chemistry affects emotion. People suffering from this type of depression often battle it their entire lives...
by Gee
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 13826

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Arising; Hi. I still owe you a post from the evolution thread, but I'm working on it -- when not distracted. (chuckle) Bonds. Emotion. How are these 'consciousness' and what body do they exist outside of? That is, can you show me an independently existing bond or emotion? If they are not 'consciousn...
by Gee
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: BLAME
Replies: 101
Views: 11405

Re: BLAME

Spheres: That was a very good post, and I agree with the large majority of what you had to say, but it was not very pragmatic and does not give us any idea of what we can actually do to understand or correct the problem. I hate the ethics forum and try to avoid it, but I can not get this stupid thre...
by Gee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Theism - better to believe a lie?
Replies: 79
Views: 7034

Re: Theism - better to believe a lie?

Immanuel Can; Agreed. :D You have a point. That is not what I was considering when I read this thread. My thought was that Marsh was questioning whether or not a lie can have value. Many people, especially young people, often do not see the value in a lie. Some will even quote, "Thou shalt not lie" ...
by Gee
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: BLAME
Replies: 101
Views: 11405

Re: BLAME

Tbieter; I had planned to address some of the points you made in your December 29th post to Mickthinks, but considering the quote below, I have changed my mind. I checked out the website, and what I think is that you are a racist. You will probably deny this, and may not even know that you are racis...
by Gee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: My Philosophy of Mind Theory
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: My Philosophy of Mind Theory

Fenedara; Hi. Welcome to the forum. OP means Original Post or Original Poster. I also study philosophy of mind and consciousness and would like to suggest a few ideas. First I think that it is always a mistake to separate human consciousness from other species' consciousness. You seem to give too mu...
by Gee
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Theism - better to believe a lie?
Replies: 79
Views: 7034

Re: Theism - better to believe a lie?

Marsh8472; If it were ever proven scientifically that it's best for the well being of an individual, a society, and evolution to have a belief in god, then is it best to have a belief in god regardless if it is true? Yes. If it is "best" then it is "best". This is a no brainer. But in considering yo...
by Gee
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: BLAME
Replies: 101
Views: 11405

Re: BLAME

Tbieter; I can't believe that I am writing a post in the Ethics forum, as I usually try to avoid talk of ethics. But your link below is interesting and worth a response, so please consider my following comments. Here is a very interesting article on blame applied to a contemporary situation. http://...
by Gee
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Evolution is False
Replies: 129
Views: 13416

Re: Evolution is False

Arising; Please consider my following responses. You have taken a lot of hits regarding your statements about the comparison of chromosomes in apes and humans. Everyone thinks you should study your science. Bullshit. If science wanted us to understand their theory of evolution, they would have made ...
by Gee
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: God's Unliftable Rock
Replies: 28
Views: 2965

Re: God's Unliftable Rock

However, they may provide plenty of fodder for those seeking to extract meaning from horseshit. Greylorn No. No. Horseshit does not give us meaning; it gives us tomatoes. Grandma always said that cow manure was alright, but horseshit was better, and she grew some lovely tomatoes. Sweet and huge tom...