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by romansh
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Poetic Naturalism
Replies: 17
Views: 3724

I know this is true because I saw him do it on other Bullshit occasions. This must be some of your non-either-or logic. I am not doubting the verity of your story ... just totally bemused by the reasoning within your statement. Also I can't help thinking your professor missed the point of being a j...
by romansh
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Poetic Naturalism
Replies: 17
Views: 3724

Roncooper wrote:... but he sometimes hung out in a topless bar. When the city closed the bar, the owner sued and Feynman was a witness for the bar.
Good for Feynman ... at least he did not suffer from a sanctimonious outlook on sexuality.
by romansh
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Poetic Naturalism
Replies: 17
Views: 3724

I came across this Richard Feynman quote: Is no one inspired by our present picture of the universe? This value of science remains unsung by singers, you are reduced to hearing not a song or poem, but an evening lecture about it. This is not yet a scientific age. I wonder what Joseph Campbell would ...
by romansh
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84447

Ok Rom she said there is no empirical evidence therefore it does not exist. Don't twist things. My answer was to her statement. Her actual words were: There is ample experimental evidence that atoms is [sic] stable. There is zero experimental evidence that free will exists. Your "comparison" just s...
by romansh
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 61485

[ Do not assume that Carmela and I have not been involved in dialogue both in PM's and open forum discussions about this issue for a very long time. This remark was uncalled for and she knows it. I did not assume anything James and I am glad that you spoken privately with Carmela. My point remains,...
by romansh
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 61485

Carmela; that remark about some of most loyal, dedicated, and supportive staff members of this website is not only unkind, disrespectful, and disingenuous; but most certainly uncalled for. They have literally been responsible for keeping this place afloat during these difficult times; and to say su...
by romansh
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84447

Here is Ron's response to Sabine: It can support either argument. It depends on the interpretation. A materialist would conclude if something cannot be detected by a scientific instrument, then it does not exist. An experimentalist would conclude that this merely demonstrates that the instrumentatio...
by romansh
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84447

Dr. Hossenfelder's 2014 blog was still open for comments, so I left a note listing my concerns. I tried to be diplomatic. The site said my post was under review. Hopefully she will have some excellent comments. She replied but I think the reply will be unsatisfying http://backreaction.blogspot.ca/2...
by romansh
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: My Favorite Quotes
Replies: 45
Views: 7406

I think this quote here will resonate with most here. It is attributed to Albert Einstein: If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be very intelligent, read them more fairy tales. I haven't found the original source in my five minute search of the web....
by romansh
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84447

Law and social mores, ethics and etiquette assume that free will drives most human conduct. People who are pre-demonized before being born know that saintly conduct is never enough when one is poor or black or whatever status the hierarchy puts down. I would say the retributive aspects of our justi...
by romansh
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84447

Sorry, Ron. Did we overstate and go overboard? The issue will remain unresolved because experience teaches, and personal experience is too narrow. Collectively, the jury is out. Experts disagree. :? There might be one other cause Carmela. Many if not most of us have a really strong desire to have f...
by romansh
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 4870

So both the immanent and the transcendent can require forgiveness at times? And does the material need forgiveness? Funnily enough I was speaking to a spiritually inclined lady a few weeks ago and she was saying we need to be able to forgive ourselves and others. I replied to the effect that ultimat...
by romansh
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84447

Roncooper wrote:A deeply religious person with an intimate relationship with God may be aware that they are not in control of their life when it comes to the big picture, but God does not tell them which socks to wear.

The reference is pointless.
What?
by romansh
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84447

Mysticism is subjective. We may be completely, totally wrong! However, an active suspension of disbelief (SoD) can be useful. It has been shown through brain scans that SoD and faith relieve pain and create calm energy. Trusting minds live longer, even when the trust is a matter of percentage (like...
by romansh
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 4870

Roncooper wrote:Why mist it always be either-or?
Ron
Please have a go at answering my question. thanks.