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by Kismet
August 10th, 2012, 3:07 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

But that is what science is. It's the scientific method that rejects explanations when new data are found that don't fit the prevailing theory. It in itself doesn't change - we may not always come up with the best answer first time for all sorts of reasons, but the march has usually been in the dir...
by Kismet
August 9th, 2012, 10:52 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

Can you explain what you believe this 'lens' to be and in what ways is it different at different times and places? This lens essentially amounts to different rational criteria of explainability. An example is simplicity. The geocentric view of the universe was dumped in turn for heliocentrism, part...
by Kismet
August 9th, 2012, 10:06 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

The scientific method is obviously not an accurate description of anything because it's a process, not an end result - but surely you weren't arguing that, were you? Well, the conclusion - the end as it were - is filtered through the lens of method. And thus, given place and time, this lens, being ...
by Kismet
August 9th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

Well, I was astounded, many years ago, to find out the scope of Indian astronomy and mathematics many hundreds of years ago, even the Golden Age of Islamic science owed much to the observations and deductions of those early Indian scientists. Yes, that is quite true. No doubt they also wrapped up t...
by Kismet
August 8th, 2012, 11:03 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

Sorry Kismet, I don't have nearly an hour to spend currently. Why do you think we should watch this? Well, I just thought it would be a good jumping off point for more ranting about how people don't take "true" science seriously, but settle for some dumbed down mythological version.... Anyhow, you ...
by Kismet
August 8th, 2012, 10:34 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

More on Vedic cosmology:

by Kismet
August 8th, 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

Hopefully some of you will get a bit of a kick from this.... :D

by Kismet
August 8th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Once you've 'had' a deity .....
Replies: 926
Views: 113479

Re: Once you've 'had' a deity .....

http://www.fakeposters.com/generator/vi ... w2k99p54s/

I don't find this poster funny. But I'm sure some on here will....
by Kismet
August 6th, 2012, 5:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Which came first? The idea or the belief?
Replies: 0
Views: 1945

Which came first? The idea or the belief?

Akin to the riddle of the chicken and the egg, I submit the notion of idea and belief as being on a par.... Most of us think that we derive our beliefs (a type of mental assent to "matters-of-fact") from ideas. After all, if ideas did not first exist, from what could we fashion our beliefs? From who...
by Kismet
July 16th, 2012, 4:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5547

Re: Australian Guides show the way

And what are they? However, do you accept that, even if this was a desirable aim, current religions are several light years away from it? They are: tolerance, justice, sobriety, morality, love, compassion.... Basically, what comes about self-evidently and which is patently true and correct. It is t...
by Kismet
July 16th, 2012, 4:30 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Natural World
Replies: 610
Views: 75296

Re: The Natural World

Dave B wrote: People, and animals, pick these ants and "pop" them in their mouths.
Find that cruel. Is that an irrational feeling to have?
by Kismet
July 16th, 2012, 4:25 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9700

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

Alan H wrote:Thank you for giving us your opinion.
Oh....

I didn't have to....
by Kismet
July 15th, 2012, 11:33 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Science of Morality
Replies: 25
Views: 3050

Re: The Science of Morality

Alan H wrote:
Kismet wrote:
Alan H wrote:Why?
Because I consider myself an astute judge of things....
So do I. I should be the judge of such things...
Maybe you just aren't qualified.
by Kismet
July 15th, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9700

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

Alan C. wrote:
that things are BORING BORING and,, once more, BORING! :wink:
Are you out of junior school yet?
Are you intelligent?
by Kismet
July 15th, 2012, 8:39 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9700

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

Kismet, its it possibly getting boring because your mindset is so narrow and we are not talking about those things you love and which put you at the centre of attention? No, rather it has been boring for aeons because this forum's mindset is so narrow (narrowed down to metaphysical naturalism) and ...
by Kismet
July 15th, 2012, 12:19 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9700

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

Alan H wrote:You started it! :wink:
No..., it was boring before I got here....

And now that my golden influence is steadily waning... it is receding back... hehe.
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 11:48 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9700

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

Alan H wrote:
Kismet wrote:Advaita Vedanta, for now, I'd say. Though I have dabbled in Krishnaism.

Christianity and all the rest of the religions have a very similar mystical core however. It is Being.
It is Human.
More question begging!

Boy is this forum getting boring.
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 10:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Intuition/instinct v reason/clear thinking
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Intuition/instinct v reason/clear thinking

Intuition is not instinct; it is not of this world; partaking of the possible and not the actual...and ultimately, collapsing both... Kismet, once again, I read one of your posts 3 times and I still don't understand it, am I a little thick (I don't think so) or do you write in double-dutch? Intuiti...
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 10:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5547

Re: Australian Guides show the way

Alan H wrote:
but not in any sectarian fashion.
Religions are notorious for being sectarian, so how would religion(s) be prevented from being sectarian in your idea of a perfect State?
By holding fast to universal principles of spirituality....

Why do you suppose I have an idea of a perfect statE?