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by Arising_uk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Medals and royal stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 238

Re: Medals and royal stuff

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:... pro-war poppies ...
They're not really 'pro-war', just remembering those who died in them.
by Arising_uk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Medals and royal stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 238

Re: Medals and royal stuff

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:57 pm
... I'm pretty sure the most exercise he's ever had is pottering around his garden telling his serfs what to do, or blowing up wild animals. ...
Well that and being a fighter pilot and a naval captain.
by Arising_uk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free will is an epistemic problem
Replies: 97
Views: 942

Re: Free will is an epistemic problem

But you can't ignore that. Because society is not an abstract thing. It's made up of people like yourself and myself. Somebody, somewhere decided (while taking history or legacy into account) that this is the system we will use because reason X,Y and Z. My point is simply: When two options are theo...
by Arising_uk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Alternative Explanations of Experiments
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Alternative Explanations of Experiments

I would like to see the reasoning/equations as to why light is 300,000 mph (if memory serves) considering it would project relative only to itself in a void (real vacuum). Memory doesn't serve, it's approximately 300,000 km/s or 186,000 mi/s or if you like hours 669,600,000 mph or 1,080,000,000 km/h.
by Arising_uk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free will is an epistemic problem
Replies: 97
Views: 942

Re: Free will is an epistemic problem

The difference in this case is that I am going to make you choose between water and water. Given the CHOICE of mathematical systems: A. 1+1 = 2 (Decimal) B. 1+1 = 10 (Binary) They are both equivalent. The differences are merely symbolic. By Occam's razor a system with two digits (0 and 1) is far si...
by Arising_uk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism
Replies: 70
Views: 630

Re: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism

... You are a secularist and for you the greatest legal and moral obligation is to serve the state. ... You live in a world of fantasy and blinkers. In terms of the state both Socrates' and Jesus' death are justified. Socrates was a seeker of objective truth so for him his greatest obligation was t...
by Arising_uk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism
Replies: 70
Views: 630

Re: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism

... Just think: the Earth as part of the solar system revolves around the sun. The sun in turn revolves around its place in the Milky Way. The Milky Way in turn revolves around the cycle of galaxies and the galaxies revolve around the Source of the universe. ... You really need to get up to speed o...
by Arising_uk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism
Replies: 70
Views: 630

Re: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Secularism, and Universalism

... Socrates was killed primarily because he proved no one knew what piety is and he was corrupting the youth of Athens by creating doubt. This is obviously too intolerable to be allowed. Has it changed? No. ... Although he could have just left? https://www.cam.ac.uk/news/socrates-was-guilty-as-cha...
by Arising_uk
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Particle/Wave Duality as Timezones with Timezones
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Particle/Wave Duality as Timezones with Timezones

I thought 'waves' and 'ripples' don't move at all, it's just the water particles going up and down that gives the appearance of movement?
by Arising_uk
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing Thread
Replies: 151
Views: 3934

Re: Missing Thread

TimeSeeker[/quote wrote:...

The will to power is all there is. Might makes right.
Then why bother arguing?
by Arising_uk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Interesting or true?
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: Interesting or true?

I guess what I'm trying to understand is what's the difference between a 'procedure", a set of logical axioms and an algorithm? As I'm pretty sure I could recreate the procedure for finding primes in Prolog and that would be a set of logical axioms?
by Arising_uk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Interesting or true?
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: Interesting or true?

TimeSeeker wrote:That violates the very definition of what a prime number is. The 'axioms' of a prime number would be its factors. And if it has factors - then it's not a prime ;) ...
Pardon me for my ignorance of Maths once again but I'd have thought a Prime has two factors?
by Arising_uk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Interesting or true?
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: Interesting or true?

post_id=379512 time=1539854248 user_id=16353] Well, both counting AND validating prime numbers are procedures. Or as computer scientists call them - algorithms. The difference is that one algorithm is really simple. 1,2,3,4... And the other isn't. The difference is computational cost. How much time...
by Arising_uk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: S. Hawking's Final Book: There is NO God.
Replies: 139
Views: 1240

Re: S. Hawking's Final Book: There is NO God.

HexHammer wrote:It may not convince you but I'm sure the Hippie will return in 2-6 months and bring peace to the middle east in less than a year and do great miracles.
Ok, see you in 6 months.