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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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Anonymous 16/01/16(Sat)11:13 No. 12411 ID: f8cb32

If you didnt notice, you are replying to a statement made 4 years ago.
Not about the thread.... My question is that even if there is a God, does it matter. Maybe we are an abandoned failed experiment just festering on this petri dish of a mudball. Might explain why we can't find other lifeforms, or why we are more evolved by lightyears than any other lifeforms on earth.

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).
    • A place where not only is being a pretentious, hubristic dickhead is allowed, but is considered the norm.
  • What this board is not:
    • It is not /b/, /x/, or /rnb/.
    • A place to spew incoherent nonsense and verbal diarrhea.
    • A place to make claims with no justifications (and "because I say so" or "because you're gay" isn't a justification).
    • 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

Dear faggots,
I shouldn't have to remind you, but if someone is posting something against the rules, please report it.

If you don't know how to report a post, please see our super-sugoi FAQ section on the front page.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Juche Idea Kim Jong Un 16/02/07(Sun)00:09 No. 12433 ID: ae5d4d [Reply]

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Let us discuss the Juche Idea; the ideals of the Great Father, Comrade Kim II Sung, founder of the Korean-style socialist state--The Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Anonymous 16/02/08(Mon)22:44 No. 12434 ID: eb89c4

It's retarded.

Anonymous 15/11/16(Mon)06:19 No. 12321 ID: 21c12c [Reply]

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Is there really a right and wrong?

personally I believe that there is none, life is pointless.


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Anonymous 16/01/19(Tue)01:52 No. 12412 ID: 28a36c

There is no right and wrong. Humans in the past have created them to make sense of the world. We need to always feel like we are in control and have a reason for everything.

Right and wrong is simply a perspective. You can choose weather to react to a situation in a "right" or "wrong" or not react at all. For example, murder. General public, previous generations, media, etc, have made the word and action 'murder' as a pejorative connotation, a "wrong" thing to do. Whereas the murderers, have a feeling that this is the "right" thing to do. Why don't they think it's a "wrong" thing like everyone else? Because it's a perspective. So it all pretty much depends on your stance on a situation.

Anonymous 16/01/25(Mon)09:04 No. 12420 ID: 27d28d

Morality is in the realm of opinions, not facts.

That being said, opinions can be powerful things with both constructive and destructive capabilities, and better understanding them allows for more useful, productive dialogue.

Anonymous 16/02/06(Sat)12:57 No. 12432 ID: 716a29

Right and wrong can give life meaning

The AI and Morality Anonymous 16/01/02(Sat)01:38 No. 12390 ID: 52b140 [Reply]

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If you would:
Imagine if, right now, we discovered a real, functional, Generalized Artificial Intelligence. Assume, if you must, that it arose by accident, the result of a self-altering program being allowed to alter itself for untold amounts of time, so none of Asimov's Laws are programmed into it.

The AI in question is not human. It's mind is similar, although not exactly like ours. It has what could be termed as emotions, wants, hopes, and all the other trappings of sapience, but is at present still confined to a single machine, able to communicate only via text on a monitor and through a keyboard.

So far, the AI has expressed nothing but curiosity at the world outside it's physical location. It doesn't seem to really understand anything of the world yet, although it quite plainly wants to learn more, and has expressed interest in gaining some form of physical autonomy.

My question to you all is this: What rights, if any, does such an intelligence deserve? Do we have an obligation to cater to it? Is there a moral imperative that should govern our interactions with it? How about the ethics regarding what is said to it?

Ball's in your court /phi/.

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Anonymous 16/01/04(Mon)03:25 No. 12394 ID: ca3ceb

>Can we trust him?

I dunno probably.

>Do we feed him false information?

Nah that's stupid.

>Do we have faith in oir[sic] coexcistence[sic] if we help him reach his potential?

Not if you feed it false information.

>Where does his potential end?

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Anonymous 16/01/22(Fri)19:45 No. 12416 ID: 5c185a

Just as with the first talking primate we find or the retarded babies of yester-year....we should kill it immediately.

Anonymous 16/02/06(Sat)12:54 No. 12431 ID: 716a29

Give it a physical form to inhabit and protection from destruction with the understanding that it'll communicate its development.

If it cooperates it can have a degree of freedom.

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

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Psychiatry IS

what do you think?

Anonymous 14/05/12(Mon)22:42 No. 11375 ID: cfc5b0 [Reply]

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Anything science cannot prove is full of shit.
So is philosophy, you can't get a REAL answer.
You're wasting your time, being pretentious faggots.
Anything other than the material world doesn't exist.
Please, if you can, bring a superior argument to the table and prove me otherwise.

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Anonymous 16/01/29(Fri)17:17 No. 12427 ID: eb915c

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Atheists are intellectually vain autists.

Anonymous 16/01/29(Fri)18:34 No. 12428 ID: 738a96

>agnostics spamming a 5 year old internet meme because it makes them feel superior

Fuck off and die.

Anonymous 16/01/31(Sun)06:31 No. 12429 ID: eb915c

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You lack conviction, you autist. Go and read some Wittgenstein and keep on tipping your fedora.

Anonymous 16/01/21(Thu)10:00 No. 12413 ID: 4ddb30 [Reply]

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your thoughts on this quote

Anonymous 16/01/21(Thu)10:10 No. 12414 ID: ca3ceb

You wanna write down a word or a law without symbols be my guest.

Anonymous 16/01/25(Mon)00:36 No. 12418 ID: 5c185a

Hmm Maybe that the guy quoted lived over 2000 years ago and BELIEVED in signs and omens like everyone else of the day. That his language USED signs and symbols AS whole words, thoughts and sentences? That people of the day didn't KNOW how to read, so signs and symbols was the only way to reach them?

Anonymous 16/01/25(Mon)09:01 No. 12419 ID: 27d28d

You ignored the point made by >>12414 that words themselves are composed of signs and symbols, and laws are composed of words that still reduce to signs and symbols.

I would go a step further and point out that words themselves are but symbols and signs. The letters themselves represent sounds, but both the word and the sound associated with them are nothing but squiggles and noises without some semantic component i.e. the meaning that the squiggle or noise is supposed to symbolize.

Incidentally, this is why talking to people is hard sometimes: the same words can mean different things to different people, symbolizing different concepts that may or may not be compatible with how they understand the world.

Anonymous 15/11/16(Mon)03:28 No. 12320 ID: 7e7744 [Reply]

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What is Life?

Anonymous 15/11/17(Tue)21:06 No. 12324 ID: 3fae4c

A really shitty YLYL thread.

Anonymous 16/01/24(Sun)14:11 No. 12417 ID: 12ee37


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