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by Nils
Wed May 09, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Reality: Universe Like a Virtual Game Simulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 3282

Re: Reality: Universe Like a Virtual Game Simulation?

Kurieuo, I will only comment the last part about free will. As I said several times elsewhere the argument for no free will that I discussed with Kenny is valid also if there is Ideal realism. Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur . Clearly, a mechanical process where you flick over the first domin...
by Nils
Fri May 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Interesting but yes, indeed, there seems to be lot of things that are ad hoc. But I wait to comment until I read at least parts of the book. I have ordered it now, I prefer to read it on paper and it will take a week or so to get it and then it depends how many other things I have to do (too many pr...
by Nils
Thu May 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

I have commented just a few statements above. The rest I comment now. I have made two tries to start a formal deduction but as you note they were not very successful. One reason is that it is always a bit complicated to write one, you have to be cautious about your wording. Worse is that I can only...
by Nils
Thu May 03, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Reality: Universe Like a Virtual Game Simulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 3282

Re: Reality: Universe Like a Virtual Game Simulation?

Kurieuo, I will only comment the last part about free will. As I said several times elsewhere the argument for no free will that I discussed with Kenny is valid also if there is Ideal realism. Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur . Clearly, a mechanical process where you flick over the first domin...
by Nils
Wed May 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

Many topics to cover so I'll try to be brief. Your argument seems rather straight forward to me. 1. To be able to use the scientific method (or to be rational) you need the Principle of sufficient reason. (PSR) yes. 2. PSR requires that you are able to give reasons for everything. PSR doesn't requi...
by Nils
Wed May 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Reality: Universe Like a Virtual Game Simulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 3282

Re: Reality: Universe Like a Virtual Game Simulation?

Kurieuo, I will only comment the last part about free will. As I said several times elsewhere the argument for no free will that I discussed with Kenny is valid also if there is Ideal realism. What “you are” is not restricted to the physical part of you. The argument is a metaphysical argument and i...
by Nils
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

The Principle of Sufficient Reason (PSR)

I started a discussion with Byblos in the thread Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason. This thread is now blocked so I continue it here. I cite Byblos last post in our conversation and reply after it. Page 10 #141 Post by Byblos » 27 Nov 2017, 16:40 https://discussions.godandscience.org...
by Nils
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: Essence and Existence

I think that we have to be more precise. I think that there are universal mathematical properties or rules ( I am unsure which is the best wording). But if that means that “mathematics” can be said to “exist”, I don’t know. Perhaps it is preferable to call it “potentially existing” as you do. With ...
by Nils
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: Essence and Existence

I doubt that the way forwards you suggest is possible. I have started reading the Stanford entry on Realism https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/realism/. There are so many alternatives and so many question involved it seems impossible to me to find a position to which I can adhere to. What does “abs...
by Nils
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: Essence and Existence

I doubt that the way forwards you suggest is possible. I have started reading the Stanford entry on Realism https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/realism/. There are so many alternatives and so many question involved it seems impossible to me to find a position to which I can adhere to. What does “abs...
by Nils
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 7152

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

You didn't answer my question: When electrons or photons are fired through a double slit, what is the differentiating factor between whether you get a particle effect or wave disambiguation effect? I tried to explain why I don’t think the answer is important, but I think that the answer you are loo...
by Nils
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 7152

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:26 am
PS. I don't see any questions at that link which aren't my own.
Sorry, it was an indirect question: "I am interested" should be interpreted as "Which are you arguments?" or similar.

An answer to your other post is forthcoming

Nils
by Nils
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: Essence and Existence

Before discussing essence and existence, let me ask you this question: do you believe that universals exist? By universals I don't mean propositions (although they could be) but abstract ideas that are shared with common things. Take for example the concept of triangularity. Would you agree with me...
by Nils
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 7152

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

The argument about Me 1. How I a now depends on how I was at some earlier time some moments ago and the environment between that earlier time and now (and on nothing else). I think the actions you’ve engaged in between the earlier time vs now can determine who you are right now; also. I said and me...
by Nils
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 7152

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

I'll agree with you that free will, indeed consciousness itself, is mysterious. Yet, what we consider mysterious today doesn't necessarily mean it ought to be rejected as untrue, but is perhaps more reflective of our current state of knowledge. Consider that lightning seems to have been quite myste...