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WHAT IS GOD AND HOW DOES IT OPERATE?

March 10th, 2013 | Posted by Dick in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

I cannot describe the pleasure it gave me to find philosophers in Spinoza’s home country reading my blog. While I will not go into the issue of whether or not I misinterpreted classical physics concepts, as Mark Behets comments, I can only suggest I am following the lead of Seth Lloyd’s ‘Programming The Universe’. And …
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WHAT IS GOD & HOW DOES IT OPERATE?

February 9th, 2013 | Posted by Dick in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

This article was published on the Forum Page of the Kingston Whig Standard on January 26, 2013 I have what is called; Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD). After nearly seventeen years of seeing prisoners kill and main each other, riots, having a prisoner try to stick a shiv in my gut, permanently injuring my spine …
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SPINOZA: THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE GOD GAME

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by Dick in Papers | Philosophy - (0 Comments)

SPINOZA: THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE GOD GAME By Dick DeShaw Dedicated to Mario Bunge ‘God’ is the most contentious word in our language. This word has caused wars and built hospitals. It has reflected a Janus face of love and hate. A 17th century scholar, Baruch de Spinoza, told us why the word, ‘God’ …
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SPINOZA & HURRICANE SANDY

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Dick in My Letters - published & not - (0 Comments)

I’ve been thinking about all the families hurt and injured by Hurricane Sandy. Spinoza says god generated all things as perfect and it is the salvation of all things. By ‘perfect,’ Spinoza meant we were given the skills and equipment to do the work for which we were generated into existence to do. By ‘salvation,’ …
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Recently, a 49 year old college graduate was rejected by the New London police department because he scored 33 points on an IQ test but departmental  policy was to only interview those scoring 20 to 27.  The average score, nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, just a little above average.  The reason given …
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YOU CAN’T LOVE GOD IF YOU DON’T LIKE YOURSELF

September 5th, 2012 | Posted by Dick in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

My meditations today are based on Spinoza’s Ethics, Part Iv, prop 18, sch. “Since reason demands nothing contrary to nature, it therefore demands that every man should love himself, should seek his own advantage (I mean his real advantage) should aim at whatever really leads a man towards greater perfection and to sum it all …
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THE WHOLE AND THE PART

September 1st, 2012 | Posted by Dick in Biographical | Comment - (1 Comments)

I didn’t write last week as I was working on my graphic essay, ‘What Is God And How Does It Operate?’   Energy (God) gave me a gift in thinking the essay this week.   My sister and her husband were flown from Idaho to Atlantic City by their daughter and her husband. They are …
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How to Play Life – Reason Inside Prison