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Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
Cool, thanks for watching. This guy, I don't know...

Cool, thanks for watching. This guy, I don't know if it's apparent from this video, is one of the most technically advanced drummers, like ever. He's developed a bunch of techniques to, apparently,...
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
The drummer Jojo Mayer talks about the mental...

The drummer Jojo Mayer talks about the mental micro-space where we’ve already done a thing and we’re now reacting to something that wasn’t intentional. He calls it “the space between zero and one”...
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
My ex-wife was raised in a household that spoke...

My ex-wife was raised in a household that spoke Brazilian, Spanish, and a little German, but spent a lot of time next door where they spoke mainly French and a little Hindi. Her first words were in...
Forum: Home Base 10-15-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,179
Views: 712,054
Posted By Flint
I joined in 2006, would I have known them? ...

I joined in 2006, would I have known them?

Also, wow. 13 years with you knuckleheads.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-15-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 105,695
Posted By Flint
nice

nice
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
I read about study that said language does affect...

I read about study that said language does affect the direction of our thoughts, like, when a language has different verb/noun order it can produce quantitatively different ideas about cause and...
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
listen, you're a bad man and I hate your face ...

listen, you're a bad man and I hate your face

we will NEVER agree on ANYTHING !! think the sky is blue? WRONG, idiot.
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
goddangit henry let me argue with you :rotflol: ...

goddangit henry let me argue with you :rotflol:

stop being reasonable
Forum: Philosophy 10-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
Yep, things work just fine without us. There's no...

Yep, things work just fine without us. There's no need for us to break our necks trying to force wrong answers onto things. And that's not a victimless crime-- when we box ourselves in with cognitive...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
And yet it continues to work the way it does...

And yet it continues to work the way it does regardless of whether we understand it or not. It doesn't require our understanding, therefore our understanding isn't important-- to the thing itself.
...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
Sure, it's important to WANT to understand...

Sure, it's important to WANT to understand things. But our capacity to understand a thing, our desire to understand a thing, and how the thing actually works are completely independent variables. If...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
The way I figure it, it's not important for us to...

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 is...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
Why?

Why?
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
...

...
Forum: Philosophy 10-14-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
henry quirk

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?

Pardon me for my obsession with understanding...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
You got me there. It's big and empty, there's not...

You got me there. It's big and empty, there's not much of anything in it.

Except whatever all that dark matter is. \_(ツ)_/
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
You don't know how rare self-aware organisms with...

You don't know how rare self-aware organisms with free will are, nor do any of us. I can't look at a transmission and tell you how to fix it and I also can't look through a telescope and tell you how...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
As for self-aware, purposeful, reasoning,...

As for self-aware, purposeful, reasoning, imagining matter-- who knows? We don't know how rare that is. The one data point we have is that of all the species on Earth, humans are the only humans (if...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
Also, you're describing the universe in terms of...

Also, you're describing the universe in terms of science textbooks from 30 years ago. What we've learned since then is that given the right combination of the commonplace elements that are present...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
henry quirk

I guess I need to say this: I understand exactly what you're saying. I understand it because when I got up this morning I decided what to eat for breakfast. I thought about it, weighed various...
Forum: Philosophy 10-13-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
This is tedious. Look, there's more...

This is tedious.

Look, there's more molecules in one teaspoon of brain cells than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world. We can't possibly understand or predict every chemical...
Forum: Philosophy 10-12-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
Third option is what I've been saying. We have...

Third option is what I've been saying. We have free will to make a prescribed set of choices from a limited set of options that we were designed for.

If you don't believe me, go ahead and sneeze...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-12-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 215,491
Posted By Flint
the bucket lady ??

the bucket lady ??
Forum: Image of the Day 10-12-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Flint
Well it kind of reminds me of us. Aren't we...

Well it kind of reminds me of us. Aren't we designed to be endurance hunters that just follow our game for a thousand miles until it gets tired and we catch up to it?
Forum: Philosophy 10-12-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 144
Poll: personhood
Views: 1,778
Posted By Flint
They're not. And the reason is, in a nutshell,...

They're not. And the reason is, in a nutshell, because things are very, very complicated. A hundred thousand million billion times more complicated than we will ever figure out, given our best tools...
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