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by wtf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Simulation Argument
Replies: 111
Views: 4479

Re: The Simulation Argument

If it ever became possible to create virtual reality/digitise consciousness ... I must point out that you are conflating two different things. This is very common in discussions of the simulation argument. 1) We could create super duper virtual reality indistinguishable from reality. For example yo...
by wtf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: 1 as Dynamic and Irrational
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: 1 as Dynamic and Irrational

I know you have a point but I am not seeing it... "Ummon [Yunmen] went to Bokushu's temple to seek Zen. The first time he went, he was not admitted. The second time he went, he was not admitted. The third time he went the gate was opened slightly by Bokushu, and thus Ummon stuck his leg in attempti...
by wtf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: 1 as Dynamic and Irrational
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: 1 as Dynamic and Irrational

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:24 pm
So much for math containing all of the answers...
Are you an admirer of the great surrealist painter Salvador Dali? He is famous for having written the screenplay of the Hollywood blockbuster Hello Dali.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Dal%C3%AD
by wtf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Simulation Argument
Replies: 111
Views: 4479

Re: The Simulation Argument

Its just a matter of perspective. From experience of this 3rd party intelligence (22yrs worth) I cannot to this day truly discern between whether God is 'divine' or whether it is indeed some form of technology, indeed an A.I. (note my previous post above) I don't think our one-post-wonder friend is...
by wtf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Simulation Argument
Replies: 111
Views: 4479

Re: The Simulation Argument

I will answer to your polite and constructive questions. I have a question. Suppose I'm walking down the street and a guy standing on a soapbox tells me that I'm nothing but a thought in the mind of God. God made the world and made me. God is everywhere, knows everything, can do anything. God makes...
by wtf
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: 1 as Dynamic and Irrational
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: 1 as Dynamic and Irrational

Here is Henri, the existentialist cat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q34z5dCmC4M
by wtf
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Logic, At its Root in Contexts, Is Unprogrammable
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Why Logic, At its Root in Contexts, Is Unprogrammable

How did this become the insane crank forum?
by wtf
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Correcting the definition of VALID inference
Replies: 30
Views: 520

Re: Correcting the definition of VALID inference

Isn't that just logical AND?

So that if it's raining AND it's Tuesday you'd say that rain implies Tuesday?
by wtf
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 147
Views: 1501

Re: Trump's insane spree of destruction

What's really scary are all the programmable morons in the U.S. of A The government runs the schools. That's where the programming starts. Do what you're told, don't think too much, answer the multiple choice questions like you're supposed to or you're ruin your life. Also here is a neverending and...
by wtf
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The fun in Hong Kong has begun
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: The fun in Hong Kong has begun

One problem with that is that human rights aren't a stated, nor even implied objective of that trade war. That just means that Trump's not putting his cards on the table. Why do people think Trump's tweets and outrageous pronouncements are a clue to what he's thinking? Maybe sometimes they're just ...
by wtf
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 147
Views: 1501

Re: Trump's insane spree of destruction

... the polls show "the writing is on the wall" Without taking a position on your main thesis, it seems to me that invoking polls as evidence is a weak form of argument. At this time in 2007 the leading GOP and Dem candidates in the polls were Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton. I'm sure now that I'...
by wtf
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The fun in Hong Kong has begun
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: The fun in Hong Kong has begun

smart legal move by HK activists, i wish them luck fully. I do too, and this situation has caused me to rethink my opposition to Trump's trade war. In general I oppose trade wars. Bad for producers and consumers on both sides. And there's definitely some economic pain for US farmers and other indus...
by wtf
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Assumptive Logic
Replies: 134
Views: 1339

Re: Assumptive Logic

This is because mathematics is a sub set of logic and so therefore needs logic in order to justify all of its axioms I haven't followed this thread but this sentence caught my eye. Didn't Gödel definitively prove that math isn't a subset of logic? Math transcends logic. Gödel's work destroyed the h...
by wtf
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Assumptive Logic
Replies: 134
Views: 1339

Re: Assumptive Logic

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:22 am
..this argument is about losing sanity...not gaining it.
Don't you first have to have some sanity to lose?