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by Buckwheat
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Why life does not really exist
Replies: 48
Views: 4261

Re: Why life does not really exist

In physics it is said that the overall condition of existence is that there is a continual decrease in the orderedness of the stuff the universe is made of..........life seems to be a process which violates that decrease......life seems to be continually taking materials with little orderliness and...
by Buckwheat
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 5296

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Greetings, And backing up even farther I have noticed that the people who cling most tightly to the view of external world are also the people who are absolutely convinced that how they see that external world is correct and true...... Actually, on a slightly related note, the Meyers-Briggs distinc...
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On W

HIT THE GROUND... IT'S A.... PEACEBOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:guns:
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 5296

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Though quantum mechanics seems to have explored a range of possibilities about how an observer affects "reality": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciousness_causes_collapse#.22Consciousness_causes_collapse.22 There are other possible solutions to the "Wigner's friend" thought experiment, which do n...
by Buckwheat
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What is the best season to visit Metta Forest Monastery?
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: What is the best season to visit Metta Forest Monastery?

If this topic is in the wrong place, I invite the mods to post it elsewhere. I was not sure where I ought to put this question. I am seriously thinking that I ought to go and spend a month at some stage at Ajahn Thanissaro's monastery and meditate / get some advice personally. If I am going to make...
by Buckwheat
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 5296

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

I like quantum physics because it clearly shows that the way things are is not as obvious as the typical worldling thinks. chownah I agree. It is really fascinating to see that the world can function in mind-blowing and odd manners. However, it is very dangerous to apply quantum ideas to real world...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 5296

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Spiny Norman wrote:I mean would these natural patterns have any meaning without an observer?
Meaning is a totally different discussion. The theory of biocentricity goes so far as to say that time/space would not even exist in the absence of consciousness. I see no evidence to support that bold assertion.
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Positive thinking is wasted on the brain
Replies: 20
Views: 1865

Re: Positive thinking is wasted on the brain

I see the problem here not with positive thinking or not, but with the fact that so many people, especially new-agers, believing in the law of attraction. To think that a positive thought generates a force in the world that will generate good fortune in one's life is foolish (Edit: as Mahat points o...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife
Replies: 69
Views: 5296

Re: Quantum physics proves their IS an Afterlife

Invoking conciousness is not necessary to explain such experiments mathematically and seems to me to simply add unnecessary baggage to the explanation. Though without consciousness there wouldn't be the maths, the experiments, science, theories, us discussing it - any of it. Maybe not, but I see no...
by Buckwheat
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 57242

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

The only thing that makes any property yours (intellectual or physical) is your ability to claim it and fight for it. The legal system gives a community standard for determining what is or is not one persons property so that we may settle things more civilly instead of resorting to fisticuffs. E.g. ...
by Buckwheat
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mahamevnawa Florida.
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Re: Mahamevnawa Florida.

Welcome :anjali:
by Buckwheat
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 57242

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Greetings, If it does not violate the 2nd precept, then why was your heart racing as you entered the back door? Non-sequitur... racing hearts have nothing to do with the 2nd precept. Metta, Retro. :) The part of my statement that you quoted as non-sequitur was not part of the logical argument, but ...
by Buckwheat
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 376
Views: 57242

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

...there is nothing taken... Suppose there is a play at the local theater. The admission is only $5, but you're too lazy to pay. You sneak in the back door and nestle in with the rest of the crowd watching the show for free. As the show did not sell out, you did not deny anybody a seat. You simply ...
by Buckwheat
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally a member!
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Finally a member!

:twothumbsup: Welcome
by Buckwheat
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 707482

Re: Word Association Game

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