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by Ginkgo
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 346000

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

This is no problem that a rational human being would have. You, therefore, must be irrational. This is an example of you having an agenda, due to your limitation, such that you subscribe to a belief that is in fact false. You cannot provide such a person, but I can provide proof via the records of ...
by Ginkgo
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 346000

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

This is no problem that a rational human being would have. You, therefore, must be irrational. This is an example of you having an agenda, due to your limitation, such that you subscribe to a belief that is in fact false. You cannot provide such a person, but I can provide proof via the records of ...
by Ginkgo
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 346000

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Just one question. How do you get around the problem of induction? It is not self-contradictory nor is it inconceivable to claim that humans don't need O2 in the air. Well, that fell on deaf ears. Not at all, I had missed your post, until now. It would seem your impatience breeds your presumption. ...
by Ginkgo
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 346000

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Ginkgo wrote:Just one question.


How do you get around the problem of induction? It is not self-contradictory nor is it inconceivable to claim that humans don't need O2 in the air.
Well, that fell on deaf ears.
by Ginkgo
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 346000

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Just one question.


How do you get around the problem of induction? It is not self-contradictory nor is it inconceivable to claim that humans don't need O2 in the air.
by Ginkgo
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 166
Views: 50917

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Hi everybody! I recently watched a fantastic talk, 'Mazes of the Mind', on the contrasting contributions of neuroscience and philosophy to account for consciousness. I think it might be really insightful for the present debate. http://iai.tv/video/mazes-of-the-mind Enjoy! Emily. Interesting how thi...
by Ginkgo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

The Jesus Head wrote:
There is no such thing, as a soul beyond Christian mythology.

Why do you say that?
by Ginkgo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

What I meant to imply is that the re-animation of a corpse would lack the soul- it having departed. This being the reason why it was not as it was before. There would be no reason materialistically why a person would loose memory, personality, experience etc, as these would be wired into the brain ...
by Ginkgo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

I am not exactly sure what type of argument King is developing but I think the following argument is where we are headed. Is it logically possible{not actually) to have a human being that is exactly the same as us in every way, yet lacking conscious experience, sentience, qualia, soul? If we can es...
by Ginkgo
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

There is a resonant consciousness which belongs to the original of the species which cannot be replicated . ... Care to explain what this "resonant consciousness" is? John Gray has written some very interesting material ,about transference of cognition and he concludes that there are certain qualit...
by Ginkgo
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

I'll go with David Chalmers on this one. Him being an Aussie and all of that. David Chalmers refers to phenomenological consciousness as, 'the hard problem' and cognitive consciousness as, 'the easy problem' The easy problems are those that are directly susceptible to the standard methods of cogniti...
by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

So what of robots? Will there ever be a machine that is conscious. That is to say, a machine that has experience, or is experience only reserved for humans?
by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

This 'error' is the essence of his metaphysics (should we chose to categorise the ToF as such), so he can't get off the hook, nor should we try to make excuses for him. This is only an error is retrospect and works inside the intellectual milieu of his time. The endemic assumption he is inevitably ...
by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 18336

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

Perhaps Plato is making 'a category error' when he postulates his theory of Forms. Gilbert Ryle gives us an example of this when he tells the story of a son showing his parents the University he is about to attend. He shows he parents a number of colleges, libraries, playing fields, scientific depar...
by Ginkgo
Sun May 13, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language
Replies: 18
Views: 6835

Re: Language

As a programmer I am quite a bit frustrated having to learn new languages all the time that all do basically the same thing. Now I am aware that new features do occur and sometimes it is better to rewrite the language for efficiency improvements and yet it all seems like same old same old - loops, ...