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Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: Last minute tweaks

"""Realising he'd cocked up, Einstein called the cosmological constant the biggest blunder of his career.""" So what were the repercussions of his blunder? He had to take a wage dive? Or he was demoted in his career path? Or what. Maybe they installed a glass ceiling especially above him, in recogni...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 90
Views: 1348

Re: Secular Spirituality

Add to fooloso4's reply: currently there is a huge wave of political correctness (no, it has not died, it is alive and well and getting more and more monstrously strong) that wishes to embrace and promote females in the philosophical fields. (I applaud the embracing them, but apparently they did not...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The end.
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: The end.

I liked "star stuff" better. Just as meaningless, but sounded good when Carl Sagan rolled it off his tongue. We are star dust, we are golden. -- Carl Sagan. The seed of a myriad futures lies in every atom of our bodies. -- W.B. (Or, alternatively, in the second, improved and expanded edition perhap...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The end.
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: The end.

http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk Then there were the four: The Town Crier (News agency) The Willij Bouwman (the armed forces; department of defense; remnant of Chaucer's time) The Village Idiot (entertainer; punster; strips your wife naked and you can't get angry at him) V ilyich Ulyanov(organiz...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Shopping surprise
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Shopping surprise

Shocking surprise. I used to go to the self-torture chambers in my country. It was specially designed and built on the donation by a prominent businessman for lonesome masochists. You know, the type with way below the minimal required social skills to get along with other humans. One day I walked in...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Self-centeredness

I keep my self-centredness exciting by by rerouting any subject to become a comparative expression of myself.

There is never any shortage of new and novel ways of approaching the fascinating subject matter of me for me.
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Which is better: social media or forums?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Which is better: social media or forums?

In terms of discussion or information. PhilX Forums are specialized, and there are always at least a couple of experts participating who are and are eager to be helpful. Social media is full of hockey-wives who form the lowest level of humanity's common denominator. Beyond exchanging cat pics with ...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Infinity has gotten stranger
Replies: 9
Views: 775

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...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Dreams

JohnDoe, getting a Ph.D. is easy, compared to how hard it is to get a job with it. The competition is fierce, and only half of Ph.D.s have a pH level job. If you don't have the right connections, forget it. Your time to get a Ph.D. in order to get a high paying job is better spent looking for stamps...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is diabetes curable?
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Is diabetes curable?

To me curable means it's never coming back. I don't believe it's curable. Many stories imply it is. What do you think? PhilX 🇺🇸 I think we should vote on it. Hold a referendum. Then we must hold diabetes to it: "We voted you curable / not curable. (As the case might be.) Now get with the program, d...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Origin of big bang revisited "Why or How The Big Bang"
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Origin of big bang revisited "Why or How The Big Bang"

I have a theory (who doesn't?) which may or may not be unique, and at this point it is less than a theory as there is very little supporting evidence, and very little in a way of explaining of how this works. But it is an idea I wish to bounce off of the physics-minded people here. The problem of th...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: Last minute tweaks

Math indicates that in the sub-atomic Quantum world these things happen regularly, and some of the laws that apply to quantum world can be verbalized as follows: 1. A particle does not need to travel through the space between A and B, but can get there instantaneously. 2. The smaller the space, the ...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 28
Views: 962

Re: Last minute tweaks

(It's Will, by the way.) ....partway... I am in the process of revamping, I learned several things, and got reassured in several things by reading the post. 1. There is a Will. 2. There is a partway. 3. If there is a Will, then there is a partway. 4. Will likes vamps. 5. That might be vampires, wan...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Dreams

Brits, Aussies, SoAfs, and Engs, Picts and Londoners also had horrible times understanding me. I lost a teaching job once in at a college partly because some English-born students complained to the administration that they could not understand a single word in my lectures. I was easily fired as I wa...
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Dreams

the movie needed subtitles because I struggle to translate Americanese into English at the best of times, let alone when Ton Hanks is speaking an odd post-English pidgin later in the film. Subtitles are always available on DVD movies and on TV shows. Turn on the menu, select "subtitles" and select ...