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by uwot
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 648
Views: 11344

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

If the bible is not about physics, why give any? I think it is because the Bible is (mostly) in the form of a history and so it starts at the beginning. Ok. So remind me; why two stories? The 'imagine' in my post referred to the 'everybody'. I know there are lots of creation myths involving gods, w...
by uwot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 648
Views: 11344

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Which ever way you look at it, the theological point (of creation stories) is that a god created the world. I think there is rather more to it than that. As I say, if that was all then why give two stories? If the bible is not about physics, why give any? I imagine that everybody assumed the world ...
by uwot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 648
Views: 11344

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Tell that to young Earth creationists. I understand that you don't read it literally; what makes you think the "stone age nomads" who wrote it didn't? They were as intelligent as you and me. No doubt, but they were nowhere near as well informed. Genesis has two different accounts of the creation of...
by uwot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 63
Views: 839

Re: Solving metaphysics

We don't render the physical stuff into existence, but we render it into things for useful purposes, "our reality". Outside that process there's no meaning so no borders, no barriers, no edges or things. Sounds to me like early Wittgenstein. Dunno if you'e read the Tractatus logico philosophicus, b...
by uwot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 648
Views: 11344

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Anyway, what about that blowing up the nostrils stuff? I thought I addressed that here, "Humans usually take their first breath when they are born." I believe it is an allusion to the child taking it's first breath after birth. Funnily enough, I thought I addressed that here: "Well, as you have dem...
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: How America Should Solve Its So-called Immigration Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: How America Should Solve Its So-called Immigration Problem

bobevenson wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:09 pm
The entire concept of citizenship for any country sucks to high heaven per the American Energy Party (AEP) and the Church of Ouzo!
Reverend Bob, I'm confused. If citizenship sucks, why is it the American Energy Party?
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Great Works of Art
Replies: 83
Views: 1827

Re: Great Works of Art

Ah! Thank you, Walker.
Walker wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Your critique of The Steadfast Philosopher?
He's a lot more steadfast than me.
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Great Works of Art
Replies: 83
Views: 1827

Re: Great Works of Art

...it’s rather curious that any affectionado might find fine design and technique in the imitation while denying the same in the original. Not to anyone who understands the limitations of the teleological argument. You can believe it all you like, but there is logical connection between your knowle...
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does gravity work?
Replies: 123
Views: 2911

Re: How does gravity work?

Flipping a coin is binary, unless it lands on its edge..certain u r toying wiv me there! Who me? Yes, i've never read anything regarding a binary-digital universe - I tend to steer clear of 'philosophical' theories until i've considered my own to a degree I am satisfied with. I do think at the most...
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 648
Views: 11344

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

If you trace it back far enough you will discover that the nutrients came from the "dust of the Earth". Fair enough; I was being fishetious. Anyway, what about that blowing up the nostrils stuff? If you understand the mythology, you can understand what is written. Well, as you have demonstrated, if...
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 63
Views: 839

Re: Solving metaphysics

Physics can't describe or explain everything in our bubble, existence itself, meaning, epistemological warrant, etc. True; but you say: "The things which exist must exist as pattern because only pattern allows both for the physical (thinker), and non-physical ("spiritual", thought) to be real, as t...
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 63
Views: 839

Re: Solving metaphysics

I have no idea how you can get that i'm pretending some problem doesn't exist. The key point here is that we exist in a bubble of limited phenomenology and comprehension. The word "real" is often used to indicate something outside that bubble, which is impossible to connect to human experience or k...
by uwot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 648
Views: 11344

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

"The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground" I would agree completely, what did you eat for your meal, didn't it either grow in the dirt, was an animal that ate what grew in the dirt? Fish. Does what you eat not form what you are? Fishy. Humans usually take their first breath when they are...
by uwot
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 648
Views: 11344

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

The Bible only states that life was created but does not say how God did it. Dunno what bible you're reading, but most say something along these lines: Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Ge...
by uwot
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 63
Views: 839

Re: Solving metaphysics

The "real" world is that which we sense. That's what the word means. If there is some other level of reality outside physical embodiment we cannot test it. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DFOxJuCC4uKLoQSACQIlX4tjQ0ejFP84SRWriiF7k1w/edit Well I suppose you can solve a problem by pretending it do...