Originally posted by sonhouseIf you mean the metaphoric 'you' then 'yes'. I'm a polytheist so don't believe in God as a singular entity.
You mean you are god and want to go about creating the "perfect' universe? If so, define perfect. That is step #1.
Originally posted by Christopher AlbonYou mean you would make mankind forever healthy and immortal or some such?
If you mean the metaphoric 'you' then 'yes'. I'm a polytheist so don't believe in God as a singular entity.
For example I would say that never leaving a 'man' (any entity) down would be a very important pre-requisite.
Originally posted by sonhouseI am so sorry to hear you have lived through that horror. In a perfect universe we maybe could bring back our dead in some form or another and learn to forgive and provide guidance to those capable of such acts.
You mean you would make mankind forever healthy and immortal or some such?
BTW, my wife is a shaman, very polytheistic. Are you first nation? My wife is part Potowatamy indian, her granny grew up on the res. Potowatamies are kind up snikety about letting half breeds in as part of their nation so she can't get any first nation perks, little of that there ar ...[text shortened]... on some moons of Jupiter and Saturn, like Europa. That would be out the window in YOUR universe?
Originally posted by Christopher AlbonI am strangely unaware of the existence of this false teaching and thus 'lie'. I for one haven't ever been taught, at least not explicitly, to be selfish (to be selfish because it gives me 'more' ); If anything, quite the opposite (but I don't pretend to be without selfishness)
We are selfish because we have been taught that this gets us more but that is a lie.
Originally posted by Christopher AlbonNo, they are not.
Human beings are intrinsically good but have been led astray is all.
Originally posted by FabianFnasThe problem here is how you value things. Value is only meaningful if humans exist. Humans are only 'destructive' in human terms.
Mankind as is now is collectively moron and destructive.
A universe cannot be perfect with human beings in it.
Originally posted by twhiteheadTerms are relative.
No, they are not.
Human beings are evolved game player experts.
The essential components of game theory are:
1. Selfishness may be the best strategy if there is no punishment for it.
2. If there is punishment for selfishness, cooperation may be better.
3. Discourage other people from being selfish.
[b]The human brain is essentially a reward mechan ...[text shortened]... e, but selfishness can still win out for individuals if there is insufficient punishment for it.