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by Arising_uk
Mon May 29, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Simulation theory and detecting virtual machines
Replies: 50
Views: 1147

Re: Simulation theory and detecting virtual machines

Do people think Bostrom's argument was just that we are living in sim? As it wasn't, it was that if you think that it is ever possible to run an ancestor sim then you should think that you are already in one now. That it is extremely unlikely that there will be ancestor sims in the future If you don...
by Arising_uk
Mon May 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Really? So yesterday, let's say, you had eggs for breakfast, and it so happens I remember this fact. This means you had to have had eggs? You couldn't have had pancakes instead? But if you had eaten pancakes instead, then I would today remember that you had pancakes. ... My apologies my English app...
by Arising_uk
Mon May 29, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

... The above shows why the argument that infallible foreknowledge makes future human actions inevitable (and hence deprives humans of free will) is either invalid or unsound. I'll need some more time to understand this and it'll have to involve brushing up on logical inference per se. But as an as...
by Arising_uk
Mon May 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is the best...?
Replies: 21
Views: 105

Re: What is the best...?

Any American car, the Europeans had to design a new transmission for every new car they made and seldom got it right. The Americans would design a transmission, develop it, and then put the same transmission in everything, so everything had a good transmission. Shame they got shit handling and brak...
by Arising_uk
Mon May 29, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

... I suspect the hangup here is the OA having knowledge in advance of what the free agent does. But as a matter of logic, this makes no difference. ... Well, as a matter for modal logic it might well not but given we are talking about knowledge of future events than I think temporal or event logic...
by Arising_uk
Mon May 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: text suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: text suggestions

p.s.
Just my opinion mind.
by Arising_uk
Sun May 28, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jaffa cakes are evil
Replies: 38
Views: 188

Re: Jaffa cakes are evil

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:Pringles are delicious but they could do with a chicken flavour without embellishments.
All abominations! The only true Pringles come in a red-box.
by Arising_uk
Sun May 28, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

I'm aware of this. The theists' worries were misplaced. They had nothing to worry about. ... We'll have to agree to disagree then as I think they do if they wish their 'God' to have the attributes they claim for 'it'. No, not at all. Let me reiterate: a God that infallibly foreknows the outcome of ...
by Arising_uk
Sun May 28, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 72
Views: 447

Re: We're not at war with Islam?

Why should America have to carry the whole fucking world on its back, huh? Well the main reason was that you thought it in your national interest to have the clout to say how things were going to be with NATO. Hence in the past you've been very against the idea of a European Armed Force apart from ...
by Arising_uk
Sat May 27, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You seem to be implying that for a decision to be free it must be decided on the spot, immediately. A decision can be made well in advance and still be freely made, and just because God knows what our decision will be, does not mean that it has been determined, it could still be freely made. No, I'...
by Arising_uk
Sat May 27, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

The argument here, going back to page 38, is that God’s omniscience precludes your free will because he infallibly knows what you will do; ergo, you must do that thing. It’s an argument sometimes trotted out by atheists against theists, purporting to show that one’s freedom of will, required for th...
by Arising_uk
Sat May 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: text suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: text suggestions

I thought logic was natural to a naturally logical instrument (the brain) Pattern making is natural to the CNS and obeys the rules of Logic. Reasoning with language can be done logically but not necessarily. Reasoning about Formal Logic is a taught thing and quite difficult to learn and understand,...
by Arising_uk
Fri May 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 793
Views: 10181

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

... But then, I think that fits the Divine purpose admirably. His intention, as far as I understand it, is relationship. And that can only be had by free agents. You're free to choose to investigate, and free to choose to walk away...it looks like everything is as it should be. And yet IC's 'God' i...
by Arising_uk
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 272
Views: 2466

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

... I don't know how "free" the indigenous people in your area were. Ours warred endlessly on each other, kept slaves, rambled from place to place whenever the local territory was exhausted, had little in learning or technology (not even the wheel), and nothing in medicine, and were basically super...
by Arising_uk
Thu May 25, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 272
Views: 2466

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Oh ok - could you point out the ones that drive semi-trailers through crowds of innocent people? ..and those that intentionally target children with IEDs? http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/army-god-6-modern-day-christian-terrorist-groups-you-never-hear-about You think we whiter than white d...