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by Steven
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Metaphysical Priority of Existence.
Replies: 0
Views: 1420

The Metaphysical Priority of Existence.

Though existence is a difficult concept to deal with, insofar as language and terminology find themselves faced with the insurmountable primacy of existence, it is nonetheless a concept dealing with the fundamental absolute of the valid subject. The metaphysical priority of existence comes not from ...
by Steven
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: 15 Sick Logos You Won't Believe
Replies: 499
Views: 67604

Re: Multiple Universes

The latter does, admittedly, assume that one accepts Quantum Mechanics as reality. If not then there’s very little forcing. It’s just that the current data on the subject of reality is that the mathematics of modern Quantum Physics implies multiple universes. What the math does not address is: “Why...
by Steven
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

First, this is, and has been from the very being, a ‘rational enquiry’, and as such, we are not concerned with comparing theoretical models of reality, but with determining what can or cannot reasonably be said with respect to the subject of ‘being’. Any statement as to what can and cannot be said ...
by Steven
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Within my set-up, there is no "realm of Being." They are all realms of Being, meaning they all exist. One is manifest physically or objectively while the other is not. If they all exist then you are simply shifting the goalposts, much like Jehu. You state that existence is "divided" or differentiat...
by Steven
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

The work of Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg etc. show that "relative" and "absolute" are one and the same thing when it comes to reconciling theoretical models of reality with observational data. These are not philosophies on the primacy of existence, but mathematical representations of the laws governin...
by Steven
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

This is interesting, because we have been talking about two different modes of Being, or existence. And I have shown in my preceding post how existence is necessarilly holistic. It seems that asking if God exists is different from asking if God is part of the manifest. Only through a flaw in my des...
by Steven
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

The ‘fact’ that you are so conveniently overlooking is that we can and do differentiate between the 'quality' (substance) or a thing and its 'relation' (form). In fact, the form of a thing cannot be 'intrinsic' to the substance itself, for if this were the case, and the form of a pot were intrinsic...
by Steven
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Causality and determinism
Replies: 111
Views: 5069

Re: Causality and determinism

The legions that peddle their claims of the divine whether over or covert.
by Steven
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

And yet I find that hard to accept. Untill you come to a conclusion that satisfies your questioning you wont accept anything. The problem that I think you have, or perhaps the disagreement in ideas that would best explain your replies, is that you are thinking of existence as a physical entity itse...
by Steven
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

You seperate what a thing is from the fact it is and define these as modes of Being. Being is already a premise of the existence of a thing, and its physical and temporal relationships. That you can say that existential and essential Being are distinct, that "quality" and "relationship" are distinct...
by Steven
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Causality and determinism
Replies: 111
Views: 5069

Re: Causality and determinism

Why should we perceive anything at all unless it is necessary for us to comprehend what is perceived within the context that it is presented to us? We all love to think of the mind as the meaning behind the body, rather than its tool, but where is the logic in that? Where does the consciousness atta...
by Steven
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Being is not intrinsic to things, for things have only a relative existence, and like shadows, are entirely dependent upon other extrinsic things for their existence. In other words, relative entities are not real entities, but merely appear that way. And why should they appear to us at all, unless...
by Steven
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Causality and determinism
Replies: 111
Views: 5069

Re: Causality and determinism

I don't believe in any of that causality bullshit. I am a free agent.
You mean random.
by Steven
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Definition of Causality
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Definition of Causality

What about a Bose-Einstein condensate? One problem is that time enters in the picture implicitly, does this mean that causality cannot be defined independent of time? Time is the perception of change, and causality cannot be defined independant of the perception of change. Also causality has to be a...
by Steven
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: To give god meaning.
Replies: 189
Views: 8384

Re: To give god meaning.

Good greif, look what being conscious can do to your mind.
by Steven
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Could you explain that a little. This is a possibility I've thought about. But keep it in normal language if you can. To get straight to the point the question of Being is the end of infinate regression, for it is a question of the nature of immediacy, a question of the fact that things are. There ...
by Steven
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

With all due respect to the work of Martin Heidegger, with which I am on vaguely familiar, this thread is not based upon his work - misinterpreted or not. Rather, it is based upon a rational enquiry into what we may reasonable say with respect to being, and what we may not. Irrespective of what you...
by Steven
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

What I’m saying is that the ‘necessary/absolute’ AND ‘contingent/relative’, are interdependently necessary for “being/existence” (irrelevant of what we call “it”, but if we do, then the complementary word/meaning exists) to be what it is, and that that interdependency is what is sensed as “Being”, ...
by Steven
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61127

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

This thread is premised upon several fundamental misinterpretations of Heideggar, which is no difficult thing to achieve. You state that there is a fundamental unity of Being a priori to all things that determine things for what they are. You then posit that there are only two fundamental modes of B...
by Steven
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Who wants to kill the elderly?
Replies: 151
Views: 9393

Re: Who wants to kill the elderly?

Sam, Besides, who are you to say what is rational for everyone else? I am an authority on such matters, and you clearly aren’t, as you take the all too feminine position that it is arrogant to judge another. When humanity finds the courage to judge others and judge themselves then they will become ...
by Steven
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Who wants to kill the elderly?
Replies: 151
Views: 9393

Re: Who wants to kill the elderly?

Steven, Seeing there is no right and wrong is how one sees things for what they are. Whether you want to admit it or not, most humans form some sort of value system according to their own subjective experience, and some value systems are more rational than others... Moreover, Through the filter of ...
by Steven
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Who wants to kill the elderly?
Replies: 151
Views: 9393

Re: Who wants to kill the elderly?

To Beingof1 and others who find the premise of this thread disturbing, let me ask you this: let's say, hypothetically, we were to discover that last stage Alzheimer's patients, for whatever reason (brain viruses or something) represented a clear and present danger to Humanity's survival. Do you eut...
by Steven
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Enlightenment as paradigm shift
Replies: 125
Views: 6443

Re: Enlightenment as paradigm shift

And where have you retreated? Internet forum flame baiting techniques?

This thread will stand testament to just what a load of shit it is you actually preach.
by Steven
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Who wants to kill the elderly?
Replies: 151
Views: 9393

Re: Who wants to kill the elderly?

What is a valuable life? The one you experience, for all other choices on the values of others depend upon how you relate to them, how you measure their value within your life. This however leads to a situation, and I have been told this before in earnest while many more think it in silence, where ...
by Steven
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Enlightenment as paradigm shift
Replies: 125
Views: 6443

Re: Enlightenment as paradigm shift

God is an answer we are all exposed to, in the West atleast, before the questions that may lead to God can fully form themselves in our minds. We struggle to understand a concept devoid of any meaning that can be reasoned back to our reality in our immature state, and so we battle, perhaps for the r...