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Forum: General Discussion Today, 16:17
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Posted By SaturnV
It's a reasonable assumption though as the...

It's a reasonable assumption though as the concept you refer to exists only in the words you typed. It's a philosophical point.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 15:55
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Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
The sticky point is that the end of consciousness...

The sticky point is that the end of consciousness is not a hypothesis, it can be consistently demonstrated to be true. It's not equitable to compare it to conjecture.
If we have no consciousness when...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 15:49
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
You've posted this twice now without including...

You've posted this twice now without including said link.
I looked back a couple of pages but couldn't spot it and cba searching any further.

PS your second sentence is silly and merely...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:25
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
Why would an afterlife be a better explanation...

Why would an afterlife be a better explanation than dreaming or altered states of consciousness?
Also, if there was an afterlife why wouldn't we all be inundated with messages and visitations all the...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:14
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
Not for me to say and as it doesn't exist it's...

Not for me to say and as it doesn't exist it's hard to imagine how it would manifest itself. I didn't dream this up remember.

If brain activity continued to be detectable after the brain was dead...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:46
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
You're comparing established medical science with...

You're comparing established medical science with baseless fairy stories.

There is now a great deal (not everything of course) known about the function of the brain and consciousness which can be...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:12
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
The burden of proof is on the one making the...

The burden of proof is on the one making the claim.
Posit a hypothesis, provide the evidence and it can be tested.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:20
Replies: 80
Views: 2,928
Posted By SaturnV
All of her beliefs and actions are optional so...

All of her beliefs and actions are optional so she is entirely responsible for this situation.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 18:57
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
I'd say the sixth sense is balance but that's...

I'd say the sixth sense is balance but that's just me being mischievous.
It just a bit too convenient that the reason there is no evidence for it is because it's intangible.
The concept arose from...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:23
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
This is where judgement comes in. Stories of...

This is where judgement comes in. Stories of vague unrepeatable experiences you're either wanting to believe or dismiss.
What makes me dismiss them is the question of why it's all so mysterious and...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:00
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
There being no evidence doesn't make there being...

There being no evidence doesn't make there being no evidence an assumption. It's one of the facts we have to hand.
Saying that the requirement that there should be evidence is an assumption is just...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 13:59
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
If you list them we can debate them.

If you list them we can debate them.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:49
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Posted By SaturnV
Of course it doesn't prove anything but is a good...

Of course it doesn't prove anything but is a good guide to analysing a situation.
In the case of idea life after death all of the assumptions necessary to sustain it are completely invented from the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:37
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
Yes, the pesky point of there being no evidence...

Yes, the pesky point of there being no evidence whatsoever is a bit inconvenient!

Occam's razor applies. We only exist as a conscious being as a result of the manifestation of a body that...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:31
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
BIB you have that the wrong way around.

BIB you have that the wrong way around.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 00:36
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Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
All of whatever this is is way more complicated...

All of whatever this is is way more complicated than the bare facts we have to hand. You don't exist, you come about then you return to your original state.
There doesn't need to be anything more...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 16:06
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
Oblivion is not a human construct it's a term...

Oblivion is not a human construct it's a term given to the observation of the natural state of something being in a state of annihilation or extinction i.e. it doesn't exist.
Not sure what he rest of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 15:48
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
Any philosophical concept is necessarily more...

Any philosophical concept is necessarily more complicated than simple oblivion - further it is a human construct. There is no being to do the perceiving so it doesn't matter how a being may or may...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 15:00
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
Wikipedia "He believed that personality transfer...

Wikipedia "He believed that personality transfer provided a third type of explanation, although he was never able to suggest what kind of process might be involved."
Fancy that.

My claims still...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 13:27
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
True, yet we still have no concept of anything...

True, yet we still have no concept of anything from the beginning of time. You're putting forward unproven possibilities which do nothing to disprove the simplest explanation.
Absent of any evidence...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 13:23
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
Even if that was true (and I'm not saying it's...

Even if that was true (and I'm not saying it's not an interesting possibility) what about the period from the beginning of time up to when humans or their ancestors came about?

That's the bit that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 13:09
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
What about the fact that they didn't exist? You...

What about the fact that they didn't exist?

You seem to be making a distinction between 'existing' and 'formed into a human' where there isn't one.
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 13:03
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
1. People can't remember being babies for the...

1. People can't remember being babies for the simple reason that the mechanism is developing at the time and doesn't store memories. This is not a mystery.
2. People have no memory prior to that as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 12:28
Replies: 396
Views: 9,629
Posted By SaturnV
This scenario stands up to scrutiny better than...

This scenario stands up to scrutiny better than any other.
Forum: General Discussion 26-08-2015, 13:14
Replies: 516
Views: 18,927
Posted By SaturnV
Hadn't seen that interview before but it's...

Hadn't seen that interview before but it's embarrassing to watch. The BBC have no business broadcasting this type of nonsense from a spectator. A lot of people will take it at face value that the...
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