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by Magritte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics
Replies: 12
Views: 7625

Re: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics

Joe, have you read The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt ? It's excellent, I'm reading it now. I'm actually loath to comment too much on the subject until I'm finished. Extremely relevant. Provides a lot of empirical evidence, both socio-psychological and neurological, to show that E. O. Wilson was o...
by Magritte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics
Replies: 12
Views: 7625

Re: Ethical naturalism" contra scientific ethics

Joe, have you read The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt ? It's excellent, I'm reading it now. I'm actually loath to comment too much on the subject until I'm finished. Extremely relevant. Provides a lot of empirical evidence, both socio-psychological and neurological, to show that E. O. Wilson was o...
by Magritte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

Isn't that the point? There are good maps, and shitty maps. Pointing out that they're all maps misses the point. . Pointing out that maps to be comprehensible have to be correlative with structures of thought , not neuronic structures, seems to drive in the point pretty deep... What a strange turn....
by Magritte
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

Isn't that the point? There are good maps, and shitty maps. Pointing out that they're all maps misses the point. . Pointing out that maps to be comprehensible have to be correlative with structures of thought , not neuronic structures, seems to drive in the point pretty deep... What a strange turn....
by Magritte
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

you implicitly claim that you can't model! No, I don't believe I've implied that. I've said (more or less) that in the case of the brain, solely using introspection as a source of knowledge produces a limited model. But all you've really done is develop a bunch of new symbols that "correlate" more ...
by Magritte
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

you implicitly claim that you can't model! No, I don't believe I've implied that. I've said (more or less) that in the case of the brain, solely using introspection as a source of knowledge produces a limited model. But all you've really done is develop a bunch of new symbols that "correlate" more ...
by Magritte
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

it affects EVERY brain and not just all brains except that of the author of the theory? Well, sure, it's true of all brains equally. It's medial neglect . The mind has to be transparent to itself in order to be useful. When we introspect, we don't see neural networks and neurotransmitters and elect...
by Magritte
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

it affects EVERY brain and not just all brains except that of the author of the theory? Well, sure, it's true of all brains equally. It's medial neglect . The mind has to be transparent to itself in order to be useful. When we introspect, we don't see neural networks and neurotransmitters and elect...
by Magritte
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: link between meaninglessness and current state?
Replies: 9
Views: 6195

Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

you talk like purpose is not an extension of god's s\will it's God's purpose. there are many reasons to say that Being itself has volition., the major ome being that mind as the basis of reality solves just about every major problem from temporal beginning to action at av distance. If God's purpose...
by Magritte
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: link between meaninglessness and current state?
Replies: 9
Views: 6195

Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

you talk like purpose is not an extension of god's s\will it's God's purpose. there are many reasons to say that Being itself has volition., the major ome being that mind as the basis of reality solves just about every major problem from temporal beginning to action at av distance. If God's purpose...