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by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?

Isn't smallest feasible measurement is related to smallest number? You've already changed the subject. You did not make a claim about mathematics. You made a claim about history. You said that "Leibniz said X." It doesn't matter what anyone else says about X, or what the merits of X itself are, nor...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: If dimensionless points don't exist, does that mean space doesn't exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 125

Re: If dimensionless points don't exist, does that mean space doesn't exist?

Space is supposed to be made up of an infinite number of points. It would follow that space can't exist if the points don't exist. 🇺🇸PhilX🇺🇸 I think your problem is related to smallest real number which is not zero. This number can be found through a fractal, 1/x, in the limit that x->infinity. I a...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is science about?
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: What is science about?

This comes from my online encyclopedia: "the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment." The basic idea is whatever you determine can be used to predict. If it can't be pee...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?

Leibniz surely never said any such thing. He of course said that (please notice the bold part) :" In mathematics, infinitesimals are things so small that there is no way to measure them. The insight with exploiting infinitesimals was that entities could still retain certain specific properties, suc...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Science is afraid of Metaphysics
Replies: 45
Views: 325

Re: Science is afraid of Metaphysics

That would imply that nature uses consciousness as a means to localize realities or create new dimensions. To simplify this point, if "x" particles exist as "y" in "z" space, and we take "x" particles and repeat their relations as "y" in space "a" then nature creates its own boundaries through the ...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?

According to Leibniz, infinitesimal is the smallest non-zero number. How such a thing can exist? I think for any real number, x, there exists a real number, y, where y<x. Leibniz is highly relativistic if you look at any of his work and some historians believed he was the preemptive discoverer of r...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?

According to Leibniz, infinitesimal is the smallest non-zero number. Leibniz surely never said any such thing. He of course said that (please notice the bold part) :" In mathematics, infinitesimals are things so small that there is no way to measure them. The insight with exploiting infinitesimals ...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Science is afraid of Metaphysics
Replies: 45
Views: 325

Re: Science is afraid of Metaphysics

We can also create thoughts and transfer thoughts to others Thoughts cannot be transferred they can only be communicated Communication is transferrence through a median of moving symbols (words, sounds, etc.). In simpler terms communication is movement through symbols which act as a unifying median...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Science is afraid of Metaphysics
Replies: 45
Views: 325

Re: Science is afraid of Metaphysics

But the act of designing changes the function of the natural world. Take for example recent experiments in cooling particles to several billionths of a degree above zero...this does not occur within any observable facet of nature or the experiment would not need to occur, hence the experiment is ch...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is science about?
Replies: 2
Views: 23

What is science about?

I think science is about discovering how things function.

What do you think?
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Isn't the definition of infinitesimal contradictory?

According to Leibniz, infinitesimal is the smallest non-zero number. How such a thing can exist? I think for any real number, x, there exists a real number, y, where y<x.
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Science is afraid of Metaphysics
Replies: 45
Views: 325

Re: Science is afraid of Metaphysics

Then you should know that science isn't an entity with its own opinions. Newton's laws were formulated by Newton - a flesh-and-blood man. What he described is what he saw, with mortal human eyes and what he thought, he thought with a mushy pink human brain. Science didn't say a word: it was nothing...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Science is afraid of Metaphysics
Replies: 45
Views: 325

Re: Science is afraid of Metaphysics

Then you should know that science isn't an entity with its own opinions. Newton's laws were formulated by Newton - a flesh-and-blood man. What he described is what he saw, with mortal human eyes and what he thought, he thought with a mushy pink human brain. Science didn't say a word: it was nothing...
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Science is afraid of Metaphysics
Replies: 45
Views: 325

Re: Science is afraid of Metaphysics

Skip wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 4:10 pm
bahman wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:28 pm
[Science doesn't make any claims at all. ]
It does.
Do you have a citation of any direct quote by Science - on any subject?
I have a PhD in physics. I know this. Think of Newton laws. They are describing the motion of things.
by bahman
Wed May 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: knowing the knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 6934

Re: knowing the knowledge

HI friends, I read this in the recent post of BB and found it interesting. SAID HUNTER S THOMPSON, "YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF LIFE FROM SOMEWHERE. YOU HAVE TO KNOW THE MATERIAL YOU'RE WRITING ABOUT BEFORE YOU ALTER IT." Is he right about his perception of knowledge? With love, Sanjay We cre...