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by orathaic
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

The thing is, this "nothing" that Lawrence has popularized is still something. He's tried redefining the term. I will admit that I haven't read (Lawrence) Krauss, but I believe the distinction here is between philosophical nothing and physical nothing. Classical Physics would have allowed an empty ...
by orathaic
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

One interesting part of this debate, was Cosmic Skeptic (the atheist) saying IF there's a timeless cause (which is what I'm arguing for in this thread) it has to be a personal agent. Do you agree with the Cosmic Skeptic on that? No, in fact I think I would disagree (though having not listened to Co...
by orathaic
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

Virtual particles create themselves all the time. Saying their is a quantum field from which they become excited and then returns to the ground state of doesn't change the fact that they spontaneously create themselves. Hi orathaic, I am certainly no scientist, so I am showing my own ignorance here...
by orathaic
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

God is the mountains, God is the sun, God is the quarks and every quantum field. I can show you all of these things. Which is all good stuff. God is glorious, magnificent, beautiful and terrible and all that. But what I have to ask, as it seems somewhat crucial from the perspective humanity, is thi...
by orathaic
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

I can be shown the existence of quarks, and gluons, and whatever other particles. I cannot be shown God. God is the mountains, God is the sun, God is the quarks and every quantum field. I can show you all of these things. But you can't use the reductionist view of individual quantum fields to expla...
by orathaic
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

If we define the universe as existence then yes, that would be logically consistent. But only if it doesn't infinitely regress back in time which means a part had to be outside of time Great! So we're done here. There is no requirement for the universe to have been created. The universe might alway...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

I like this. I am in awe of it as the Universe. But, I don't need to call it other names. I don't need to "conceptualise it as God". It is already a marvel as it is. I'd like to add to this, I discovered this concept on my own at about the age of 16 (well while reading something else) and only prob...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 931

Re: Arguments for God

@Jamie, my very clear and understandable concept of God is God = Universe. I believe the Universe exists, and that there is this actual realoobeyond my perception. I believe we can make logical sense of aspects of this Universe. That(as Spinoza put it) instead of prayer, it makes more sense to study...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK defence minister
Replies: 24
Views: 662

Re: UK defence minister

https://www.thejournal.ie/stormont-meeting-plans-troubles-prosecutions-5500087-Jul2021/ Latest on this, UK govt proposals to grant a blanket amnesty to all state and non-state actors who murdered people in Northern Ireland during the 'troubles' is rejected unanimously by Northern Ireland Assembly. W...
by orathaic
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA: A shithole country
Replies: 54
Views: 5794

Re: USA: A shithole country

With an Irish traveller in Ireland,
with an first nations citizen in the US or Canada,
with an amazonian tribal group in Brazil.
by orathaic
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now

I think I agree on the 'missing the point' bit, though I was going to say, my clear position was the regulating who can work is not a 'free market'. That is a regulated one. Whether there is a shortage of workers because of Brexit, or because England has become known as an unwelcome racist place (cf...
by orathaic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now

British trade unions should acknowledge Comrade Farage is a revolutionary socialist, maybe give him an award, the Trotsky Medallion for Services to the Union movement?
Some kind of National Socialist? Interesting..
by orathaic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now

The free market solution is not to interfere by importing cheap labour who will accept "whatever's on offer" but to force employers to become more effective at purchasing labour domestically, Is that not the definition of a regulated market. You regulate who can come and work in the market thus mak...
by orathaic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 996

Re: Southern Border

I think it had a considerable effect on seasonable workers from border towns who used to cross regularly for agri work and want to know they can return home easily and often.

This who entered by plane and overstayed a visa becoming 'illegal' were not affected.
by orathaic
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Haiti assassination
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Haiti assassination

What is going on in Haiti?

I haven't seen much reporting in the mainstream media, anyone else have a better idea.

I have seen this on facebook:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/ ... tervention
by orathaic
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 996

Re: Southern Boarder

Chance that Trump wall will succeed where all other failed is not very high. Given that the majority of 'illegal' immigrants fly into to US and then overstay their visas, I doubt the wall was ever considered an effective policy tool. More like an effective political one. Make people afraid and they...
by orathaic
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

I already did:
Spain didn't want to provide a precedent for members state breaking up but remaining inside the EU.
by orathaic
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

That was the context of the question. There was no discussion of making it easy for an Independent Scotland to remain inside the EU, mainly because Spain didn't want to provide a precedent for members state breaking up but remaining inside the EU. This is no logger an issue, because Scottish entry t...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

It may be the same issue but the question is very different. First time round they were asked, 'do you want to leave the UK and as a result be forced out of the EU without option to Rejoin (as Spain holds a veto and has some issues with Catalonia)', and some people clearly voted based on that second...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

https://www.thejournal.ie/scottish-independence-gove-general-election-5475186-Jun2021/ Can anyone explain to me how the rhetoric of Brexit (eg: "we provide people with the chance to make more of their lives, take control of their futures. And that's quite rightly what the Prime Minister of the Unite...