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by Kalailan
Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: What is the truth?
Replies: 28
Views: 23689

Let us look at "apple". An apple is there without using the word. The concept "apple" is present, the word "apple" is just giving names to something already existing, with or without the word. While it might be true that an apple exists without "using the word", the concept of apple does not exist ...
by Kalailan
Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: What is the truth?
Replies: 28
Views: 23689

Re: What is the truth?

I had in mind that concepts are an entity by themselves. Words are only a medium to express and share them with others. Very often, especially in abstract philosophical terms words tend not to work anymore well but are rather filtering the concepts and deform them to the point as they fit into the ...
by Kalailan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need help translating
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Oh... that's right.
one of the things which confused me is that the overall meaning isn't very clear, regardless of the grammatical difficulties.
Anyway, now i can run across the sea to the # 2.
Thank ye.
by Kalailan
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need help translating
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Need help translating

I have been learning latin on my own with 'the clarendon latin course' on and off for several years now. I would get up to a certain frustrating point, then stop for several months, then do it all over again, getting to the point, understanding easily, and moving farther each time. This way worked f...
by Kalailan
Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Absolutes
Replies: 78
Views: 52772

Well, it's clear, but I don't agree with it. What if there actually are gods and goddesses? I mean, what are you going to tell Athena, when she picks you up by the ear and shakes you and informs you that yes, she really does exist, thank you very much? All our reasoning about how we invented the go...
by Kalailan
Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Absolutes
Replies: 78
Views: 52772

Hmm. This debate, although not far from it, has driven off the subject. Nevertheless, i think i can connect the two. Let me start from the begining. "What makes Man superior to Beast?" I think it is the capabilty of abstracting; It is that which enabled humans to designate languages, the most concre...
by Kalailan
Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Art and Technique
Replies: 13
Views: 9020

Wow, nice, i just thought of this topic a few days ago...
by Kalailan
Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: We Know Just About Nothing Again!
Replies: 174
Views: 110633

"One cannot completely comprehend the reality of another."
This leads to a question about the morality of the judical system.
If one cannot completely comprehend the reality of another, how can one Judge another?
by Kalailan
Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Religion or not
Replies: 84
Views: 75431

I have a question for you, Threewood. i ask it here because it doesn't belong in the thread in which i read what leads me to this question. I believe, and only because of my religion, that this neutral thing is god You wrote it in your 2nd "we know nothing" thread. you also said that you are a roman...
by Kalailan
Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: We Know Just About Nothing Again!
Replies: 174
Views: 110633

Indeed, now your statement is more meaningfull. it was incomplete before; now i see where you were getting.
I believe, and only because of my religion
what is, if i may ask, your religion?
by Kalailan
Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Grrr
Replies: 28
Views: 6471

I didn't vote either - my choice wasn't there.
i would leave school...
it is indeed offensive.
by Kalailan
Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 56078

Oh, yes, i did forget to mention that i ment israeli rightists.

leftists here aren't anti-abortion. anti-welfare? seems that netanyahu is more anti welfare then the leftists.

anyway, i am stoping here, this is not a politics disscusion.
by Kalailan
Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Products are legal?
Replies: 21
Views: 4253

Urgh... I hate the idea of the government being able to spy on my more that I hate the idea of criminals spying on my actually. Strange maybe but true. But why? why should you care if some agent somewhere knows which sites you go to? it's not like they would do it for their own pleasure. why should...
by Kalailan
Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Logic and Infinity
Replies: 30
Views: 25122

the problem is that between zero and the smallest number there must be another number; therfore the first number isn't the smallest. if there isn't such a thing as the smallest distance, how could you possibly pass it?
by Kalailan
Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Conspiracy theories... not so stupid
Replies: 12
Views: 2771

It might be true that there is a conspiracy; the question is: can we do anything about it?
the answer is: no.
we should accept things we can't change.
by Kalailan
Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Passion of The Christ
Replies: 102
Views: 56078

being insulted is always a matter of choice. It's mainly just a small but loud and annoying group of Jews, probably mainly leftists and not religious Jews, who are being supported by the leftist, anti-Christian media who will use anything, and ally themselves with anyone, to libel or attack Christia...
by Kalailan
Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Logic and Infinity
Replies: 30
Views: 25122

He also "proved" that movement is impossible. if you want to pass a distance, you first have to pass half that distance. but to pass half that distance you have to pass half that distance, a quarter of the original distance. you have to move the smallest distance that isn't 0 in order to move anywhe...
by Kalailan
Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: I think therefore I am.
Replies: 39
Views: 32257

Nothing to say, just happy that the academy is so active. i don't record seeing so many posts in such a short time.
by Kalailan
Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online books project
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

Online books project

i assume that this one is very known... i have decided to post it any way.
here: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

20,000 books over there!
by Kalailan
Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: I think therefore I am.
Replies: 39
Views: 32257

there is something that must be added: thinking doesn't mean we are alive.
by Kalailan
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: I think therefore I am.
Replies: 39
Views: 32257

According to what threewood says in the 'proof that we know almost nothing' thread, it could be that we don't exist. he says that all information we percieve might be false - therefore even this can be false.

my opinion? i agree with Emma.
by Kalailan
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Proof That We Know Almost Nothing...
Replies: 38
Views: 28762

No no no my friend. There are an infinite amount of beliefs. In order for there to be an infinite amount of truths or realities, there would have to be an infinite amount of time dimensions which is almost certainly not the case You may not have noticed, but you have just fallen into your own pit. ...
by Kalailan
Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Proof That We Know Almost Nothing...
Replies: 38
Views: 28762

You say that we can't make anything a fact, and you also say we can't know what is a fact.
how are facts significant to anything then? if we can not know what are facts, we can't use them for anything. we can't prove the facts, can we? so what, according to your sayings, do facts matter at all?
by Kalailan
Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Proof That We Know Almost Nothing...
Replies: 38
Views: 28762

It may or may not be the case that we know something: we simply cannot tell. All, some, or none of our beliefs might happen to be true what is a "true" belief? all of this shows but one thing. that the objective truth is hardly relevant to anyone. it might be the base of each of the subjective trut...
by Kalailan
Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Encyclopedia of philosophy
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

Encyclopedia of philosophy

http://www.iep.utm.edu/
i couldn't find Buber over there, but the each of the philosophers over there has a good review of his/her philosophy.

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by Kalailan
Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Religion or not
Replies: 84
Views: 75431

I am trying to make a coherent argument now, and i will answer emma's questions at the begining of the page. E: So he has no plan, or if he does have one we can't know of it. I agree that if he did have a plan we would probably not know it, but if you do believe a God exists wouldn't you be trying t...
by Kalailan
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Proof That We Know Almost Nothing...
Replies: 38
Views: 28762

Indeed you cannot prove anything, but i don't see how it is relevant to anything, seeing that we are not objective beings. it's true that the objective world is not always very involved in our minds... happiness is a good example: people can be happey without relation to the objective world. i think...
by Kalailan
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Logic and Infinity
Replies: 30
Views: 25122

* There are infinite numbers between the 1 and the 2 and between the 2 and the 3 … this proves that more than one (linear) infinity exist at the same time. it does not really. it is the same infinity all along the way, and the numbers are just like the numbers on a ruler - they ruler doesn't pass b...
by Kalailan
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Logic and Infinity
Replies: 30
Views: 25122

the first assumption is wrong. if there is anything infinite it must be just one. if there are two they have to have an end, don't they?
by Kalailan
Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Invenit qui non quaerit
Replies: 15
Views: 12318

search in its basis is worry. it is true that when one doesn't worry, and is unstressed, one can do things a lot better. let it be search, think, or anything really. and it's not always true that answers come to you only if you think of the question. sometimes not trying to ask questions lets you fi...
by Kalailan
Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: browser wars
Replies: 14
Views: 3589

jeff wrote: Yes.. we like the site to work for 'almost' all browsers. I say almost all because c'mon - if you're still using Netscape 4.7 - it's time to update.
have you not heard of netscape 7.0?
i never tried mozilla, but i like netscape better then ie.
tabs are indeed much better then new windows.
by Kalailan
Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Religion or not
Replies: 84
Views: 75431

First of all, i am most glad to debate with you on this too. good dialogue is most productive for both sides. now to work: Does that mean you do not think God has a consciousness or a mind? Is he perfect, as in he never changes his mind at all... it's always in one state that never changes? i think ...
by Kalailan
Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm a father!
Replies: 25
Views: 5283

Congratulations!
keep me updated on her name...
and once again, Congrats, and this time not too early!
by Kalailan
Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Religion or not
Replies: 84
Views: 75431

Emma_85 wrote:Come on, you promised me you'd debate religion with me again ages ago :D
i am most happy to continue this debate. if you read up a bit, i was keen on continuing this then!
by Kalailan
Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Religion or not
Replies: 84
Views: 75431

Emma: What do you think god is: Kalailan: it is incredibly hard to explain. i will only explain one aspect of my belief in god to make it clearer: i do not think of god as a being at. i do not think he is angry, happy, loving, and that's because i don't think there is a him. i think the sepration of...
by Kalailan
Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Current reads (spinoff from least favorite books)
Replies: 31
Views: 7459

I am currently reading Moby ****.
Such a wonderful book!
i have'nt read anything for a long time until now. i had a "reader's-block" :?
by Kalailan
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kaneh-bosem
Replies: 21
Views: 10796

Bosem means perfume, and i don't see a reason why Alexandrian jews wouldn't know it. by the way, though it's spelled Beit Shin Mem it is pronounced Bosem, and not as Rimon-jad Transliterated it. now the question is did hemp really grow in ancient israel? what climate does it require and what was the...
by Kalailan
Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Consciousness?
Replies: 55
Views: 35194

emma_85 wrote: Ahh... back to the original topic at last
a true journey is coming back.
by Kalailan
Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Consciousness?
Replies: 55
Views: 35194

just for the record, i wasn't the one who judged capitalism or the church.
i only described what has happend, without saying whether it is good or bad.
by Kalailan
Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Virtual Christianity: Bibles
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

how about www.bible.com?