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The Sum of Awe
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Feb 13, 1996 (Age: 24)
Luana, IA

The Sum of Awe

Realitarian, Male, 24, from Luana, IA

The Sum of Awe was last seen:
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    1. Vouthon
      Happy Easter to you to Sum! and thank you my friend for the frubal! :)
    2. Breathe
      Thank you for the pro-Heaven Worship frubal. :D Closest term I could think of, off-hand. :)
    3. Breathe
      Welcome :D
    4. Willamena
      I watched it. All that science is beyond me, but I want to caution against the idea that there is a right or wrong picture of the world--science builds models, and each model is only as good as its usefulness, and this one too will be replaced one day when something more useful comes along.
    5. Willamena
      I'll watch it after work today. Thanks.

      The context in which things do not exist when not observed is simply in how we define and use the idea of existence. For instance, Bertrand Russell's teapot (as a metaphor for "god"): the burden of proving such a thing rests on the one making the claim about such a thing. We cannot and should not be making claims about (the existence of) things we know nothing about. I do believe in an objective reality, but not one distinct from what we know about the world (or in other words, "there is no ontology without epistemology.")
    6. 1137
      Hah it's cool, I pretty much just walked out anyways. The whole things is just such a pain because all the people you usually agree with are suddenly blinded by their own righteousness and just don't get it.
    7. Debater Slayer
      Debater Slayer
      That's okay. I posted it in a different thread anyway.

      It's just worth posting in more than one place. :D
    8. dawny0826
      You've done a great job in the "Girl gets banned for acting like boy" thread. Way to go!
    9. Iti oj
      Iti oj
      Chdck out post 40, also thanks for the frubal
    10. Iti oj
      Iti oj
      Haha still in jersey. And I never left I just don't post to much but I log in every day. Thanks for the frubal as well.
    11. Sha'irullah
      I forgot to inform you that the US government has now signed the FBI on to monitor all of your toilet usage.
      Have a wonderful day sir and please do not flush so much. Water is a valuable resource afterall
    12. Sha'irullah
      Mr. Gribble, I am here to inform you that any frubals you give out will be monitored by the government.
    13. Breathe
      Haha, thanks. :D
      Looks like it's still pretty common. I think it should be adopted as a term on RF. :D
    14. Willamena
      You're welcome. I've read up to the second chapter on Knowledge and Truth. I enjoyed Pirsig's ideas in his book immensely, very original.
    15. Willamena
      You may enjoy this article on reality, although it references specific books that you may not have read. The Pragmatists, especially the Americans, have a brilliant take on it.

      robertpirsig.org : Pirsig and Pragmatism

      "We might add that there is a logical reason why a reality that consists of quality cannot be described but only denoted; it is simply that if quality is primary, then it can have no more primary qualities belonging to it. Whilst we can describe an object by its qualities, and only by its qualities (the stone is brown, hard, heavy etc), there can be no further description of any quality in itself (this brings to mind the familiar problem of how one could describe a colour to a congenitally blind person for instance. It is impossible to do so properly because a colour is an experience, however as Peirce and Pirsig state themselves, an experience may be denoted by recourse to analogies of that experienced quality)."
    16. BeckyRose1998
      Just wanted to say happy belated birthday!
      I was grounded and couldn't go on RF even to say happy birthday to people. I hope 18 is a great year for you.(:
    17. 9Westy9
      no problem :p
    18. Sha'irullah
      You are welcome my good sir *tips hat*
    19. mimpibird39
      Thanks for accepting my friend request! :D
    20. The Sum of Awe
      The Sum of Awe
      Hey you guys heard the world did end in 2012 but the government just covered it up.
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    Feb 13, 1996 (Age: 24)
    Luana, IA
    Brought to you by the moment spacetime began.


    Cognum Opus: Reality is however you perceive it.

    "I needn't explain my beliefs, they're all around me."
    "What helps you sleep at night, might not let you wake up."
    "At death, there is no "return to God," for we never stop being of him."
    The Sum of Awe

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