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by Impenitent
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The end.
Replies: 6
Views: 328

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. But what is star dust made of? The seed of a myriad futures lies in every atom of our bodies. -- W.B. (Or, alternatively, in the second, impro...
by Impenitent
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 33
Views: 1041

Re: Last minute tweaks

interesting video- if all matter in the universe is currently moving towards a singular point... Well yeah, Einstein thought it should be, but he also believed the universe is stable. To account for galaxies' failure to move towards a singular point, Einstein made up a force that exactly counteract...
by Impenitent
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 33
Views: 1041

Re: Last minute tweaks

how much space is between electrons and nuclei? If subatomic particles are treated as point sources, then the cloud of protons and neutrons (and their constituent quarks) that make up a nucleus is typically 1/10000 the size of the orbit of the surrounding electrons. So if a nucleus were the size of...
by Impenitent
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Last minute tweaks
Replies: 33
Views: 1041

Re: Last minute tweaks

how much space is between electrons and nuclei?

how much between elements in a molecule?

would a sound wave fit in that space?

is that nothing greater than any other nothing?

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 115
Views: 2044

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

where did I put that windmill?

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 115
Views: 2044

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

"only the dead have seen the end of war" - Santayana

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 538

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

All ontological arguments are wrong since we cannot be sure of existence of any being at all. The only certainty that we have is that experience exists. certainty... the next moment is certainly not guaranteed -Imp You're certain of this? certainly not guaranteed but that moment is gone -Imp
by Impenitent
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 369
Views: 6738

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Dubious wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:25 am
For some "inner unity" simply means never disagreeing with oneself.
the group for glue drinkers anonymous meets tuesday nights at the church

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Enthusiasm
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Re: Enthusiasm

... Should we view Ion as human or divine? This gets at another big distinction Plato, and it doesn’t bode well for Ion. That next time. ------------ Please feel free to comment; I'd love to hear your thoughts. If you found this interesting, feel free to check out some follow up posts at my new hom...
by Impenitent
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 538

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

absence of brains leads to hungry zombies

-Imp
by Impenitent
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Experiencing of experience
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Experiencing of experience

Jimi has left the building

-Imp
by Impenitent
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Algebraic Equation for Time?
Replies: 25
Views: 406

Re: Algebraic Equation for Time?

C=LO-CK

-Imp
by Impenitent
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: mind the mind
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: mind the mind

a computer, in all its glory, is nothing but a box of on and off switches

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Conscious decision is impossible
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Conscious decision is impossible

I did not consciously decide to reply to this thread which you did not consciously decide to create... -Imp I am familiar with such a argument. Please tell me what is wrong with my argument. that would require me to consciously decide to construct phrases that would facilitate your conscious decisi...
by Impenitent
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Big Bang is Wrong
Replies: 114
Views: 3173

Re: The Big Bang is Wrong

I don't know if it had been mentioned, but there was no one around to hear the "big bang"

-Imp