"I work in a small space with no studio, no real place to work except my lap. I like to draw in public and did a "people on the train" thing where I drew freehand pen of folk getting on the train and off and overlapping the shape of…"
"Yes, I think your right. Our friendship will never be the same since there will be a "don't go there" area. But that's life, have to grow up and accept people change. Next time he tries to get me to see…"
"Thanks for replying everyone. For the sake of efficiency I did not post our whole exchange. I just thought this email is the meat of his idea. So it may not be clear that I chose one thing to hammer on, which is; if this belief…"
"It would be interesting to ask him to demonstrate a tangible example of how his reality is different then yours. I think he is too far gone to reason with. I hope he is not a flying buddy or rock climbing partner."
Reality is independent of what people might believe or not. If he seriously believes that he can create reality by his beliefs, then I would challenge him to never take a door to exit a building, but a 2nd story window.
Also, if gravity…"
"This guy wants to believe as he pleases ... and yet he's relying on so many bedrock scientific principles that it is laughable, from the gravity which is holding him in his seat to those of semiconductor physics which allow his computer to work…"
I'm hoping some of you will be willing to read through an email I had from an old friend and give me some advice or suggestions. Should I proceed or am I wasting my time. It's actually a "round two" of an exchange we had over a year ago. It started up again due to my friend trying to turn me on to the movie "thrive", I wrote that he should read a critical analysis of the movie (debunking) before he dedicates his whole life to it, and he got defensive. Thanks: my point that i've made in the…See More
"Impossible, based on what we understand at this time. I don't think science deals in absolutes... correct? Just to be nuanced here isn't it better to write there doesn't seem to be any possibility of time travel based on…"
"Ha, this kind of came from the Hitchens challenge about naming a value or ethic that theistic values can achieve that secular values can't or something like that. I was surprised however that there is actually tribal athiests so the point…"