Hi John,

I have well functioning delete and spam filter buttons that I can use if things get out of hand on my end. ;-)

On 8/22/2012 3:23 PM, John Mikes wrote:
Stephen, my stance as well on (even controversial) argumentation. HOWEVER (isn't one everywhere?) the 'advancement' one achieves by certain explanations might 'color' one's own ideas into shades unwanted. If you read a well formulated argument it inevitably sticks in your mind and later is hard to separate. A reason why most religious people cannot accept logical (scientific) refutation and fall back into old meme superstition. I appreciate Roger's knowledgeability in ancient (mostly idealistic) theories but his fundamental color is biblical FAITH. I know him from another (nonreligious) list, where I asked the moderator to curtail the amount of those overwhelmingly religious postings - and he did. Roger is still on, but hiding some of his true colors (mostly). (A reason why I refrained from responding to his posts. I want to keep friendly to that other list, too.) You are absolutely right about the topical invigorating by the deluge of posts - add to it that Roger starts from a one-sided position only. Most discussions on the Everything list are also one-sided, but as in the past - from ANOTHER side. (Bruno is close to faithfulness, not a formal religion though, but his mind-body is close to a 'soul' belief.) I used to be a Catholic, then reincarnationalistic (Ouija-board fan), now I can't include into my ongoing worldview /(agnosticism, based on the 'infinite complexity', - to us unknowable in toto)/ WHAT may remain after death of our (human? with trillion microbial biomes) complexity that is destroyed - reshaped */AS a memory of ourselves/*. Which part would 'remember' and 'respond' to a destroyed complexity (us) after "we are gone"? - Surviving parts MAY connect to different complexities and 'live'(?) as such.
It is a pity that Adam and Eve are not 'real'.
And do not forget my distinction for the physical world (as we pretend to know it): *a figment of _yesterday's_ stance*.
Leibnitz etc.? I respect those oldies of those (their) times.
Best to you

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net <mailto:stephe...@charter.net>> wrote:

    On 8/21/2012 11:02 AM, John Mikes wrote:
    Dear Roger,
    (re: Brent's post below) Brent wrote it superbly. You, with your
    immense educational thesaurus (lit, thinking, writing skills
    etc.) 'occupied' this list now for some weeks in the controversy
    by a (I wish I had a better distinction) religious(?) faith-based
    mindset vs. the well established and decades-long working
    ensemble of the list - on other grounds.
    The participants on this list are strong minds and well
    established, you have little chance to convert them - although
    some of us linger into close-to-religious belief systems, which
    may be a definitional problem (e.g. Bruno's theology and god, etc.).
    You could be more accepted and happier on another list where the
    majority is closer to your own belief system. YET:
    Maybe you do seek controversy? I could understand that, but your
    posting fervor is taking over our list. Have mercy!
    Please, consider this a friendly remark.
    John Mikes

    Dear John,

        I think that is is sometimes a good thing to have use shaken
    out of our doldrums! I like Roger's contributions! They have
    already helped be make some great advances in my own work. ;-)

    On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
    <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>> wrote:

        On 8/20/2012 5:16 AM, Roger wrote:
        Hi Bruno and Stephen

        I want to inform you that you are wrong in all of your writings.

        Please understand how very incorrect you are about everything you
        post!  Why are you so wrong.


        I /(am?)/ glad Roger cleared that up.  :-)

        "Shut up he explained."
            --- Ring Lardner



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~ Francis Bacon

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