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by wtf
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: An oil future?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: An oil future?

Also, to reduce fatalities would be easy: reduce speed limits all over on all roads to 10 miles per hour. Or better still, five miles per hour. We'd all starve to death, or most of us would, but there would be no road fatalities. I do not wish to restrict driving so much that we eliminate fatalitie...
by wtf
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: An oil future?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: An oil future?

Driving a car with cold, dead fingers... hm. Please give me an advance notice of the date, so I can stay off-road that day. Thanks. (I have seen enough zombie movies to know traffic is a total havoc those days.) Between the drunks and the texters and the generally incompetent drivers, it's pretty d...
by wtf
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: An oil future?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: An oil future?

It comes up in some threads about the politics of oil, e.g. oil-consuming countries being interested in oil producers. In the long run, I don't see where this situation would persist as the technology would develop to eliminate fossil fuels as has been forecasted. How do you see this developing? Ph...
by wtf
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Infinity has gotten stranger
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Infinity has gotten stranger

In these respects, what we understand of sets (although I do not believe set theory equates the set to "1" in itself) is in fact a duality conducive to two. All I'm saying is that a set is regarded as a single entity; yet it is identical to a collection of many entities. In that sense a set is a du...
by wtf
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Infinity has gotten stranger
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Infinity has gotten stranger

While set theory may not equate to each set fundamentally being 1, a set can be observed as a "unit" implied as "1" in itself. So while a set may equal "x", it simultaneously must always equal "1" as (1,x). In these respects a set observes a dual role of unity and multiplicity. Eodnhoj7 this is the...
by wtf
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Algebraic Equation for Time?
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Algebraic Equation for Time?

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:16 am



Name is familiar, but I have not read him.
He's one of the original semioticians and he was into "triadic sign relations," which I confess go right over my head but would be of interest to those of more philosophical inclination.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Sanders_Peirce
by wtf
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Algebraic Equation for Time?
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Algebraic Equation for Time?

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:34 pm
From an academic standpoint much of the writing I am working on is observing space as a having a trifold nature of Ethereal Unity, Apeironic Multiplicity, and Synthetic Neutral Dimensionality.
Are you into Peirce by any chance?
by wtf
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Algebraic Equation for Time?
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Algebraic Equation for Time?

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by wtf
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Algebraic Equation for Time?
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Algebraic Equation for Time?

A second is one 86,400th of a period of a day. Methinks. That was back in the old days. These days, The second is the duration of 9 192 631 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium 133 atom. So if you want to kno...
by wtf
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1873

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

Here's Megan McArdle at Bloomberg then. She's making the point that the tax bill will increase the national debt. I agree with her about that. The tax bill may well be a long term disaster. That is a different question than whether it helps or hurts most Americans in the short term. Over the next f...
by wtf
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1873

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

This is the article that inspired this thread: https://www.axios.com/schumer-trump-is-scrooge-to-the-poor-2519776830.html PhilX 🇺🇸 Well yeah, Chuck Schumer. The link I posted seemed more nuanced and evenhanded. 80% of Americans will get a tax cut. What's the problem? There's a midterm coming up in ...
by wtf
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1873

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

No, the market value of a house is what buyers consider its intrinsic value. You just made that up. It's wrong. The intrinsic value is shelter. The market value is what someone will pay for your house today. You don't seem to understand that everything doesn't have intrinsic value. Of course I unde...
by wtf
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1873

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

Please, intrinsic value is actual value, not legal value like a patent, copyright, stocks, bonds or currency. Can't you understand that? You changed the subject. Sure, intrinsic value is a thing. But "intrinsic market value" is NOT a thing, because intrinsic value and market value are two different...
by wtf
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1873

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

The concept of intrinsic market value is value apart from its legal status. An automobile has intrinsic market value, but a 100 dollar bill does not. They both, however, have market value. Those two sentences contradict each other. Intrinsic value and market value are two distinct things. You seem ...
by wtf
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1873

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

A dollar bill has legal value, but its intrinsic value is limited to just paper and ink . So you agree with my point that intrinsic value and market value are two different things. And that therefore "intrinsic market value" makes no sense. The intrinsic value of a house is that it provides shelter...