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by Age
Sat May 08, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

Birth and Death are the same ONE reality, can't have one without the other. ONE is the other, and the other is ONE But one is NOT the other. Obviously is 'dark' is NOT 'light', like 'light' is NOT 'dark'. But BOTH are part of thee One, and ONLY One. The words Light and Dark may appear to be two ver...
by Age
Fri May 07, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

I would say I disagree, especially considering the fact that "donstaskme" said and wrote; characters are not real. every character seen is made out of the same substance that is watching... in other words LIGHT. Reality doesn't need ''Knowledge'' or a 'someone' to identify and label it, in order fo...
by Age
Fri May 07, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

It would certainly explain time dilation/relativistic phenomena. But these have ALREADY been explained, anyway. The inability of the underlying hardware to handle infinite precision/infinite values would cause exactly the kind of behaviour we are observing at the extremities as we start over-flowin...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 314
Views: 4426

Re: the righteous tyrant

By the way, a person who asks 'rhetorical questions' can be just more CLEAR and QUICK evidence and proof of 'the righteous tyrant'.
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 314
Views: 4426

Re: the righteous tyrant

At the beginning. Would you know a rhetorical question if it bit you on the bum? What if that was a rhetorical question? Very true. And, this could go on forever, as already evidenced, and PROVEN. Furthermore, do you think that that one even realizes that when the words 'a rhetorical question' are ...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 314
Views: 4426

Re: the righteous tyrant

uwot wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:58 pm
Age wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 10:54 am
uwot wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:55 pmGod with a little g is an ontological hypothesis based on crummy evidence and hopeless logic. There are so many versions of 'God' that even 'God' differs from 'God'. Where do you want to start?
At the beginning.
Would you know a rhetorical question if it bit you on the bum?
Would you?
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 524
Views: 5738

Re: Basic Human Rights

So, I just ask six very simple clarifying questions. But you do not answer one of them. Sure I did. Here, let me reiterate... 00AB836A-FDF8-4A85-A909-B1876185CA59.jpeg LOL Is that really the best you can do? Have you ever considered just answering the clarifying questions posed to you, in order to ...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: Do we live in a simulation?

5A66D5DA-B99B-4772-A012-E769635C8C20.jpeg Like the 'system' of; I have a Right to OWN 'things' and if EVER ANY one else " touches MY 'things', then I have a Right to shoot and kill them DEAD. This 'system' is known as GREED, and some people will, LITERALLY and LAUGHABLY, FIGHT to the death to prote...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

Elon Musk and others think we may live in a simulation. What do you think? Is it probable or plausible? And if we are living in a simulation, then what is the "reality" that the simulation is running within? For example, if we use the game Grand Theft Auto as an example of a simulation, then we wou...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

Rather than simply realizing that such as concept formation, reasoning, valuing, etc. are things that individuals do , Plato (and subsequently Aristotle and many others) projected such phenomena into the world at large, so that concepts, rationality, etc. were seen as some sort of abstract, objecti...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

I think Plato's theory of forms was a response to Parmenides' monism. It's not very different to some shades of mathematical realism and is effectively the opening clause of most variations of ontological arguments for god. It's a while since I read the Phaedo, so why do you think Plato was especia...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

This idea that reality is not what it seems has been a feature of philosophy since Plato's allegory of the cave. Basically Plato likened our experience of the world to watching shadows on the wall of a cave. The shadows are cast by 'the real world' as it passes between the mouth of the cave and the...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

What is the "simulation" supposed to be "simulating"? A "simulated" apple is something that looks like a (real) apple. But how would 'you' know if 'you' are in a simulation? The one who is making/creating the simulation may have made you think that a "simulated" apple is something that looks like a...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

What's a simulation? If it's all a simulation, where did the idea of a simulation come from? Could be anything. All we know is all we can see; What do 'you' mean by the word 'see' here? Some say, 'All we know is all we can see, smell, feel, hear, and taste. Also, some say that we can NOT trust all ...
by Age
Thu May 06, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?
Replies: 77
Views: 878

Re: What do you think? Do we live in a simulation?

Elon Musk and others think we may live in a simulation. What do you think? I think that the only reason the universe seems like some kind of "simulation" is because its quantum underpinning appears to be "software-like" in nature. Why do you presuppose that thee One and ONLY Universe's "quantum und...