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by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 876
Views: 13874

Re: Relativity?

I think I figured out a plausible model. It is the Copenhagen interpretation of the age of twins. Relativity says that when the twins part company, it is ambiguous which one is older. It is frame dependent. But they're twins which (as ken pointed out) are known to be the same age when their age can...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

Think of two possible worlds, X and Y. God could be x or y but not both. I think I see where you've gone wrong. But I want to be sure. So give me any specific values for x and y, in the situation you suggest. This means the chance of having God in a possible world is 50%. If "God" means "Supreme" o...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

Think of two possible worlds, X and Y. God could be x or y but not both. I think I see where you've gone wrong. But I want to be sure. So give me any specific values for x and y, in the situation you suggest. This means the chance of having God in a possible world is 50%. If "God" means "Supreme" o...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

This is not possible with God, whom no one has ever met. Not so fast. Moses thought He did. Isaiah thought he did. The disciples of Christ thought they did. John thought he did. Paul thought he did. And others claimed they did. But you say that none of them actually did. What is your data justifyin...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 876
Views: 13874

Re: Relativity?

I'm referring to this moron, "Nope, doesn’t work." You acting as though your understanding of anothers "theories" are so necessarily correct that you can say such a thing, without even understanding what I meant! I do understand what you meant. It's wrong. I explained why it was wrong. You had no c...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

However, on reflection, I also disagree with the OP. It seems to imply that “zero probability” is the same as “impossible.” It is not. Why not? Zero probability is the same as impossibility. Impossible means there is zero chance of happening. But zero chance of happening does not mean impossible. T...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

bahman wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:29 am
davidm wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:28 am
However, on reflection, I also disagree with the OP. It seems to imply that “zero probability” is the same as “impossible.” It is not.
Why not? Zero probability is the same as impossibility.
It is not.
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 876
Views: 13874

Re: Relativity?

I don't know why these people go on with this stuff. I think that I, uwot, Noax, and others have made clear that we do not regard theories as definitive truths. So what is the argument?

In the case of Ken, he has promised a TOE that is a definitive truth. But he never produces it.
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

However, on reflection, I also disagree with the OP. It seems to imply that “zero probability” is the same as “impossible.” It is not.
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

The difference is that God is unique but there could even be many similar bahman (in some possible worlds). Explain how "uniqueness" can a) be predicated of a being you claim doesn't exist at all, and b) provides some qualification for your earlier claims. It's not readily apparent to anyone how yo...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Indifference means that there is no God
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Indifference means that there is no God

Wrong. I agree...he is. But it's his wording and logic, not mine. So your issue is with him. No, it isn't. bahman presumably exists. He wrote a post. This means that in principle it would be possible to meet him and evaluate his personal properties and disconfirm counterfactual properties. This is ...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 876
Views: 13874

Re: Relativity?

What we know is that processes happen less frequently the greater the speed, and/or the stronger the gravitational field. We know that, because we can see it. What we don't know, is the mechanism that causes it. I guess, at the risk of giving some here the chance to cackle that relativity defenders...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 876
Views: 13874

Re: Relativity?

SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:00 am
davidm wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:50 pm
Is SpheresOfBalance Kens' sock? :?
Your fear is very apparent, as well as your confusion! ;-)
*trembling all over*
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 876
Views: 13874

Re: Relativity?

I must beg to differ. Insults are not (necessarily) ad hom. You're correct. It is not necessarily an ad-hom storm. But I find the language crossing a line of civility with a large percentage of the threads in which you participate. In fairness to myself, I would say that in a large percentage of th...
by davidm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 876
Views: 13874

Re: Relativity?

I must beg to differ. Insults are not (necessarily) ad hom. You're correct. It is not necessarily an ad-hom storm. But I find the language crossing a line of civility with a large percentage of the threads in which you participate. It carries a perception of immaturity. Fear not, there are far wors...