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Re: Bumble Bee also disappearing...

Man is part of nature, but man is also much much more also. Man isn't just a mere part of nature. Man is one of the most sentient parts of nature. Let's not correlate 'man' with 'poop' just because both are natural. P.S. I got stung by some bee or wasp earlier today and it still stings. Its been mo...
by romansh
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:47 am
 
Forum: Biological Sciences
Topic: Bumble Bee also disappearing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Bumble Bee also disappearing...

If by natural you mean not made by man then yes that is natural. But to me this seems an arbitrary distinction. Is my poop natural? if you argue that is made by bacteria then so are some medicines. To me man is part of nature ... but that aside. Sun's ray's they are essential as they provide the the...
by romansh
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:23 am
 
Forum: Biological Sciences
Topic: Bumble Bee also disappearing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Bumble Bee also disappearing...

I think the good news is the documentary is hype. This raises an interesting question, especially for monists. Cell phone towers have - a. Good effect on people b. Bad effect on people c. No effect on people Personally, I think 'cell phone towers' and rays are not natural, and they are very likely ...
by romansh
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:54 am
 
Forum: Biological Sciences
Topic: Bumble Bee also disappearing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Bumble Bee also disappearing...

I watched a documentary on Amazon called Resonance: Beings of Frequency (2011). It talked about dangers of the cell phone industry and points out how it can cause cancer and also a reason for the reduction of honey bees. Evidently, even though the bees aren't using cell phones, all the cell phone t...
by romansh
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:02 am
 
Forum: Biological Sciences
Topic: Bumble Bee also disappearing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Free will

But a neat little thought experiment seriously jeopardized the premise that determination might be true. A person could decide to make a decision on the basis of the value of the roll of a die. (It was shown that the starting conditions and the laws of nature does not allow one to determine the upp...
by romansh
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:30 am
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2273
Views: 60923

Re: Free will

Glad you suggest only 'some of the causes' because we can never identify the long chain of cause and effect in it's entirety. From a moral perspective however we're left with the question of which particular causes in any given case have unavoidable consequences, that is, which are subject to a sup...
by romansh
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2273
Views: 60923

Re: Free will

So now we've managed to include quantum physics and cosmology in the discussion. All very interesting but how does a conclusion either way dictate how we live (or should live?) or lives? The one thing I have taken on from the potential lack of free will is to give others and myself a bit of slack i...
by romansh
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2273
Views: 60923

Re: Free will

The online MIT MOOC course on philosophy argues that if determinism is true, free will is false but it is still possible to provide logical cases where people are still accountable for their actions. Sure we can hold people accountable especially in the weak sense of responsible. ie they might be a...
by romansh
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2273
Views: 60923

Re: Is Agnostics International Forum on the way to extinctio

Then count me out. I hate facebook, a counterintuitive, inefficient and ugly means of communication. I refuse to go anywhere near it. I've tried my best to get this site out of the dumps but it's still often like screaming into an empty room. I still think the best way to increase traffic here is t...
by romansh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:35 am
 
Forum: Forum Business
Topic: Is Agnostics International Forum on the way to extinction?
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Free will

Currently reading Behave by Robert Sapolsky It is rich in terms of brain chemistry and brain structure so Bill you may enjoy it. I m currently on page 50 and Sapolsky tackles free will much later in the book. And should Karen be passing by,I got Crockett's to order in a second copy. Be warned it is ...
by romansh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:05 am
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2273
Views: 60923
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