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by wtf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the earth getting overpopulated?
Replies: 60
Views: 1583

Re: Is the earth getting overpopulated?

You read nothing - obviously. I was pissed off about parking hassles and slipped it in there You -- repeat YOU -- asked me why I mentioned it. I answered YOUR QUESTION. The answer is that it's such an obviously lame argument that I wonder why you didn't stop yourself as you were typing it. And why ...
by wtf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the earth getting overpopulated?
Replies: 60
Views: 1583

Re: Is the earth getting overpopulated?

I note that you assumed that this was something I wanted I read what you wrote. I don't think you did else you would not have made such a weak argument as to complain about parking. Do you support the guy who committed suicide because of global warming? He lived in Brooklyn. No parking there, proba...
by wtf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the earth getting overpopulated?
Replies: 60
Views: 1583

Re: Is the earth getting overpopulated?

ps -- I could not say any of this better than in this opinion piece by James Delingpole. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/15/delingpole-killing-yourself-for-gaia-is-an-act-of-insanity/ (Everything below here is copied from the article) Environmentalism has a long history of attracting...
by wtf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the earth getting overpopulated?
Replies: 60
Views: 1583

Re: Is the earth getting overpopulated?

You completely ignored all of the global factors mentioned (extinctions, wars, displacement, ecosystem collapse, loss of arable land) and focused on the more personal ones. Why? Because your examples (you can't find a place to park) were so laughably weak, that they called attention to your emotion...
by wtf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

As far as the model goes, it appears that the best model of the universe is Euclidean since no curvature has been observed in space. The question now is since geometric models aren't real, then how do we know that any of them apply to space? We don't. That's the problem. We used to think that math ...
by wtf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

The last time I checked, Euclidean geometry was regarded as the best model for our universe which suggests it is the best candidate for reality. So do you propose to divorce Euclidean geometry from physics or wed it? Or do you have a better model? So you agree that geometry is a model of the world ...
by wtf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

Based on this article, I don't see why there's such a strong desire to separate math from physics: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relationship_between_mathematics_and_physics What do you make of the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry in the 1840's? Either the world is Euclidean or it's not. Yet e...
by wtf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

Yes, it says a point in geometry. Not in physics. Geometry is a branch of abstract math.
by wtf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:35 pm

I don't know what you mean by bad link.
Click on the link in your post.
by wtf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

Consider this: "https://www.mathplanet.com/education/ge ... o-geometry It reads in part: :A space extends infinitely in all directions and is a set of all points in three dimensions. You can think of a space as the inside of a box.' " This doesn't differentiate between theoretical and physical spac...
by wtf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

Physics is about what's true about the universe which you can't deny. Actually I do deny that. Physics is about our best theoretical models of what's true about the universe. Any claim beyond that is metaphysics. In other words, Newtonian physics was once our best theory of the universe, and now re...
by wtf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

You brought up Planck's length or constant. I've always heard it claimed that it's the smallest length in our universe (maybe due to your postings). I've decided to check the internet to see what it had to say. I found this article: Good job of changing the subject again. I refuted your claim about...
by wtf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

Certain articles I read did not specify if they pertained to math or physical reality, therefore I presume both. Just because you can't see it or imagine it doesn't mean it can't exist, therefore I'm within my rights to demand an article specifying it can't exist in physical reality (along with som...
by wtf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 100
Views: 911

Re: Paradox?

Wrong on both counts.Actual solid objects are made up of points, but the size of the object has no relationship to the size of the set of the points within the object. Who are these people who think this? Mathematicians such as Cantor for one. Have you checked Wikipedia? Why yes Phil, I did check W...
by wtf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is the earth getting overpopulated?
Replies: 60
Views: 1583

Re: Is the earth getting overpopulated?

... circling around seeking rare parking spaces ... You can't find a place to park in the trendy part of town, therefore the earth is overpopulated? You used to be a rather thoughtful type. What happened? ... inflating housing prices and rents ... The rent is too damn high? Remember Jimmy McMillan ...