"Lots of people seem to get ones that are meaningful to them in one way or the other. I am totally the opposite; only a few of my tattoos are significant. Not sure if I can even say I have distinct tattoos anymore since most of my body is covered…"
"This is in reply to abreo. Lets see if I can make this coherent.
You stated earlier that a consciousness must exist. I was agreeing with you:
1 conciousness = something
2 something != nothing
That is all I was saying.
And moving on...
So if a…"
"I do apologize. Reading that page plus a lack of sleep has made me rather cranky so please don't take it personally.
And like the studies I am drawing correlation, this one between non-secular sites and these behavioral correlation studies, a…"
"First. It is not widely sourced. It is hosted on one site with no almost no page hits, and on the entirety of the internet it is only referenced in a few religious sights and forums pertaining to those site and other forums like this one. Not…"
"No i didn't say that nothing outside of my conciseness existed; I said that nothing does not exist.. for the very reason that consciousness itself must exist.
And our knowledge does not stem from sensory experience. Belief stems from sensory…"
"It wont let me reply to your last post, so I will do it here. Unfortunately I find that it is really less of a political issue, but a religious one that I have with the study you gave me in particular. Not only have I been unable to find a…"
"The LeVey study is also more than 20 years old. I never contended that scientific research can, at the moment, give us a definitive answer, nor do I think that deviation in sexual orientation is genetic in nature. However I would like to see some…"
"I would hardly say that ascribing "biology" as a causative agent is simplification in anything but a linguistic sense. Behavior is the choices you make to differentiate them is just semantics.
Also I would postulate that you cannot make a…"
"I would disagree with you. Mathematics is not about validity of empirical observations, insofar as it deals with abstract concepts like quantity, space, change, etc then it is not falsifiable. Perhaps when dealing with theorems it is, but theorems,…"
"I guess I am not communicating well. To address your second point first: I really must stress the distinction between choices, i.e. behavior, the conscious decisions we make, and the brain the those behaviors arise from. All I am postulating is that…"
"In my opinion you have struck on something useful here, mathematics, because it is arbitrary and not based in sensory experience. In all possible worlds 1+1=2 whether or not an intelligence is there to experience it. Because 20 is abstract and the…"
"Spatial awareness centers do not exist. The posterior parietal cortex does help localize the body and objects in space, but I did find the article to which i assume you were referring and it really has nothing to do with the premise of my argument.…"
"I agree that to argue like that would be ridiculous, if not an interesting thought experiment. I just found that asking if there was an immutable truth was rather begging the question. A true truth is true!
"Interesting but rather irrelevant question, since a modern understanding of neuroscience has established, pretty soundly, that all mental functions are a result of biological processes. From a reductionist approach we have derived an answer!