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Everything posted by shape1369

  1. Well, its not exactly a blind thought on getting into philosophy of science. I have spent a long time doing research and reading about physics on my own, so I feel I have a good enough grasp to continue to focus on science from a philosophical perspective. Anywho, I just think eschotology is interesting. I dont particularly ascribe to any of its ideas, just a cool aside within science. Have you ever read the book, Stranger in a Strange Land? I sing its praises to everyone, but I'm gonna do it again. Great book for this kind of metaphysics. blah, im tired, lack of sleep kicking in. i'll be back later.
  2. I wasn't trying to seperate myself from the interaction, per se, but to suggest that I didn't need the actual experience of ultimate frisbee to become much better quickly. I agree that I did need all that experiencial data that came before. But they were not connected until I chose to figure out what correlative implications there could be for them. Anywho, I think we get the gist of that whole idea. Again, I agree about the whole monk thing. I dont know enough, but my modmate studies neueropsychology and linguistics, and damn does he know a lot about it. We'll just sit with his bong and have hilarious conversations about all this shit. Cosmic Eschatology. Look into it if you already haven't. Basically it's just scientest positing what will happen at the end of the universe. There was one really good article that proposed this idea of how conciousness will play out in the end of the universe. It made a couple of assumptions that I felt were ok for the sake of argument. 1. Conciousnes could and will be considered collective 2. Conciousness can be spoken of outside of extension 3. The universe will end in one of the two most commonly perscribed ways: the Desolate Universe of black holes and cosmic dust, or the SuperCompression of all matter into a single point. Well, the main intent of the article was to show that at the end of the universe all conciousness would be omniscent. If the universe ended in a Void, conciousness would go through very very large bouts of deep sleep and randomly spark up with some new and intelligible thought. This of course would allow for conciousness to adjust to the timelessness and eternal nature of that end. Thus, given an infinite amount of time, conciousness would come to know all that is. The second part is the one that I find more intriguing. If the universe collapses in on itself into a point, the conglomeration and compression of all matter and conciousness into a point would lead to all that ever was or could be occupying the same place and time. Once again leading conciousness to account for everything, thus implying its omniscence. I feel like the second part is steeped a lot within Spinoza's metaphysics from The Ethics, but at that, most of what he said still fits with how contemporary physics seems to be finding things. As far as the actual nature of qauntum theory and whatnot, I think thats one of the biggest steps contemporary normal science will have to make. Or something else will take over. Mam's said it best on here before, "quantum theory is the closest we have to magic in the world right now." I think one of the reasons I switched to philosophy was to answer those questions whithin Physics that seem utterly fucked. For example the concept of the role of the observer in quantum experiments. Why does observing the particle shut down the probability wave and eliminate its duality? I agree that those are the questions physics must answer, but I think a means to streamline attempts to answer them can be in philosophy. At least thats my hope with what I want to do. be back later.
  3. its so whodie out today, definitely gonna paint today... and im gettin some of that real purple... good day.
  4. I can directly relate to all of that, except I haven't read any Descarte. Have you read the Zhuangzi? I think it's a more nuanced formulation of mostly the same ideas in the Tao Te Ching, but I feel like it approaches them much better...more creatively, if you will. Anyway, the major idea I get out of these texts and other texts that express essentially the same idea (my personal favorite is William Blake) is to stop thinking about it; the beatific vision, sat-chit ananda, whatever you want to call it, the atavistic egg of philosophy and art, is only accessible by direct perception. If anything, that's what mushrooms have taught me. I'll have more to say about this later but I have to cut. Quoted post [/b] O man, ive had some pretty crazy changes in my life since i last posted in here. I switched my major from physics with a minor in philosophy to specifically majoring in philosophy. We'll see what happens with that. But anywho, to continue on with the conversation, yeah, shrooms gave me a real interesting perspective on a lot of things. It was really when I started to really understand concepts of the void and all that shit. I am in a philosophy of science class right now, which i find to have rather interesting ties to some of the concepts of the Void and the Infinite. The class focuses on the switch between the modern period and the postmodern and its implications on science and how science is structured. I feel a lot of the paradoxical situations and subtexts discussed in postmodernism can be dealt with pretty well using some of the eastern ideas about truth and the world. I haven't really finished my thoughts on it, but thats what I have been thinking about. As far as actual consideration of the nature of the universe, I have been thinking a lot about noticing small changes around you if you focus on a single thing. Today, we had class outside and I just sort of zoned out considering Hume's restrictions of knowledge, and I saw tons of small movement in the grass. Not like obvious movement from a wind, but minute things caused by either bugs or tensions created by people sitting on the grass. It was very cool. I have been toying with the application of meditation towards any one subject lately. I feel like while learning a new subject, if one dedicates a very large amount of thought to the process, they can gain an infinite wealth of information about that act or process without any direct interaction with it. Take for example sports. I have played a couple sports throughout my life, and I recently picked up frisbee at my school. I enjoyed gettin blazed and watchin the disc (I go to a school full of annoying hippies, I get influenced sometimes). However, I very quickly picked up all of the different throws, not through actual experience of playing, but by thought. I spent a lot of time as I was falling asleep just considering the different levels of variables and causes that went into the action of throwing a frisbee well. I tried to use a period of time that where my concious thought was slowly slipping into a subconcious state as too allow for a larger consideration of concepts than if I were fully awake. I figured out within a quick period of time the different throws by evaluating what muscles I use in each, and applying that to general conceptions of lift and flight of a rotating disc. I admit, all of this may sound a bit redic, but it has worked pretty well for me. There was a recent article about how people should leave large desicions up to their subconcious because of its ability to objectively evaluate large quantities of variables in a given problem. It was pretty interesting. There has is a lot of literature and research being dedicated to studying the neurological implications of the bhuddist mind. So many of the cognitive rules we generally place on the human mind are continually being broken and expanded through research into the cognitive state of bhuddist monks during periods of deep meditation and detachment. blah, im done for now... tequila night calls.
  5. i keep watching the video of those rims that display images.
  6. i got five bitches in the back of tha ride...
  7. just got the first of my midterm paper grades back; A-. way whodielife. may paint tomorrow. good start to the week. hows the rest of the whodie fam doin?
  8. speaking of licenses, I lost my wallet yesterday. I need to find that shit. somewhere in my apartment.
  9. whodie late life. what it do.
  10. jack in the box is one of the things i miss most from home. 24 hours. 99 cent tacos with jalepeno poppers? whodielife.
  11. shit is still around. just go to any city/town in central/panhandle texas.
  12. one of the many features ala ICQ
  13. with all the people active in the forum, shit should be poppin right now.
  14. man, i used to leave the year round warmth. and now, i miss it even more. fuck the semi-cold weather. bring me some summer breezes of 80+...
  15. straight locn on a monday night
  16. all whodies on the same page. ill roll own for you, you roll one for me (no hippie)
  17. as long as $.99 tacos exist, im cool.
  18. plus lets just put it this way, we concerned with the same thing from different perspectives. \toolazytopresseditandreread
  19. i aint really concerned with the thickness, im talkin structural integrity, how much can you fit in a single. 4+ and come talk to me. but aye, we meet and its a duel.
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