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Letters from the cave by alpha_3 on May 20th, 2009, 11:22 am
--I am very curious to see why my post in metaphysics has been transfered to Odds and Ends.

--It looks like this is not very polically correct to move posts like this.

--But I trust the administration of this site because they have tolerated much more "uncomprhensible" posts of mine than this one.

--Let's see if they finally move it again in its natural place.

--That does not mean that I am going to folllow any 'line".
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Morality is easy by Mossling on July 15th, 2009, 4:25 am
It feels good to do good, and it feels bad to do bad.

How do you want to feel today?

One can choose one's experience by being aware of, and choosing, one's actions.
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Politeness by Mossling on July 27th, 2009, 6:19 am
We will often be very polite to strangers, and very rude to the ones who are closest to us.

Shouldn't it be the other way around if at all?

Shouldn't our loved ones be given the politeness we reserve for strangers plus more?

It seems so.
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Quantum Gravity Part 2 by Obvious Leo on December 15th, 2012, 12:54 am
An expanding universe must expand in four dimensions, not three, because there can be no external frame of reference for time. This throws up some rather bewildering observer effects. The universe is expanding through its own temporal frame of reference. It is making its own time. This is the dimension in which entropy drives the expanding universe so we regard the universe as existing only at this temporal boundary. If we return to our balloon analogy then the skin of the balloon represents the time dimension and this is where the universe actually is. The three-dimensional space which the skin of the balloon encloses is the universe that we perceive. Therefore space is made by expanding time and has no independent existence. Although the universe is a finite entity it can have no spatial boundary, since it is everything that exists. However it must have a temporal boundary or reality could not proceed in an orderly fashion. The temporal boundary of the universe is the present quantum...

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The Emotional Experience by fujing on December 12th, 2013, 11:11 pm
A Core Component of Emotional Experience: A Conditioned Response of the Affect Component in Sensory Feeling

Based on the assumption that emotion is acquired, this article examines and analyzes the mental contents and neural basis of emotional experience and sensory feeling(e.g. pain, hunger,taste,smell and so on ) by referencing the existing theoretical viewpoints and experimental results. It is argued that emotional experience and sensory feeling are all the compound feelings that consist of cognitive representation(referring to all kinds of discriminative sensations and all kinds of mental representations based on them)and affect representation (only two conscious qualities, pleasure and displeasure that respectively carry the mental states of likes and dislikes,), and the affect representation is the core components of emotional experience. And then it is assumed that the core component of emotional experience,at the level of neural activity,originates from the cond...

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