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by Byblos
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Replies: 178
Views: 6833

Re: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

let's find out how far you will go to avoid being exposed. :pound: 1. From your syllogism, how did you deduce from your premises(propositions) that you are NOT sitting? (1) If A, B, and C obtain, then I cannot fail to be sitting (2) A, B, and C obtain, (3) Therefore, I am sitting (4) But I am not s...
by Byblos
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Replies: 178
Views: 6833

Re: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

I go through both his arguments in painstaking detail, offering rebuttals step by step, showing him where he is wrong, formatting and properly quoting it for easy reference. And what do I get in return? This incoherent mess, both in substance and format. :shakehead: ' It is like a child who is takin...
by Byblos
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Well Trump fired... Comey
Replies: 106
Views: 3877

Re: Well Trump fired... Comey

DB, you're kind of like a broken record. I see lots of wolf crying, but never the wolf. The sky is also still up where it belongs now Trump's been in almost a year. ;) And every day that goes by just continues to confirm what I have been saying about Trump since the Republican primaries. However yo...
by Byblos
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Well Trump fired... Comey
Replies: 106
Views: 3877

Re: Well Trump fired... Comey

One thing the Flynn plea doesn't prove - which is the entire reason the special investigator was put on this case - it does NOT prove that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to meddle in the election! Collusion hasn't been proven... yet. What has been proven is that Trump lied repeatedly...
by Byblos
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Replies: 178
Views: 6833

Re: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

Okay, let's address this incoherent mess once and for all. I will just ignore all the irrelevant stuff for now and concentrate on the two main points, i.e. the (I) PSR and (II) Aquinas. (I) PSR: I agree that for everything that exists, there must exist a reason or explanation for that existence. I a...
by Byblos
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aquinas five ways
Replies: 41
Views: 1320

Re: Aquinas five ways

One of the things that needs to be understood with Aquinas is that he wasn't always thinking "linear sequence" but more "hierarchical sequence". Think what is sustaining and actualizing HERE AND NOW as opposed to "down the line". I am sorry Paul, I have problems to see...
by Byblos
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: It's always SOMETHING!
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: It's always SOMETHING!

Philip wrote:
There Philip, I fixed it for you to reflect true reality.
:mrgreen:


Nah, she's used the seeing a spectacular physical specimen right here at home! :D


So what happens when you come home? :esurprised: :pound:

#cheapshotpost
by Byblos
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Replies: 178
Views: 6833

Re: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

For an educator who claims to value honesty, you sure don't practice what you preach, do? I asked you to cite your source where Leibniz said everything is necessary and you deliberately sidestepped it. Some might think you are being obtuse but I believe it is a classic case of willful ignorance, fo...
by Byblos
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Replies: 178
Views: 6833

Re: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

First of all, your quoting is atrocious. I had to (painfully) read your entire post just so to decipher what is attributed to you and what is attributed to others. In any case, I will only comment on the below, since it seems to me to be a reply to my post (and not to anything Philip said). Let's m...
by Byblos
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Replies: 178
Views: 6833

Re: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

First of all, your quoting is atrocious. I had to (painfully) read your entire post just so to decipher what is attributed to you and what is attributed to others. In any case, I will only comment on the below, since it seems to me to be a reply to my post (and not to anything Philip said). Let's me...
by Byblos
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aquinas five ways
Replies: 41
Views: 1320

Re: Aquinas five ways

When I read what you write I remember an occasion many years ago. In my job I was discussing a technical issue, something about the logic of some software structure with a person that I didn't know very well. I had real problems to understand what he said but after more than one hour of discussion ...
by Byblos
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aquinas five ways
Replies: 41
Views: 1320

Re: Aquinas five ways

Kurieuo, When I read what you write I remember an occasion many years ago. In my job I was discussing a technical issue, something about the logic of some software structure with a person that I didn't know very well. I had real problems to understand what he said but after more than one hour of di...
by Byblos
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aquinas five ways
Replies: 41
Views: 1320

Re: Aquinas five ways

I was hoping we would continue the discussion on PSR first but I see I need to make some contribution here. You have indeed tried to explain the general idea about what was wrong with #6 in the OP but it requires much more understanding of the argument as you see it to be able to write an amended st...
by Byblos
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Replies: 178
Views: 6833

Re: Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason

So Nils, getting back to this thread and your last post to me. But first I wanted to address this little nugget of wisdom from our friend: Our reality is the result of quantum interaction with the the many fields(electromagnetic, gravity and anti-gravity, Higgs, Quantum, Strong), etc) that permeate ...
by Byblos
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Aquinas five ways
Replies: 41
Views: 1320

Re: Aquinas five ways

I take a few days off from posting and you guys run amok. :mrgreen: As for Aquinas' thoughts, they are just as relevant today and not at all outdated. You'll see just that, if you do take a read of Feser's book on him. Beliefs we take for granted surrounding movement, being, matter and form et al. a...

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