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by Gee
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

I take it you acknowledge the Pope did in fact say that condoms aggravate the problem of AIDS? He didn't actually. He said tackling the HIV epidemic by distributing condoms aggravates the problem. That is not quite the same thing. Mick; Because of my position on consciousness, it is very difficult ...
by Gee
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

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Less than A thousand years ago and beyond almost everyone who studied anything was associated with religion. Religion was the main repository for all knowledge, and during the dark ages it was the only place where knowledge was preserved. People who were educated were educated by the church, it has...
by Gee
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

Chaz; I hope that I am correct as I am interpreting your challenge, "Give me your best shot.", as a request to outline my thoughts on our positions. I hate one-liners because they are so easy to misinterpret (especially with strangers), but if I am wrong, it is your own damned fault. Yes, I am smili...
by Gee
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

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TheDoc; That was my point. Psychology is a new study, but consciousness has been studied for tens of thousands of years, and the people studying consciousness have been associated with religion. Plato would be an exception as he obviously studied consciousness, but it was predominantly studied by re...
by Gee
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

You might try to be less patronising. Just because Buddhism has some interest in psychology, does not qualify the statement; "Religion is the study of consciousness" Religion IS .. many things, least of all the study of consciousness. Well Chaz; It was not my intent to be patronizing, but it is dif...
by Gee
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

And back to the point. I still cannot see how religion is the study of consciousness!?!?! If you see consciousness as the rational thinking mind, then this could be confusing for you. Consider that consciousness is all of the mental aspects that we possess including emotion, awareness, and spiritua...
by Gee
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

Chaz; I am simply going to use a different color, rather than trying to break up all of the conversation. How about green? This is the reason that I prefer Socratic discussion to debate. In Socratic discussion one must actually listen to the other party and consider what is said; in debate one must ...
by Gee
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

reasonvemotion wrote:Cut to the chase.

For you as I stated initially, this is all about religion.

But which one is my question?

Catholicism, perhaps.
Good guess!

Of course it is about religion, as religion is the study of consciousness.
by Gee
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

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Hi TheDoc; Nice to talk to you again. Religion is based on faith in that which cannot be proven. Science is based on evidence that can be tested and proven. There is no real conflict, only the made up ones of small minds. I agree with a lot of this, but know that things that were once unprovable are...
by Gee
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

Chaz; You are actually making some sense to me now, so being the optimist that I am, I will to try to respond to you. Hopefully this will make some sense to you. You might be tempted to test your ideas in another public forum or continue with this one. It should not matter to you if i agree with the...
by Gee
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

Well Chaz; You have done it again. Your post shows that you are so clear in your reasoning, so accurate in your logic, so sharp in your insights, that I am just blown away, stunned, awed. It is clear that I will never be able to keep up with the intricate twists and turns of your mind. So I want to ...
by Gee
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Re: Time to say Hi!

Chaz is correct here, but to clarify, the "Scientists" who claim evolution is 'random' would be those who are trying to discredit evolution as a scientific theory, and many of these are creationists masquerading as scientists. This seems to be a very biased explanation. I am not a creationist, but ...
by Gee
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

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NO way. All science is based on determinism; that for everything there is a cause. Granted. But that cause is not always physical matter. Evolution is not random selection - and I challenge you to find ANY scientist that says this. I can't even find a scientist that will state that other species ha...
by Gee
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

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I'm a bit puzzled by what you mean by this sentence; "Third, I believe that "random chance" is nonsense and science is not going to find any answers as long as they keep putting their faith in neurology." Are you asserting that these two things are connected? I don't think science has faith in Neur...
by Gee
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Time to say Hi!
Replies: 92
Views: 17107

Time to say Hi!

Hello Members; I have been here for a while, mostly lurking, and think it is time to introduce myself and see if this is a place where I can continue my studies. For the last year I have been looking into philosophy forums for answers and information; been banned from two of them, once by my own req...