JCC Is there a Quix in the house?

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    8 philosophical questions we'll never solve

    1. Why is there something rather than nothing?

    2. Is our universe real?

    3. Do we have free will?

    4. Does God exist?

    5. Is there life after death?

    6. Can you really experience anything objectively?

    7. What is the best moral system?

    8. What are numbers?
  2. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Well, we get to learn the answers to questions 4 and 5 after we die, I suppose... :p
  3. Everton Chosen One

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    1. Why is there something rather than nothing? -
    Because George Harrison.
  4. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    1. Why is there something rather than nothing?
    God
    2. Is our universe real?
    Yes
    3. Do we have free will?
    Yes
    4. Does God exist?
    Yes
    5. Is there life after death?
    Yes
    6. Can you really experience anything objectively?
    Yes
    7. What is the best moral system?
    Universalism
    8. What are numbers?
    How I contact your mom for a hook-up.
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  5. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Are "Does God exist?" and "Is there life after death?" really serious philosophical questions? Is it just a popularity contest in which the number of people who take these questions seriously determine their seriousness? There's no expert panel? To me, these questions seem equivalent to asking whether J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth is real.
  6. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    I've always thought it rather sucks that if there isn't a God, we never really do get to find out. (As if our corpses sit there in infinite nothingness we can think "Ah ha, so there is no God or afterlife!")

    For what it's worth, I'm an agnostic theist, but I can't bring myself to believe in an afterlife, as much as I would like to.

    I agree that those are questions philosophy can't shed a whole lot of light on, but I still think they are profound questions.
    Last edited by Condition2SQ, Sep 24, 2012
  7. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Well, if there is no afterlife, then it will make no difference to us, because we won't have any consciousness to observe the nothingness with. :p
  8. Debo Force Ghost

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    Does God exist? Well, maybe this thread will finally provide us with an answer.
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  9. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    1. Quantum indeterminacy.
    2. Yes.
    3. No, at least not as currently or popularly conceived.
    4. Maybe, but I'm betting on a Flying Spaghetti Monster.
    5. Define "life." ;)
    6. Noumenal experience? Probably not.
    7. Virtue ethics - psychology and modeling meets ethics.
    8. Quantifiers and easy references.

    There. I've saved you the cost of a University education. ;)
  10. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    See, any man who is consulted as an expert in the 'Duniverse" knows all. Especially the Flying Spaghetti monster parts.
  11. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I'm with Quix for the first 3, then we disagree.
  12. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    That's cool. You can be wrong all you want. Free country.

    :D
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  13. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I'm pretty sure you already covered the lack thereof when it came to free. Now you're just being inconsistent.
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  14. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Maybe. Or I'm failing to be funny. But at least my Mom says I'm cool.
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  15. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    1. Because nothing is still something.
    2. Yes.
    3. We have instincts that dictate ideas to us, but they are able to be overcome. Possibly.
    4. Probably not.
    5. Definitely not.:(
    6. No, but you can get pretty close by acknowledging your blind spots and biases.
    7. Whatever I say it is.:p
    8. Shorthand used to explain concepts.
  16. morrison85 Force Ghost

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  17. cipe Jedi Knight

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    Mom doesn't like guys who have mutilated penises.
  18. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    I'm partially restored, thank you very much. Corona coverage, woohoo!

    Getting in the pool is a lot less traumatic now.
    Last edited by Obi-Zahn Kenobi, Sep 25, 2012
  19. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    1. Because we need room for all our stuff.
    2. Of course it is. What to you think it is, the Matrix?
    3. Don't be silly, of course you do, until someone mind-controls you.
    4. This may be my agnosticism talking, but if God does exist, He'd be beyond our understanding.
    5. The afterlife is what you make of it.
    6. Yes and no
    7. Just be a good person, and things will work out in the end.
    8. Now you're just being silly.....
  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I shalt look these items up at some point and respond. Off the cuff I disagree with 3. i glanced at 1 already and relized I shall have to be better rested to get it. [face_nail_biting]
  21. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Last edited by VadersLaMent, Oct 30, 2012
  22. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Goooooooooo pseudoscience?
  23. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Well if God doesn't exist, then it doesn't really matter whether we find out or not, does it? Whether future generations of humans continue to believe in God or not wouldn't matter either, because everyone's just going to wind up dead regardless of what we believe.
  24. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Montie:

    Daily Mail. Science and Philosophy. No.