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by boda
Fri May 31, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 158
Views: 14234

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

Like so many things in life, sounds pretty good in theory . :tongue: Kirk and traditional conservatives do not dabble in theory, as was quoted above: Conservatives distrust what Burke called 'abstractions'— that is, absolute political dogmas divorced from practical experience and particular circums...
by boda
Fri May 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Hmm, the topic seems to confirm my observation that the forum is generally lacking in humor. Taking ourselves too seriously is not a sign of spiritual progress. :|
by boda
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 158
Views: 14234

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

Like so many things in life, sounds pretty good in theory. :tongue:
by boda
Wed May 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

I'm quite sure that no one wants you to disagree with me simply to be difficult or contrary. I certainly do not.

Maybe now that you've had some time to cool-off you can say what you disagree with, @Wayfarer. I guess that if you don't respond I can assume that your disagreement is trivial.
by boda
Fri May 17, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

Fair enough. I can see you've made a serious effort to address the points I raised, and whilst I don't necessarily agree with how you've put it, I'm inclined to leave it at that for now. Fair means legitimate or correct. If you don’t believe that what I’ve posted is legit or correct then point out ...
by boda
Fri May 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

Throughout this discussion, you haven't demonstrated a grasp of the distinction between scientific method as a procedure, and scientific materialism as mind-set. No, this is false. I went back to the beginning to review and in my very first post in this topic was the following: The scientific metho...
by boda
Thu May 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

Dechen Norbu wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:13 pm
... it will be endless samsara if we fail (to attain some serious realization in this life).
Can you back this up with actual doctrine?

You might also define failure or "serious realization."
by boda
Thu May 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

You're the one who brought 'flat-earth' into the conversation. I'm asking you, why you did that. It was in response to your claim that "science has enormous influence and prestige nowadays as to 'how intelligent persons ought to think', comparable to that which was accorded in other cultures to phi...
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Why do you consistently depict religions in terms of it being a 'shared myth' akin to flat-earth theory?
I'll answer a question with a question: why do flat-earth folks dogmatically hold to the belief that the world is flat? What do they get out of it or what value does it have for them?
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

In direct response to your question however the sciences work independently of each other and they are not required to proof their studies through any metric than that of their own field of study. A question that arises to me mind is if the noble truths are scientifically sound are they not "scienc...
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 6243

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Since this is a testosterone fest here is an article for some balance. Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies. https://medium.com/s/can-we-talk/men-cause-100-of-unwanted-pregnancies-eb0e8288a7e5?fbclid=IwAR2zHJYy72aBp7fGzZ9T6FVntHLz_87qa-gPPSKSI-U9eI5jVocJAINWD9E P.S some of you guys sound like sex...
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 6243

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Opposed to abortion but pro-choice. Is there actually anyone pro-abortion and pro-choice, which I suppose would mean that they like or have no bad feeling about having an abortion?
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

I feel as if in this way Buddhism is a science unto itself but based on observation of the human condition and relative to the human experience and that the other schools of science is far more sterile and is only concerned with the human condition or experience based on the desires of the scientis...
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye
Replies: 58
Views: 2527

Re: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye

We all know I think attaching other agendas to climate change is problematic. We are not going to agree. So let's leave at that. I don't know if 'agenda' is the right word to use since reducing anything that contributes to climate change is on the same todo list. Also, you haven't as yet made a con...
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

Because a lot of people realise that it's important. Why? What I’m getting at is that it won’t be important until specific metaphysical claims start being made in relation to it, and at that point you’re not reporting scientific discoveries. It’s easy to at least consider the thought that everythin...
by boda
Wed May 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

So, how would you suggest that scientific discoveries be reported on shows like Cosmos? Always with the caveat that reality or reality as humans can know it, may be fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial? Yes. 100%, as it's basically true. And that would not be an annoy...
by boda
Tue May 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

I've skimmed through a couple of Pinker books and I don't recall him talking about philosophical materialism, in support of or otherwise. I've watched a good amount of Sagan and Tyson and I don't recall them talking about philosophical materialism on Cosmos. What it is, is simply the belief that li...
by boda
Tue May 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye
Replies: 58
Views: 2527

Re: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye

We all know I think attaching other agendas to climate change is problematic. We are not going to agree. So let's leave at that. I don't know if 'agenda' is the right word to use since reducing anything that contributes to climate change is on the same todo list. Also, you haven't as yet made a con...
by boda
Tue May 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

For your consideration: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-knowledge/201812/10-problems-consciousness Because consciousness is such a pervasive concept, the language game we use is crucial to how we come to understand it. Consider that, as this Great Course notes, most Western language ...
by boda
Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 9077

Re: For the science and religion crowd

Yes, but....science has enormous influence and prestige nowadays as to 'how intelligent persons ought to think', comparable to that which was accorded in other cultures to philosophy or religious teachings. Oh, how I wish that were true! I was just reading an article headlined in today's news about...

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