Matt--Lukin
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Has anyone noticed that most atheists…

Started this discussion. Last reply by Humble Pie Jan 12, 2013. 66 Replies

Seem to criticize religion from a Christian or western religious perspective? In other words, those religions which have their basis in Hebraism, Judaism, and Islam; the so-called "Abrahamic…Continue

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Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Trick, I think you may be missing the point that's being conveyed here by Chang, Allan, etc. You say that ontology is the study of existence. Incorrect. It's the study of the nature of existence or the nature of being. One of the principle…"
Jul 20
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"What Jonathan has explained here reminds me of a variation of what Alan Watts has said here... Alan Watts - Determinism and Karma Jonathan said:  This is tricky, because I'm sure when Jonathan said, "Energy exists, but not…"
Jul 16
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Did you, by any chance, take a listen to the clip, Jonathan Chang? Just out of curiosity, do you have any thoughts on it?"
Jul 6
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Yeah, I'd try and get past the "new-agey" pre-conceived notion, because it truly has its basis in Buddhism which by no means is New Age, of course, it's come to be intertwined nowadays with New Age-type conceptions, but prior to…"
Jul 6
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"@Trick Have you read Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, by any chance? He writes about this fictional extraterrestrial species which he named Tralfamadorians that are able to perceive in the 4th dimension. They see the complete past and…"
Jul 5
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I'm not sure if you'd be interested in this, but there is this phenomenon that the psychedelic culture refers to as "ego death." People who take an effective dose of a psychedelic compound often will report this phenomenon of, in…"
Jul 5
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Well, in eastern philosophy, it refers specifically to duality. As Ramesh would put it, the principle refers to every conceivable duality. So, I'm not sure if the question "what is the opposite of a dog?" registers as a part of this…"
Jul 5
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I challenge you to think of an example, because I've, as of yet, been able to produce a single one, and I've been contemplating this for years. I've yet to hear anything that refutes this principle. "
Jul 3
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Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Well, I'm not sure if you watched the example that Ramesh gives, but he has an interesting perspective. Of course, he's a hard determinist, but he has spent years exploring the ramifications of this perspective. He'll often use…"
Jul 3
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Yes, this is precisely what I'm getting at. You're right that we do not draw from the entire infinite spectrum, our consciousness is like a dipstick into a subset of this spectrum, so I like your example of simplifying this to the circle,…"
Jul 3
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"What I mean by potentiality is that the variables that are entertained in the mind, as long as they're within the laws of physics, they can become concrete. Of course, only one course of action will become actuality, but nevertheless one is…"
Jul 2
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Well, I think Einstein's point is what you initially typed here in this post. It's punishment not in the retributive sense, but in the utility of creating deterrence. In other words, we must as act as though one does possess "free…"
Jul 2
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Someone once suggested that and I quote, “'Free will' can possibly be defined as the ability to consciously manipulate the laws of physics. We are physically constrained by them, but not our consciousness.” Of course there…"
Jul 2
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Einstein was a hard determinist, but at the same time he believed that we should act as though we had free will. That society should behave as it has been, and that we should still punish people for their misdeeds in order to have... Well,…"
Jul 2
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Daniel Dennett takes the incompatibilist position. Do you disagree with this point-of-view?"
Jul 2

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Perennial Philosophy

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

Before I get started, I'd like to say that this post actually got me banned from the ThinkAtheist forum because it gave some people the impression that I was proselytizing an "LSD God." That is entirely a misinterpretation of what I'm attempting to convey here. So, I must make it clear right from the get go that I'm not trying to sell anyone any specific concept or ideology. These are simply my opinions, and so you're welcome to think…
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