Originally Posted by JDS
Your notions --and those of conspiracy theorists ---strongly tend toward the solipsistiic, and unfortunately therefore, cannot be rationally discussed.
I commend the intensive thought you've put into it, regardless of its disregard of factors that don't relate to your highly personal view.
This isn't completely disrespectable. Descartes came up with the idea -- or at least the "modern" version of solipcism. I think he mumbled something about God not permitting "deception" to get around the stupid parts of what he was saying. A bit like simplistic references to economics - a transference of values from religion to so-called science.
It was refuted by Heidegger, Dewey, and other thinkers whose work has resulted in deconstructionism and other obscure and discredited trends in contemporary philosphy -- which is after all, a dead-end subject along with religion.
JDS, I wish I could just sit down with you for a while and try to figure out how you think.
In the same post, you accuse others of solipsism, then you go on to claim that both philosophy and religion are "dead-end" subjects.
I really just don't get how you can think that your mind is stable.