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Re: The Science Delusion

In addition to the ideas that 'our brains being born with innate info' and the 'blank slate at birth (Tabula Rasa)' there is the 'Morphic Resonance' idea of Rupert Sheldrake. It basically implies that there is a paranormal influence by which a pattern of events or behavior can facilitate subsequent...
by romansh
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: The Science Delusion
Replies: 36
Views: 1298

Re: The case for a non-interventionist God

Hang on a moment kiddies, physics is beginning to tell us there is no 'nothing'. That is the vacuum we imagine to be empty is anything but. This is the point I was trying to make. We might then start to ask how all those speculated extra dimensions appear to be totally 'non-existant' from where we ...
by romansh
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: The case for a non-interventionist God
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: The case for a non-interventionist God

Empty space is space that contains nothing. Or, if you will, space is full of nothingness. I might have an odd definition of "nothing" - the absence of something But from a pragmatical point of view it does explain why there is more empty space than filled space in an efficient manner, an...
by romansh
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 am
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: The case for a non-interventionist God
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism

In some interpretations yes. However, a number of philosophers want to claim our brains contain a pre determined at birth logical system (operating system?) able to formulate rules of logic without referrence to the external world of experience.- Ah .. Tabula rasa versus the environment. From my po...
by romansh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism
Replies: 968
Views: 20461

Re: The case for a non-interventionist God

Nothing by definition takes up no space whatsoever.

Space is not nothing. It is space.
by romansh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: The case for a non-interventionist God
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Strandbeest

Was not sure wher to put this ... scientific/engineering/art

Anyway ... pretty I thought.



here is a link explaining a little about the artist and his beests ....
by romansh
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Strandbeest
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism

If consciousness is an illusion what are we referring to when we use the first person ' I' ? If this 'I' is an illusion then what is making a statement such as ' I am sensing what passes now' ? This of course leaves aside the notion of 'collective consciousness', a conception thrown around with rec...
by romansh
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:19 am
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism
Replies: 968
Views: 20461

Re: The case for a non-interventionist God

whateverist wrote: Another: what can we deduce from the fact there is something rather than nothing.

Slightly off topic, we could be asking why isn't there nothing as opposed to something?

Or phrased another way why is our default position nothing?
by romansh
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: The case for a non-interventionist God
Replies: 20
Views: 475

Re: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism

I thought we were discussing it. If watching the 'qualia video' is required to discuss the 'cartoon about dualists and monists', it will take quite a while. Especially, if I have to agree with the qualia video in order to discuss the cartoon. The cartoon is a little bit of nonsense of course, and i...
by romansh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism
Replies: 968
Views: 20461

Re: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism

Which leaves me pondering what would it mean to claim the immaterial is aware? Well that I would leave to those that claim the immaterial exists. What is exactly awareness? I can sense light, sound, taste, smell, touch (perhaps other senses) things that (at least I hope) are reflections of material...
by romansh
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:39 am
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism
Replies: 968
Views: 20461
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