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by Noax
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Evolution question
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Evolution question

As far as I know, primates (like us) are the only animals who taste with their tongues. Most other mammals taste with their noses. Snakes and lizards smell with their tongues. Who knows if any of their ancestors had it reversed? I'm not sure archeology can tell us that. Perhaps our (primate's?) tas...
by Noax
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before and after: the universe has everything?
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Before and after: the universe has everything?

Do you have a link for this one then? Where are you learning these facts? How do you suppose to find a link to what's unknown? Duh... Facts? Are you saying I am quoting facts? Double duhh... You first post implied that actual physicists are looking for this thing you've apparently just made up then...
by Noax
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 150

Re: The tortoise and the hare

No you're just trying to put your own spin on what I've posted and trying to extend it. Show me where I was talking about the hare passing the tortoise which isn't my concern (but yours apparently) as a race can refer to any part of a racecourse, but the additional information clearly covers where ...
by Noax
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 150

Re: The tortoise and the hare

... so when you move up that foot, I'll be ahead 1/10 foot so that no matter what you move, I'll be ahead. This is incorrect and doesn't follow from the preceding argument. Example to the contrary: If the hare moves 20 feet, it will lead the tortoise by 8 feet. You haven't read carefully enough bec...
by Noax
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before and after: the universe has everything?
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Before and after: the universe has everything?

-1- wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Unfortunately, the off-centre non-expanding local cosmic mass is part of the unknown part of the universe.
Really...
Do you have a link for this one then? Where are you learning these facts?
by Noax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 150

Re: The tortoise and the hare

So what are the so-called math errors? Surely Zeno didn't word the problem with such sloppiness. I isolated four: ... so that no matter what you move, I'll be ahead. This is incorrect and doesn't follow from the preceding argument. Example to the contrary: If the hare moves 20 feet, it will lead th...
by Noax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before and after: the universe has everything?
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Before and after: the universe has everything?

-1- wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:48 am
Phusicists are currently calculating if this mass is off centre of the geometrical centre,or of the point of gravity of our known universe.
Are they now? How very pre-Hubble of them. You have a reference for this one?
by Noax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 150

Re: The tortoise and the hare

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 am
... to which wf asks
"How do you account for me winning all the races?"
Because the finish line is (unstated, but presumably) beyond the calculable point at which the two pass each other.
I counted at least three mathematical errors in the text of the OP. There's probably more.
by Noax
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: If an Alien Life Form...
Replies: 25
Views: 159

Re: If an Alien Life Form...

If an alien life form could observe global human behavior, what would be the human events and activities that would make the greatest impression on the alien? What would stand out as the most ordinary or representative behaviors? What would be the most unusual or extraordinary human endeavors? What...
by Noax
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 196
Views: 2844

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

If you think the standard MWI fully explains it then I'm afraid you didn't quite grasp the measurement problem yet, which is getting obvious from your comments. Maybe you could explain your notion of the measurement problem to my feeble mind. I can look it up. Wiki says "the problem of how (or whet...
by Noax
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 35
Views: 303

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Don't misquote me. Sorry. Didn't realize I had stuck that bit within your quote. I moved it. On the contrary, we have no knowledge that our reality is a simulation. That is not contrary to what I said. I agree with it. All we have is knowledge of our reality and that there might be something genera...
by Noax
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 35
Views: 303

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Ok, so what are the two hypothesis's'ss? hypothi... VR hypothesis (what most of the pop articles/movies envision, like Inception ) - a kind of brain in vat scenario, where consciousness is not part of the 'simulation'? VR is one, yes. Experiencer, time, and the simulation mechanism are all real, an...
by Noax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 196
Views: 2844

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Why stick to the standard MWI, when it doesn't actually solve the measurement problem? Sure it does. All the interpretations do, but they do it differently. The reason it is a problem is there is no empirical differences (falsification tests) between them. That's why they are interpretations, not t...
by Noax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 35
Views: 303

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Yes, but you are talking about the content of the hypothesis rather than the name of the hypothesis. That is because I do not know which hypothesis you wish to attach this different name. There are two primary ones, and you don't distinguish which you have in mind. The pop shows you link are run by...
by Noax
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 35
Views: 303

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

I don't see how it matters how or where our reality comes to us, if we are stuck with it anyway. No point in getting worked up over something we can't change. This entire site is dedicated to people who want to get worked up over things that can't be changed and don't matter in any practical way. I...