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Shael Commoner | joined 03 February 2004 | 4 posts


The Title posted 05 February 2004 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Title by Shael, Commoner

To me, When Sorcerers Sing sounds a bit too cliche. The Thousand Fold Thought gives the title more of a philisophical edge, like The Darkness that Comes Before. view post


On The Warrior Prophet posted 13 February 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Shael, Commoner

Let me join in the fun. I think this topic is really interesting. Let me throw something out there.

I am a Christian, but i'd like to talk about atheism, because it is an interesting concept. If God does not exist then that means that science is the only thing that governs the universe. Because we live in the universe, our lives must be a product of science. If you've ever taken science in school, you'll realize that biology is really just a form of chemistry, which is a form of physics, which is math, which is all a bunch of numbers and variables.

That would mean life is really just a bunch of numbers. The interesting thing about this is that if we knew exactly how the universe began, then we would have all of the variables for how the universe works, and could predict the future exactly. Obviously this is impossible for us to do, but its just a fun little theory. view post


On The Warrior Prophet posted 13 February 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionOn The Warrior Prophet by Shael, Commoner

Think of ADHD and the problem of character dilemma again. In practice, we no longer hold kids with ADHD responsible for their inattention, because now we know they have no choice - they're victims of their neurophysiology.


I think there is an issue with how far can take this idea. I think humans are made up of both mechanism and choice.

If humans acted on instinct and mechanics alone then we couldn't hold anyone responsible for anything, since everyone's action are predefined and we have no control over our lives.

We can't be made up of just choice either. I think everyone acts instinctively in many ways. If we were an organism without mechanism then our choices would be infinite. Our minds would be forced to think about every thing we do, questioning every motion our body makes. view post


It's Finally Here! posted 17 June 2004 in The Warrior ProphetIt's Finally Here! by Shael, Commoner

I just went down to the Coles in Waterloo and picked up a copy of The Warrior-Prophet my friend and myself. Go to <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chapters.ca">www.chapters.ca</a><!-- w --> and check the availability of it in your city! view post


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