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by philosopher
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Can the universe think?

HexHammer wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:46 pm
I have the theory
Be careful with that word. You certainly do not have a theory, you don't even have a hypothesis. You have an idea.

https://www.britannica.com/science/scientific-theory
https://www.britannica.com/science/scie ... hypothesis
by philosopher
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can the universe think?
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Can the universe think?

The brain consists of neurons communicating with each other through electrical and chemical signals, creating consciousness and thoughts. But we don't say "this particular neuron is what cause our consciousness". It is the total sum of all the parts, or put in other words: Consciousness is the syste...
by philosopher
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 20
Views: 198

Re: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?

With the rise of the Right in U.S. alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery. You mean people are suddenly becoming Democrats? After all, every single slave owner America at the time of the Emancipation was a Democrat. Or do you mean like all those Gra...
by philosopher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 20
Views: 198

Re:

"I think he was pointing to the contradiction that the conservative pro-lifers favor the life of zygotes but oddly still favor killing of those full grown adults." I think he was doin' more than that, but: let's say he was, for conversation's sake, just addressin' 'that' supposed contradiction. Fro...
by philosopher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?
Replies: 20
Views: 198

Why are so many Americans pro-slavery & anti-abortion?

With the rise of the Right in U.S. alot of americans are becoming increasingly in favor of the confederates and pro-slavery. Which arguments do you put forth in defense for re-instating slavery (or wanted to keep it in the first place)? And why should people be born into slavery simply because of th...
by philosopher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Very simply just do not have a "us" verse "them" attitude. Truthfully there is NO "them" existing anyway. Yet people insists on "White Supremacy", "True Muslims" and the like. I hate those claiming to be "true" muslims, as much as I hate those claiming to be "true" christians, jews, atheists, white...
by philosopher
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction... -Imp That might work on global level between the most powerful nations. I'm asking: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality from the root - down to the smallest level - human to human, in workplaces, in small neighboring towns/communities etc.?
by philosopher
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

How can we defeat "us vs. them" mentality?

Is it possible to break down "us vs. them" mentality? How? I suggest: * Ban on team sports on large/nationwide levels. * Ban on non-professional uniforms (police officers should carry a uniform as part of their profession, but uniforms symbolizing an ideology or religion should be banned - like Ku-K...
by philosopher
Tue May 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Refuting Gödel's 1931 Incompleteness Theorem in one sentence
Replies: 120
Views: 1432

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

Not really not at all. Introduction to Mathematical logic Sixth edition Elliott Mendelson (2015):28 1.4 An Axiom System for the Propositional Calculus page 27-28 A wf C is said to be a consequence in S of a set Γ of wfs if and only if there is a sequence B1, …, Bk of wfs such that C is Bk and, for ...
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: 120
Views: 1432

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: 120
Views: 1432

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: 261

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: 231

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: 231

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: 231

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 - ...