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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-25-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By carlo
Re: The Bible

If you read a written work it will have an effect on you in the region of thought, feeling and will. Being aware that a work can affect you would be the first observation.

The bible,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-20-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11
Posted By carlo
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

I know-Francis of Assisi invented the atomic bomb-get a life.

carlo
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-17-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: can any religion gurus help me?

As I understand Gnosticism, these were individuals who through training entered into a spiritual understanding of the living. Gnostic="to know".

A Gnostic understanding of the approach of the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-17-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: Early Morning Ponderings : The Nature of Colour

"Color is the deeds and sufferings of light"--Goethe.

carlo
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 12:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10
Posted By carlo
Re: A Refutation of Determinism

Are you saying that in a deterministic state(not talking about beliefs here) one can say "the devil made me do it" and that's that? This concept of determinism sounds like the sprockets on the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-13-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10
Posted By carlo
Re: A Refutation of Determinism

You are born into life, and immediately breathe "air". So much for "free will": how is it that we are related in "free will" to our earthly state?

The difficulty is that in static thought it...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-12-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

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It's an equivocation to think there is any connection between the truth that science seeks and the truth that religion seeks. Besides, most religions are about salvation or variations of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-12-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

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Science and religion belong to two different domains. I don't really care much about what quaint religious beliefs peope have, as long as they don't force them on me or limit my behaviour...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-11-2005, 06:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

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Hi Carlo

I like the angle that you're coming from.

However, I think we need to consider that this is a "Science, Math and Philosophy" rather than "Metaphysics and Religion" forum;...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-11-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

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Carlo,

This seems like pontificating to me. You are making all sorts of fantastic explanations and claims of reasons by way of supposedly facts without quoting any reference or...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-10-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

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Are you talking about how scientists have caused people to think, feel, or "will", by stimulating certain parts of the brain? I don't think you are, because that would support my...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-10-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

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Would you agree that the soul must be confined to the physical body (at least until one dies)? If so, what exactly is confining it?

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Consider that the soul/spirit is...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-10-2005, 02:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

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only that having a heart transplant wouldn't change your memories, your emotions/feelings, your knowledge/intelligence, or your personality/temperment; but having a brain transplant would...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-09-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: A Question for Christians

Came in too late on this but gathered there's a dog fight in many of the replies.



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Suppose we take George's brain and put it in Harry's body; and Harry's brain and put...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-05-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: Thoughts on this?

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All similarities between things are merely concepts
- All concepts about things are merely constructs from our mind, despite whether or not they correlate with the reality of particulars...
Forum: Internet Gambling 12-03-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1
Posted By carlo
Re: Party points bonus = Crock of Crap

Is this guy a con?

carlo
Forum: Internet Gambling 12-01-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 47
Posted By carlo
Re: Bots - quote from a chessmaster to discuss

I believe the computer that beat Kasparov was programmed by apprx. 8 computer/chess experts but what was telling was the ability to load in a wealth of previous games in which the computer was able...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2005, 02:48 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11
Posted By carlo
Re: de asini umbra disceptare

Baptism, what is it in reality? The baptism performed by John the Baptist, what was it's reality?

The "baptism by water" was the "old" way of an experience of spiritual sight. At the time of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11
Posted By carlo
Re: de asini umbra disceptare

The German poet and philosopher Schiller, when asked,"To which of the existing religions do you confess?" said "To none." And when he was asked why, he replied-"For religious reasons!"...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: Free Will (again)

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what in the world is "the moral tonality of man"?...........b

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Come out of yourself. Consider that morality and morals is not just the "thou shalt not" paradigm....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: Free Will (again)

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I'm not sure why this matters? Sometimes murder is commited with free-will, we calll this premeditated murder, other times it's not, we hold the person responsible regardless

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: Free Will (again)

I believe you are stating that free will is the ability to choose but this too is an abstraction. There is no moral activity in this concept of free will. One can state that a criminal who performs a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-21-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: Free Will (again)

Free will should be considered from the two aspects, freedom and will.

That we are "will full" is apparent from our earthly life and in fact is that which describes(manifests) our...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-13-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 26
Posted By carlo
Re: Reason and Faith

Faith is a way of knowing and includes reason in its activity.

The difficulty with some is the mixing up of "faith" with "desire". To have "faith" that a future event will occur(good...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-13-2005, 02:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9
Posted By carlo
Re: Defining \"good.\"

There is only the ONE GOOD and all men seek HIM. All intermediate states are the process of attaining Man's destiny which is the realization of this state.

The hindrances in this process are...
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