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    Thread: Hi all ...
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Interesting username. Welcome.
GrandizerII Introductions 19 114 Yesterday at 2:53 pm
    Thread: Origins of hell?
Post: RE: Origins of hell?

(January 28, 2023 at 9:52 pm)Belacqua Wrote: (January 28, 2023 at 9:45 pm)Rdougall Wrote: Hi all,   I introduced myself earlier but I just wanted to ask a question about mythology/philosophy. The...
GrandizerII Religion 5 112 January 28, 2023 at 10:58 pm
    Thread: Newcomb's Paradox
Post: RE: Newcomb's Paradox

Let's consider the following: Suppose you are familiar with puzzle and realize it's always better to two-box (since once you're in front of the two boxes, the prediction has already been made, and no...
GrandizerII Philosophy 19 220 January 28, 2023 at 10:25 pm
    Thread: Newcomb's Paradox
Post: RE: Newcomb's Paradox

(January 28, 2023 at 3:16 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: I misread the OP - choosing Box A only is not an option. In that case, choosing both boxes is a marginally better option, as you’re guaranteed a...
GrandizerII Philosophy 19 220 January 28, 2023 at 9:50 pm
    Thread: Newcomb's Paradox
Post: RE: Newcomb's Paradox

(January 28, 2023 at 8:26 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote: (January 28, 2023 at 12:40 pm)GrandizerII Wrote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcomb%27s_paradox A lot of you would know about this already. The...
GrandizerII Philosophy 19 220 January 28, 2023 at 9:36 pm
    Thread: Newcomb's Paradox
Post: Newcomb's Paradox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcomb%27s_paradox A lot of you would know about this already. The interesting thing about this puzzle is that even though it seems like there is a very clear correct a...
GrandizerII Philosophy 19 220 January 28, 2023 at 12:40 pm
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 26, 2023 at 11:40 am)emjay Wrote: (January 26, 2023 at 11:14 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: I think it's flatly wrong, but I respect that a competent argument could be made for it.  There are...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 3:27 pm
    Thread: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove that he was God?
Post: RE: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove t...

Without going into details since that would just force me to enter into another discussion with you here, Objectivist, which we agreed to both cease. I can assure you I was not confining the scope to ...
GrandizerII Religion 136 2030 January 26, 2023 at 11:33 am
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 26, 2023 at 10:58 am)emjay Wrote: (January 26, 2023 at 10:43 am)GrandizerII Wrote: Speaking of Mind Chat, since we were talking about pzs earlier in this thread, once you get the chance t...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 10:59 am
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 26, 2023 at 9:03 am)emjay Wrote: (January 26, 2023 at 8:13 am)GrandizerII Wrote: If by full, you mean including how you can get from neural activities to [what appears to be] phenomenal e...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 10:43 am
    Thread: Russia and Ukraine
Post: RE: Russia and Ukraine

I feel like Putin could've avoided all this current mess in the first place, were it not for his big ego. He, and the Russian government, should've taken more time (before invading) to consider wheth...
GrandizerII News & Current Affairs 2732 79727 January 26, 2023 at 10:09 am
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 26, 2023 at 7:59 am)emjay Wrote: And to varying degrees between - again using that word - tantamount and actual, my view on that nowadays tends to be that a full account of the easy questio...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 8:13 am
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 26, 2023 at 6:57 am)emjay Wrote: (January 26, 2023 at 1:56 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: IDK.  If we truly understood/believed that even creatures we were sure didn't possess phenomenal cont...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 7:10 am
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 25, 2023 at 9:16 pm)emjay Wrote: (January 25, 2023 at 9:07 pm)GrandizerII Wrote: Just to be clear, meta-problem is an "easy" problem according to Chalmers, not "hard". Okay, well I'll get...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 6:49 am
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 26, 2023 at 6:00 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: (January 26, 2023 at 5:49 am)GrandizerII Wrote: Such depth of wisdom. Everyone, please, let's all just understand what things are, because ho...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 6:41 am
    Thread: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is Dead.
Post: RE: The Scripture Is False And The Biblical God Is...

(January 26, 2023 at 2:07 am)Tomato Wrote: Cruelty is subjective. What better way to understand this than the famous line, it's cruel to be kind. Otherwise, we need to stop this fallacious anthropo...
GrandizerII Atheism 301 5973 January 26, 2023 at 5:49 am
    Thread: Is it possible that the universe could be eternal??...
Post: RE: Is it possible that the universe could be eter...

In response to the title of this thread, I don't see why not? Of course, it also depends on what you mean by "universe". There are more than one way of defining that term. As for the OP, the Kalam Co...
GrandizerII Physical Sciences 129 7606 January 26, 2023 at 5:38 am
    Thread: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove that he was God?
Post: RE: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove t...

(January 25, 2023 at 10:54 pm)Objectivist Wrote: (January 25, 2023 at 10:20 pm)GrandizerII Wrote: Words can change meaning over time. Because of repeated suggestions of a multiverse in this day an...
GrandizerII Religion 136 2030 January 25, 2023 at 11:16 pm
    Thread: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove that he was God?
Post: RE: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove t...

(January 25, 2023 at 10:30 pm)Objectivist Wrote: Yes, everything about your wording implies that there is something outside of the total of existence.  You said, "The total of what actually exists a...
GrandizerII Religion 136 2030 January 25, 2023 at 10:53 pm
    Thread: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove that he was God?
Post: RE: Could an omnipotent and omniscient god prove t...

(January 25, 2023 at 9:26 pm)Objectivist Wrote: The Universe is everything that exists.  That's what the word means.  Uni means one and versus means turning.  The Latin universus means turning into ...
GrandizerII Religion 136 2030 January 25, 2023 at 10:20 pm