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by Noax
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Would like to comment briefly on this: Did the person who produced the theory of relativity predict that clocks would read different times depending on which way they traveled? The theory made the predictions, not the author, who may or may not have been involved in the particular experiment. Second...
by Noax
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is a Thought Experiment, Anyhow?
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: What is a Thought Experiment, Anyhow?

The example experiment given is Galileo's thought experiment where it was deduced (without physical experiment) that different weight things must fall at the same rate, else logical inconsistencies result. Let’s start with Brown’s position, which he claims to derive from two starting points: a Plato...
by Noax
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

What is 'absolute space'? A model with 'actually' instead of relative-to, for example: But there is NO test for being stationary, yet. Well, that is, not until we can measure 'stationary' against some thing that is ACTUALLY stationary. That ACTUALLY is the absolute space concept. In absolute space,...
by Noax
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Separate viewpoints distorts the Truth and what 'relativity' shows IS EVERY thing is relative to the observer. If, and only IF, a human being observer was silly or stupid enough to believe that while they were traveling, that they were actually stationary, then the sort of things that are being see...
by Noax
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Some axioms even provisional ones have to be accepted as the foundation on which knowledge can be acquired otherwise there is no way of determining how true this knowledge is. The axioms can always be improved upon if they are found to be faulty. But you have to start with some basic premises no ma...
by Noax
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Time Dilation in Your Living Room Pretty f. cool. :thumbsup: If you stand on a chair, you’ll move into the future that much faster. Interesting conclusion. You'd think that if you speed up your clock, the rest of the universe ticks slower, and you see it in slow motion. To get to the future faster ...
by Noax
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Noax, I understand from something Ken wrote that he is concerned about the inductive gap. This can explain Ken's doubt that the planet is sure to be round. My reply is pretty much what davidm said above. About the round planet thing, I don't think ken would phrase that as something doubted. Just no...
by Noax
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

I have some pretty controversial views, and I find it unproductive to put them out for discussion here. I would really enjoy hearing those views. I don't post them for your enjoyment. I need responses from less biased members. You might assert otherwise, but I've seen nothing open about your posts....
by Noax
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Double-blind tests are a great example of this. Bias is recognized and the double-blind procedure eliminates it. But confirmation biases will eliminate that which disposes of what it is that is wanted to be confirmed. This can happen sub-consciously and unconsciously. Please give an example of how ...
by Noax
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Eternalism seems deterministic to me... To me this is somewhat contestable as determinism seems to be an ambiguous concept in a block universe in which everything is simply given. I will agree that it is contestable, but not because of free will considerations since the model takes no stance on it....
by Noax
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Have you NOT made any presumption at all about what 'time' actually IS? Fine. Time is the temporal separation between events. What is "it" that you say can be measured between two events? It is time. It is like measuring the spatial width of your table with a tape measure. That would be a measure o...
by Noax
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

So even if somebody managed to pull off the twins scenario, would you not accept the second-hand results because you are not personally both of the twins? No, of course NOT. I obviously would have had first hand experience. You seem to still be missing the mark by a tremendous amount. I seem to be ...
by Noax
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

I did NOT say that, and I would probably never say any thing like that. ... No I do NOT accept that, for reasons that you could NOT even begin to fathom, yet. ... They are NOT conflicting. They may, however, APPEAR conflicting, to you. ... I would NOT use the wording you use here, and would probabl...
by Noax
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but what you're saying here seems to be perfectly aligned with Petkov's argument: That if 3D is true relativity is false and if relativity is true 3D is false. Have I misunderstood? Relativity has been well established. The guy going to AC and back will age 140 days, assumi...
by Noax
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1039
Views: 22267

Re: Relativity?

Oh dear, I seem to have fallen quite behind. Been off the grid for 48 hours. Was nice, but that's why the delay. I have some questions about your latest posts but since you brought up hard determinism I wanted to segue briefly into that. Soft determinism is a species of determinism also known as com...