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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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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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How to Play Life – Reason Inside Prison

Bud the Brain Explores Existence: A Graphic Essay on Spinoza

I owe a debt of gratitude to someone who emailed me recently about this blog. I wrote back with the following:  I used to get mad at Spinoza for using the word, ‘GOD.’ I felt much the same way about Bill Wilson of AA . I would put a penciled X over the word and …
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HOW TO PLAY LIFE: UNDERSTANDING (The Chapter I could not write while my body and spirit were in prison) Metaphor:  “A) Rhetorical figure transposing a term from its original concept to another and similar one. B) In its origin, all language was metaphoric; so was poetry. “ Lionelli Venturi 1 PART ONE: THE ABSTRACT LIE …
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THE PILL OF PROPERTY & THE DRUG OF RELIGION             Revolutions in the Middle East are not bringing the expected democracy because revolutions never do. The idea that they might is a post-enlightenment myth of the Western world. Revolutions simply create a temporary shift in the balance of power. It is wrenched from the privileged …
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3 CONCEPTUAL FUNCTIONS OF THE BRAIN: A CRITIQUE OF DANIEL KAHNEMAN’S ‘THINKING, FAST & SLOW.’                                     Being critical of Daniel Kahneman, “widely regarded as the world’s most influential living psychologist,’ (according to Ted.Com), is like being critical of a favorite uncle.  When I was in the incipient stage of adolescence, such an uncle took …
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IN BRIEF  Things jump out of the symmetry of energy as holograms and true ideas are immanent not transcendent.  Philosophy is the definition of things and science is the demonstration of things. The two disciplines are complementary.  Since he made mathematics the measure of all things [not man or god], the first philosopher of modern …
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