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by RG1
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is CTD?
Replies: 0
Views: 506

What is CTD?

What is CTD? CTD is Conscious Time Delay. It is the delay in time between that which happens in reality (in ‘real-time’) and that which happens in the conscious mind of the observer (in ‘conscious-time’). We feel that we experience reality ‘as’ it is happening. We feel that our ‘present’ conscious ...
by RG1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: ''You'' is not a person.
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: ''You'' is not a person.

You are...

...an experiencer that can't experience himself.
by RG1
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

You may remember, you and me had this same conversation some time back. That conversation ended in the same place this one is ending, with neither of us budging, each believing the other wrong and wrong-headed. It is what it is. Yes I agree with you here. No worries. It was good to disagree with yo...
by RG1
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Thinking is not logically possible! Nope...you're wrong...thinking is what I and you and Don and everyone else does, naturally and normally. I can agree that we all ‘ experience ’ thought. …but since it is still not possible to do the impossible, we cannot ‘ create ’ thought. You know this...you ju...
by RG1
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

But me? Just a guy who thinks … 1. How do you "think"? Does it take thoughts to think? Or can you think without thoughts? 2. Can you know your thoughts before you think them? If not, then how do you know which thought to think? “ Thinking” is not logically possible ! -- We can only ‘ experience ’ t...
by RG1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

RG1, what the heck are you talking about? Can you think (create/construct/select/author) your own thoughts? …or do you just experience them? This distinction is critical to understanding Descartes error (dualistic position). Why would thinking be logical impossible then? You've already answered thi...
by RG1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

When I say “thinking” thoughts, I mean “authoring” (constructing/creating/selecting) the very thoughts that we experience. You mean intentionally authoring them (as opposed to them simply originating in us)? You didn't answer my question about intentionality . “Intentionality” is irrelevant to the ...
by RG1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

When I say “thinking” thoughts, I mean “authoring” (constructing/creating/selecting) the very thoughts that we experience. You mean intentionally authoring them (as opposed to them simply originating in us)? I'd agree that can't work, since intentionally authoring thoughts would of course be though...
by RG1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Firstly, he [Descartes] falsely equivocated his ‘experiencing’ of thoughts to the ‘thinking’ (self-constructing/creating) of his thoughts. He falsely believed that he could ‘think’ thoughts, when in reality, all he could only do was ‘experience’ thoughts. This error led him to his flawed dualism (m...
by RG1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

RG1, According to you: everything you posted (formulated, wrote, etc.) are just "automatic responses to applied stimuli; effects from its causers. Yes, correct. (...though to be technically correct, it was actually my bodily actions that did the posting, "I" only got to experience these actions). I...
by RG1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: If there is a Self, where is it?
Replies: 69
Views: 9732

Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

RG1, in your view: a body that can do nuthin' but experience (it can't innovate, can't consider, can't assess, can't choose' can't self-direct), can and does'react' (in some marvelous and complex ways), and -- by way of reaction -- produces marvelous and complex 'things' (like a sentence [a symboli...
by RG1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Dontaskme wrote:Cuz, I'm not doing it... it's doing me.
Well said.
by RG1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

"I have re-written his logical statement that satisfies his original goal:" If you are merely the experiencer, then you did no such thing. Technically Correct. But in the above usage of the word, “I” is referring to the physical body (particularly the fingers) of RG1. As the experiencer, you only e...
by RG1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: If there is a Self, where is it?
Replies: 69
Views: 9732

Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

henry quirk wrote:Who or what wrote this...

There is only an 'experiencing entity' (aka "Experiencer") that experiences the sensory experiences that comprise the thought/notion of “Self”.

...this inquiring self wants to know.
The physical body, known as RG1, wrote this.
by RG1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 18281

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Dontaskme, you ask very good questions! Here is my take on this topic -- WHERE DESCARTES WENT WRONG: Descartes's goal was to arrive at one item of truth that could serve as the starting-point and foundation for all knowledge. His starting point was his famous statement " I think, therefore I am ". A...