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by Andreas
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

I wasn't trying to be rude, only implying that it would take even more than the two hours of the video. Ron, I realized sometime ago that if you tell scientists that they are not smart enough to understand something they get offended. It's their weak spot. :P Jokes aside.. Bottom line is and I dont...
by Andreas
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

What I am saying and have said is, we make choices in the same way a meandering river chooses its path. -rom

right.. what does that mean?
by Andreas
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

Obviously you are saying that there is a choice if we see the "real" causes of why we are forced to believe into something. Am I wrong?
by Andreas
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

That thing again Rom... You assume that spirituality is a choice meanwhile arguing that there is no choice..

The irony...
by Andreas
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

Ron tbh I dont think anything exists beyond the realm of the intellect. Since If I am not there to experience something then what do I care if it exists. I agree if you say that the intellect is affected by experiences like beauty and love but I also think that our ability to solve problems and rati...
by Andreas
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

Personally I see Zen as a meditation to empty the mind from questions. Science is exactly the opposite, its all about questions so is Blackmoore. I dont think what she does is not some sort of meditation but I don't think its Zen meditation.
by Andreas
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

You caught me off guard. I am not used to people actually asking for my opinion. - Ron
I know I should do that more often Ron. :)

Well, cool, thanks for the reply.
by Andreas
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 27425

Not joking Rom. I am laughing because there are so many concepts in science that transcend materialism or look more like the immaterial that is actually funny to say it is pointless.

Anyway I know where this conversation is going, nevermind. :)
by Andreas
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 27425

Those Einstein principles of bending time and space certainly seem to transcend materialism. :lol:
by Andreas
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40009

So what is consciousness according to your own definition, Ron. Honest question by the way, just curious. :)
by Andreas
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 119840

I am currently reading a collection of short essays called "What to think about machines that think?" You forgot to say that the question was inspired by a concern from one of the leading scientists, Stephen Hawkins. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25817684-what-to-think-about-machines-that-thin...
by Andreas
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 119840

Art , love, beauty are also causes. I want to see beauty so I go to the museum. I don't go to the museum to increase my chances of survival. If I was worried about survival, I would buy a gun instead. Art, love and beauty are the things that make life bearable (together with a bunch of other) so ho...
by Andreas
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 119840

Sorry Ron but this is where we disagree.. I believe that everything is done for practical reasons. I dont think it matters if something is the work of a profound realization or simply a form or entertainment or a transcendent experience. All that it matters is that it helps you go through the day. V...
by Andreas
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 119840

Yeah it is caused by something... as far as I am concerned, by the fact that we just have no clue what reality is so it is left open to interpretation. Scientists also did that when they challenged the status quo of the church 500 years ago. There is cause and effect no arguments there.. And I get y...
by Andreas
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 119840

Good to know Ron. Haven't read Kant yet. Definitely will add him in my wish list.. There is certainly a connection between consciousness and how it relates to the outward reality. if not mystical, certainly metaphysical.. or at least beyond the grasp of the intellect. Seems to me.