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by henry quirk
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness
Replies: 42
Views: 7639

"The Lathe Of Heaven"

As I recall: a good book.
by henry quirk
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Are Guns the Problem?
Replies: 236
Views: 38636

Knife: short blade, single edge...you don't wanna poke, you wanna slice.

A box cutter works in a pinch.

Less messy (but not as satisfying): baseball bat (or, crowbar).
by henry quirk
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 68405

HA!

Embrace your anarchistic sociopathy... ;)
by henry quirk
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness
Replies: 42
Views: 7639

Re: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness

"Henry, what about the possibility that facts about the universe, and reality in general, is only finalised as and when, and in the manner you understand it. For example, someone can articulate on qm, but unless you understand it, you don't know it's true. Once you can understand it, and it becomes ...
by henry quirk
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 68405

Mannie, It's clear to me: not a one here, who opposes my position, can dismantle my position. If any could, then at least one would have. No, all I get is poop flung at me (which I've dodged quite nicely, I think). As my position is clearly stated in this thread, I can't see any reason to restate it...
by henry quirk
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness
Replies: 42
Views: 7639

"which one? the evil genius or god?" Irrelevant. The issue is not the nature of what's outside of me, only that I'm certain sumthin' 'is' outside of me. # "internal mental activity does not prove an external world..." Agreed. Understanding, however, that I'm too dumb to, as I say, 'imagine the world...
by henry quirk
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 68405

"Is he implying he can outthink people on this forum 8) ?" Nope. To have 'thick skin' means one is not bothered so much by insult (especially the picayune kind foisted up in this thread). ## I'd like to see the evidence for this claim: "Henry chooses to take his freedoms for granted, whilst resentin...
by henry quirk
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 68405

Sure, cooperation (voluntary alliance) goes hand in hand with competition (fundamentally, 'war'). Nuthin' novel about this observation. # Hobb(l)e, where I do I state I don't wanna play? I cooperate and compete plenty...on 'my' terms. That, I think, is what irks you. You want I should 'do' as 'you' ...
by henry quirk
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 68405

"we needn't fight"

The whole of human history says otherwise.
by henry quirk
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness
Replies: 42
Views: 7639

"What is your identity then relative to the world or as you put it the whole lot of shit thats out there thats not you.is that you or your brain thinking you exists.or does a you exist that thinks its you but aint." What am I? I'm an animal of a particular and peculiar complexity living in (embedded...
by henry quirk
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness
Replies: 42
Views: 7639

"that doesn't prove you aren't a brain in a vat"

I may be a brain in a vat, but sumthin' still exists outside me (even if it's just impulses fed to me by wire) 'cause -- again -- I'm too dumb to imagine the world (in all the dazzling complexity and perplexity I perceive).
by henry quirk
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 68405

"WHy not just bugger off?" Explained 'that' elsewhere in this place. Don't give a flip if you agree with me...certainly 'your' validation is less than nuthin'. I come to this place to say 'no' to your communitarianism...to remind 'you' that not every one thinks as you do...that some stand in opposit...
by henry quirk
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness
Replies: 42
Views: 7639

"...requires a huge leap of faith..." Not really, no. I know for a fact sumthin' exists outside of me, apart from me, independent of me, simply 'cause I'm too dumb to make up all the shit I apparently apprehend by way of my senses. I'm smart enough to model it (with appropriate information) in my he...
by henry quirk
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: is th universe a fictional object in consciousness
Replies: 42
Views: 7639

There's all the shit that's not 'me'. There's 'me'. I apprehend all the shit that's not 'me' by way of my senses. I process the information I apprehend. I create a model for what I apprehend. My model, while accurate enough to allow me to navigate all the shit that's not 'me', is not synonymous with...
by henry quirk
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Equality
Replies: 425
Views: 68405

"philosophical...personal insults"

Nowadays, it seems you can't have one without the other.