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by runamokmonk
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

I did watch all those videos (I did notice he is compatibilist, if I heard him correctly). I am not a philosopher so did not know some of the context of what he means. Odd, he actually wrote a book stating dealing with how he considers free will to be incoherent. He is saying that compatibilism is ...
by runamokmonk
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

Not sure if this is off topic, but it seems to apply to the discussion. I am not a member of the eastern orthodox church but have some interest in it. This book I have, defines the body, soul and spirit as such according to their theology. And I bet many Christians have some version of this if not t...
by runamokmonk
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

I did watch all those videos (I did notice he is compatibilist, if I heard him correctly). I am not a philosopher so did not know some of the context of what he means. In the first video he says, " if you want to be a real physicalist, well, you have to be a realist about consciousness because that'...
by runamokmonk
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

I happened upon a pantheist article which brought up that amoeba example. It made me wonder if you read the same article. The author provides mitochondria as another example after the amoeba one. But, as you said, I guess materialists probably have their answer for amoebas. The neuroscientists prese...
by runamokmonk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Relax
Topic: Joke
Replies: 5
Views: 3166

Re: Joke

Oh, ha, that makes more sense.
by runamokmonk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

fleetmouse Briefly, my thesis is as follows: There are two potential ways an afterlife could happen - moving and copying. if copying the self is possible, then moving the self is impossible, and vice versa. (I will flesh out this mutual incompatibility later) Copying is impossible because of the tho...
by runamokmonk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

Miles, I accept that monism and panspychism or panexperientialism is one possibility, but I have some quibbles. First off, we have categories of consciousness and non-consciousness that seem reasonable - rocks don't behave as though they're conscious and seem to lack the structures to be so or do s...
by runamokmonk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

The idea of dreaming above is called inter-dependent co-origination. I can find the link later maybe.
by runamokmonk
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 24215

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

(I have only read the last few posts on this thread) I'm reading this book and it argues that there is no proof that the mind depends on the brain (the brain produces the mind). It is assumed and people give arguments of brain damage, etc., as support for that. The mind depending on the brain is ass...