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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/10/26(Wed)10:01 No. 3905 ID: 4c1a8e [Reply] Stickied

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For growing and shit or whatever I present to you:


Put in whatever resources that fit in here, whether it's from wikipedia, youtube, some university, or where ever. Just remember to keep it within the board's guidelines and rules.
Use it or lose it, faggots.

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Fun funforyou 15/12/28(Mon)03:05 No. 12383 ID: 537707


Anonymous ## Mod ## 12/02/02(Thu)05:26 No. 5920 ID: 4fb7fa [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied

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This thread is for discussion of the validity of religion(s) and arguments for and against the existence of god/gods.

Any other new posts about this subject will be deleted, or locked and referred to this one.

New threads about religious concepts that play inside their own ruleset are allowed, and we kindly ask that you refrain from turning those well meaning threads into arguments about religion as a whole.

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Aura 16/04/19(Tue)04:01 No. 12502 ID: 0ccaee

There's no such thing as being 'more evolved.' Evolution is not a linear progression, new bits of dna show up and old bits sometimes go away, it's almost purely random.

READ THIS BEFORE POSTING YOU PILE OF FAGGOTS Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/09/09(Fri)04:51 No. 2371 ID: 175f07 [Reply] Locked Stickied

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We interrupt your scheduled bickering for this important announcement: Understanding /phi/

  • What this board is:
    • A place to discuss epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and logic, in a general sense, or in an applied sense (in sex, science, vidya, your mother).
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    • A place to spew incoherent nonsense and verbal diarrhea.
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    • A place where the global rules do not apply.
An inability to follow these conventions will result in a warning!
Repeat offenders will be banned!

Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/12/04(Sun)05:06 No. 4980 ID: 4c1a8e

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Anonymous 16/03/30(Wed)01:10 No. 12488 ID: 44cd17 [Reply]

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The notion that to lie in and of itself is unjust or immoral is a fallacy.

One may lie for many a purpose. One may lie to entertain, to protect the innocent, or to let the past be forgotten. A lie may be used justly or unjustly. The mechanism itself cannot be held accountable to its use, or the consequences.

As the saying goes, lies don't kill people, people kill people...

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Anonymous 16/06/17(Fri)04:21 No. 12603 ID: 16a89f

The truth is sacred. Only our own fear and weakness can convince us otherwise. OP, are you by chance a coward?

Anonymous 16/06/19(Sun)17:00 No. 12610 ID: 534fd3

Depends of your point of view though
Deontologists would argue the act it self is immoral
Consequentialism would argue the result of the action is important

Anonymous 16/06/25(Sat)15:59 No. 12613 ID: 0ccd16

I could be; mostly I think I am just dishonest. Dishonesty is a survival skill for the inept and incompetent, which I am as well. I have reason to expect that any given challenge will be too hard for me to surpass, and I fail constantly. No amount of hard work has ever had an effect; only dishonesty allows my life to go forward.

I'm not sure that denotology is a thing, but essentially this is the discussion happening here.

Anonymous 16/03/09(Wed)08:23 No. 12458 ID: 3ee603 [Reply]

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Did Darwin answer the question of what the meaning of life is?

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Anonymous 16/06/18(Sat)11:51 No. 12606 ID: ede32c

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Why don't we permaban eb915c for thinking he's right by using his own logic so that he'll return to that one site where using your own logic to win an argument is very common

Anonymous 16/06/18(Sat)18:35 No. 12607 ID: eb915c

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Our biological similarity to the apes was known long before there were geneticists or even before Darwin and his pants-on-head-retarded idea was known.

It is not uncommon to encounter the statement that we are something like 98 percent genetically identical to chimpanzees. You can count the number of base differences among the same region of DNA in humans and chimpanzees and gorillas, and add them up. The molecular apparatus has complex ways of generating insertions and deletions in DNA, which we are only beginning to understand. For example, a stretch of DNA from a ribosomal RNA gene is forty bases long in humans and fifty-four bases long in orangutans. The sequences on either side match up perfectly. How do we know what bases correspond between the two species, how do we decide how many substitutions have occurred, when obviously some have been inserted and deleted as well?

Tabulating both nucleotide substitutions and insertions/deletions, researchers have found the chimpanzee and human genomes not to be over 98 percent identical, but closer to 95 percent identical. The problem, however, is not that the two genomes are “only” 95 percent identical, but that any tabulation of the precise amount of identity is forced to shoehorn the results of several different mutational processes into its grand tally. Neither number has the force of accuracy, because the precise number obtained depends on what one recognizes as a meaningful difference, how one counts it (is a three-hundred-base insertion three hundred differences or only one?), and whether there is any scientific value at all in trying to derive an official amount of genetic difference between the two species’ genomes in the first place when the official amount necessarily combines differences of quantity and quality.

In other words: euphoric fedoras love to conflate different concepts in order to fit their narrative.

Anonymous 16/06/22(Wed)02:11 No. 12612 ID: 0c11cc

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Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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Anonymous 15/10/15(Thu)16:02 No. 12297 ID: 8ca4f2 [Reply]

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I'm not sure if this belongs here, but it's more philosophy and way of life than religion.

So, I'm an American in Texas, and I'm trying to pursue the Purva Mimamsa tradition of Hinduism. In not sure how to start, though. Should I just read the pdfs on the tradition that I found online? Should I study Hinduism from a General perspective, even though the following of deities is not the focus of purva mimamsa? I'm atheist, and the atheist tradition interests me.

Or can I find a teacher? How? Should I just read the Vedas and go from there? Purva Mimamsa seems to be smaller sect, so I'm not surprised that opportunity to learn is so small in America, or at least my part.

Any useful help or advice is welcome. Discussion is also welcome, even if it doesn't help me. The image seems related, but actually is only vaguely so, due to association.

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L 16/05/15(Sun)23:30 No. 12565 ID: 84fe35

"For a moment, pretend that A is true, therefore B and C are true"

>therefore B and C
>outta nowhere

Anonymous 16/06/19(Sun)16:57 No. 12609 ID: 534fd3

You're a fucking moron
Have you heard of "denying the antecedent"? You just did it. Assuming A is false and inferring B and C are false is not how logic works
A conclusion can be true, despite the premise

It is raining, so there are sharks in the ocean

it's not raining but there ARE sharks in the ocean. Sage you for not understanding basic logically fallacies.?

Anonymous 16/06/20(Mon)00:03 No. 12611 ID: 16a89f

There are temples all over the country, even in Texas. Just go into those as a start, and see where it takes you.

Anonymous 15/01/19(Mon)07:52 No. 11996 ID: 1b02b6 [Reply]

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Worst place to ask since 99% of you couldn't even think of "letting go".

How do I let go of my ego? Or another way of asking is "how do I stop the desire to prove myself worthy among my peers?". It's totally unnecessary, and sitting at home alone I can comfortably say that it's doable and the mindset actually worth having, but when I leave the door I cannot stop myself from becoming a totally different person. That is, one who feeds off the facial expressions of another person and who constantly seeks their approval, or "good" facial expressions. I genuinely don't care what they think when I'm home alone at the end of the day but I guess I still do if I'm behaving this way.

In asking this I'm hoping to find that 1% who can genuinely relate to me and may have found a solution, or at least philosophical banters that put my mind in solace when I leave the doors. (The answer "just stop caring" isn't as easy as you might think).

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Anonymous 16/06/13(Mon)08:48 No. 12592 ID: e13cdc




Anonymous 16/06/17(Fri)05:22 No. 12604 ID: 16a89f

The ego is important, it gives you strength. Challenge your ego with truth, hammer out the lies you weaken yourself with, and your ego will be free and strong, and you may be a bit sharper for it.

Anonymous 16/06/19(Sun)08:22 No. 12608 ID: 9ca949


PsychiatryISTerrorism logicalreality 16/02/03(Wed)22:06 No. 12430 ID: 76f612 [Reply]

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Psychiatry IS

what do you think?

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Anonymous 16/06/15(Wed)22:19 No. 12600 ID: 65bdc7

Psychiatry is a tool. Whether that tool be used for good or evil is up to whomever's using those tools, and like all tools, they can be used without competence or caution by those who don't really know what they're doing.

There's a lot about the human mind that we are still in the process of learning, and it's okay to acknowledge that. What's not okay is to throw the baby out with the bathwater by ignoring how even the very little we do understand has helped many people live more productive and fulfilled lives.

We can only determine value by weighing both costs and benefits.

Anonymous 16/06/17(Fri)04:04 No. 12602 ID: 16a89f

Before this goes any further, I have one question for OP.

Are you a scientologist?

Anonymous 16/06/17(Fri)10:55 No. 12605 ID: 64ff09

The school of recovery is two parts of both kinds of psych quackeries. psychology and psychiatry. All they really prove is that people still begin to avoid certain behaviors the longer they are locked up for it.

Anonymous 13/12/16(Mon)08:56 No. 10977 ID: 492138 [Reply]

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what is the relationship, if any, between your soul and your genome?

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Anonymous 14/11/13(Thu)17:22 No. 11885 ID: 2027db

>I understand the brain because of causal relationships.
This is /phi/ not /CNSignorance/.

Anonymous 14/11/22(Sat)07:55 No. 11903 ID: abc87c

The same relationship as there is between the rainbow-colored bird I'm imagining and my genome.

The genome creates a brain capable of imagining fantastic things. The soul, space monsters, dreams, predators in the shadows, other worlds, heavens, hells, magic, all manner of fantasies and delusions. Some end up being useful, most, no so much.

Anonymous 16/06/16(Thu)15:16 No. 12601 ID: cf75a6

Nice dubs.

Anonymous 16/06/14(Tue)09:36 No. 12596 ID: 91ca1c [Reply]

Okay so this actually happened to me 5-6 months ago so I come for an explanation to help me better understand what is going on.

I took a half tesla ecstasy
About 30 minutes in I lost control of my body
I sat down crossed my legs Indian style and started meditating (I did not mediate prior to this al all)
I felt energy through my spine that felt like a snake slithering up it
After this happened my consciousness shot into space
There was a transparent blue spirit in front me floating with me
This spirit then told me "you have one question and one question only. Choose wisely"
I then asked the spirit what does it mean we are all made in the image of God
He said I'm not going to tell you. I'm going to show you
I then returned to my body and was not controlling myself still
I had infinite knowledge it felt unbelievable
The spirit in head then asked "this is what is means. do you want this forever?"
I told the spirit no and then it left and I was sober again
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Anonymous 16/06/14(Tue)09:42 No. 12597 ID: 91ca1c


Go to /b/ to see the pictures too large for this thread I think y'all will enjoy and be able to help with your knowledge

Anonymous 16/06/15(Wed)19:31 No. 12599 ID: 850137

>Three days later my roommate
In your other post you claim to have written them yourself >>/b/754252

And you neglected to mention that you were on drugs (i thought you were anyway).

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