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by wtf
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We Are Yet Again Repeating the History of Bigotry
Replies: 11
Views: 54

Re: We Are Yet Again Repeating the History of Bigotry

Science Fan wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:34 am

The world is literally descending into the same mindlessness that it did in the 1930s and 1940s.
Yet the Democrats voted to give Trump more ability to illegally spy on citizens. How do you explain that? Could it be that the Dems don't even believe their own bullshit?
by wtf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What do we know in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 94

Re: What do we know in science?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:52 am

Last I heard, a more powerful collider will replace the LHC.
Well I guess that negates everything I said then.
by wtf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What do we know in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 94

Re: What do we know in science?

You'll have to specify which physics experiments you're referring to. Again it seems to me you're cherry picking as I can't imagine you mean all physics experiments. The experiments at the forefront of knowledge. The ones that require building larger and larger colliders to reach ever higher energi...
by wtf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What do we know in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 94

Re: What do we know in science?

No question that science is fluid. This leads to the next question: how do we tell the difference between science and nonscience or science and pseudoscience? Does science have limits? The limits of science are undergoing profound reevaluation. In physics we've reached the end of our ability to do ...
by wtf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is proven in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 133

Re: What is proven in science?

Since science only accepts tenets that are falsifiable, a small chance always exists that any tenet of science is false. So yes, science does not prove anything. That's all I'm saying. In math, a proof is a proof. If you prove that a given set of axioms proves some theorem, that can never be falsif...
by wtf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Republicans. Do you really want a leader who is a creationist?
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Republicans. Do you really want a leader who is a creationist?

Greatest I am wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Republicans. Do you really want a leader who is a creationist?
Trump could not have been elected only by social conservatives. Trump was elected by people who wanted a leader who wasn't Hillary. Trump continues to be exactly that.
by wtf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is proven in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 133

Re: What is proven in science?

double post
by wtf
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is proven in science?
Replies: 12
Views: 133

Re: What is proven in science?

Nothing is proven. Reality is modeled by mathematical theories that approximately conform to the results of experiments.
by wtf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What does silence mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: What does silence mean?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Aside from sales, silence is often interpreted as assent or agreement. What do you think?

Silence is to language as the empty set is to math.
by wtf
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 32
Views: 778

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

surreptitious57 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:41 am

Not true because math is a subset of logic ...
Yet another one who missed Gödel's 1931 memo.
by wtf
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 757

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

None of the above. Merely pointing out that economic policy should be looking forward, not harking back. It should invest in improvement, rather than self-delusion. I quite agree. Can you explain to me how increasing net pollutants while burning coal is moving forward? Where do people think the ele...
by wtf
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 757

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

You could! It's easy. The technology changes minute by minute. If your information is three years old, it's hopelessly wrong. The politics never change: idjits who know nothing about the facts and everything about the current polls play to the cameras, follow the 24-hour news cycle and make stupid ...
by wtf
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Has the US economy improved over the past year?
Replies: 46
Views: 757

Re: Has the US economy improved over the past year?

FDP said: "US consumers buy a lot of electric cars." Not true when compared to certain other types, but this can change in the future (charging stations need to be built). PhilX 🇺🇸 PS This article just came out: https://www.ecowatch.com/electric-vehicles-taking-off-2530234560.html Isn't it the case...
by wtf
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 32
Views: 778

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

It was a curio for entertainment's sake. I was just agreeing with you otherwise. Didn't mean to seem to attack out of left field. You're one of the sane ones here which is why your remark struck me as off. I can't find it now but the idea came from a mathematician interviewed on Through the Wormhol...
by wtf
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 32
Views: 778

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

Interestingly, if one attempted to construct a supercomputer capable of calculating everything, it's believed that the computer would become so large that the pressure in the centre would form a planetary core - perhaps not ideal for computing (never mind heat frying components long before that). W...