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by Brad Walker
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dune & the Deeper Meaning of Sci Fi
Replies: 28
Views: 500

Re: Dune & the Deeper Meaning of Sci Fi

Unfortunately, I don't currently have free time to watch this. Here's a recent question to ponder: what's the minimal set of sci-fi works in any medium that covers or accurately describes all relevant achievable technological inventions?
by Brad Walker
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Exercise Time (Thinking)
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Exercise Time (Thinking)

Bernardo had a productive, responsible fling with psilocybin. With similar good intent (including set and setting), Delta-9-THC is nonaddictive and productive, post-psychedelics.
by Brad Walker
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 1019

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

Why do idealists with personal validation owe thinking to all physicalists with varying levels of intellectual honesty?
by Brad Walker
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Paradox of Death by Sam Harris
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Paradox of Death by Sam Harris

Sam's unsatisfaction with content distribution and self-created altruistic model is admirable.
by Brad Walker
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Atheism, the Bible and Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Atheism, the Bible and Doubt

Abrahamic monotheism is more complicated than the questionable primary sources and theologians describe. Creation lies outside of omnipotence due to infinite regress and the physical Universe is uncreated, which seems atheistic. However, there might be finite duration transcendent experiences betwee...
by Brad Walker
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: twin psychics
Replies: 73
Views: 1307

Re: twin psychics

Spiritual gifts can readily be used for personal gain without repercussion, and the easiest path to acquisition is wealth.
by Brad Walker
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sam Harris
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: Sam Harris

Sam's nonmetaphysical opinions are more valuable than his public metaphysical position. Him shilling ineffective spiritual practices for a legacy is ironic.
by Brad Walker
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The brain as a portal to parallel worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: The brain as a portal to parallel worlds

What's the probability that someone could experience being a Boltzmann brain elsewhere in the cosmological multiverse?
by Brad Walker
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How is there a world that remains when not being perceived?
Replies: 37
Views: 2777

Re: How is there a world that remains when not being perceived?

Objective reality is a precomputed simulation. (Berkeley's) God has already observed everything until heat death.