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Offlinegribochek
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Traps and pitfalls of logic and science.
    #615878 - 04/23/02 12:28 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

It has been said here a million times "scientific proof", "logical argument" etc. etc.
Logic and "science" is its own trap and its own end. Many times I have said "If you are so fond of objectivity, prove to me that there is objective reality". Nobody answered. Many times I have said "Logic doesn't work" just to hear a "prove it!" thrown back at me. And here I come, three months later just to see the same tireless Swami arguing the same tired argument with the same tireless Shroomism. What a joke!

Several times I have asked Swami to define to me what is it he calls "paranormal" just so I could see what it is he thinks doesn't exist. He failed to ever do so. Why do I think it is so important? Because those who separate normal from paranormal (be it sceptics or believers -- alike!) all miss the point. And the point is that

"A difference that makes no difference is no difference!" (Yes, this is from Swami's sig. I love this quote)

Separation and differentiation are the reason why logic doesn't work in a spirituality discussion. All because logic is a symbolic system used to manipulate discrete notions. Spiritual search leads one into an area where distinctions disappear. Logic doesn't work there. Period.

Personally, I don't give a shit whether or not telepathy exists. And I care even less if it is proven one way or another. Those who try to determine this are missing the point. They somehow spend years trying to find telepathy all the while carrying a cell phone in the poket. Hillarious!

I am about to make a statement more outrageous then claiming existance of telepathy or levitation. What I claim is this: "Everything that is imaginable is possible". But this is truly scary. If this were true, it would mean that we are waisting time on our petty problems, when we could've been doing some truly great things. So we choose not to see this, when it is simply staring us all in the faces! (Swami has wasted gigabytes of internet bandwidth trying not to see this. Shroomism has been helping him.) But, what a catch, this can't be proven by science or logic. Only by experience. And it is such a subtle thing, that even if one experiences it, he can't really tell about it to others. But! There are recipies to follow which might, given enough will-power, lead one to realize this. Unfortunately, one tends to find them all too stupid or combersome to follow through to the end. Only those who believe that they can do it do it. This is where belief comes in, not in "mechanics of telepathy". What bullshit to say that telepathy doesn't work when non-believers are present! I can understand why Swami is so upset...

Adios for another three months!

-- Grib



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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: gribochek]
    #615908 - 04/23/02 01:05 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

It has been said here a million times "scientific proof", "logical argument" etc. etc.
No, at last count is was only 384,516 times.

Logic and "science" is its own trap...
Yes, the trap of fire, the wheel, all the way from cures for polio to space exploration. What other paradigm or methodology has proved 1% as useful?

Many times I have said "If you are so fond of objectivity, prove to me that there is objective reality". Nobody answered.
I certainly did, but you (and everyone else) refused to take the Swami "Rock-to-the-Back-of-the-Head Challenge" which is my version of the objective reality proof.

Many times I have said "Logic doesn't work...
And many times you have been full of shit as we are communicating through machines based on logic.

Several times I have asked Swami to define to me what is it he calls "paranormal" just so I could see what it is he thinks doesn't exist. He failed to ever do so.
And the significance is? Look it up in Webster as I accept the "common" definition. Are you too lazy to do that?

Spiritual search leads one into an area where distinctions disappear.
No distinctions? Is that why there are so many religions, sects and sub-sects? Or if you prefer, so many different channelers, future predictions and on and on?

Logic doesn't work there. Period.
And what does?

What I claim is this: "Everything that is imaginable is possible".
Claim away. Your impotent statement means nothing at all.

But, what a catch, this can't be proven by science or logic. Only by experience. And it is such a subtle thing, that even if one experiences it, he can't really tell about it to others.
This is the beauty of mindless drivel.

But! There are recipies to follow which might, given enough will-power, lead one to realize this.
And when one fails as one must, then the inevitable escape clause once more rears its ugly head: If you fail, then you did not have enough will-power. ANd if you do succeed using normal means, then you can claim some mysterious manifestation. For example: " I did visualization and affirmation and then found my soul mate." This type of thinking disregards the fact that most people meet their mate without using any esoteric techniques.

Unfortunately, one tends to find them all too stupid or combersome to follow through to the end.
You are right. I probably won't stand on my head for two hours each day chanting "Om mani padme hum."

Only those who believe that they can do it do it.
I COULD believe and do weird, exhausting exercises if someone demonstrated the efficacy of their methods.

A few years ago I took the EAS Fitness Challenge. While I was not magazine-worthy at the end of a very rigorous 3 months, I was stiill highly pleased with my results, going from a 35" waist to a 31" wasit at age 44. I bring this up not as a boast, but as an example of following others who showed that a specific diet and exercise program would work. BTW, I was not a couch potato and had been working out for 25 years. Through applied LOGIC and understanding, I was able to transform my body.

Adios for another three months!
Thank God!







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The proof is in the pudding.


Edited by Swami (04/23/02 01:04 PM)


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #615937 - 04/23/02 01:44 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

The only problems I see with your average logical advocate is the nasty cynicism, dissecting of statements, know-it-all-ism and superiority complex that seems to follow them around


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #615956 - 04/23/02 02:08 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Logic and "science" is its own trap...
Yes, the trap of fire, the wheel, all the way cures for polio and space exploration. What other paradigm or methodolgy has proved 1% as useful?

I wouldn't be so keen on science. The dinosaurs lasted 140 million years with no science whatsoever. Humans have been around for a mere 2 million, had science for 400 years and are on the brink of global environmental catastrophe (if we manage to avoid nuking ourselves in the meantime). Science will probably wipe the human species out.



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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: ]
    #615972 - 04/23/02 02:46 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Xlea321]
    #615974 - 04/23/02 02:48 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Xlea321]
    #615977 - 04/23/02 02:54 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I wouldn't be so keen on science.
Then don't be hypocritical; please turn off your computer, your TV and walk to work.


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: ]
    #615984 - 04/23/02 03:06 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I forgot. Swami-bashing is OK. If you were truly spiritual, you would be just as indignant when ANYONE was lampooned, including me. Gribo's nastiness is somehow acceptable to you. At least I am consistent and not phoney.

Perhaps I should take your approach and post nonsense about perpetual motion machines, water-powered cars, crop circles or some other wacky flavor of the month.

But you are not arrogant - you only know more about ancient Egypt than all of the Egyptologists on the planet because you tripped or had a dream. If that is not a know-it-all-ism and superiority, then nothing is! Buy a mirror and take a long look.



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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #616022 - 04/23/02 04:49 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Science is humanity's greatest accomplishment.

But is was something that was created by humanity. We imagined it and we made it possible. Who's to say we can't imagine other things?


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Xlea321]
    #616059 - 04/23/02 06:46 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Science will probably wipe the human species out.

not science, the lack of spirituality


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: raytrace]
    #616107 - 04/23/02 08:42 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I disagree, we will evolve, and then devolve into FLYING SPACE MONKEYS!!!


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[pot]and think low and think high[pot]
[pot]Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try[pot]
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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #616207 - 04/23/02 11:30 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Then don't be hypocritical; please turn off your computer, your TV and walk to work.

This argument or yours is soooooo full of it!

Computers:
Did you know that the transistor was first discovered by accident then explained by science? Do you think a computer has been created by science? What scientific law is there which predicts existance of computers? Computers have been invented using tools available at the time, most of which were discovered by accident

TV: Do you know that Radio has been discovered by accident and then explained by science? Do you remember the experiement which caused the discovery of the radio? Two broken circles of wire were placed nearby (accidentally!) when electrical current was applied to one, another one would spark. While we are at it, you might want to find information on how electricity was _discovered_ and how science was again lingering behind, busy trying to _explain_ things already known.

Bullshit, swami. Technological advancement has nothing to do with science. I challange you to dig up a technological device which you or I use every day which is based upon scientifically predicted phenomena, rather then one discovered accidentally.

-- Grib


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #616227 - 04/23/02 11:53 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

What other paradigm or methodolgy has proved 1% as useful?

Accupuncture, for example.

I certainly did, but you (and everyone else) refused to take the Swami "Rock-to-the-Back-of-the-Head Challenge" which is my version of the objective reality proof.

This doesn't prove objective reality. Only that a feeling of being hit by a rock is often followed by a feeling of pain.

And many times you have been full of shit as we are communicating through machines based on logic.

Machines are not based on logic. This is common misconception. They are about as based on logic as a piece of paper and pencil. Nothing can be based on logic except for more logic.

And the significance is? Look it up in Webster as I accept the "common" definition.

I have explained the significance, you must be blind.

M-W: Paranormal: not scientifically explainable.

If paranormal phenomena does not exist (as you seem to be suggesting over and over) means that science can explain everything that exists (logical, right?). If a paranormal phenomena is discovered and reproduced in a laboratory setting it will be accepted as existing and then it will be attempted to explain it using scientific method, which will certainly succeed, given how adaptable the scientific approach is. Which will make it not paranormal. This means that paranormal does NOT exist. By definition. Is that what you are trying so hard to show us? If so, you are pretty stupid. But I don't think that's what you are trying to do. That is why I ask you again, give me a definition of paranormal that would at least "allow" it to exists.

No distinctions? Is that why there are so many religions, sects and sub-sects?

There are many religions, sects and sub-sects for two reasons. 1. People are gullible. 2. There are many ways to skin the cat. Not all religions sects and sub-sects give one the true teaching. But the true teaching can be gotten in many different ways. But all of this misses the point. These were not the distinctions I was referring to. Logical true vs. false, exists vs. doesn't, etc. You wouldn't understand.


-- Grib



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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #616234 - 04/23/02 12:05 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I was stating my opinion. I just figured if it was ok for you to lampoon all the time, I could do the same.


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #616260 - 04/23/02 12:35 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I looked in the mirror and took a long hard look. I have long hair and am dead sexy.


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: gribochek]
    #616285 - 04/23/02 01:03 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Did you know that the transistor was first discovered by accident then explained by science? (This argument or yours is soooooo full of it! )

If you haven't guessed by now, I know almost everything. A device discovered in lab researching solid-state devices is hardly "an accident".

1945 - Kelly restarts solid state device research after WW II pause

Jan. 1946 - The Bell Labs Solid State Device group is in place
Led by W. Shockley and S. Morgan Includes: W. Brattain, J. Bardeen, G. Pearson, B. Moore, R. Gibney. Focus of the group is on silicon and germanium

1947 - Bardeen suggests that surface states prevent FET action

Dec. 16, 1947 - Transistor effect discovered by Bardeen, Brattain

Dec. 24, 1947 - Transistor shown to Bell Labs top management.

June 30, 1948 - Bell Labs publicly announces the transistor discovery.


*in a whiney voice* But Gribulator, you promised not to post for another 3 months...


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Edited by Swami (04/23/02 01:14 PM)


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: gribochek]
    #616292 - 04/23/02 01:14 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

This doesn't prove objective reality. Only that a feeling of being hit by a rock is often followed by a feeling of pain.
Ha, ha hahahah, ha, ho, heh heh, he he, hah!

First you say no one replied which was a lie, then you follow with more nonsense.

Webster:
objectivity: of, relating to, or being an object , phenomenon, or condition in the realm of sensible experience independent of individual thought and perceptible by all observers

It proves that those that talk about no objectivity don't believe it in themselves! They KNOW they will feel pain which clearly meets the definition of objectivity (The same action will yield the same result for everybody), no matter what words you dress it up in, nor how you wriggle.

Machines are not based on logic. This is common misconception.
I have degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. Without logical principles, It would be impossible for me to design a circuit board or write a program. I guess I make a living, through misconceptions...


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: ]
    #616294 - 04/23/02 01:16 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I looked in the mirror and took a long hard look. I have long hair and am dead sexy.

Got plans for Friday night?


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: Swami]
    #616316 - 04/23/02 01:37 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah


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Re: Traps and pitfalls of logic and science. [Re: gribochek]
    #616318 - 04/23/02 01:38 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

"Everything that is imaginable is possible"

So true. I've been thinking about this a lot the last couple of days (funny that), imagination is the tool we were given to create our reality. The implications of this are astonishing. There is an excellent article on the web about this that can be found here.

Sample quote:

"Reality is a 100% reflection of who we are as a person. We created all of our reality, and we constantly re-create it every second of every day.

Life is a mirror of our thoughts, beliefs and actions. This is what karma really is - life reflecting who we are. In fact, the judgment-worn word karma could be better replaced with the more descriptive word reflectance."


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