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Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 07:37 PM
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Poll: personhood
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Posted By henry quirk
:vomit:

:vomit:
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
"According to her, she doesn't think in words....

"According to her, she doesn't think in words. Especially-- NOT English, her native (spoken) language."

As I consider it: it's probably more accurate to say thnkin' is done by way of assigning...
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
"Do you think.... Because when we think, we think...

"Do you think.... Because when we think, we think in words.... That the language you know has a deterministic effect on the thoughts you can think? The ideas you can grasp..."

I think a large...
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
"listen" Yes? "you're a bad man" ...

"listen"

Yes?

"you're a bad man"

True.

"and I hate your face"
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
that's the thing, Flint: I don't wanna argue

I just wanna talk: agree where we can, disagree where we must, and part company at least not thinkin' poorly of one another.
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
"Yep, things work just fine without us." Yet...

"Yep, things work just fine without us."

Yet here we are, in every-increasing numbers, diggin' 'round the inner workings of Reality, tryin' to figure it out, gettin' it wrong some of the time,...
Forum: Current Events 10-15-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By henry quirk
yer right, tw

"How dare he actually deliver on his promise not to have anymore of our precious warriors shipped home in boxes after getting killed on battlefields we can’t even pronounce, while refereeing...
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
"it continues to work the way it does regardless of whether we understand it or not"

This applies to everything, the whole of the world, from the Planck length clear up to the universal.

There's no reason to plumb the depths, to climb the mountains, to leap into space, to probe...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
We'll crack it, cuz we want to, cuz we can. ...

We'll crack it, cuz we want to, cuz we can.

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cross pollination: https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26822&p=428606#p428606
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By henry quirk
"The lower organs of the party must make even...

"The lower organs of the party must make even greater efforts to penetrate the more backward parts of the proletariat."

HA!
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
"The way I figure it, it's not important for us...

"The way I figure it, it's not important for us to be able to understand it. Insomuch as it's difficult to understand, the details may be easily explainable at a level that's beyond our grasp. That...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
Why 'mebbe'? gut feelin'

Why 'mebbe'?

gut feelin'
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
By the way: your attached image is off the mark....

By the way: your attached image is off the mark. You say BOTH ARE TRUE but that's nonsensical.

What does my poll ask?

A human being is...

...bio-automation, organic machinery.
...sumthin’...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
"You've shared a lot about what you think free...

"You've shared a lot about what you think free will "is" but, what do you think is it's origin? How does organized matter become endowed with agency?"

Hell if I know.

#

"Pardon me for my...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By henry quirk
Years back I hung out with a group of unitarians....

Years back I hung out with a group of unitarians. They ‘worshiped’ every Sunday in a geodesic dome in lacombe louisiana. There was very little god-talk among them: it mostly touchy-feely crap and, as...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
everything we (don’t) know about ‘stuff’ that may not exist

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_energy
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
“If life is common, and free will where there's...

“If life is common, and free will where there's life is common, where does the "humans are special" part come in?”

‘If’

As you say: we don’t know, may not ever know, may not be able to know.
...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
“Also, if you can tell me what an Octopus is...

“Also, if you can tell me what an Octopus is thinking and why it doesn't have self-awareness, I'd love to hear it.”

I can’t tell you what Mr. Puss is thinkin’ any more than I can tell you what...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
I know all this. The fact remains: matter, mostly...

I know all this. The fact remains: matter, mostly in the form of hydrogen, is rare; organized matter (complex molecules) are rarer still; living matter is even rarer; and - rarest of all - is...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
“Like, what is free will? How does it work? Where...

“Like, what is free will? How does it work? Where does it come from? Do those kinds of questions interest you? Because that's what I'm interested in.”

That’s what we’ve been doin’: me, tellin’ you...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
meh

meh
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
Also: it’s just dumb to say I abuse definitions...

Also: it’s just dumb to say I abuse definitions when even a casual review shows there is no consensus of what constitutes person, personhood, free will, agency, etc.

That is: none of this settled,...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,779
Posted By henry quirk
“You've intertwined the discussed concepts of...

“You've intertwined the discussed concepts of human, person, and free will”

Cuz I believe them, in context, to be synonymous.

#

“You HAVE "free will" and that means you can BE a "free...
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