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by Roncooper
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118993

Rom wrote; When I do suggest philosophically minded physicists like Sabine who actually tackles the problem head on ... we have a simple dismissal of the issue using the word materialist. Do we not? Not in my case I have studied the various arguments. I will read hers and pray for something new. As ...
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118993

All of these arguments are trapped by simple logic. The wave-particle duality has shown that reality defies simple logic. This duality is not a phase transition, it is the illogical and necessary conclusion that things have a dual nature. Translating to human terms it says I am the whole and I am me...
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118993

I have said my piece. If you are happy with your myth so be it. I find it lacking and so I have looked elsewhere.

To each his own.
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118993

As an objective "scientific" image of reality I have a problem with materialism because it assumes that all nonphysical data is invalid, "illusion", and this assumption is unjustified. However as a myth, I can see how it would be appealing to intellectuals. It reminds me of Adviata Hinduism in that ...
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118993

How do they decide which illusion to form? Is it majority rule?
by Roncooper
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 88182

James.

That was a great talk. I must go but more later.
by Roncooper
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 88182

Carmela. I was trying to determine which of Dante's circles of Hell you were describing and I decided it was the 4th level, greed. All I can say is that reality is both much better and much worse that that level. I was reminded of a song from my youth and thought it was a fitting tribute. https://ww...
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118993

Rom wrote Life is simply a catalyst for the second law of thermodynamics. Do you really believe that? It seems to me our difference is the area of cause and effect. Let me ask two questions. How many chemical reactions( your causes) are going on in my body per second and by what mechanism do they de...
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 27216

We are chemicals and so much more. The immanent and transcendent environment became us, and this environment is a mystery. Most people have experienced this mystery in a way that points beyond chemicals. Experiences that are personally meaningful and enriching. This can be the experience of beautifu...
by Roncooper
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 27216

I agree completely. As I said love helps us survive and it does so much more.
by Roncooper
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 27216

Please explain.
by Roncooper
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118993

Rom wrote. If you think the scientific method is limited, then I would argue so is your thinking at least with respect to the capabilities of science. The scientific method is limited to simple, repeatable, physical processes. This is a small subset of reality. It can only detect physical changes. T...
by Roncooper
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 27216

Rom said. I think your friend was careless with his wording. Evolution resulted in a process which we call love. The process of love allows for improved chances of imperfect replication. When the environment ceases to "select" for a love like process, then the love process will dissipate over a peri...
by Roncooper
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

That is a very interesting dream. I'm not good at dream interpretation, but it appears to be full of meaning.
by Roncooper
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 27216

A while ago I was arguing with a fellow, on another site, about the nature of love. He said love evolved to ensure our survival. I replied that it does help, but we also love things that are bad for us. And then there is love for its own sake, divine love. We stopped after a few replies. It seems to...