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  • 0.999... = 1
    Infetisimal calculus. Take half, and half again. Keep getting closer but you never really get there.
  • Simple Argument for the Soul from Free Will
    “The scientific community has no consensus on whether quantum indeterminacy is a thing or not“ Brings up Schrödinger's cat. The act of observation changes the physical thing.
  • Can one provide a reason to live?
    Chemistry and physics are. You tweak that basic reality by calling it different things. naturalism, physicalism, scientisism are all semantics. Math doesn’t lie, people twist it. E= mc2. I can’t wait. Why be afraid?
  • The Objectification Of Women
    The ability to do what you want in your own personal space is basic power. Having control of your body. Where just because you’re raped and have a kid defines your life.
  • The Objectification Of Women
    A friend said tonight only zombies will love you for your brains. sex sells. Women Obtain power through their sexual appeal. I have yet to find a man that likes me for my intelligence. The feel threatened.
  • Contradictions in the universe.
    Wow! Debating semantics rather than reality
  • Can one provide a reason to live?
    You state “ However, a physicalist metaphysical position entails no assessment or evaluation for how humans can respond to the world”. Which again, is incorrect, we are chemical beings we we interact with our environment. Which is by definition means we interact physical/metaphysical.Because we’re human doesn’t make us any better than physical beings.
  • I'm afraid of losing life
    So, what makes you happy?
  • Can one provide a reason to live?
    Yes, you are correct I did not know about the coding parameters. But do I care,;NO. And I disagree with your assumption that physics,chemistry are a non-sequitur. Physics, and chemistry are the base of our existence. If you don’t understand that you understand nothing
  • Can one provide a reason to live?
    “Suffering to be born” Again disagree with that statement. We are chemical beings Your statement that we are suffering to be born makes it religious. Math and physics are true religion is a fairytale
  • Why are we here?
    Oh, so you’re thinking Hinduism? Or Buddhism? Where
    by being good here we achieve a new level?Personally, I disagree
  • Can one provide a reason to live?
    God! You guys are so wordy! Does that make you better? Or more knowledgeable? You think I’m a pessimist because I can’t wait to die? I dispute that Assumption. Anybody that knows me personally state I am one of the happiest people they have ever met.
  • Contradictions in the universe.
    “May or not be the case” is what you state. Show me your sources.
  • I'm afraid of losing life
    “Once alive, always alive. The universe can't dispute this.” I’m sorry, but this is total bullshit
  • Does philosophy make progress? If so, how?
    Gosh! You guys are so wordy. Personally, I don’t care.You guys can argue semantics all you want. But physics and math are true
  • Contradictions in the universe.
    Perfection is only perceived within your own mind. We are all chemical beings.
  • Technology and quality of life
    It is true, the more bread you make less shit you have to eat.However, on the other hand personal possessions tie you down. To state that people didn’t understand other peoples feelings 10,000 years ago is incorrect. Call it whatever you want
  • Does philosophy make progress? If so, how?
    “Doesn't philosophy mean 'wisdom of love'?” Personally I would turn that around I believe that love of wisdom equates philosophy.
  • Can one provide a reason to live?
    Personally, I can’t wait. To be rid of this physical being. To be energy. Are we still trapped by time?
  • Why are we here?
    Seneca was Roman, And perhaps 300 years after Socrates? And where did the Greeks get their mathematics from? Egypt! Egypt built the pyramids. Nothing has been so specific in it’s construction until the last century - 5000 Years. Simply because they had a “pagen” religion doesn’t mean they didn’t question.
  • Can one provide a reason to live?
    Personally, I look forward to death. To be rid of this physical being will be a blessing. However to quote Woody Allen “If I wasn’t such a chicken I kill myself”.And on the other hand, when I 1st took acid, I realized there was a reason for me to be. I didn’t understand that reason, but it was there.
  • A Theory of Information
    I like how you think. We are trapped in time.And I really like that you’re syscant and don’t blather on.
    However, the reality is we are chemical beings.
  • Simple Argument for the Soul from Free Will
    The whole idea of a soul is a religious, or fairytale idea.We are all Stardust.We are chemical beings, we interact with everything chemically. If you don’t understand that you don’t understand anything
  • Contradictions in the universe.
    What about Schrödinger's cat? The act of observance changes the physical entity.
  • Let’s chat about the atheist religion.
    I don’t think of atheism as an ideology. Atheism means you don’t believe in fairytales. While we still don’t understand everything, including death, we have to make up the fairytales to explain it.Simply because you don’t know it does not mean you have to fear it
  • Depression a luxury of the time?
    However, it is true that people with more material goods report more depression. And then, of course there is teenage angst. I do agree, that our society today is like Roman society in the time of the early Cesars. Bread and circuses, cater to the lowest.
  • Contradictions in the universe.
    Wow! How would you prove that? How do you know there’s only 10 or 11? Maybe there’s 20. However, I do agree there is a non-physical universe of energy. We are trapped.
  • Why are we here?
    I love neuroscience! And quantum physics! I believe in math and chaos! May I ask, why do you live?
  • Do we lose appreciation for new technology but still pay the price for its presence?
    In America today I majority of the population depends on their phone. Take away their phone and they’re lost.
  • What are you listening to right now?
    This is really funny. I’m listening to the birds, the sounds of nature. Who does that?
  • How well can we really ever self- express?
    Art, or self-expression is limited as much as you let it. I dance to music. But I don’t dance like other people do. I’ve been chastised because I don’t dance “normal”. There’s the term “dance like no one’s watching”. That’s what art or self-expression should be. You do it for yourself
  • Ad Hom vs Appeal to Authority
    I’m concerned with “ Sometimes appealing to authority is appropriate.”. Religious figures are seen as authorities. Next thing you know you’ve drank the kool-aid.
  • Contradictions in the universe.
    Banjo is right that “ grammars are neither good nor bad as they stand; only that they are better and worse for some purposes, and not others. But yes - paradoxes are grammar - techniques - pushed to where they ought not go.” I don’t speak well, however I love math, computers, chemistry. Those languages make sense, and are concise. Grammar can be flowery and deceptive.
  • Contradictions in the universe.
    True, we try to understand. That’s why we’re on this forum. Religion was formed because people didn’t understand nature the stars etc. We still do not know about death. So religion still exists. I do not believe in religion as I believe it is used to keep people ignorant. Easier to control them if they’re ignorant. I like to question things, and learn new things. How was the universe started? Is there a reason to be? What is your reason to be?
  • What on earth is energy?
    Particle energy is kinetic energy. Which are affected by entropy.. I’ve read in science magazines that wave energy like radio waves, radiation. Etc. are not. The TTS experiment that is referred above was in a closed environment. And within that closed state it is VERY difficult to even produce.It does not show that energy conservation is continuous. Perpetual motion is affected by entropy and is snake oil.

    May I ask what drives you to live?
  • If energy cannot be created or destroyed, doesn't the universe exist forever?
    At the big bang, current hypothesis is quarks and Neutrinos were created.They lost electrons because of the cooling. This created H3 the building block of the universe. Both matter and antimatter were created. Our universe has more matter and antimatter. Black holes are antimatter. We are all made of stardust. the universe is still expanding. Will it expand forever? Does energy exist in black holes?
  • What on earth is energy?
    Are stars and planets born and do they die? Yes. Everything dies. A light bulb needs an energy source. What I’m stating is we (and everything) are chemically based. If when we die, we are pure energy no need for time. We are no longer trapped in matter.
  • On the Matter of Time and Existence
    I disagree that time is eternal. We just try to understand our physical existence. I can understand everything was/is created from atoms colliding. We are chemical beings. But chemical reactions still need time to happen. H3 was formed by quarks, neutrinos losing electrons as they cooled.(https://astronomy.com/magazine/ask-astro/2018/12/the-first-element). Can energy exist without time?
  • What on earth is energy?
    Energy happens when atom combine. “ Einstein's equation E = mc2 says that mass can be converted to energy and vice versa. If you extrapolate the expansion rate and temperature of the universe back to much closer to the Big Bang than when the cosmic microwave background was produced, you find that within the first few seconds, the energy of the photons was great enough to create particles like electrons and protons. But along with the ordinary particles, the photons also created the antimatter counterparts to the particles, e.g., anti-electrons (called positrons) and anti-protons. Antimatter is briefly discussed in the context of nuclear fusion and the neutrino sections of another chapter.

    The antimatter counterpart of an ordinary particle has the same mass and opposite charge of the ordinary particle (if it is not neutral). When an ordinary particle and its antimatter counterpart collide, they completely annihilate each other to create photons. The process can be reversed if the photons have enough energy (i.e., are high-energy gamma ray photons). Within the first microsecond (10-6 second), the universe was hot enough for the photon radiation to undergo this matter-antimatter particle transformation using massive particles like protons and neutrons. When the temperature dropped to about 1013 K at one microsecond after the Big Bang, this process stopped for the protons but it continued for the less massive particles like the electrons. Neutrons were not created in the energy-matter conversion process but some were created when protons and electrons fused together.”

    We are still learning. Chemistry, physics Shows everything is connected.
  • Let’s chat about the atheist religion.
    Why does religion exist? Because no one knows what happens when we die. Religion states if you believe (behave) you will be “rewarded“. Religion is used to manipulate the people. Keeping people ignorant allows those in power to control. I’m an atheist, and I look forward to death. To be released from a physical body. Everything is chemical, and even chemical and physic reactions are trapped by time. Personally I think when I die I will become E = mc2 (sorry, iPad doesn’t do power thingiies). Religion makes people fear death. Does religion make a person moral? No. When people find out I am an atheist, They are very surprised. They state “but you’re so nice”. Religion makes you think that you’re better than others. I don’t believe in that. Everything is connected. We are all chemical beings, made of stardust