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by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Burnout

I feel I've emptied myself of things to say philosophically. Three years ago (I think that's when, but could be wrong) when I first discovered philosophy forums, I was ecstatic. I left posts everywhere. I was enthusiastic, my mind was agile and ready to pounce on topics. Then over the three or howe...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 999

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Consciousness is the ACTIVITY of the brain in a unique phase. It would likely include the particular activity of all the physics and chemistry of the brain (or part of it) such that where the matter plays a role, it is again the ACTIVITY that describes the physics of all its parts. That is, for a pa...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

Re: How does science work?

You have a box wrapped up under the Christmas tree and are curious to determine what is inside of it. While you may be able to wait until Christmas day to open it to determine what it is inside... Ah, I see. I think it's more the case that we are inside the box. We don't know how big it is, whether...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Why I lost respect for Aristotle
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Why I lost respect for Aristotle

Aristotle taught that heavy objects fall faster than light objects. This can easily be demonstrated to be false. This is naive to the thinking. The reasoning that went into it was something like this: You have a pair of twins that want you, as a parent, to pull them on equal sleds or wagons. Is it ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

Re: How does science work?

You have a box wrapped up under the Christmas tree and are curious to determine what is inside of it. While you may be able to wait until Christmas day to open it to determine what it is inside, much of reality is like such presents but we are not necessarily expecting a day when or where we could r...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

Re: How does science work?

If we treat everything as a container with a question mark with any possible ports (inputs and/or outputs) or contact points of the structure representing the interface of the rest of reality, I think of science (in general) as using observation to try to interpret how the exchanges of environmenta...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

Re: How does science work?

The paradox resolution I understood by Aristotle was to assume that the 'force' that initiates an object stays with it. This error is only trivial because while the literal defined concept by Newton doesn't require this, the understanding without needed depth is that some information is still trans...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

Re: How does science work?

I take issue with the "(or logic)" part and believe that you can use more local initial empirical observations. As it happens, that parenthesis was tacked on by the editors. Didn't challenge it when the proofs came back, because I can see their point, but I'm not going to argue it. If nature by its...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

Re: How does science work?

I have a pointed example of how the paradigm on Einstein relates to Aristotle and other philosophies overlooked. Aristotle's explanation of why something continues to move, though not seemingly correct, is reconstructed through relativity. It really isn't. Pretty much everything Aristotle said abou...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

Re: How does science work?

no amount of empirical evidence (or logic) can prove a scientific claim. I underlined the above to point out that this is the stated example OF our 'paradigm' that is blinding us today. It's the problem of induction. In part. I take issue with the "(or logic)" part and believe that you can use more...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3118

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: 96
Views: 3118

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 12:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...
Replies: 12
Views: 223

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 1:36 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's apparent anti-immigration beliefs...
Replies: 12
Views: 223

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 12:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: J`accuse!
Replies: 1
Views: 91

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 ...