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So, when are we going to have a Naturalism Conference for non-academic leaders and members of the various Naturalism-based groups to meet, get to know each...
Oct 10, 2010
Definition of naturalism; reincarnation
Hi there, Two things really. I often see (ontological) naturalism defined as the belief that something can only exist if science states that it does, that is...
Sep 21, 2010
Naturalism and spirituality
Hey, I'm a relatively long time reader of some of the literature posted at the naturalism.org website and always wanted to get involved in some of the...
Sep 19, 2010
Questin for naturalists
I would like to know the general opinion of naturalists on the question of whether or not the universe had an origin. Or stating the question another way,...
Aug 26, 2010
Galen Strawson on Free Will in NYT
For those who haven't seen, here is a link to Galen Strawson'
s article in the NYT. It is pretty much the same as "Luck Swallows Everything," but this was in...
Jul 26, 2010
Nirmukta hosts a conversation on worldview naturalism
Just FYI... 1000 Indian Freethinkers: Tom Clark On Worldview Naturalism - online live, Saturday, July 3, 9:30 am EST, hosted by Nirmukta. ...
Jul 2, 2010
Science and "smallness&quo
t; ( not much room at the inn for subjectivity
Following on from my question about consciousness, what kind of "existence&quo
t; it can be said to have or not have, and Tom's replies, among others, about belief,...
Jun 20, 2010
Fw: RE: [naturalismphilosop
hyforum] The death article on naturalism.
Hello. The list may be a little interested in the first few pages of this book by Zygmunt Bauman: ...
Jun 5, 2010
Why consciousness isn't even epiphenomenal
In msg 5748, Ouinon wrote re consciousness: < ...where in the "natural world" do you fit this phenomenon which, according to scientific "laws"
, does nothing,...
May 28, 2010
Can non-causal things ( eg. consciousness ) be said to exist?
If consciousness is indeed a "mere" artefact of our neurological processes of attention, and has no effect on anything, can it be said to exist, according to...
May 22, 2010
Hello and a Question! :)
Hi! :D I joined Applied Nat a week or two ago and although I am very interested in exploring the practical implications, applications, ramifications etc of...
May 8, 2010
Fw: Re: [naturalismphilosop
hyforum] Re: Naturalism
39;s Stand on Secula
I have sat in on lectures on the psychology of love. They urged that reality is exhausted by nature, containing nothing â€˜supernaturalâ€™
, and that the...
May 8, 2010
Love the Logo. But once again I'll jump in and express my extreme dislike of the word "Control" To me it sounds free willish. Control infers a controller which...
May 8, 2010
Podcast of my Interview with the Secular Buddhist Website
May 7, 2010
39;s Stand on Secular Gods ( Social Constructs )?
Does naturalism approve of, or at least "permit"
, belief in things which have no objective existence so long as "know" and accept that this is the case? For...
May 5, 2010
Making Up the Mind: Christopher Frith
Christopher Frith Making Up the Mind: How the Brain Creates the Mental World I did a quick search of Naturalism.org and did not see this book mentioned, so I...
May 5, 2010
The sound of the wind in the trees
How do we answer this argument against naturalism? "If minds are wholly dependent on brains, and brains on biochemistry, and biochemistry (in the long run) on...
Apr 12, 2010
nice article on counter-factuals, determinism and fatalism
MIT philosopher Richard Holton has a very nice paper <http://web.
pdf> published in Neuroethics which clarifies...
Apr 10, 2010
Karen Armstrong has established a worldwide "Charter for Compassion." This should interest people here (especially Ken) despite religious underpinnings. ...
Jan 27, 2010
logo contest now happening at HatchWise
Happy New Year! Thought folks might enjoy seeing the creativity on display at the CFN logo contest at HatchWise. If you're a designer, please join in! See link...
Jan 8, 2010
The block universe and temporal parts theories of personal identity
I thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss. A good talk on it is here http://www.amherstl
velleman2006/ And there are refernces to it...
Dec 27, 2009
s Naturalistic comedy poem
Been following Massimo Pigliuchi'
s blog (www.rationallyspea
ng.org> ), which I first went to from Naturalism
Dec 16, 2009
Supporting the Center for Naturalism
Dear Naturalism Philosophy Forum/Applied Naturalism Participants, I'm writing to ask for your support to keep the Center for Naturalism a viable 501c3...
Dec 11, 2009
Material Soul (was: Compassion)
... Actually, I was addressing both your statement about there being no need to assume an independent consciousness, as well as the tendency for some people to...
Dec 5, 2009
Two other points to consider, not new, of course, but new to this latest discussion. One is moral reasonsing, surely we do need to consider what else somebody...
Nov 25, 2009
Re: Compassion - reply to Alice
Alice: "people do what they do because they can do no other. therefore cut the judgmental aggressive condemnations - !"I have Bipolar Disorder and because of...
Nov 20, 2009
Re: Hey friend,B
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Nov 17, 2009
NFW and progress
Let's start off by assuming NFW. Each of us is fully caused, yada yada. Let's also assume humans have a basic interest in the golden rule, as we all want to...
Nov 1, 2009
Thomas Metzinger and a Song
Hey guys and gals. First off, I wanted to extend a recommendation of Thomas Metzinger'
s book the Ego Tunnel. His type of representational understanding of ...
Nov 1, 2009
'It takes a village'
: the evolution of human nature
2699425.htm Interesting, comprehensive view of human evolution and behaviour. Naturalistic. Graeme...
Oct 7, 2009
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