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Nov 24th, 2006 by china last post
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Sensation
Everything about us, within as well as without-our relationships, our thoughts, our feelings - is impermanent, in a constant state of flux. But is there anything which is permanent? Is there? Our constant desire is to make sensation permanent, is it not ?... (by china)
Nov 21st, 2006 by John Muff last post
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Enlightement
Enlightenment is liberation from the pretense of a future. Without a future, where did the past go? It is the end of the known, and the endless exploration of the unknown!It is the end of a struggle to be anybody or do anything.It is the end of looking... (by china)
Nov 18th, 2006 by sanctus last post
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Flowering of the mind....
As most of our education is the acquisition of knowledge, it is making us more and more mechanical: our minds are functioning along narrow grooves, whether it be scientific, philosophic, religious, business or technological knowledge that we are... (by china)
Nov 18th, 2006 by The Project Man last post
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It's "ME" !
Perhaps the most difficult thing for most of us to understand is the simple, and if you examine it directly, most obvious fact that there is no such thing as a solid, separate, stable entity that I can call "myself". Nouns (labels like writer, teacher,... (by china)
Nov 18th, 2006 by The Project Man last post
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Knowing Yourself
Without knowing oneself, there is no possibility of really searching out what is true, what is significant, what are the right values in life. Without self-knowledge, we cannot go beyond the self-projected illusions of the mind. Self-knowledge, , implies... (by china)
Nov 18th, 2006 by The Project Man last post
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Why do we gossip?
I wonder why we gossip? is it because it reveals others to us? And why should others be revealed to us? Why do you want to know others? Why this extraordinary concern about others? First of all, why do we gossip? It is a form of restlessness, is it not?... (by china)
Nov 18th, 2006 by The Project Man last post
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Visualization
We all have the ability to visualize mentally. Some find it easy, many do it only with difficulty. A good example of an expert’s skill in this art is given by a chess master playing a number of games blindfold. On the chessboard two armies of 16 pieces... (by china)
Nov 18th, 2006 by The Project Man last post
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What is freedom?
CDNBear asked me about what I view as freedom in another thread. Here was my initial response: The question then became one of what is "true freedom"? (if there is one). I will begin by saying freeom is a state of mind. Anything held onto (a... (by the caracal kid)
Nov 11th, 2006 by china last post
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Authority
All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to... (by china)
Nov 3rd, 2006 by jimmoyer last post
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Love
Is there such a "thing" as love when each one of us is seeking his own security,both psychological as well as worldly, outwardly? I am not talking of some love which is abstract, - an abstract idea of love has no value at all. You and I can have a lot of... (by china)
Oct 31st, 2006 by The Project Man last post
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It's Our World
I think that we should consider seriously at what is taking place in the world outside of us. Let us not look at it from Canadian , American or European point of view ,or from any other national interest , but observe what is actually going on in the... (by china)
Oct 30th, 2006 by The Project Man last post
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Immortality of the Soul
Use of the dialogue as a literary device made it easy for Plato not only to present his own position (in the voice of Socrates) but also to consider (in the voices of other characters) significant objections that might be raised against it. This doesn't... (by Socrates the Greek)
Oct 26th, 2006 by elevennevele last post
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Dad, would you, could you?
I had no idea where to post this, but I thought this might be the appropriate are. My sons were watching marvellous piece of Hollywood crap. Behind enemy lines II, when my oldest stopped the movie and came into my office and asked if I could watch... (by CDNBear)
Oct 7th, 2006 by MikeyDB last post
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thought experiments
I have just bought a book, called "the pig who wanted to be eaten, and 99 other thought experiments" Now I understand it'd be big trouble if i were to copy out the experiments, as some of them are copyrighted and some belong to the author of the book,... (by hermanntrude)
Oct 3rd, 2006 by Be Graceful last post
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Cracking an age-old conundrum.
The Times May 26, 2006 How two philosophers and a farmer cracked an age-old conundrum By Alan Hamilton It was the egg that came first, not the chicken, according to a study of the poultry pecking order IT IS the ultimate conundrum of the... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 29th, 2006 by hermanntrude last post
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How conscious are you?
Do you consider yourself more conscious than an average 7-year old kid? Are you more conscious than a tree? Are you more conscious than the universe itself? If the universe is not conscious and you are conscious how do you explain it? How can a... (by s_lone)
Sep 29th, 2006 by s_lone last post
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EDUCATIONS solutions ?
Yeah, I'd agree humanbeing, the educational experience can be a pretty bleak time for a lot of kids. Both of my two, for instance, actively disliked high school, and my son in particular... well, frankly I've never seen anybody who hated school as much as... (by jimmoyer)
Sep 28th, 2006 by china last post
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Problems .... society me
So you and I are the problem, and not the world, because the world is the projection of ourselves and to understand the world we must understand ourselves. The world is not separate from us; we are the world, and our problems are the world's problems.... (by china)
Sep 26th, 2006 by china last post
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Knowing and learning
What do we mean by learning? Is there learning when you are merely accumulating knowledge, gathering information? That is one kind of learning, is it not? As a student of engineering, you study mathematics, and so on; you are learning, informing yourself... (by china)
Sep 25th, 2006 by hermanntrude last post
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entropy
Do you think the principle of entropy can be applied to conversations? If so, is this a direct application or indirect? I think it certainly can be applied... look at some of the threads in cancon. Probably it's an indirect route... brains are... (by hermanntrude)
Sep 23rd, 2006 by otis last post
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Is science dogmatic?
Is science dogmatic? (by s_lone)
Sep 19th, 2006 by hermanntrude last post
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evolution and religion
I had a discussion with a christian who was using painting as a tool for preaching in canterbury town centre today, and he used the "evolution can't be explained by science so God must have done it" argument It just occurred to me that it's interesting... (by hermanntrude)
Sep 15th, 2006 by Curiosity last post
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Alan Watt (Please listen to him this not spam!)
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Sep 11th, 2006 by JonB2004 last post
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America turning Islamic?
Many Americans have converted to Islam in the past five years. Women in the USA are starting to wear the veil and adhere to Islamic traditions. These are NOT recent immigrants from Arab nations, these are people born in the USA. English... (by Karlin)
Sep 10th, 2006 by typingrandomstuff last post
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thought provoking
my daughter once said to me when she was about 9 years old, "what time was it when clocks were invented, its one of those questions that gets you thinking, what has been the most thought provoking question you have ever been asked, or have asked... (by Carmoral)
Sep 7th, 2006 by tracy last post
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Life begins...
I'm sure that everyone is just jumping for another abortion thread but the bump of the other one got me thinking about a quesiton that I've been wrestling with for the last few weeks: Many people have differing opinions on when life begins. Some... (by LittleRunningGag)
Aug 26th, 2006 by china last post
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How to Be Happy
Its the promise of every product in the store: Buy me and Ill make you better, skinnier, smarter, faster and stronger. Buy me and youll be happy. But what makes people happy? For some people its friends and family, for others its money and... (by diaeagle)
Aug 24th, 2006 by tamarin last post
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What's your heaven going to be
I know it's hard to believe I have a serious question. I have been thinking about heaven quite a bit more than usual these past few weeks and I would like to know what the rest of you desire in the way of a hereafter. My heaven is pretty simple, like... (by darkbeaver)
Aug 23rd, 2006 by super☆man last post
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Let's talk about some interesting thing !
Hi,everyone what thing do you think is the most interesting now? in my eyes I feel some top games which attracted me .do you agree with me ? somedays ago I play a game which named Battlefield 1942 . the feeling seemed very great . all the weapons... (by super☆man)
Aug 23rd, 2006 by mayasecret last post
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el solipsisto manifesto (not everyone's cup of tea... =)
Im not sure how one goes about asking complete strangers to noodle through a few dozen pages of ones own thoughts ideas here better resembling alphabet soup gone insane than an organized progression of thinkery sentences completely unsolicited though... (by mayasecret)
Aug 22nd, 2006 by Vereya last post
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Ethics and human conduct.
Branch of philosophy concerned with the evaluation of human conduct. Philosophers commonly distinguish: * descriptive ethics, the factual study of the ethical standards or principles of a group or tradition; * normative ethics, the... (by Socrates the Greek)
Aug 3rd, 2006 by cortex last post
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Death
So what is wrong with death. Now for some people it is sad, and if you get into the nitty gritty it is real sad for the family of someone who dies to be that sad. They have lost a mother or a father, a sole-bread winner maybe a grandparent a friend, a... (by Jersay)
Jul 4th, 2006 by cdn_bc_ca last post
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Abortion don't favour life .....
Link: Abortion as topic Have you ever had an abortion or are you thinking about it? Many women have been faced with this situation and they have wondered what to do, as they have not been prepared for the situation. On the next lines we are going... (by Onebody)
Jun 21st, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Morals
In this so called crazed world we live in, with Islamic fanaticals and then Christian or other radicals, there is a whole lot of them. Should one person still keep their own morals together to keep them human. Because in my religion there are 9 morals... (by Jersay)
Jun 10th, 2006 by fuzzylogix last post
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US Government tells Americans how to behave abroad.
'Speak softly, don't argue and slow down' By Philip Sherwell (Filed: 16/04/2006) Loud and brash, in gawdy garb and baseball caps, more than three million of them flock to our shores every year. Shuffling between tourist sites or preparing to... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 7th, 2006 by CAD last post
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Integrity
The subject of integrity came up somewhere along the way..... I got to thinking about this recently. I'm wondering what those who don't subscribe to a belief in a higher power use as a motivation to 'be a good person' - to conduct themselves with... (by Zan)
May 1st, 2006 by darkbeaver last post
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Solon & Pericles: social engineers of Athenian Democracy
Direct participation was the key to Athenian democracy. In the Assembly, every male citizen was not only entitled to attend as often as he pleased but also had the right to debate, offer amendments, and vote on proposals. Every man had a say in whether to... (by Socrates the Greek)
Apr 30th, 2006 by Socrates the Greek last post
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The rational soul
Remember that the basic plan of the Republic is to draw a systematic analogy between the operation of society as a whole and the life of any individual human being. So Plato supposed that people exhibit the same features, perform the same functions, and... (by Socrates the Greek)
Apr 28th, 2006 by Socrates the Greek last post
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The beuty of virtue
{Gk. areth ; Lat. virtus} Excellence, skill, or art. In classical thought, virtues are admirable human characteristics or dispositions that distinguish good people from bad. Socrates sought a singular virtue for human life, while Plato identified four... (by Socrates the Greek)
Apr 23rd, 2006 by Finder last post
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Goth subculture shows its dark side.
The Times April 14, 2006 Goth subculture shows its dark side through self-harm and suicide rate By Sam Lister, Health Correspondent YOUNG people who become involved with Goth culture the punk-rock-influenced genre usually associated... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 14th, 2004 by peapod last post
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philosophical question?
Hey that geek forum has some pretty good topics :lol: some different stuff over there. How about we try this one I saw over there...Here is the question.......... If you were the opposite sex for one hour, what would you do? Myself I would try and... (by peapod)