What would happen if Socrates and Descartes got into an argument? I think it would be awesome.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
09-25-2012, 06:57 PM #28671
09-25-2012, 07:04 PM #28672"Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
09-25-2012, 07:06 PM #28673
I don't know, I think you can totes dougie sitting down. That's how I plan to do it, anyway.
09-25-2012, 07:06 PM #28674
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Socrates would win because Descartes would never make any dang decision about reality other than that it exists whereas Socrates would use a logical method to discern the truth from fiction not also to mention that Socrates never lost debates because he never tried to win them but rather they were used as a learning experience to recognize our own ignorance.
09-25-2012, 07:07 PM #28675
But all Socrates ever does is ask questions.
09-25-2012, 07:08 PM #28676
09-25-2012, 07:27 PM #28677
Descartes proposes to have proven the existence of God. Socrates is a polytheist. He would tear up Descartes' definition of God, and expose his circular logic. All the rhetorical questions Socrates would ask, Descartes would reply with something like, 'we can't know the answer to that.' He would bring in his ideas of degrees of reality, and Socrates would attempt logical binaries. I think either they would collectively conclude that they know nothing, or they would cause each other's heads to explode. I wonder what they would conclude about the god/s.
And yes, I have to agree with Socrates about most everything, because the wise person knows that s/he knows nothing! He's my role model.
09-25-2012, 08:45 PM #28678
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Meh..i found 3 lizards at my sink today.
09-25-2012, 09:50 PM #28679
Revenge of the Nerds. I got pulled last minute into a nerd book discussion and in a completely separate incident got roped into going to the Ren Fest this for weekend. I suppose I can't avoid my fate.
09-25-2012, 10:30 PM #28680
Do people even play board games anymore? *awkward silence*- MB