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by Ed Konderla
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival value of Consciousness
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Survival value of Consciousness

Wow, it's been a long time since I've read something on this site I felt compelled to comment on. What you are proposing feels right to me. So much of the discussions presented here seem to be endless observations about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, what tune they are dancing to, a...
by Ed Konderla
Wed May 19, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Footage of 'spherical' UFO
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: Footage of 'spherical' UFO

Individual groups within humanity have desired to believe they were the center of the universe throughout history. There seems to be some of that in Bernardo's philosophy. What happens to the concern about our self important impact on the "creator", "mind at large", "the bi...
by Ed Konderla
Wed May 19, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Footage of 'spherical' UFO
Replies: 23
Views: 1327

Re: Footage of 'spherical' UFO

Individual groups within humanity have desired to believe they were the center of the universe throughout history. There seems to be some of that in Bernardo's philosophy. What happens to the concern about our self important impact on the "creator", "mind at large", "the big...
by Ed Konderla
Wed May 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Metamorphoses of the Spirit: Breaking Bad Habits
Replies: 184
Views: 10803

Re: Metamorphoses of the Spirit: Breaking Bad Habits

I'm willing to make a wager that everyone that thinks "philosophical thought" has a tangible importance would have one heck of a time explaining how or why. It's only entertainment. It's an intellectual video game. Even with all of this big thinking human nature always wins out especially ...
by Ed Konderla
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is a forest a sentient being?
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

Re: Is a forest a sentient being?

My God what a small world. In the article he mentions the town Puyo. From 11/98 to 11/99 every 12 days I flew to Quito for a 2 day visit with my wife and then back to Puyo. From Puyo I then was driven to our Central Processing Facility where my main office was located. I also had offices at two othe...
by Ed Konderla
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dismissal of the simulation hypothesis
Replies: 36
Views: 2000

Re: Dismissal of the simulation hypothesis

I wonder many times if Bernardo's reluctance to see mind at large as having a direction is in an effort to remain impeccable. I'm going to choose to believe that is the case otherwise I'm left with questioning his credibility. I don’t really understand what you mean by direction? I certainly wasn’t...
by Ed Konderla
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dismissal of the simulation hypothesis
Replies: 36
Views: 2000

Re: Dismissal of the simulation hypothesis

To be clear, I am not claiming instinctive behavior is the sum total of MAL ideation (as I am sure is clear from previous postings). Only that some significant portion of ideal relations which lend themselves to mathematical description can be explained by activity of instinctive idea-beings. We sh...
by Ed Konderla
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dismissal of the simulation hypothesis
Replies: 36
Views: 2000

Re: Dismissal of the simulation hypothesis

I watched up to the point where Bernardo addresses the simulation hypothesis. Even when I disagree with Bernardo on something I always enjoy listening to him. He is always very firm in his opinions and I'm not left with the feeling like I am attempting to pin a jelly fish under my thumb. On this par...
by Ed Konderla
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Consciousness is all there is
Replies: 87
Views: 4689

Re: Consciousness is all there is

Ed, you just performed a miracle... getting Eugene to admit some spiritual orientations are objectively better than others! :o I am definitely keeping this one in my back pocket ;) Yes, some are better than others in practical terms, being more functional/efficient/productive/fit with respect to ce...
by Ed Konderla
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Consciousness is all there is
Replies: 87
Views: 4689

Re: Consciousness is all there is

OK out of grins and giggles let's assume what we do here matters. Does it matter as 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person or all of the above? A real life example. As an Instrument Electrical Supervisor I had a technician that was about a useless a human being I ever met and eventually I ended up firin...