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by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 84
Views: 750

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

The guy who denies reason Gives reasons why he does. Confirmation bias. The guy who says everything is mere language games Conveys it in language. I didn't say everything is language games. I said YOU are playing language games. I only play language games IF you play language games. If you have any...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

See now, that's computer engineer speak. No idea what it means, but I'm pretty confident that if you could explain it in layman's English, I could tell you what the equivalent term in philosophy is; probably in English, German and French. Thing is, there are plenty of overlaps in maths, science and...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 265
Views: 2493

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

In English, "infinite past" typically means that time had no beginning. Again we arrive at the conclusion that you don't really know how to use English words. What is typically meant is in dictionaries. So, provide a dictionary definition. This shows you don't understand how dictionaries work. Infi...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 265
Views: 2493

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

You're a pathetic idiot. Evidence to the contrary is abound. You think we can deduce from the expression that a floppy disk is essentially a disk which is floppy?! You are not supposed to deduce ANYTHING from any expression, dimwit. You are supposed to understand what meaning the expression is atte...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Refuting Incompleteness and Undefinability
Replies: 28
Views: 284

Re: Refuting Incompleteness and Undefinability

Previously I could never find any people interested in the philosophy of logic foundations that could begin to understand any aspect of predicate logic. Now that I finally totally understand these ideas myself I can bridge the gap between the math and plain English. I added a laymen's section to th...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

That's the nature of inductive reasoning. Hume pointed that out 250 years ago. Science, in some respects, is the search for falsification. Understood and acknowledged. But since we now understand the mechanics of empiricism (Bayesian reasoning) we can falsify things AND confirm things in real time....
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 84
Views: 750

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

That's an absurd statement. "Ontology" refers only to whatever you believe to "really exist." https://philosophyterms.com/ontology/. And since everybody has that, everybody has an ontology. It's just that some may be wrong. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I am a mo...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

Do you have any data to support the claim that it is a "fundamental human ideal"? If you accept my previous argument that logic is ALL about the human mind, and not about reality. Then Noether's first theorem literally mandates it. We EXPECT symmetry (prediction). We are SURPRISED by asymmetry (fal...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

I can't work out why the planets behave as if the major local source of gravity is the Sun. Why the redshift is apparently greater for more distant galaxies. Why there is no obvious gravitational lensing that a local black hole would surely create. Don't get me wrong; the expansion hypothesis isn't...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

Right. So you can make up any old bollocks about what goes on inside. Well, look - seeming as gravity is the elephant in the room for General Relativity and QM, and seeming as black holes are the biggest of gravity elephants I am merely recognizing the incompleteness of our knowledge and the bias o...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

uwot wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Ah, the utility of Occam's Razor.
The universe owes you no simple explanations. It gets to be as complex as it wants to be!

Why have you CHOSEN Occam's razor instead of Hickam's dictum?

It is a choice no scientist can justify beyond "pragmatic necessity".
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

The biggest gap in the "expansion" hypothesis is ontological. Where does all the spacetime keep coming from?!?! Looks like you are lining up an argument from ignorance-No one knows, therefore any alternative explanation is equally plausible. Looks like you've already lined up an argument from 'plau...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 50
Views: 574

Re: Robots

You claim to be human. You say you are human because you know you are human. Can you disprove your claim that you are human? Are you asking me whether I have a criterion for de-humanising myself, or a critrerion for de-humanising others in general? Humanity is OUR religion. I am human is an ontolog...
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

Age wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:09 pm
To start, Is there only an "apparent" galactic redshift, or is there a real galactic redshift?
You can't tell the difference.
by Logik
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 101
Views: 818

Re: Einstein on the train

What is the easy explanation for the apparent galactic redshift? There are two equally plausible ones. The galaxies are moving further away (universe is expanding) We are moving further from the galaxies (we are collapsing into the singularity of a Black Hole) Dunno about equally plausible. I can't...