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by Izzywizzy
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is Consciousness?
Replies: 134
Views: 37663

Re: What is Consciousness?

Noetic Science Traveling back to Earth, having just walked on the moon, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell had an experience for which nothing in his life had prepared him. As he approached the planet we know as home, he was filled with an inner conviction as certain as any mathematical equation he...
by Izzywizzy
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is Consciousness?
Replies: 134
Views: 37663

Re: What is Consciousness?

I am interested to share in this study in the sciences. Noetic meaning to "know" by inner knowing. Noetic science is a study of "consciousness" and various methods of studying what is and why is consciousness. It studies intuition, reason, feelings and all the senses. If mind can influence matter th...
by Izzywizzy
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Open Universe: An Argument for Indeterminism
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

The Open Universe: An Argument for Indeterminism

Another good book if you can get it to read is Karl R. Popper`s book The Open Universe: An Argument for Indeterminism http://www.kolmogorov.com/Popper.html The book concerns the question: Is reality deterministic? Although Popper does not address directly the issue of free will, he does recognize th...
by Izzywizzy
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't
Replies: 0
Views: 2015

The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't

I nominate.. "The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger".. by Daniel Gardner Reviews "Where writers such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Francis Wheen have been content largely to enumerate the errors of less rational men and women, Da...
by Izzywizzy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: what about Ether?
Replies: 48
Views: 12954

Re: what about Ether?

Theories of the Aether Articles relating to the Emergence of Scientific Theories of the Cosmic Aether "Thus he then classified living creatures into genera and species, and divided them in every way until he came to their elements, which he called the five shapes and bodies - aether, fire, water, e...
by Izzywizzy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: what about Ether?
Replies: 48
Views: 12954

Re: what about Ether?

Izzy, you're contradicting yourself. First, you go on and on about how all modern science is a monolithic organizatino stopping "brave" scientists from going against it Converge if all you are to contribute is building one strawmen after another, it might be worth you leaving this debate, I raised ...
by Izzywizzy
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery
Replies: 16
Views: 7476

Re: Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery

The masochist could follow the rule by restraining himself (his interests) and choosing not to inflict pain on the other person who is not a masochist. Why would a masochist restrain what they want to be treated like? this kills all and any notion of any golden rule and stops it in its tracks...wha...
by Izzywizzy
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery
Replies: 16
Views: 7476

Re: Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery

tbieter wrote I believe that all should have knowledge of and strive to practice the rule. I think that is the dilemma with the GR as illustrated by me, not all have knowledge of it or strive for it or know my tastes..how can you treating me as you wish to be treated be good for me? what if you are ...
by Izzywizzy
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery
Replies: 16
Views: 7476

Re: Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery

I have to agree with Artistic here, why the common people? and not those in power over the common people?
by Izzywizzy
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: what about Ether?
Replies: 48
Views: 12954

Re: what about Ether?

Converge wrote The scientists back then performed experiments to try to prove the aether, and they failed, and they admitted they were wrong, and moved on. That is why they changed their minds. If you want to try to change everyone's mind back to thinking that all of modern science is wrong and we n...
by Izzywizzy
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery
Replies: 16
Views: 7476

Golden Rule universal wisdom or universal follery

I will present the opposing argument`s to get debate started. As George Bernard Shaw put it, "Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same." The history of the Golden Rule (where did that name come from anyway?) predates Jesus, of course. It was e...
by Izzywizzy
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: what about Ether?
Replies: 48
Views: 12954

Re: what about Ether?

Converge wrote Back when we started to discover the relativistic and quantum properties of the universe, most other scientists were exactly like you guys, calling it "unreasonable" and too weird, and refusing to budge from the medieval belief system. Exactly and that is the problem when there is tal...
by Izzywizzy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: what about Ether?
Replies: 48
Views: 12954

Re: what about Ether?

This one random guy, who has no oversight, no rules he's bound to follow, and could basically be writing whatever nonsense he wants, is telling the truth, while the entire rest of the world, every scientific community in every national academy throughout the world, and every modern accredited physi...
by Izzywizzy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: what about Ether?
Replies: 48
Views: 12954

Re: what about Ether?

Let me reiterate: This thread invites you all to see only through your sceptical lens at science itself, at myths of science that remain officially unchallenged by the pillars of scientific establishment, granted science has made great progress over the past century, it remains to be seen if when th...
by Izzywizzy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: what about Ether?
Replies: 48
Views: 12954

Re: what about Ether?

Yes Converge I am aware of the history and that the M&M experiment in 18th century on proving luminiforous aether wasn`t successful that has already been mentioned in my opening post links , but when you read the why it wasn`t you might just read what is said on this in the OP links placed. Contempo...