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Investigation into Time and Reality

The universe is in a high energy state of perpetual newness all the time. We live in and of this energy, in the only moment that ever is, the present. This is the pure innocent mind of infancy. This is when we are dazzled and awed by everything we see.

Then we learn to think. We translate real impressions into objects of thought. That is, we become more observant of recurring impressions. These impressions become ...
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One step removed from reality

To know is to be one step removed from an intimate apprehension of reality. Why is this? Because thought is the copy of reality.
scire esse uno gradu distat a cognitione intima rerum. Quare hoc? Quia cogitatio est exemplar rerum.

The universe is in a high energy state of perpetual newness all the time. We live in and of this energy, in the only moment that ever is, the present. This is the pure ...
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Illusion of Time

Cottidianum cogitata de tempore perperam accredimus.
//We wrongly accept everyday thoughts about time.//

nihil prorsus similis alteri
//No thing is exactly like another thing//

No moment is exactly like another moment. So no moments repeat themselves. There is no true cycle of time back to a previous state because every moment is a new and unique moment. Every morning is a new and unique morning. Every thought is a new and unique thought, regardless ...
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quae habemus non possumus tenere

quae habemus non possumus tenere. Vitae tempus sunt. Quid metu de aliquid incolaremur?

It is not possible to keep what we have. Human life is temporary. So why live in fear of anything?
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Who am I?

In western philosophy what answer is given to who realy I? Or who is real self?
Does cogito ergo sum means I am mind and intellct?
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The Big Bang Dilemma

The big bang is the causation of our universe. What i want to know is what is outside the big bang before it started. And the infinite regression of questions continue.
If it takes infinite questions to counter an answer which is deemed 'true", then mathematically its takes infinite answers to reply
However the infinite questions put forth will always be borned out immediately from the previous answer(Q:what caused the universe? A: The Big Bang ...
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Laws of thought

I would appreciate it if all of you gave your individual interpretations of the three laws of thought.
Here is my POV

A = A

A != !A

3.Excluded middle
!(True And False)

These laws hold true only "at the same time and in the same respect". There should be no ambiguity in the meaning of 'A'.

Non-contradiction is about potential but once it is realized, it can't be anything else. Once A ...
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Misunderstanding about Suicide

I was going to post this in Druskin's thread below but I think it deserves a separate thread because it is frustrating to read replies that label the act of suicide as 'selfish' or immoral in the year 2011.

First, while some might argue it is selfish of the person committing suicide to do so, can't one likewise say that it is 'selfish' of the others who insist that a person must continue living when ...
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Where does philosophy end and mental illness begin?

Philosophy is all about questioning reality. Epistemology is about questioning our knowledge of reality and metaphysics is about reality itself. Philosophical scepticism can lead people to make bizarre hypotheses, such as the idea that we might be brains in vats, or victims of Descartes’ evil demon, or whatever. So my question is: where does philosophical scepticism end and downright mental abnormality begin?

Solipsism, external world scepticism and the like are commonly considered by philosophers, and ...
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Tribesman on Philosophy

I am interested to know if there are any studies on what people from "primitive" societies think about major philosophical questions in Western philosophy. I am not asking for what their tribal view on something like "the workings of the cosmos" is which would certainly be answered by something resembling an "ancestral mythology". Rather, I am interested in what these "tribesman's"direct answers would be to traditionally "Western" questions in philosophy. For example, what to them, ...
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