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by Roncooper
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Poetic Naturalism
Replies: 17
Views: 4078

The physicists at Caltech were great teachers. When I was there one of the professors, Ricardo Gomez from Colombia, was called to jury duty. He sat through a case about drunken driving and an accident that was all here-say with poor evidence. When the lawyers finished there summations, Ricardo calle...
by Roncooper
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Poetic Naturalism
Replies: 17
Views: 4078

Cosmic Gall John Updike Neutrinos they are very small. They have no charge and have no mass And do not interact at all. The earth is just a silly ball To them, through which they simply pass, Like dustmaids down a drafty hall Or photons through a sheet of glass. They snub the most exquisite gas, Ign...
by Roncooper
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Poetic Naturalism
Replies: 17
Views: 4078

I know Feynman. We worked in the same building. He was a very human physicist. He didn't drink 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. He said it was a great place to think. It didn't help. I love science, and do...
by Roncooper
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

You are correct I wrote the wrong word.
by Roncooper
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

Ok Rom she said there is no empirical evidence therefore it does not exist. Don't twist things. My answer was to her statement.

I have stated my definition of religion on a number of occasions. A person's religion is there image of reality and the actions that they take as a result of that image.
by Roncooper
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

I replied and had some fun with it. This free will argument is a religious argument. The conclusions follow from a persons religious beliefs about the nature of reality. I still believe that the most reasonable approach is the scientific approach of accepting human reality and then trying to develop...
by Roncooper
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

She gives a standard materialistic response. If a machine can't detect it, it doesn't exist.This ignores the fact that machines have limitations.
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

I think I am going to leave you machines alone and just enjoy the magic of the mystery.
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

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? I was trying to speak from their perspective,...
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

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.
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 5380

OK but I am tired of the stalemate. These years of discussions are wearing me down to the point that I am beginning to accept Alan Watts' description that tt is more about plot development and not about progress. Here goes. I forgive. In my opinion I am what Jung called the Self, the whole person. S...
by Roncooper
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 51703

My father-in-law treated my wife the same way. She got away from the jerk as quickly as she could.

That early treatment has shaped her self image to this day. Even after she slaughters me in Words with Friends.

It is the old patriarchal stupidity.
by Roncooper
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 5380

Why mist it always be either-or?
by Roncooper
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 5380

In this case.
by Roncooper
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98372

CarmelaBear wrote: There is the idea of the supernatural world that somehow interacts and intervenes in the natural world, and there is the notion that the world of the spirit is very much a part of the natural world. If there is an intersection then I would say it can be observed, and if it can be...