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by Greylorn Ell
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig
Replies: 97
Views: 15252

Re: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig

Hi again Greylorn, Consider the First Law of Thermodynamics, which implies that energy cannot be created or destroyed. I regard this as a Natural Law, meaning that no God can create energy or destroy energy. In reply to you, I would propose that we actually have no idea whether the First Law of The...
by Greylorn Ell
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig
Replies: 97
Views: 15252

Re: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig

Felasco, This will be a partial reply, lest this conversation become unwieldy. " The atheist critique of theism depends on the premise that natural law and logic are binding on all of reality. " Yes, but does not theism, atheistic scientism, and this simple discussion between you and I depend upon t...
by Greylorn Ell
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Who cares anyway?
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Re: Who cares anyway?

Doc, I'm a tad confused about your wife-meeting stories. Did the orchestra practice in an off-campus laudromat? Greylorn Doc, Thank you for a delightful story. It brought up tears, and that's okay. I met my (first) wife in a physics lab. After we started dating I'd go to her girls-only dormitory to ...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Who cares anyway?
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Re: Who cares anyway?

Doc, Thank you for a delightful story. It brought up tears, and that's okay. Beautiful home! I can picture the dining room table filled with food, wine, and friends. Your low resolution image reminds me of an old friend from whom I learned many ideas and insights about digitization. I've incorporate...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Who cares anyway?
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Re: Who cares anyway?

It's au fait amongst the younger generation generally to feign not caring, but as soon as you bring attention to the fact you don't care of course you clearly do, or you wouldn't even bother saying anything unless questioned on whether you care. ;) That said good luck with that, seems like a Hercul...
by Greylorn Ell
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig
Replies: 97
Views: 15252

Re: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig

The atheist critique of theism depends on the premise that natural law and logic are binding on all of reality. This premise establishes a rule book by which all things, including god proposals, can be evaluated. So for example, if a god can be shown to be illogical and contradictory etc (in violat...
by Greylorn Ell
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig
Replies: 97
Views: 15252

Dropping a dime on W.L. Craig

William Lane Craig is not a philosopher, and is unqualified to express ideas about God, and probably about anything else. Consider his statement in the PNow God issue: So what is the explanation of the existence of the universe (by ‘the universe’ I mean all of spacetime reality)? The explanation of ...
by Greylorn Ell
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Who cares anyway?
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Re: Who cares anyway?

"My posts will reflect a narrow focus: Integration of theology and physics, via the long disregarded mechanism of applied philosophy. While expecting to find considerable disagreement, I'm only seeking kindred spirits interested in resolving this long-intractable problem." While not my prime. Your ...
by Greylorn Ell
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Who cares anyway?
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Re: Who cares anyway?

Welcome to the forum, interesting question, if you don't care, why post? I can see that we share some common interests, but my wife lets me to handle the chainsaw, it's a bit heavy for her, 50CC with a 20 inch bar, the biggest I could find at Sears. It works well, better than the Homelite that seiz...
by Greylorn Ell
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 66989

Re: Pure Consciousness?

Sorry, I'll give it another go. I'll try to be more specific. "Experience is a unique subjective quality, or "What it is like to be human? But Nagel asked, "What is it like to be a bat?" Yes, but it can be applied to any living organism. By Nagel asking "What is it like to be a bat?" Nagel is tryin...
by Greylorn Ell
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Telepathy , telepathy is possible???
Replies: 45
Views: 20109

Re: Telepathy , telepathy is possible???

I am sorry to tell you but I think you are delusional to even consider telepathy as being possible. There are other things regarding this subject that could be possible. Some schizophrenics can have credible information. Some of them are very smart and have very high i.q.'s. And some labeled with t...
by Greylorn Ell
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: energy is it a form of consciousness
Replies: 17
Views: 3945

Re: energy is it a form of consciousness

It appears that no one posting to this thread has any knowledge of basic physics, and could not tell us what the Three (or Four, for rigorous mathematicians) Laws of Thermodynamics are. There is no chance that any of them could apply the concepts that they do not understand to any useful concept of ...
by Greylorn Ell
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Who cares anyway?
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Who cares anyway?

My posts will reflect a narrow focus: Integration of theology and physics, via the long disregarded mechanism of applied philosophy. While expecting to find considerable disagreement, I'm only seeking kindred spirits interested in resolving this long-intractable problem. My background is mostly phy...
by Greylorn Ell
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An argument for the existence of God
Replies: 235
Views: 45869

Re: An argument for the existence of God

Your notion of a God developing self-awareness from the chaos of the early universe has potential, but requires much more development. I'd suggest turning to thermodynamics rather than chaos theory, otherwise your insight offers nothing really new. For example, consider the big uglies in conventiona...
by Greylorn Ell
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Blimey! I'm an aether theorist
Replies: 10
Views: 2748

Re: Blimey! I'm an aether theorist

When we ask questions about space, I think it's important to realise that it came into existence in the same manner and event as the rest of the universe, It depends what you mean by space. Some people equate space with the universe, in which case what you say is obviously true, although you appear...