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by Dave Toast
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: When is the next guest interview due?
Replies: 30
Views: 19994

Re: When is the next guest interview due?

Why's everything got to be an argument ffs? In other words, Dave means that "Woman" is a potential roadblock distraction, and "politics in its narrow definition" is also a potential roadblock distraction. That's exactly what I meant Kelly, except there was additional context i.e. the rest of what wa...
by Dave Toast
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: When is the next guest interview due?
Replies: 30
Views: 19994

Re: When is the next guest interview due?

Read more carefully ladies.
by Dave Toast
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: When is the next guest interview due?
Replies: 30
Views: 19994

Re: When is the next guest interview due?

Yep, as I said at the time, Stefan would be an interesting guest, given the right subject. Having watched his Philosophy 101 podcasts and many others of a philosophical bent, I know this guy is a truth lover and a man of his own logical convictions and integrity - far more in line with many of the p...
by Dave Toast
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: baby goes home
Replies: 162
Views: 14538

Re: baby goes home

Death metal is pretty impressive live, but it is still a depraved art-form nonetheless. Opeth excluded, of course. Hehe yep, the mosh pits at Opeth gigs are a most edifying and sagely affair. Alex, I must say I'm reading more of your posts than ever these days - the really short ones, sometimes.
by Dave Toast
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Men of the Infinite
Replies: 33
Views: 1569

Re: Men of the Infinite

A few suggestions for intros and extros: Talvin Singh - Butterfly Nick Drake - Way to Blue Nick Drake - Cello Song Nick Drake - Fruit Tree Jeff Buckley - Mojo Pin Ozric Tentacles - Spyroid Ozric Tentacles - The Domes of G'Bal John Williams - Prelude from Lute Suite 4 John Williams - 2nd movement fro...
by Dave Toast
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Causality and Acausality
Replies: 139
Views: 12020

Re: Religious language

maestro wrote:How about the new and fancy "many worlds" theory in which the future is random, and what we see is one branch of it.
How about quantum immortality?
by Dave Toast
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Religious language
Replies: 28
Views: 1926

Re: Religious language

The causal nature of will does not make it illusory. Well, if we're talking about the truthful understanding of will and its relationship to causal nature, your quite right. However, if you're talking about the common understanding of these concepts and their ramifications, you're quite wrong. I ta...
by Dave Toast
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Causality and Acausality
Replies: 139
Views: 12020

Re: Religious language

DT: Speaking philosophically, the truth of the matter is the more appropriate. And the truth of the matter is that human will and universal will are identical. dejavu: No, the truth of the matter is we know no universal will, only our own. The will that 'we' commonly know as our own is an illusion....
by Dave Toast
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Who is Logically Older?
Replies: 42
Views: 3514

Re: Who is Cronologically Older?

I understand that Trev. Same strokes as mine. So why then am I different here?

To be the more specific I was trying not to be then, some illnesses are more debilitating than others. Some illnesses, for instance, relieve the sufferer of even a moral compass.
by Dave Toast
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Who is Logically Older?
Replies: 42
Views: 3514

Re: Who is Cronologically Older?

Different strokes for different folks Trev. Not all are as lucky as you.
by Dave Toast
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Religious language
Replies: 28
Views: 1926

Re: Religious Bullshit

From OneLookDictionary : "Will - noun: the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention" Am I missing something here? Human will and universal will are exactly as free (capable of conscious choice, decision and intention) as eachother, i.e. not free, or figuratively speaking only. A di...
by Dave Toast
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Who is Logically Older?
Replies: 42
Views: 3514

Re: Who is Cronologically Older?

And there we have it, it's a simple answer. No, she cannot be chronologically older. Although that wasn't really the question. Anyone who's been here long enough should know Foresta's history and not bearing this in mind would suggest a serious lack of compassion. Foresta, physical age, mental age a...
by Dave Toast
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Judging Others
Replies: 405
Views: 19512

Re: Judging Others

Michael "Doesn't understand basic linguistic conventions" Mooney So now its down to the most trivial possible level of debate... (one of the most, anyway) "linguistic conventions." I could probably discover what you are referring to (or should that be "to what you are referring?") if I reviewed my ...
by Dave Toast
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Judging Others
Replies: 405
Views: 19512

Re: Judging Others

Michael "Doesn't understand basic linguistic conventions" Mooney
by Dave Toast
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Judging Others
Replies: 405
Views: 19512

Re: Judging Others

mikiel had a little lambast on the screen as white as snow And oft' times when mikiel posted That lambast was sure to flow Saviour of cosmology supernatural epistemology gifted seer Cult leader delusion feeder glory beer IQ brags can't use tags glory meer Given to lambast riven with bombast Fear? N...
by Dave Toast
Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Judging Others
Replies: 405
Views: 19512

Re: Judging Others

protilius wrote:So if poetry is all you see, then I suppose I should thank you for considering me elegant enough with words to actually "be" a poet.
Poetry, at least in the sense discussed here, is rather the polar opposite of linguistic elegance.
by Dave Toast
Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Are "women" a different species?
Replies: 95
Views: 26506

Re: Are "women" a different species?

If I need a map to guide me to a particular place, then I need one that has clear, unambigiuous, black-and-white, accurate instructions. I have no use for a fuzzy map that points vaguely in all directions. Yesterday I received an email invitation from an academic to participate in a survey about at...
by Dave Toast
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Judging Others
Replies: 405
Views: 19512

Re: Judging Others

No doubt. There is, seemingly, no worldy way to escape death you see. Ram, you're doing it agaaain mate. Have you never come across an inveterate bullshitter before or something? I realise this one is quite exquisite but what's with the morbid fascination? Who is more of a fool: a fool or the one wh...
by Dave Toast
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: FOOTHOLDS
Replies: 527
Views: 24040

Re: FOOTHOLDS

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

-- Oscar Wilde
by Dave Toast
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 61129

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

This has gone on for far too long now. Any hope of deriving the syllogisms fundamental to what's being said of them has long been lost to over-elaboration. And now it seems, perhaps, that the conclusions and their corollories are getting too greedy for any syllogisms previously put forward. If we ar...
by Dave Toast
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: 15 Sick Logos You Won't Believe
Replies: 499
Views: 67647

Re: In the News

Asia's angry monk syndrome By Megawati Wijaya SINGAPORE - From Sri Lanka to South Korea, from Tibet to Myanmar, Asia's Buddhist clergy are in unprecedented numbers exerting their moral authority onto politics, abandoning their detachment from worldly events and giving rise to what at least one acade...
by Dave Toast
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: a shift in my personal reality, or perhaps madness. Whoknows
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: a shift in my personal reality, or perhaps madness. Whoknows

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.
by Dave Toast
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: a shift in my personal reality, or perhaps madness. Whoknows
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: a shift in my personal reality, or perhaps madness. Whoknows

Quick question PG,

Do you think that all these seemingly unbelievable and out-of-this-world experiences you've had are best explained by your perception at the time being faulty due to paranoid/schizophrenic episode(s) or by them actually being real?
by Dave Toast
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Debating a christian - how would you destroy this argument?
Replies: 30
Views: 1946

Re: Debating a christian - how would you destroy this argument?

Diebert,

I'm not so sure a part if the opposite of a whole. If a whole is all of, its opposite is none of.

I think decrement (the amount by which something is decreased) would be the noun you're after, or something like that.