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User avatar #28 - fogschmog (12/07/2012) [-]
Philosophy is being in a dark room assuming we will never have a flashlight or any source of light and trying to find out if there is a black cat.
It is a form of science that developed before we had flashlights, so we tried to search for the cat with what we had, our minds.
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User avatar #26 - defeats (12/07/2012) [-]
I can't tell if this is meant to be deep, witty, or deep with a witty twist that destroys the deep...
#37 to #26 - twomd (12/07/2012) [-]
It certainly isn't deep, it's just someone's opinion, the fallacy being that if you reverse the order it doesnt change the metaphor, so you can see that the metaphor isn't a good one, it is just his opinion.
User avatar #24 - thekinganon (12/07/2012) [-]
Doesn't science involve aspect of philosophy and metaphysics by how it was defined above?
#59 to #24 - ichbinlecher (12/07/2012) [-]
Doesn't it in how they are defined in reality? I find that most people who dislike philosophy simply don't understand that philosophy is about thinking through idea. People who don't like metaphysics (a school of philosophy) don't understand that they have one, and understanding it will help them understand why they come to certain conclusions.

Also, king, please keep your peasants in line.
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User avatar #22 - jbails (12/07/2012) [-]
Funnyjunk is like looking for a black man's teeth in a dark room.
#21 - anon (12/07/2012) [-]
Business is buying the flashlight for the scientist while paying the rent on the room.
User avatar #20 - chrolt (12/07/2012) [-]
This is another one of those things that sound all deep and meaningful, like someone put a lot of thought into it, but it's really just opinion dressed up with metaphor and ******** .

What he's saying is: Science is better than thelogy, philosophy and metaphysics. And before you go "well duh" just know that there is not anything else to it.

There is nothing to support those claims other than some fancy, made up, pretty silly situation where he claims that certain people would act a certain way without any proof or examples of this.
#36 to #20 - twomd (12/07/2012) [-]
literally any of these phrases in any order wouldn't make a difference, it would just change his opinion, If you change the phrases in reverse order it still sounds like his original metaphor, just with a different spin.
User avatar #19 - attifyon (12/07/2012) [-]
Atheology is like sitting in your ass, doing nothing but insulting the people that are actually looking for the cat, calling them retards and screaming "There's no cat you faggots!"
User avatar #23 to #19 - welshdrag (12/07/2012) [-]
Since when are theists actively looking for "god"
User avatar #25 to #23 - attifyon (12/07/2012) [-]
Since when are atheists actively trying to disprove the existence of god?
The whole logic behind theism is that god is everywhere, if you believe in god you don't have to "search" it.
User avatar #31 to #25 - anssi (12/07/2012) [-]
So you found it!
#34 to #31 - attifyon (12/07/2012) [-]
All I'm saying is that people with exactly opposite thoughts shouldn't try to fight.   
Our arguments can't end logically while both sides are trying to disprove each other.
All I'm saying is that people with exactly opposite thoughts shouldn't try to fight.
Our arguments can't end logically while both sides are trying to disprove each other.
#39 to #34 - twomd (12/07/2012) [-]
If that's the way you feel, leave funnyjunk. I am a christian, and can never ever argue with people on fj mainly because the community is close minded. Another thing, theism doesn't stem from God being everywhere...Theism is the belief in God. You're particular religion differs in that. Cosmic Humanists believe that God is 'in' everything, and that we are God ourselves. Christianity believes that there is a God, and the Son in heaven, and the holy spirit is everywhere on Earth. And lastly, I find it kinda funny sad that people disliked everything you said. Welcome to the secular internet.
#18 - polomomo (12/07/2012) [-]
'Science is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat using a flashlight.'

Without a comma this has a totally different meaning

Cats can't use flashlights
#74 to #18 - whereisnsfw (12/07/2012) [-]
Thats because they don't need flashlights when they can use eye lasers.
#15 - agentmoleman ONLINE (12/07/2012) [-]
Porn is like being in a dark room and looking for a pair of scissoring lesbians..
Porn is like being in a dark room and looking for a pair of scissoring lesbians..
User avatar #13 - mrhaihoang (12/07/2012) [-]
science *using a laser pointer
User avatar #12 - godisdog (12/07/2012) [-]
Nihilism is all like " **** the cat" and Bestiality is all like "Ok".
User avatar #9 - imadethistopost (12/07/2012) [-]
theology, the person actually believes he has found the cat, so in his own mind he's achieved his goal.

assuming that the room is the same, the person using science will never find the cat, it simply isn't there.

now assuming that theology isn't entirely wrong, and there is a cat in the room, how can you tell if the person has found the cat or not? you could use a flashlight and see if the cat is where the theologist says it is, but cat's tend to move around. so inevitably finding the cat is futile, you simply need to turn on the rooms lights, but the universe doesn't just work that way.
#43 to #9 - twomd (12/07/2012) [-]
I pity you if you put any time into this comment at all. You're wasting your time. It sounds like from your comment you came into this post with less bias, but this metaphor is extremely fallacious. The analogy can be interchangeable, so it obviously is a poor metaphor, because it doesn't 'represent' anything (try changing the order of the phrases). This post was literally someone trying to say that science trumps all other schools of thought. Imagine how the FJ community would react if the last two were switched? To put it bluntly, you would have to go deep into the red thumb hell to see this post. And another thing, Theism doesn't say that there is a God, just that they believe there is a God. That is the whole premises of faith. I admire your someone impartiality, and apparent intelligence.
User avatar #68 to #43 - imadethistopost (12/07/2012) [-]
i'm somewhat hung over and can't think of anything to say to that except, thanks
#164 to #68 - twomd (12/07/2012) [-]
*kiss kiss*
User avatar #14 to #9 - mussyo (12/07/2012) [-]
The cat would move, but the light would eventually fall on it.
User avatar #8 - ganer (12/07/2012) [-]
How do a cat use a flashlight?
#4 - phanact (12/07/2012) [-]
I was going to make a black joke, because everyone else is going to do it anyway

But I can't really come up with anything

So my joke is going to be nonexistant
like a black father
User avatar #3 - BobertoJoe (12/07/2012) [-]
FunnyJunk is like being in a dark room looking for a black cat and being kicked in the nuts by everyone with an opinion.
User avatar #56 to #3 - admiralen ONLINE (12/07/2012) [-]
*shouting ****** hoping it will come out, then rape it if it does
#107 to #56 - anon (12/07/2012) [-]
he said funnyjunk, not /b/
User avatar #145 to #107 - admiralen ONLINE (12/07/2012) [-]
same thing, /b/ only does it 6 months before fj
#2 - AresX (12/07/2012) [-]
Science philosophy and metaphysics all go hand in hand.
Science philosophy and metaphysics all go hand in hand.
#166 to #2 - kerplunking (12/07/2012) [-]
No they ******* don't.
User avatar #162 to #2 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (12/07/2012) [-]
science and philosophy don't, the only real thing they share in common is the predominant use of logic in forming ideas. Philosophy and metaphysics are essentially the same thing though
User avatar #10 to #2 - daentraya (12/07/2012) [-]
If only you could use a flashlight and find a metaphysical cat. I think this post was more about each of the three individually, than whether they go hand in hand.
User avatar #5 to #2 - sousaphonics (12/07/2012) [-]
It's a good thing your gif isn't ******* TERRIFYING.
User avatar #1 - ilolzville (12/07/2012) [-]
Without Philosophy/Theology, science would dictate that we follow survival of the fittest. And all of us fat asses and skinny nerds and geeks would have been killed ages ago with zero consequences to the offender. After all science dictates that we are animals, and without Philosophy we would have no reason to reason. Everything has it's own place. If we get rid of any one thing, our entire world order will shift in an unknown way. Theology and Philosophy demands that we, as individuals, better ourselves(depending on your religion, you might just really like noodles.). Sure, Theology and Philosophy have been used to do atrocities, Adolf Hitler used "science" as a reason to kill off any "inferior race." These things as a whole idea are not bad, it's just that human corruption effects anything that humans are part of. I say it is not Theology nor Philosophy nor Science that are evil things, but rather PEOPLE are evil things. And that consideration of all of these 3 are good for an open mind to learn from and understand. (Metaphysics might as well be science, I'm not really sure why it's considered a 4th catagory.
User avatar #11 to #1 - anonymoose (12/07/2012) [-]
You reak of "I'm 15 and think I think I'm smarter than everyone else"
User avatar #7 to #1 - RandomAnonGuy (12/07/2012) [-]
Godwyns Law! Yeah, Wherever you heard "Hitler used science" is just wrong. Whether or not Hitler was actually a man of faith or just used it as a tool, he proclaimed himself as a Roman Catholic and used that as the main driving force besides politics. Also, "fittest" doesn't mean "strongest". It means most suited to the environment. Nor does this call for rampant murder. We're a social species that works best through co operation, a purely logical species would recognize this. You're right about things having their place, but you're just blatantly wrong about the rest.
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