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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

1.Identity
A = A

2.Non-contradiction
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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idolatery

Salvete,
I read the story of statue of a calf, Aron and Abraham. This prohibits the idolatery. Then why christians have statues of jesus, mery and saints. Is'nt it violation of law?
Valete.
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does such a thing exist

is there such a thing as locke crossed with existentialism?

just wondering

eh .
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Consciouness is Divine

Salve,
I have been a long time believer that consciousness is divine, that we are all masters and creators of our own conscious universe. Not necessarily that myself or any individual is in fact "God" but simply that we are all only consciousness and we can shape our world as we see fit. We have complete control over all signals input to our brains; the way we deal with these signals or senses creates a ...
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Is there just one god for our world??!!

In our world there are thoasands of Gods!!!! religions, faiths,but for exemple the Buddists have their complex faith about life and what human will find or be after that life,the the christians have their believe of god,and men will be punished if they will not believe,muslims too,and all religions,
The questions is who is right, ok i want to decide that there are no jesus and Budha in the same degree. i mean two gods,are ...
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I disagree ... but respect

I never understood people’s saying: I totally disagree with you, but I certainly respect your opinion!

How could this be?!

Could you respect an opinion with which you fully disagree?!

For example: could you be pro choice and respect the opinion of: pro life?!

Or do we really mean: I respect your right to have a different opinion?
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