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by Clemsy
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: New Platform Pending!
Replies: 34
Views: 5771

Greetings all, and apologies for the long absence. I have been occasionally checking in, but time issues don't allow for much more than that. Stephen, Martin and I have expanded roles in the Foundation. He is in charge of community relations and communication, Martin works with the Roundtables and I...
by Clemsy
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 73197

On another note: Remember Martin Weyers and Clemsy and bhodibliss? Absent from the Conversations, they post early and often on Facebook, avoiding this forum like it has become something old and worn out. ~ Well then. Carmela, to be quite plain, Stephen, Martin and myself have expanded responsibilit...
by Clemsy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell Works - Wikipedia - Homework
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Tony! How are you? Great idea!

I would recommend getting in touch with Stephen Gerringer who keeps an eye on Campbell's Wikipedia presence.

Michael
by Clemsy
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98377

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these ...
by Clemsy
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 5380

Specifically, you are labeling one as 'materialist' or 'immaterialist.'

What is an immaterialist?
by Clemsy
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98377

"In my book philosophy and science are one. " ~Rom Oh dear. Not in mine. "When some people are confronted with the idea that they have no free will, and if it is presented coherently, the response to the argument can be quite emotional." ~Rom And others are otherwise. And I would say, Rom, that whe...
by Clemsy
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 5380

Oh you'll have to give a specific definition of that word to start off, Rom.
by Clemsy
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 98377

I think the issue is, quite precisely, that free will is a philosophical term, not a scientific one. One may as well substitute any of the noble abstracts in its place.

I agree with Ron on this one. Yes, quite.
by Clemsy
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 23126

Hi Clemsy
I am not totally unaware that my posting style promotes strong responses.
I try to write as neutrally and accurately* as possible ... though I suppose it comes across as cold at times, and even as arrogant and ignorant.
I think the former more so than the latter, Rom :-)
by Clemsy
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 23126

Really! He kicked you in the teeth. I appreciate the sentiment, Ron, but I try not to take this stuff personally. The result is only a merry-go-round (a very boring ride after a spin or two) and a battle of shadow projection. Which is less than productive, and also not pleasant. Besides, I'm a high...
by Clemsy
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 23126

Easy there Ron! Remember that whole "higher order" thing in the conversation! Rom is entitled to his view of transcendence. There really is no need to do more than state your view and move on to another topic when necessary. Otherwise you wind of on the merry-go-round. You know, like the free will t...
by Clemsy
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 23126

Not at all.

Or perhaps a flower. But the professor has no room to see it.
by Clemsy
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 43642

"Programming" is such a cold, mechanistic word. Certainly we are limited by the context within which we play out the story of our lives. However, we are given the opportunity, now and again, to break free of the known world, as it were, and launch ourselves into an unknown one. That becomes the know...
by Clemsy
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 43642

In my opinion a person who has lived a full life has bumped into "God" several times, and is no longer trapped in this depressing intellectual prison. No need to feel depressed about a fictional character, Ron! Pratchett uses them to make a point, a point, perhaps, supporting your above statement. ...
by Clemsy
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 43642

Well, thank goodness not all bacteria are bad. lol In Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett, Death has to save the Hogfather (Discworld's equivalent of Santa Clause). There are some interesting quotes from that story. Here's a couple good ones: “All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans ...