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  • @techie said: @person said: Kurzgesagt just posted a video on the topic. My main disagreement is with condition 1. Even if the behaviors of consciousness could be perfectly simulated, without a physical brain would…
  • Kurzgesagt just posted a video on the topic. My main disagreement is with condition 1. Even if the behaviors of consciousness could be perfectly simulated, without a physical brain would it would there be any individual that would actually hav…
  • @federica said: @person, THIS might well be of interest to you, too. A great read for everyone - if you haven't already seen it, @Tosh , @karasti , @Bunks ... Thanks, in a way though it kind of makes my point, that nutrition and diets …
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  • Dorne (So help me, I WILL turn this to Game of Thrones)
  • @Kerome said: I suspect this woman Gretchen is modelling her types from her family and kids. They seem very kids-and-teenager types. Real adult human beings are significantly more complex... people may have a dominant reaction type, but I use var…
  • I didn't read any of the thread, I just felt like giving my two cents on nutrition. So my comments are really directed at diets and nutrition generally and not really specifically at LCHF. Most diets are based on good ideas and reasoned, educated…
  • @Shoshin said: I took the test and guess what... However some of the questions and supplied answers didn't really fit with my approach... Listening to the podcast I thought I was a questioner with rebel tendencies, but after taking the…
  • @federica said: @eugenio said: May the fearstruck be free from fear, May the grieving be free from grief, May the suffering be free from suffering. So, too, may all beings be. ~The Buddha Coul…
  • Just joining the conversation, I'm probably just a little behind. I've come to the opinion that nutrition science is across the board pretty bad. It is very resistant to quality studies since it is really hard to get one group to stick to a par…
  • @techie said: @person said: To me this smacks of a technologists version of a creation myth. It fills in a gap in our understanding of the origins of the universe. Regarding specifics I think there is a fundamental flaw i…
  • To me this smacks of a technologists version of a creation myth. It fills in a gap in our understanding of the origins of the universe. Regarding specifics I think there is a fundamental flaw in the reasoning behind it. It's that we don't underst…
  • @techie said: We are conditioned to believe that we are this or that. Robots can also be programmed to believe it is this or that - and therefore some sort of subjectivity would then exist. I don't feel like I'm getting across my point. C…
  • @SpinyNorman said: @person said:> This isn't the definition of consciousness that I am talking about so maybe we aren't really even on the same page. When talking about the hard problem of consciousness or something like panpsychism w…
  • @SpinyNorman said: @person said:> I'm just saying that what exactly causes consciousness is utterly unknown at present, we don't have the first sentence even about its cause. The assumption in neuroscience is that something physical i…
  • @federica said: @person said: It's hard to define. What I don't mean is something like conscientious or to notice or pay attention or like in your example, someone who is lost in their thoughts and not very present. It's no…
  • @federica said: It all depends - in the context of your question - what you now mean by 'conscious'. Do you mean, aware? knowing? It's hard to define. What I don't mean is something like conscientious or to notice or pay attention or l…
  • Let me ask this question, are cognition or intelligence the same as consciousness? Can an intelligent being with thoughts and feelings, maybe even cognition of itself as a distinct being, be unconscious or are the two inseparable?
  • @karasti said: haven't seen it yet, but it's on the list. I enjoy things that make me think and give me different perspectives, whether fictional or not. Fantasy does the same thing for a lot of people, things like Narnia, Harry Potter, Outlander…
  • @federica said: Why disturb yourself with such horror, when everything REALLY happening in the world right now is enough to even make Stephen King feel uneasy?? You got me to ask myself the question, why DO I like it? I am disturbed by i…
  • As a drop doesn't stick to a leaf Or water to a lotus (petal), So what is seen, heard, or thought Doesn't stick to a sage. I liked this part too. In regards to all our stuff, it can be there but when it goes, it goes and the goal should be to …
  • @Fosdick said: @Federica says you need to be able to ... back 'em up Merriam Webster defines sentient thusly: > responsive to or conscious of sense impressions • By this token, I understand that all life is se…
  • @Fosdick said: @person says What does that mean for your Buddhism? Buddhism generally refers to sentient beings, so does treating a wound with antibiotics or eating a carrot create negative karma in your book? Life feeds…
  • @Fosdick said: Sentience is one of the defining characteristics of life - the ability to sense and respond to stimuli. All life is sentient by definition. Others will disagree, but that is how I use the word, and I'm sticking with it. …
  • The way I think about them they are the same. To me conscious and sentient refer to the simple fact of the lights being on, that there is some internal experience to life. I juxtapose that with intelligence or cognition. A robot or an advanced AI…
  • @Fosdick said: Nor would they think of themselves Inferior or superior (to others) And they shouldn't take themselves as equal. That's great. Not better, not worse, and not equal. What's left? Unmitigated Th…
  • What came to my mind reading this chapter was certain new age or pagan beliefs and practices around crystals or other magickal items. For a time I carried a crystal around with me so it could keep my energies harmonized and had a necklace with so…
  • @vinlyn said: Before too many people jump on anyone about not being able to prove there is a God, it might give some pause to some to do a Google search of "did Buddha exist". There are lots of questions out there about that issue, or -- assumin…
  • @CedarTree said: I came to understand that Sentience & Insentience kind of drop off in Emptiness. The concept of sentience and insentience? Or some state of non sentient - sentience, whatever that means?
  • I see four possible ways of viewing Universal Consciousness that miss the mark. That there is a Universal Consciousness and you believe in it. That there is a Universal Consciousness and you don't believe in it. That there is not a Universa…
  • @Kannon said: When we talk of theism it is a very absolute concept with lots of implications that I am uncomfortable assuming. As Buddha said, we can practice regardless of our beliefs. Buddha also said that we must measure our practices and stud…
  • So after doing a little reading what I thought was in the area of Uranus according to a star tracker app someone had was actually the star Sirius.
  • The odds of flipping a coin and it coming up heads 7 times in a row is 1 in a 128. If you flip a coin 100 times the odds of it coming up heads 7 times in a row at some point in that stretch is more like 1 in 13. If you run the impossible scenario si…
  • This video is good, you've got nothing on some of the amazingly improbable things that have happened.
  • I just got back from my trip. So sorry @Vastmind, that's a real bummer , the next one in 7 years shouldn't be too far away from you though. It ended up being neither my niece or nephew wanted to make the long drive and miss out on hanging out …
  • @vinlyn said: @Mingle said: Basically the future just doesn't look good for us, I see a future filled with hate and violence. The news doesn't make you wanna bring kids into this world does it? Because while global soc…
  • @vinlyn said: @person said: I was at a large family gathering for the 4th of July and one of my cousins friends that I see at these things every once in a while got to talking about Black Lives Matter and said if he came upon them b…
  • I was at a large family gathering for the 4th of July and one of my cousins friends that I see at these things every once in a while got to talking about Black Lives Matter and said if he came upon them blocking the highway he would plow right throu…
  • I'd say that describes pretty well my ideal of a spiritual teacher. And my reading of Buddhism tells me that freedom from such passions and emotions is the goal. So if Ken Wilbur is saying that the goal is something else I guess I don't agree and…
  • I think we as Buddhists need to let go of thinking of mindfulness as ours or Buddhism. Yoga divorced itself from Hinduism and many people benefit from it in far different ways than Hindu yogis intended. But some who get into yoga for whatever mundan…