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by philosopher
Mon May 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Refuting Gödel's 1931 Incompleteness Theorem in one sentence
Replies: 118
Views: 949

Re: Refuting Gödel's 1931 Incompleteness Theorem in one sentence

When the notion of true is defined as provable from axioms and axioms are defined to be finite strings having the semantic property of Boolean true then any expression of language that is not provable is not true. Sorry, but this has already been attempted by Paul Finsler, Ernst Zermelo and Ludwig ...
by philosopher
Mon May 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Refuting Gödel's 1931 Incompleteness Theorem in one sentence
Replies: 118
Views: 949

Re: Refuting Gödel's 1931 Incompleteness Theorem in one sentence

When the notion of true is defined as provable from axioms and axioms are defined to be finite strings having the semantic property of Boolean true then any expression of language that is not provable is not true. Sorry, but this has already been attempted by Paul Finsler, Ernst Zermelo and Ludwig ...
by philosopher
Sun May 19, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Double Slit Experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 182

Re: Double Slit Experiment

Actually it does make quite some sense, had it not been for the fact you missed some basic math. If time slows down for one part, but not the other, the slow-timed part can do some stuff in the meantime, is that what you're saying? If that's what you're saying, you forget that the time it takes for ...
by philosopher
Sun May 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 125

Re: no, the debate ain't settled...not by a long shot

henry quirk wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Yep: that's my experience of myself exactly. I advocate for libertarian agent causation.

...but this makes no sense at all.

Yeah, I don't care.
You don't care about facts, I get it.

More than that, you are even PROUD to be a fact-denier. You are proud of being stupid.
by philosopher
Sun May 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 125

Re: Free Will-debate settled

Even if we accept the Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Mechanics there is no way for a free will either. It is just that the will isnt determined since big bang but is more chaotic and unpredictable but the workings of your brain is nonetheless the same in that it reacts to the cause and effect pro...
by philosopher
Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 125

Re: Free Will-debate settled

As far as human beings are concerned : There is no absolute free will - there is no absolute determinism So therefore free will and determinism are mutually compatible As far as the Universe is concerned : Some things are inevitable - such as the heat death of the Universe Some things are random - ...
by philosopher
Sun May 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 125

Free Will-debate settled

It's obviously an almost infinite discussion on this topic, determinism vs. free will. Alot of those discussing this topic don't even know basic physics and basic logic, so I'll start by explaining the definitions in layman terms first, then move on to the discussion: DETERMINISM is about how everyt...
by philosopher
Wed May 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why the West is morally superior
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Why the West is morally superior

it is interesting to note that people generally think that their own country / culture / etc is superior - and then try to justify it with reasons that purport to be universal whats with that? True, but only the West has proven it in reality. The West was - prior to the First World War - the only c...
by philosopher
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why the West is morally superior
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Why the West is morally superior

it is interesting to note that people generally think that their own country / culture / etc is superior - and then try to justify it with reasons that purport to be universal whats with that? True, but only the West has proven it in reality. The West was - prior to the First World War - the only c...
by philosopher
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Holographic Principle
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Holographic Principle

I propose the Floppy Disk Principle instead: yeah yeah, the information of a 3d universe can be encoded on a 2d surface, but it can also be stored on a floppy disk of epic proportions. Therefore the universe is obviously a floppy disk. You're not going to suggest the Simulation Hypothesis, are you?...
by philosopher
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Holographic Principle
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Holographic Principle

The latest scientific bet on how the universe works is the Holographic Principle. I don't quite understand it... where is this hologram (2D flat surface projecting our 3-dimensional reality) located? Some say it is at the boundaries of our universe... but wait a second... how can it project our real...
by philosopher
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science vs. Meaning
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: Science vs. Meaning

Have you ever heard of social sciences? Psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, history, literature? You have a pretty skewed sense of reality. I'm not going to argue, you have all the right as an individual to hold your views. But if you opened your mind up just a bit, you'd see that reality...
by philosopher
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science vs. Meaning
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Science vs. Meaning

Faith (ie. religious faith) tries to answer the meaning of everything. Science tries to answer the workings of everything. According to the Scientistic view, there is no meaning because everything just "is". I find this bold statement as meaningless as saying there is no story in a movie, because th...
by philosopher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 110
Views: 961

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

Stop calling them "nazis" for a start, then you will stop LOOKING AT them in a particular way. They are, after all, just human beings who LOOK AT things from a particular different perspective, just like you do. Then, we could start encouraging them and supporting them to LOOK AT "others" from a Tr...
by philosopher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 28
Views: 373

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

no, free people spending their money is free people spending their money -Imp You haven't yet defined what makes their money "theirs" in the first place. Legally speaking, it belongs to them (the rich people who wants to spend their money on a cathedral). But if both of us buy into that argument, I...