General Science and Philosophy

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[6] viXra:1804.0199 [pdf] submitted on 2018-04-14 05:29:00

Lyme Disease and Bee Venom Therapy

Authors: Mit Skolov
Comments: 3 Pages.

Abstract. It is reported about the growing interest in bee venom therapy in the treatment of Lyme disease (borreliosis) in the USA. Key words: Lyme disease, Lyme borreliosis, bee venom therapy, apitoxin therapy, honeybee venom, apitoxin, melittin.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[5] viXra:1804.0115 [pdf] submitted on 2018-04-07 10:20:52

Does wu Kun’s Philosophy of Information Define What is Information?

Authors: Emanuel Diamant
Comments: 2 Pages.

The need for a generally accepted definition of “what is information” is self-evident and acute. However, Kun’s definition of information as a philosophical category indicating indirect being is unable to satisfy this need, especially when it comes to an everyday usage of the term. That forced me to seek for a more suitable definition of information. Despite the differences, Kun and I agree that we witness today a paradigm shift from data-based computational way of thinking to information-based cognitive way of thinking (Kun calls that “informalization of science”). Below is provided a short comment on the issue.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[4] viXra:1804.0084 [pdf] submitted on 2018-04-05 12:33:41

Corrigendum Apendix

Authors: Prado, Pf
Comments: 1 Page.

Corrigendum apendix
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[3] viXra:1804.0034 [pdf] submitted on 2018-04-03 02:33:54

Does Music Enable us to Understand Foreign Lyrics

Authors: Yahya Awad Sharif Mohammed
Comments: 2 Pages.

This article aims to clarify briefly that music might be the reason behind our ability to understand a song foreign lyrics
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[2] viXra:1804.0030 [pdf] submitted on 2018-04-01 08:50:34

Omnipresent Consciousness and Free Will

Authors: Claus Janew
Comments: 10 Pages. CC-BY 4.0 / Janew, Claus. 2011. Omnipresent Consciousness and Free Will. Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research 2, no. 6: 868-876

This article is not an attempt to explain consciousness in terms basically of quantum physics or neuro-biology. Instead I should like to place the term "Consciousness" on a broader footing. I shall therefore proceed from everyday reality, precisely where we experience ourselves as conscious beings. I shall use the term in such a general way as to resolve the question whether only a human being enjoys consciousness, or even a thermostat. Whilst the difference is considerable, it is not fundamental. Every effect exists in the perception of a consciousness. I elaborate on its freedom of choice, in my view the most important source of creativity, in a similarly general way. The problems associated with a really conscious decision do not disappear by mixing determination with a touch of coincidence. Both must enter into a higher unity. In so doing it will emerge that a certain degree of freedom of choice is just as omnipresent as consciousness - an inherent part of reality itself.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1] viXra:1804.0005 [pdf] submitted on 2018-04-01 02:01:40

Heroical Apatheism: Mala Fide Bootstrapping Obligations

Authors: Ian von Hegner
Comments: 20 Pages.

Discussions regarding hypothetical gods’ virtually always focuses on their existence or nonexistence. These, however, are only the secondary questions. Heroical apatheism distingue these questions from the question about the gods’ relevancy, which is the primary question. It is a deeply ingrained assumption, that if the gods’ have created the universe and humankind, then this also implicit entails the obligations that the gods’ must be worshipped and obeyed. These relations between existence and acts and worship and obedience to the gods are so commonplace, that virtually no one questions whether they exist at all. The gods’ rights are simply assumed at face value. However, the issue regarding these necessary relations are in no way trivial. In this article these relations will be illuminated through first formulating two cosmological models for the initial condition of the universe, and thereafter apply these in analyses of the claims regarding these relations. By doing so it is shown, that the justifications for these obligations always ends in a Münchhausen bootstrapping circularity or is ad hoc. There cannot be demonstrated any necessary relations between existence and worship, between acts of creation and obedience. Furthermore, these assumptions rests on an overlooked point. Arguing for or against obligations to the gods’ assumes implicit, that these gods’ have a right to obligations to begin with. However, all that can be shown is power to enforce obedience. Thus, heroical apatheism is neither founded on doubt, nor on disobedience, because disobedience implies an authority, and an authority’s right presuppose, that there is such a right. However, there is no such right, and we no longer equate might with right.
Category: General Science and Philosophy