Fido: Why don't you actually welcome the new member rather than bug them with stupid questions.
Anyway, welcome to the forum amer. Just ignore annoyances like Fido around here.
I have a great library on Native Americans...One of these books with the Title: Captured by the Indians, I think, told of one young man captured by the Iroquois...It was one of those deals where the guy was intended to replace some family member through adoption...But; he showed up, and was run through a gauntlet, and pretty well knocked silly...He asked the guy who had caught him about it, and the guy said: Don't worry about that...That is just our way of saying: how do you do???
It might surprise you to know that some people think I am sociable...From my perspective I have zero social skills...I am terribly conscious of my inability to read people, and of how easy it is to give offense with an ill considered word...If I get through a social affair of some sort I breathe a sigh of relief, and vow to never do it again... It would help, if you would understand of me, that I am here with a purpose...I'm not here to make enemies or friends, and I am not here to make time with the girls, or boys for that matter...I want to get past the introductions and find out what people got on their minds...My experience has been that people in their first moments with anyone tell what is the most important fact in their lives...I presume no less of people in their introductions, though I will admit, sometimes people are more coy...
So; by way of a reply, I can tell you don't like me and I don't blame you a bit...I don't think anyone likes me, and usually with better reason than you have...I would tell you one thing...You think I am bad, but that is because you haven't smelled my breath, yet...
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Hey; amer... How do you do???
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I am sure your background in physics (and science in general) when applied to philosophical questions will be very welcome in the discussions here.
Welcome to Philforum!
Don't count on it... Physics like theology hs long departed from philosophy...Our problems are moral, and not physical, so leave the physics books on the self...And I say this as a reader of physics....It is fascinating, but not much help with our majorestist problems...