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by Harbal
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 61574

Re: What could make morality objective?

I disagree. Lightwaves and brain-processing (electrical and chemical) to produce perception are real things we can measure. We may well be able to measure various kinds of brain activity, but I don't think we are yet able to measure the nature or degree of a perception. Can we even infer the presen...
by Harbal
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 61574

Re: What could make morality objective?

But do you think moral rightness and wrongness are similarly features of reality, like lightwaves and brains? There is a similarity, but not a complete parallel. Lightwaves exist, but our perception of them is constructed in the brain/mind. A particular situation could be said to exist, but the nat...
by Harbal
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 61574

Re: What could make morality objective?

Sorry, but I think you're in a muddle. Colours are features of reality, outside our minds. (I assume you're not an idealist.) But moral rightness and wrongness are not such features of reality, outside our minds. Colours exist when there's no one to perceive and categorise them. But there can be no...
by Harbal
Tue May 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

Re: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?

FlashDangerpants wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:49 pm
Ah, even if I knew ... how could I be certain?
Why would you want to be certain? It's not like it's your nephew and you have to remember his birthday.
by Harbal
Tue May 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

Re: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?

FlashDangerpants wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Imagine you ask your 7 year old nephew what he wants to be when he grows up
How did you know he had a 7 year old nephew?
by Harbal
Tue May 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

Re: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?

I think you need to find a way to reconcile yourself to a lifetime of turmoil. Either that or stop striving for the impossible.
by Harbal
Mon May 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 569
Views: 13129

Re: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

this cant be the full extent of the word's meaning lets say i am writing a novel about Neanderthals "Gook murdered Droog with the mammoth thigh bone" Obviously there are no laws, does that mean the user of the word 'murder' is improper? According to my understanding, Kayla, yes, 'murder' would not ...
by Harbal
Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: So...
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: So...

wandorfullywandoring wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:02 am
What came before the egg?
Toast and a cup of tea?
by Harbal
Mon May 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Re: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!

If you need my answer for step 1, i dont mind sharing it here however it might not be apropriate for this forum and if it is, i could pm message you it on this forum. HexHammer thrives on helping folk with their personal issues, he has got a reputation for it here. This sort of thing is right up hi...
by Harbal
Sun May 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Double Slit Experiment

philosopher wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:48 pm
had it not been for
Such a short, yet disheartening little phrase.
by Harbal
Sun May 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Startling new revelations on climate change
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:35 pm

Them sorcerers are supposed to keep the ethereal regions clear & clean: dirty, overpaid bastids!
Exactly, henry, it isn't just the politicians who are letting us down.
by Harbal
Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Startling new revelations on climate change
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Startling new revelations on climate change

Recently completed research could render the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change a momentous exercise in rushing headlong down a blind alley. In his newly published paper on the chemical constitution and electromagnetic characteristics of the Earth’s upper atmosphere, professor James (Jimmy) Edwa...
by Harbal
Sun May 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You never happened.
Replies: 157
Views: 4575

Re: You never happened.

Saying stuff is nothing saying stuff about nothing...and nothing is very interesting to the mind which again is nothing, and that's why it identifies with this nothing weaving an elaborate story out of it, convincing itself it's real, when it's actually fiction, all nothing being everything which i...
by Harbal
Sun May 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You never happened.
Replies: 157
Views: 4575

Re: You never happened.

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:28 pm

A noun arises out of nothing. Nothing is a noun and a noun is nothing. You are nothing and nothing exists. :D
In that case there is nothing to say, yet you keep saying stuff.
by Harbal
Sun May 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Luxury Projected Through Technology As Cause of Identity Crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Luxury Projected Through Technology As Cause of Identity Crisis

I think whatever it is that you are trying to say here is too complicated for your communication skills, which are far from complicated. I would applaud your efforts in the face of this difficulty were it not for my suspicion that what you are trying to say would not be worth saying even had you the...