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Posted on January 19 at 5:32 p.m.
I may be way too late to get a response, but I do agree with assessments that I read, yours and some of the responses. As I said in other comments, I think that our perceptions of reality are based on our logic, which we make-up as we go. Most people would say that the worst crime that a person could commit, and the crime that deserves the harshest punishment, would be murder. But there are exceptions to that.... we can execute someone committed of that crime, we can kill an enemy in war, there has been death in the name of God forever. We make up the rules as we go along. Also, I am real hesitant to bring this idea up in this forum, but I'll go for it anyway. I dont think that a person can ever be evil. Even the worst cases, OBL, Hitler, or the countless others, they all felt justified. If one can justify their cause, one would consider himself right. Thats why we have exceptions to every rule, we make it all up as we go.Thanks for the opportunity to have a say.
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Posted on January 17 at 4:11 p.m.
Tam, I have been reading your older articles with great interest and I am starting to see you viewpoint. To my understanding, there is not an absolute connection between our logic (or rather, our tools for understanding) and the universe that we try to understand. You point out paradoxes in our language such as "this sentence is not true". I would like to hear your thoughts on the fact that ALL of our tools for understanding are flawed. We describe the world around us in words that we made up... hence the paradoxes. We also describe the world around us with math. We made up our number system and how to manipulate those numbers.... and we have the paradox of a square root of a negative number. Granted, we learned how to incorporate it into the system, but it makes the system a whole lot more cumbersome.I would really enjoy reading your thoughts on the math aspect of logic.
On On Time and Free Will
Posted on January 1 at 5:18 p.m.
I have always thought of religion in the same light ... they teach a different path , but are all aiming for the same end.
On On Solidity
Posted on January 1 at 11:59 a.m.
I have been reading your papers and find them really interesting.I wanted to get your input on the following: I have, for a long time, considered consciousness (or awareness) would only be present in living things. I think of it as the ability to differentiate "me" from "not me" and thus to have the ability for the "me" to interact with the "not me" (ones environment). I could throw a rock and it would interact with the environment based in the forces it encounters, but I dont see a consciousness there.Also, why wound a bacteria seem to have more consciousness than a super-computer that can do hundreds of billions of calculations a second? The computer certainly would seem to be much more complex.Thank you, and I will continue to read your papers.Robert Parent
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