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by Noax
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

Kant argued very extensively and deeply why the philosophical realist is also a transcendental realist. You have to read Kant to understand [not necessary to agree with] his point re a thing-in-itself is an illusion. Note - one need 3 years full time [.. I have done this] or 5 years part time to gr...
by Noax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

To a blind mole (a mammal living mainly under the atmosphere in the dirt) the moon does not exist. The moon does not affect the mole, and the mole has no knowledge of the moon. No knowledge sure, but to say the moon has no effect on the blind mole is nonsense. There would be no moles at all were it...
by Noax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

Yes, there regardless of any conceptualization, but not 'there' regardless of interaction. If X does not affect Y, then X does not exist to Y. The moon is not in fact there (in relation to nothing). That's what I mean when I say the relational view denies objective existence: existence independent ...
by Noax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

Please tell me you're not another idealist that doesn't know the difference. Another of which idealist? Mine is transcendental idealism and is an empirical realist. You are then. We cannot help but talk past each other because you can't tell the difference. But the point here is evolutionary scienc...
by Noax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

Pretty strange stance. When is 'a century before humans'? Where is the origin of this system? It is not a strange stance. The debate whether 'time' is absolute or relative comprised of two camps with many supporters on each side. My wording it as '12.8 billion years after the big bang' is also rela...
by Noax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

No, I kinda (?) meant what you meant, this apparent anthropocentrism, which I think may actually be a misplaced Eastern-type subjectivity. OK, We're sort of on the same page here then. I consider it more of an offense to science to be able to affect the past than the offense of having a way that th...
by Noax
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

My stance is 'time' is relative to humans. Pretty strange stance. When is 'a century before humans'? Where is the origin of this system? It is acceptable to deliberate [philosophically] on the topics of metaphysics, i.e. specifically something beyond physics. But one of the topics of ontology [in t...
by Noax
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does time work?
Replies: 55
Views: 3208

Re: How does time work?

I could compress Earth into a black hole, toss in the other planets and about 60 more solar systems worth of planets... Let me know when you plan to do this. I'll make sure I'm down the pub. https://xkcd.com/1680/ There is actually little connection between acceleration and kinetic energy because t...
by Noax
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Those mysterious electrons
Replies: 13
Views: 84

Re: Those mysterious electrons

1) Why do they keep orbiting about the nuclei? They don't orbit. To do that, they would need to have a position. Yes, the classic diagrams depict an orbit of sorts, but that is a poor representation. 2) How far away can they move from the nuclei? Depends on their excitement state. Not like there is...
by Noax
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

Note what is 'billion years ago' is relative to humans. Point is there is an infusion of relativity everywhere thus no stand point for an absolute independence, i.e. no God's eye view for humans. The time is not necessarily relative to humans, but the moon then is. I can say 'the moon at time bang+...
by Noax
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

If ancient moon exists to dinosaurs, then it is still relative, i.e. relative to dinosaurs and dinosaurs are relative to us. Yes to all. By ancient moon, I mean the one of a billion years ago, just to pick something specific. Now are you so sure the dinosaurs are seeing the 'moon' exactly like huma...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form
Replies: 57
Views: 623

Re: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form

I hate to butt in and especially counter what wtf is saying concerning a subject about which I know far less, but every definition I can find says that the radian is a measurement of an angle, not a length measurement of any kind. Most definitely. The Wiki page on the sine function starts by saying...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

The Moon was "objectively" there before any human existed and could think about it. However, that Moon from the past and the present me are fundamentally non-separable. I don't find these fundamentally non-separable. Sure, the ancient moon exists to me, but I don't exist to it. It seems to be a one...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 66
Views: 382

Re: Failure of Relativism

All meanings and things are interdependent with the human conditions [i.e. relative] as opposed to Philosophical Realism. If it not relative then we have independent reality, i.e. I consider myself to be a relativist, but certainly not in this way. Humans just seem to be a different arrangement of ...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form
Replies: 57
Views: 623

Re: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form

… Mine was awful too, a screechy old woman who I thought was saying "Piece of oh, piece of oh," when she was actually saying "P-sub-0." Har! Har! That reminds me about when as a mature student fresh out of Poly with a Philosophy degree I blagged my way into Imperial College to do an Msc in Foundati...