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Three Minute Philosophy
Three Minute Philosophy: Rene Descartes - YouTube Three Minute Philosophy: Aristotle - YouTube Three Minute Philosophy: Plato - YouTube Three Minute Philosophy - John Locke - YouTube (by Cannuck)
Feb 9th, 2013 by china last post
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The sayings of Desert Fathers .
......these are some of thousands sayings of the Fathers . One day some old men came to see Abba Anthony. In the midst of them was Abba Joseph. Wanting to test them, the old man suggested a text from the Scriptures, and, beginning with the... (by china)
Feb 8th, 2013 by L Gilbert last post
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Today is the best day of my life!
Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever! There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today... but I did! And because I did, Im going to celebrate! Today, Im going to celebrate what a great life... (by Cliffy)
Feb 6th, 2013 by Cliffy last post
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Brain –> Consciousness , Consciousness –> Brain.
Brain > Consciousness , Consciousness > Brain. =. Is consciousness a result of evolution or it is its fuel ? # Contrary to what everyone knows it is so, it may not be the brain that produce consciousness, but rather consciousness that... (by socratus)
Dec 30th, 2012 by china last post
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What is intelligence ?
What is intelligence .............? To find out is not to come to a conclusion. . The moment you come to a conclusion as to what intelligence is, you cease to be intelligent. That is what most of the older people have done: they have come to ... (by china)
Dec 25th, 2012 by china last post
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"We have met the enemy, and he is us."
In some primitive societies, such as the Aztecs in Mexico, human sacrifice by horrific means, such as cutting out the living heart of the victims, was carried out on a grand scale. The citizenry was forced to witness this, under penalty of death, in order... (by china)
Nov 15th, 2012 by Cliffy last post
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The Process of Social Conditioning Or the Domestication of Humans
This is the introduction to a longer article I'm writing. I present it here to see if anybody else cares to comment on the topic. From the day we are born we are told what to believe, how to behave, what is acceptable behaviour, what is real, what... (by Cliffy)
Nov 5th, 2012 by china last post
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Meditation
"...Meditation is the understanding of life, which is to bring about order. Order is virtue, which is light, which is not to be lit by another, however experienced, however clever, however erudite, however spiritual. Nobody on earth or in heaven can light... (by china)
Sep 30th, 2012 by Goober last post
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Could the world cope with the death of Abraham?
And the whole concept of religion and the significant impact of it on mankind. That is to say, or ask rather. If a person or group, held in their possession, the absolute proof that the whole of the basis of Abrahamism is a fraud, could the world... (by CDNBear)
Jul 4th, 2012 by L Gilbert last post
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My article in American Atheist
My article about futile confrontations between theists and atheists appeared in the April 2012 Issue of American Atheist Magazine. The link is: atheist Please share this link with other potential readers. Thank you in advance, Ludwik Kowalski... (by kowalskil)
Jun 6th, 2012 by jkyriazoglou last post
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Pearls of Wisdom of the 7 Sages of Ancient Greece
Book: Pearls ofWisdom of the 7 Sages of Ancient Greece. Maximsand Quotations that may support you in all matters of life, family, love, duty,justice, faith, etc., of the 7 sages of ancient Greece before the advent ofPlato and Aristotle. Direct Link:... (by jkyriazoglou)
Apr 26th, 2012 by SLM last post
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Gender selection through IVF
A Surrey city Councillor, Barinder Rasode, is calling for a boycott of papers running an ad for Center for Reproductive Medicine in Washington state which advertises gender selection services for in vitro fertilization. According to the Rasode, the ad,... (by Corduroy)
Jan 14th, 2012 by Cliffy last post
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Philosophy and the Matrix
Is the Matrix real? Is reality real or a dream? What is real and who are we? Philosophy and the Matrix: Return to the Source - YouTube (by Cliffy)
Dec 26th, 2011 by Cannuck last post
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23 1/2 hours
23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? - YouTube (by Cannuck)
Dec 25th, 2011 by darkbeaver last post
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Happy Somaday
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Nov 16th, 2011 by VanIsle last post
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Techno-bubble
Im sensing an increasing number of people out there who are just living in their technological bubble. I, for one, am doing so as I write this statement. Sure, even Einstein immersed himself in his own little world as he contemplated his theories and... (by levanty)
Oct 21st, 2011 by SLM last post
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Is penal labour acceptable? POPULAR!
I personally think prisoners ought to work. In fact, international law would support at least the right of prisoners to work as we can read in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 23. (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice... (by Machjo)
Aug 18th, 2011 by spaminator last post
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countdown to doomsday
News Columnists / Thane Burnett Countdown to ... doomsday The end of the world is here ... again By THANE BURNETT Last Updated: 21st December 2009, 8:11am StoryCommentsEmail Story Print Size A A A Report Typo Share with: Facebook Digg Del.icio.us... (by spaminator)
Aug 6th, 2011 by DaSleeper last post
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Well, I gone and done it...
...I outed myself as a CCer on Facebook (sorta) and directed people here. One guy was asking opinion issues in the help section for queries on how to retrieve messages, and I said "well, man, this isn't the place. Try here:" SCRABBLE Discussions |... (by 55Mercury)
Jul 2nd, 2011 by dattaswami last post
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Merged Threads of dattaswami
Fear of God will control sin O Learned and Devoted Servants of God, Swami replied: It is true that a few people exploited the concept of God for personal benefits. But, based on the few exceptions, you should not remove the basic system... (by dattaswami)
May 8th, 2011 by SLM last post
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What has the internet taken away from you?
While the internet has opened a vast communication and information network, what has it taken away from you? (by Kreskin)
May 7th, 2011 by Mr Warum last post
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On the justification of being and non-being
"Values are intangibles. They are, in the final analysis, things of the mind that have to do with the vision people have of "the good life" for themselves and their fellows." (Nicholas Rescher) The purpose of this article is to... (by Mr Warum)
Apr 29th, 2011 by darkbeaver last post
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It's official: God didn't create universe POPULAR!
Stephen Hawking: "God Did Not Create the Universe" This ends the debate. Or does it? (by Kreskin)
Nov 9th, 2010 by El Barto last post
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Zealots
zealot - extreme partisan, fanatic partisan - strong, unreasoning supporter of political or religious doctrine dogma - 1. principle, tenet or system of belief 2. arrogant declaration of opinion dogmatic - asserting or imposing personal... (by Cliffy)
Oct 31st, 2010 by YukonJack last post
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Who’s on the Menu
Living in the Kootenays is synonyms with Vegetarianism, even if most of us are not of that persuasion. Although I have gone without meat for periods of time, I still enjoy eating the stuff. When I lived up north, in the Quesnel area, I tried... (by Cliffy)
Oct 21st, 2010 by Dexter Sinister last post
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What is Freedom ?
What is freedom? Is it based on choice? Is it to do exactly what we like to do ? Just wonder . (by china)
Oct 12th, 2010 by Ron in Regina last post
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Free will versus determinism POPULAR!
Is anyone interested in this topic? I would like to present a different definition of determinism, which can change our understanding of human nature, and change our world for the better. (by peacegirl)
Sep 7th, 2010 by china last post
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China in Ottawa .
Back home ,hi Ottawa , Well...........the air's clean ...... I think.8O (by china)
Aug 27th, 2010 by karrie last post
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The benefit of anthropomorphism
A thought occurred to me yesterday as I was at the car wash. Never before has a vehicle in our household recieved such loving attention. My van could go months without being washed. The kids could care less if they scuffed their shoes on the seats, or... (by karrie)
Aug 23rd, 2010 by RonPrice last post
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BEING AND TIME IN ‘62: Heidegger and Me
In his book Being and Time1 (1962) Martin Heidegger discusses The Being of the Entities Encountered in the Environment. He describes the dynamics surrounding our relationship to tools in our environment as we encounter them in our everyday experience. ... (by RonPrice)
Aug 15th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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What can i do?
Are you fooling yourself by saying, What can I do? What can I, an individual, living a shoddy little life, with all its confusion and ignorance, what can I do? Ignorance exists only when you dont know yourself. Self-knowing is wisdom. You may be... (by china)
Aug 9th, 2010 by Cliffy last post
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Thought is dead!
Thought is something dead and can never touch anything living. The moment it tries to touch life, it is destroyed by the living quality of life. TSAK:canada: (by china)
Aug 9th, 2010 by Cliffy last post
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Death From Ennui
:newb: Humble apologies if this is innappropriate for this forum. It was either here or the jokes forum, where it didn't seem to fit in somehow. Please move if deemed to be in the wrong place. Thanks! Bcool Death From Ennui It occurs... (by Bcool)
Aug 8th, 2010 by Dexter Sinister last post
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Thought space time .
There is no space. There is no way you can experience space. It is thought that creates it. Anything you say about space has no meaning. There is no way you can experience space at all. You can say there is no thought, there is no space, there is no... (by china)
Aug 8th, 2010 by talloola last post
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The BODY.
All that is necessary for the survival of this living organism is already there. All that we have gathered and acquired through our intellect is no match for the tremendous intelligence of The BODY. :glasses11: astk (by china)
Aug 8th, 2010 by s_lone last post
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The natural state .
The natural state is not the state of a self-realized or God-realized man, it is not a thing to be achieved or attained, it is not a thing to be willed into existence; it is there -- it is the living state. This state is just the functional activity of... (by china)
Aug 4th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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There is nothing wrong with our leaders .
I don't see any reason why anybody should starve in this world.Personally I have not set myself up in the business of running this world. It is they who have set themselves up in the business of ruling this or that country. If they don't do what they... (by china)
Jul 30th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Just an Obituary worth a few minutes' read and thought
Obituary printed in the London Times -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how... (by Curiosity)
Jul 29th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Getting my PhD
.. in having to live with female drama. I work in an exclusively female place (except me), have a website that is exclusively female (except me) and have a wife and daughter. Most of the time I just duck and stay away from all the crap that goes... (by Kreskin)
Jul 28th, 2010 by china last post
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Eliminating the center ..
How can one get rid of the centre so as to be really free - absolutely, not relatively?Is it possible to be absolutely free of the centre?:nike: (by china)
Jul 27th, 2010 by talloola last post
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You are nothing POPULAR!
The nature, the inmost nature of the self, when you have gone through all the layers of the self, the essence is nothing. You are nothing. Right? On that nothingness thought has imposed the super structure of consciousness. Consciousness being the... (by china)
Jul 9th, 2010 by Machjo last post
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Soldier deserts. Now what?
The Minister of Immigration has just hired you as his consultant and would like you to write up criteria the staff of Immigration Canada would be expected to follow in determining whether to grant asylum to a deserter from another country. What would be... (by Machjo)
Jul 2nd, 2010 by talloola last post
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The thing called life
There can be understanding of life, and of the significance and beauty of death, only when the mind on the instant perceives what is. Although we differentiate them, love, death, and sorrow are all the same; because, surely, love, death, and sorrow are... (by china)
Jun 23rd, 2010 by china last post
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The unessential knowledge
Aware of self-knowledge I understand that the thoughts I experience, thinking, knowing, believing, etc, is a process taking place in the brain, in myself. Otherwise I am continually trying to figure things out, and to solve my life's problems, my... (by china)
Jun 14th, 2010 by Praxius last post
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When things go wrong, we seem to blame everyone but ourselves..
have you noticed in the world in the time that you have been alive that whenever a bunch of things go wrong for someone, like a car breaking down or overdue bills or something that seriously makes their lives harder that they will blame everyone else,... (by Chiliagon)