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1) Knowing is a direct relation with truth as ‘Truth is god itself.” Spinoza 2) Believing (or reason), is our finite brains trying to make sense of what we know 3) Things tell us what we know a) that they are (exist) b) what kind of thing they are (essence). This is knowledge of the …
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TRUTH IS GOD ITSELF (Spinoza)

August 10th, 2013 | Posted by Dick in 12 Steps | Emendations - (0 Comments)

Think of god as an eternal, infinite box of puzzle pieces. Energy, (that gives all things in the universe work to do) – is eternally bringing/fluctuating these pieces into time and place (our own piece of space), much as we would pick puzzle pieces out of a box and place them on a table. In …
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YOU CAN’T GET RID OF GOD Spinoza says we know how god or truth operate because we have the tool to know – our thinking. However, we don’t really know what god is or why god is. These questions are what computer scientists call the Halting Problem. (Turing). If you give a computer a question …
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WHAT IS GOD? The word god is what we use to describe what we believe. I believe god is the source of all information (energy & entropy) in the universe. God is a source that is not contained in time & place. Energy eternally fluctuates god into time & place. God is inside all things, …
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Dick DeShaw 370 Barrie St Kingston On K7K 3T3 http://dickdeshaw.com/category/blog June 10/13 Dear Dr Fuchs: Has anyone commented to you on the similarity of QBism and Spinoza’s ‘Being of Reason’? As Spinoza says: “Some things are in our intellect and not in Nature; so these are only our own work and they help us to …
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Letter To A Friend

July 25th, 2013 | Posted by Dick in Emendations | My Letters - published & not - (0 Comments)

Dear —– Again you have been a great blessing to me in understanding myself. Your handwritten letter (!) pointed out to me that I am not doing philosophy but emendation. Emendation of my intellect. Just as Spinoza was not a philosopher, neither am I. C.S. Peirce said that when Spinoza tried to do philosophy, it …
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Answers Anonymous For Philosophers

July 25th, 2013 | Posted by Dick in Comment | Purpose - (0 Comments)

I began to explore again the idea of god that had been laying dormant in my consciousness. These explorations are on this blog. I have a desire to know the 12 steps, not as something my wife does but as something I need to do, thanks to some early questions from a reader of this …
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ABSTRACT In this Philosophy of Science paper, mathematics & science rescue God from religion and place It in Its proper sphere; the logic in things that animate our brain to seek the true and real. ——————————————————————— I. RESCUING GOD FROM RELIGION The thing we call God has been held hostage all too long by religion. …
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WHAT I BELIEVE

May 1st, 2013 | Posted by Dick in Comment | Philosophy - (0 Comments)

‘Equal’ and ‘whole’ is greater than the part’ are the axioms of human thought. The True and Real is the power set that contains these axioms. We call this set, ‘logic/mathematics. Therefore, logic/mathematics is the foundation of human thinking. I think Therefore I am innately logical/ mathematical. Logic/mathematics is a language of abstract symbols. Ordinary …
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Yesterday (March 6th) when I turned 75, I began meditating on my age all week while I wait for my wife to swim at Royal Military College. Our city pool is closed for renovation. We love RMC’s co-facility. I especially love all the soldiers and the young people who use the gym for athletic events. …
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