Sunday, 31 May 2015

On Objective Morality

Objective morality exists in the same sense that numbers exist. Now even how numbers exist is up to debate, however that doesn't stop it from being of practical use. This is the same for morality, the bits that we do have knowledge of can be utilized for good.

Objective morality is needed to fight moral relativism, which is used by many to profess that there is no point in making progress with moral philosophies, in fact the idea of progress itself cannot exist in the face of moral relativism, as all philosophies are equally but differently moral.

However this wholly separates morality/moral philosophies from their consequences, specifically how they affect well being, and in this sense morality not only is of no use, but the whole concept itself is rendered meaningless and pointless.

-What is morality? why is this morality? If there is one thing that morality is relevant to it is the well being of sentient beings. If any other types of moralities exist then they are irrelevant or incorrect in terms of what we mean when we talk about morality.

-Existence of moral objectivity If you agree that morality is relevant to the well being of sentient beings then we know that morality exists. It exists as a spectrum of possibilities in which the state of well being, of sentient beings, can exist. This is the objective morality that's out there. Just as there is a spectrum of possibilities in which the state of human knowledge can exist.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Deconstruction Of Family's MBTI Type Dynamics

This post is going to be about exactly what the title says, namely me attempting at analyzing the MBTI types of each of my family members, and going further on to speculate about how these types manifest into behaviors that are indicative of the family as a whole.

In this post I think I'll simply do a brain dump, I've been wanting to use that word, of the types, I speculate, each of my family members belong to, and might possibly back up these guesses with specific observations.

Father - ESTJ

Mother - ENFJ - Confirmed

Eldest Brother - ISTJ - Confirmed

Middle Brother - ESTP - Confirmed

Me - INTP - Confirmed

Older Cousin - ESTJ

Younger Cousin - ISTJ - Confirmed

I am not certain about all of these yet and some of them are simply place holders, which I believe are similar to their real types.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

'The Hitch'- Christopher Hitchens documentary (2014)

'The Hitch'- Christopher Hitchens documentary (2014) (1 hr. 22 min) -

This is a fan made documentary, produced by Kristoffer Seland Hellesmark, about one of my favorite proponents for Atheism, according to Wikipedia a "British American author, philosopher, polemicistdebater, and journalist", the late Christopher Hitchens. I found the music used very appropriate and effective in conveying the essence of the documentary. The extra television frames used made some otherwise old and low quality footage look more professional. Overall the documentary does a good job of making personal portrayal of Christopher's character, views and ideals.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Journal-esque notes

I've been, and perhaps always had difficulty remembering memories. Talk of them makes me wonder if my relationship with my memories, are different from those that others have, with their memories. All that remains in place of what, I assume, should be something more than random glimpses of images, is just that. On top of that I believe these glimpses of images are heavily aesthetically skewed, or altogether made up, by concepts of fascination at the time. So it would not surprise you or, in this case since I am writing for myself, me when I say I don't know who exactly I am. Attempts at thinking back or surfacing recollections of my cognitive state at a previous time are futile, resembling attempts at entering buildings and rooms, whose interior does not exist, in games, or exploring my physical surroundings, of which I'm unaware of the state or any significant details, though my imagination or in my dreams.

Anyway so as you've read I do find myself an enigma in many ways. Unriddling these hidden knots in my understanding of self or myself will perhaps further my understanding of others as well. I intend, well it's really doesn't matter whether I desire it or not, self discovery is immanent in being alive, on being on a journey of self discovery throughout my life, or at least most of my life as I probably will want to lay this beast and companion down at some point. Getting back on point, this is why I will be recording my thoughts and observations of my psychological inclinations on this blog, leaving little notes and posts about my currant psychological whereabouts, to keep track of, organize (or maybe not as I usually find myself creating chaos rather then calming it), study and leave fractions of my psychic state, at the time of writing, for an older me, in order to assist him on the same journey I am on.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Spectrum of theistic probability

This is a very useful tool in identifying your own position about God's existence. It breaks away from the idea that individuals are either theists or atheists. This gives more flexibility for people who aren't certain of both sides; it allows for the possibility that people many not feel one way or other about god's existence. The  positions made available by this scale is anything from De facto theist to De facto atheist.

The GOD Debate's Current Status

At this point in time the debate, about the existence of God, has come to a standstill; so far the debate has wound up at a position where it supports soft atheism, as the most rational position to take, on the matter of God's existence. Many arguments have been raised, from both the theist and atheist sides. A lot of them have been refuted and rejected, so there are really only a handful of arguments you'll need to brush up on, to get up to date with the debate on the existence of God.

1. As of now God is outside the domains of human interrogation, therefore it is impossible to prove or disprove his, her or it's existence. This means that neither the atheists nor theist side can rationally move to a gnostic position. Gnostic positions would be a definite belief in God's existence for the theists, and Hard Atheism for atheists. Assuming this much, individuals should now come to the conclusion that the God's existences has a 50/50 percent chance of being true, since God can either exist or not exist.

2. God doesn't get any special exceptions over other entities, whose existence, similarly to God's, cannot also be proven. Therefore God is simply another entity whose existence cannot be proven. Therefore the probability of God's existence must be whatever the probability of other entities, whose existence cannot be proven, is.
Here are lists of entities whose existence cannot be proven:

Remember you cannot disprove the existence of any of these entities, similarly to how atheists cannot disprove the existence of God. It is also irrational to discard the existence of any of these entities, simply because of the lack of evidence that supports their existence. This is because similarly to God, these entities may also exist.

This means that the conclusion must be that the probability of the existence of God must be relatively low, at least as low as the existence of all the other entities. Actually the probability of the existence of all the other entities would higher than the probability of God's existence. This is simply because all the other entities are a lot more natural than God; this means that they may be a product of the practically observed and confirmed process of evolution, where as it would be a lot less likely that God was a  product of evolution. If the probability of the existence of God is relatively low than the probability for the non existence of God must be relatively high; this justifies the assumption that there is no God, because the probability of his/her/it's existence is too low to acknowledge.