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by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the UN worth it?
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Is the UN worth it?

Depending on what you focus on, you may feel either way on the United Nations. Are they worth it?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 12
Views: 95

Re: The tortoise and the hare

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:55 am
I thought it was Aesop.
Who's to say that Zeno didn't substitute Achilles for the hare. This isn't important to the OP (but makes the story more interesting).

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by Philosophy Explorer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 12
Views: 95

Re: The tortoise and the hare

This is incorrect and doesn't follow from the preceding argument. Example to the contrary: If the hare moves 20 feet, it will lead the tortoise by 8 feet. You haven't read carefully enough because on your first point, I meant within the first ten feet. Read your own comment more closely then. It is...
by Philosophy Explorer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 12
Views: 95

Re: The tortoise and the hare

So what are the so-called math errors? Surely Zeno didn't word the problem with such sloppiness. I isolated four: ... so that no matter what you move, I'll be ahead. This is incorrect and doesn't follow from the preceding argument. Example to the contrary: If the hare moves 20 feet, it will lead th...
by Philosophy Explorer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 12
Views: 95

Re: The tortoise and the hare

... to which wf asks "How do you account for me winning all the races?" Because the finish line is (unstated, but presumably) beyond the calculable point at which the two pass each other. I counted at least three mathematical errors in the text of the OP. There's probably more. Wrong Noax. ak says ...
by Philosophy Explorer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 12
Views: 95

The tortoise and the hare

This is Zeno's most famous paradox which has a twist. The hare (whose initials are wf) bet the tortoise he can beat him in another race and let the tortoise start with a ten foot lead. The tortoise (whose initials are ak) said let's talk about it first (because he wanted to show off his knowledge of...
by Philosophy Explorer
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How good are business monopolies?
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: How good are business monopolies?

SSoS said:

"I'm sure there are monopolies born from the free market, but I can't think of any."

Indeed they do exist (in principle), but I have it hidden under my hat. Look up Price's Law which someday will be understood better.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How good are business monopolies?
Replies: 8
Views: 59

How good are business monopolies?

I've once seen it argued they're a more efficient form of business organization, but I have my doubts. Do they even exist?

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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before and after: the universe has everything?
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Before and after: the universe has everything?

surreptitious57 wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Nonexistence cannot exist because that would violate the law of non contradiction
There has always been something because a state of absolute nothing is impossible
Did the universe then exist before the Big Bang?
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by Philosophy Explorer
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before and after: the universe has everything?
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Before and after: the universe has everything?

It's said the universe has everything. If so how do you account for the nonexistence of before and after? And if they don't exist, then now doesn't exist either because now follows before which is needed to cause now (but before doesn't exist) and after doesn't exist since it's not caused by now whi...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What do WE know?
Replies: 3
Views: 62

What do WE know?

Sometimes it seems the individual knows more than a group. From my sales experience, Price's Law predominates (meaning, from practice, about one in ten individuals has sales talent). Over time I learned that in sales, sales talent doesn't exist and selling can be taught as I've done. The implication...
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science only for the scientists?
Replies: 26
Views: 271

Re: Is science only for the scientists?

FDP said: "In this instance though, there are no examples to display. I know what the ad hominem fallacy is and I don't use them. You just don't know the difference between ad hom and just any old insult." Based on this FDP just loves to insult because it's his nature to do so. So you can expect ".....
by Philosophy Explorer
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: It started with truffels, dxm, ketamine and weed
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: It started with truffels, dxm, ketamine and weed

Dalek Prime wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:51 am
Looks like I'm not the only one around here who is getting soft in their later years, if you two are being all friendly like. What's going on here? :lol: :wink:

And how come no one has said the obvious: 'Nobody knows the truffles I've seen'?
Harbal and I go back a ways.

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by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science only for the scientists?
Replies: 26
Views: 271

Re: Is science only for the scientists?

You're supposed to be bright. Figure it out. I can't be all that clever. I waste a lot more time on your bullshit than I would otherwise. Especially when, like now, you are boring me and I have stuff I ought to do. In this instance though, there are no examples to display. I know what the ad homine...
by Philosophy Explorer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is science only for the scientists?
Replies: 26
Views: 271

Re: Is science only for the scientists?

FDP said: "You used to be some sort of above averagely bright young man if the story you tell us is true. But now you are the guy who starts all the shittest conversations on the internet, and thinks that the motto in this phrase is profound..." Just one of the guys, same as you (but I don't do ad ...