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by Noax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can we live in another world?
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Can we live in another world?

Pressumption 1: If the mind/consciousness is a state of matter we should be able to ressurrect the dead, teleport our minds etc. - at least theoretically, simply by replicating the same set of mathematical equations that make up our minds just in different entities in different times and different ...
by Noax
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can we live in another world?
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Can we live in another world?

Pressumption 1: If the mind/consciousness is a state of matter we should be able to ressurrect the dead, teleport our minds etc. - at least theoretically, simply by replicating the same set of mathematical equations that make up our minds just in different entities in different times and different ...
by Noax
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Constructing a God Type Table
Replies: 132
Views: 1279

Re: Constructing a God Type Table

Well, I always felt bad for poor old #144,001, just missing on the cut. Harsh. I'm actually thinking of #144000, who is getting in only because I purposefully didn't make the cut. Greater love hath no man than he gives his spot in heaven for another. This is the exact same reasoning that causes a C...
by Noax
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 845

Re: Failure of Relativism

Note there is no absolute meaning to any word other than reasonable consensus, e.g. it was commonly accepted 'gay = joy' in the past, but now it is 'gay = homosexual[ity].' ... You have lots of knowledge gaps re philosophical elements. They are Kant elements, not general philosophical ones, so I ne...
by Noax
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 845

Re: Failure of Relativism

The cup you are holding is not a transcendental idea, thus not a transcendental illusion. I didn't think any idea was transcendental under the view. Maybe I don't know what is meant by 'transcendental idea'. Yes, it is a term used, perhaps as a distinction between a round circle and a square circle...
by Noax
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 845

Re: Failure of Relativism

There are various meaning of 'idea'. In the Kantian sense, 'idea' refer to philosophical ideas [in contrast to concepts] which are very specific. The claim 'God exists as real' is a philosophical idea. In the most real sense this resulting claim is illusory, i.e. God is a transcendental idea and a ...
by Noax
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 845

Re: Failure of Relativism

Remarkable. An unknown radius of orbiting distance and unknown spin rate are inferior to the present. I said different, not inferior. Our environment would be inferior to whatever evolved in that different environment. You are making an invalid inference, by saying that the UNKNOWN would have preve...
by Noax
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 845

Re: Failure of Relativism

I am very familiar with Kant's overall theme and principles but there is no way I am in a tip-top state to know every detail since 4 years ago and kept up to date with refreshers on main principles. It seemed to be a very basic point, not an obscure detail. I had to look it up because I'm no expert...
by Noax
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 845

Re: Failure of Relativism

"There would be no moles at all were it not for the moon." Prove this. "(the Moon) It is a big thing that has a huge effect on Earth like the weather," please prove this also. To my knowledge the Moon's presence by its gravitational force affects tidal waves, nothing more. The moon has both micro (...
by Noax
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 845

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: 83
Views: 845

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: 83
Views: 845

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: 83
Views: 845

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: 83
Views: 845

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: 83
Views: 845

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...