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by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 65
Views: 2503

Re: How does science work?

Okay, I finally read your article complete agree with the general description of Kuhn. But... ...This demanded that anything that could not be supported by empirical evidence or strict logic was metaphysics and had no place in science (or indeed, anywhere else). One major problem – which in fairness...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 65
Views: 2503

Re: How does science work?

Before y'all folks jump all over me: I meant to say that science never explains the "why". It explains the "how". I always found the concern of the difference of the 'how' versus 'why' odd. Well, this thread was originally about me writing an article for Philosophy Now. The OP was written over a ye...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AMERICA'S APOCALYSE HAVE ARRIVED
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AMERICA'S APOCALYSE HAVE ARRIVED

Which moron are you referring to? If me, can you rephrase and expand on whatever you mean here? No. I was referring to Daschund. I was actually agreeing with you. Let me get this right...You are telling me that the Founding Fathers of America (i.e; America, the Constitutional Republic), that the so...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Scott

"The language needs to be reworded to reflect the INTENTIONAL meaning of the problem: immigration, NOT the immigrant." No, my language is clear as is: the problem is the illegal immigrant, first and foremost. Okay. This is already agreed to by all, though. What the people who support immigrants hav...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AMERICA'S APOCALYSE HAVE ARRIVED
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AMERICA'S APOCALYSE HAVE ARRIVED

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:49 am
Not 'Christian' you moron--secular. The kristian fanaticism came long after.
Which moron are you referring to? If me, can you rephrase and expand on whatever you mean here?
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Scott

"Why would people actually interpret themselves as 'deserving' in the way you present this though? I mean this CAN be an incidental feeling but not something that one would reflect upon themselves but rather an interpretation from those outside looking in?" A great many of the folks storming the so...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AMERICA'S APOCALYSE HAVE ARRIVED
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF AMERICA'S APOCALYSE HAVE ARRIVED

America, that is, the white/European Western society that was created by the Founding Fathers in the late 18th century, as a free- market, Christian, (Classical) Liberal democratic, Constitutional Republic is doomed. The Four Horsemen of her Apocalypse have arrived. In what follows I will tell you ...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: J`accuse!
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: J`accuse!

Given St. Augustine is long dead and NOT the one on this social media platform, I question whether the censorship was about St Augustine or to the person's own words apart from that quote. I don't believe in censorship but to state this odd claim that can't be confirmed (for being censored out) and ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 65
Views: 2503

Re: How does science work?

N.B.: By the way, does anyone else here not feel ripped off when discovering a documentary on Stephen Hawking that you think if about his actual scientific input only to discover it is about his life story regarding his disabilities? He at least had a series he had done before he passed away that wa...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 65
Views: 2503

Re: How does science work?

Before y'all folks jump all over me: I meant to say that science never explains the "why". It explains the "how". That's what I meant by saying "science does not explain anything." Well, "why" is ultimately philosophy. Here's a paragraph from a draft of the article: Some physicists take a very dim ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Scott

You're argument is good, but the current situation is more like... Sam does well. In his neighborhood, he's probably doin' better than almost everyone. Now, Sam, like any complex personality, has his flaws: he gets pushy from time to time, sticks his nose in where he shouldn't sometimes, but he's a...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Trump, like a great many Americans, is not anti-immigration or anti-immigrant...

...he, like a great many Americans, is anti-illegal immigration, anti-illegal immigrant. All Trump, and great many Americans, want is for folks to come to the front door and knock. Also: we'd like it if folks who wanna come 'here' stopped actin' as though their desire to be 'here' some how obligate...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...

I was responding to something from another thread but thought this deserves its own thread. This topic is about why I actually agree to some of Trump's convictions on immigration even though I am left of center: So don't you think its about time you abandoned, -and then got down on your knees and hu...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?
Replies: 57
Views: 590

Re: ARE THERE ANY SOCIALISTS HERE ?

Dachshund, I'm not with the average person here on depth. I approve of it and prefer to see more rather than less depth. So thanks first for the response. I must first point out that I'm Canadian but have also American experience early on in life. I don't approve of a lot of the way of the philosoph...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 406

Re: An act of God

When a plane crashes and everyone survives, we are told its a 'miracle' that no one died. When a plane crashes and all but five people survive, it is a considered a 'miracle' that all the other people survived. When a plane crashes into a parking lot and kills all on the plane plus ten on the ground...