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Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Not win, but feel it was "productive".  That me, the person I'm debating, or some other person (e.g. a reader) is getting something out of it (or will). To me philosophy isn't about winning or losing, it's about…"
11 hours ago
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"LOL...90% of the debates I have online end up being deadends. The productive 10% make it somehow worth it for me. Also, the process of debating in itself is one I use to get the brain going and perhaps think new thoughts (even if debates can get…"
16 hours ago
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I'm impressed that you are bothering to try to follow it. We've gone off way too many tangents for it to be of any use.I'm just not the type that can let things go when I think another person is making some really big mistakes. Saying…"
16 hours ago
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Properties aren't "imagined", they are "real". It's the reason particles end up at the bottom of a hill due to the properties of a ball (roundness), hill (angle), and gravity (space-time curvature). Without these…"
16 hours ago
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"To be clear we'd be saying that "a deterministic universe exists". Determinism is addressing the causal process of the universe through (the dimension of) time (if the universe is entirely causal). "
yesterday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"It can be logically invoked...unless you are saying such has no semantic meaning. If that's the case I must wholeheartedly disagree that it's "meaningless" in that sense. Do you find debating about semantics as boring as I do?…"
yesterday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"The word "material" itself is a "property" (e.g. material objects - objects made of "matter"). The fact of the matter is, we don't "perceive" sub-atomic particles (the "matter"). We only…"
yesterday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Sure, pink flying unicorns are non-existent in the universe. They don't exist. This is different than saying "non-existents exist in the universe" (e.g. non-existent pink-flying unicorns exist in the universe) - which is…"
yesterday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Our semantics of the word exist are so different that to discuss this is moot. Everything is "conceived by the mind" including "physical objects", "physical relationships",  "physical properties", etc.…"
yesterday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"It only exists due to objects that have mass. The two are not mutually exclusive. If you feel it's more correct, we can say that there exists no matter that doesn't bend space-time (be missing the property that bends space-time). The point…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Ah, I made a mistake in that wording. I don't think there are non-existents in the universe. But we certainly can conceive of non-existents for hypothetical - that doesn't mean they exist in U. "
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
" There is a difference between conceivable (I can conceive of a grey unicorn as well) and such needing to exist for the other one to exist."
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Umm...yes...it is. You can call my claims "transcendental" but that is simply a statement, not an argument backed up by anything. Per your assessment, all of physics is "transcendental" (e.g. special relativity, general…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I'm saying that determinism is equally as reasonable as indeterminism, so both possibilities must be assessed (and that they are the only two possibilities). Free will is logically contradictory in both. ;-) I never said there…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"If you mean that they both don't exist as "objects" I agree. I'm not saying they are "the same", only that existence applies to things like "relationships" (e.g. a relationship between object X and object Y…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Thanks. I'll check it out to see what he has to say on this matter, and if such has been accepted and/or rebutted in the more contemporary realm. ;-)"
Sunday

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At 5:04pm on July 26, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

Well Done  Trick....We have  an author  in our  midst.....I haven't  read your book so can not comment  on it...However  anyone  who has taken the time  to write  a book has my respect...Good luck with it.........

At 7:09pm on March 21, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Trick          

Good to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3800 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin 

Terry 

At 4:50pm on March 21, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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