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    No, I asked how you know that this is "beyond...

    No, I asked how you know that this is "beyond evolutionary requirements."



    That may be possible.
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    Again, I have no idea how these answers relate to...

    Again, I have no idea how these answers relate to my question, but I AM beginning to conclude that you aren't actually interested in a serious discussion. If that is so, let's just move on, shall we?...
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    A "principle" is "making a demand on us?" I'm not...

    A "principle" is "making a demand on us?" I'm not following you in the least. And what is a "moral causal force?"



    I have no idea how you get to your answer "no." The best I can achieve is "I...
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    That's a fairly shallow answer, so let me...

    That's a fairly shallow answer, so let me rephrase. How can you substantiate the claim "What those faculties permit is well beyond any necessary evolutionary reductionism or instrumentalism."


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  5. Yes, I first used the word "blackness." No, I...

    Yes, I first used the word "blackness." No, I never said anything like what is posted here. I invite folks to reread what I actually said in my posts preceding this one. It boils down to a simple...
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    Again - you appear to be redefining terms to...

    Again - you appear to be redefining terms to arrive at a conclusion. "Rational" has nothing to do with determined or not determined. You are adding that concept, for reasons I cannot fathom.
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    You're trying to argue that thoughts are genetic?...

    You're trying to argue that thoughts are genetic?

    That's kind of like trying to argue that the program running on a computer is dictated by the hardware. The reality is that the program function...
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    That would be implied by the expression "symbolic...

    That would be implied by the expression "symbolic representation."



    I'm one of those who regularly calls out binary thinking when I encounter it, but I think you used a poor example of how...
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    My Kant is old and rusty, and my patience for...

    My Kant is old and rusty, and my patience for having to thumb a dictionary to understand a passage is limited. My memory of "deontological" is it is associated with ethics (specifically the concepts...
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    I am curious. How do you know this? Or...

    I am curious. How do you know this?



    Or this...?
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    Frankly, I don't see you making sense. There is...

    Frankly, I don't see you making sense. There is nothing about the definition of "rational" that includes the causal forces behind it. Rational simply means "based on or in accordance with reason or...
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    If you don't disagree about the reality, then we...

    If you don't disagree about the reality, then we aren't disagreeing. As I said, it takes a mind to formulate symbology that represents these realities. But we're not "making up laws" in the same way...
  13. All of us? :huh:

    All of us? :huh:
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    Nah...more fun to tell them what it should be...

    Nah...more fun to tell them what it should be called... :hehe:



    Maybe "St. Episcopalianist du Monde"
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    On this I think we are going to disagree. When it...

    On this I think we are going to disagree. When it comes to the laws of logic, the laws of mathematics, and the laws of physics, what the mind is "making up" is the symbology to represent an external,...
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    You know, I debated for a bit about whether or...

    You know, I debated for a bit about whether or not I'd even respond. Let's just say that I will generally read all of the posts in a thread, but I'm only going to be responding if there is a degree...
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    I have read all of the post related to this...

    I have read all of the post related to this subject, and had done so before framing the response. As noted, your sentence "appears" to defy the Law of Excluded Middle because you contrived a...
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    Could be. But then we get to what it means to...

    Could be. But then we get to what it means to "reason." If we limit that term to something only a mind can do, I agree we do not yet see "mind" in our modern computers. But when you watch a computer...
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    That's right. It should be "the Church of the...

    That's right. It should be "the Church of the Episcopalians" :smug:


    Or maybe, "The Episcopalian's Church" :hehe:
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    Seer - as far as I know, what is rational is what...

    Seer - as far as I know, what is rational is what conforms to the basic laws of reason. A computer is a perfectly rational machine in so far that it conforms to those laws. Are you suggesting a...
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    I'm afraid you will not succeed here. What you...

    I'm afraid you will not succeed here. What you are doing is toying around with a linguistic paradox, and it can be unraveled fairly easily. When we make a claim of any kind, we are implicitly...
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    Darf, since you apparently like to be blunt, let...

    Darf, since you apparently like to be blunt, let me be blunt as well. You show every sign of being a self-absorbed bully looking to pick a fight for no reason other than to pick a fight. That reality...
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    Yeah - I thought you'd enjoy that, "Faux Latin"...

    Yeah - I thought you'd enjoy that, "Faux Latin" though it may be.

    I half expected to get modded...
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    OK... THAT made me snort coffee up my nose......

    OK... THAT made me snort coffee up my nose... :lol:
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    Well - I'm guessing here, but I think he is...

    Well - I'm guessing here, but I think he is challenging "A and not A at the same time/place and in the same way."

    Unfortunately, a contradiction doesn't do that. It's not both true and false at...
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