No argument here.
Your last post would have been the last word on the matter, was it not for this post, but since this post is not about the argument, then you had the last word. Wait do I sound like Gold?
Gold, you are very talented with language, especially if you authored that one statement I like. You are quite witty my friend!
No seriously Dath, thanks for the tip towards the other forum, but frankly, I'm not interested. While I'm guilty of getting sucked into a huge senseless debate over the past few days, and while it's been fun being 13 again, it was a waste of time and energy for all us - admitted - agreed. There are better things to do in life than to *argue* with others about esoteric concepts that really none of us know for sure if they are absolutely right or wrong.
In addition, as I previously admitted to Delta, I'm not as fluent as you guys on the topic of Philosophy as you like to define and discuss it. I have NOT had years of experience discussing Philosphy, per se, specifically in the logical/mathematical mindset. When I think of Philosophy, I do not always immediately think of esoteric logic and technical relations - you know this about me already.
As it's obvious, I believe Philosophy includes BOTH left brain and right brain qualities, and I think Delta has come from the left side only - wait have I said that 100 times now? That is all. My experience has been more from the right side in this regard.
I'm so very glad that I found some confirmation from a valuable, reputable, third-party source (as previously posted):
Most of the time, it seems that philosophy is pursued without passion and without love, as if it were a technical subject like engineering or simple mathematics. This is not entirely acceptable.
In any case, with respect to religion/theology/new age/metaphysical concepts, etc. I have had ALOT of dicussions with astute folks for YEARS, and have studied extensive written materials, listened to CD's, and watched Discovery channel at nauseam. That's an *area* of Philosophy that I've had alot of experience in, and that is what I meant when I said that I did.
Still though, I'm not a member of any other forum in that regard simply because there are people hiding behind false identities (Delta), and you don't know who you're arguing with, or whether they're truly 13 or not, and you can't hear tonality or see body language.
This is my first experience on a forum talking about these kinds of things, so I would probably get creamed by that other forum if they all have that extreme left side tendency, which from the sounds of it, if you were a member, is most likely the case.
Lastly, as my first experience talking about such heavy matters on a forum, I have a bad taste in my mouth in dealing with someone like Delta, and I would assume there's alot more like him out there, especially on the forum scene, so I would not be interested, but thanks anyway.
Again, look at his record. He signed up in January 2004 (a few weeks ago) and has over 650 posts. I do not want to be that guy! Scary. Sorry, but scary, and knowing I now have over 100 posts in a similar timeframe, that scares me.
No hard feelings