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Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Dictionaries and Mathematics
Replies: 18
Views: 663

### Re: Dictionaries and Mathematics

Thank you for the comments. I am attempting to first analyze the thesaurus in one-dimension. That is, to assign each unique sense of a word a variable with a random number between 1 and 10,000. Then I am changing the variables so that they become the average of the variables of its synonyms. (This w...
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Dictionaries and Mathematics
Replies: 18
Views: 663

### Re: Dictionaries and Mathematics

We describe our world by using words . I see value in letting those words and definitions work for us so that we may uncover Truth that we werent even looking for . Will it work ? Is it at least worth a shot ? We use language to describe what we perceive to be reality but it is important not to con...
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which Ultimate Truths Can Be Proven "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

### Which Ultimate Truths Can Be Proven "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"?

I don't need absolute certainty, just the same level of confidence needed to strip someone of their rights (in my country). I want to propose some categories that fit "ultimate truth" in my mind. I can't separate thinking from believing in my mind; if I think it's true then I believe it; if I think ...
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Dictionaries and Mathematics
Replies: 18
Views: 663

### Re: Dictionaries and Mathematics

Eodnjoj7, surreptitious57, Thank you for the intriguing thoughts on the subject. I admit that some words have multiple meanings; but this can easily be accounted for, still producing an equal number of equations and variables. I also recognize that a dictionary is circular-logic insofar as it defin...
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Dictionaries and Mathematics
Replies: 18
Views: 663

### Re: Dictionaries and Mathematics

Eodnjoj7, surreptitious57, Thank you for the intriguing thoughts on the subject. I admit that some words have multiple meanings; but this can easily be accounted for, still producing an equal number of equations and variables. I also recognize that a dictionary is circular-logic insofar as it define...
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Dictionaries and Mathematics
Replies: 18
Views: 663

### Dictionaries and Mathematics

I know that mathematical logic uses equations. A dictionary is just a bunch (172,000) of equations with 172,000 variables. Why not simply solve it? If you have the same number of variables as you do equations then it's definitely solvable. I'm certain that visual representations of the solution woul...
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 51923

### Re: What could make morality objective?

If the statement,"humans can be evil entities," is proven false; then it would be obvious (objectively understood) that morality could be defined as the science of how to harmonize humanity and reality. But morality would still be subjective because some people would claim that their benefit to huma...
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A good theory of Ethics is emerging.
Replies: 33
Views: 1519

### Re: A good theory of Ethics is emerging.

Prof, I read some of the works cited. The question of "why should I be moral?" needs a more complete answer than self-interest. There needs to be a bit of logic that is really easy to remember. If someone has "solved" Ethics, then I think they deserve the Nobel prize and their theory should be discu...
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Limits of Morality
Replies: 89
Views: 5080

### Re: The Limits of Morality

@Eodnhoj7 I agree with your post. Do you think that #6 can happen right now or does it not happen until humans stop harming each other? Also, is this the type of idea that if all humans understood it, then there would be no more evil? It kind of sounds like it; I'm trying to keep an index of those.
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Trying to Change the World as a Source of Our Problems?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

### Re: Trying to Change the World as a Source of Our Problems?

From the OP: "To change the self, is to change a world for the self is a universe in itself, with this universe affecting all other universes around it." TMB: I flipped your reasoning around. I now see myself as "good" and therefore see all of humanity and reality likewise as "good." I have found th...
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: An Ethical Reason To Be Good
Replies: 42
Views: 1462

### Re: An Ethical Reason To Be Good

If "humans can be evil entities" is false, then it is just a matter of time until this realization spreads and influences human behavior for the better.
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: An Ethical Reason To Be Good
Replies: 42
Views: 1462

### An Ethical Reason To Be Good

I am more interested in the Truth than being right, but I think I'm right. Definitions: To Be Good: to exist in reality To Do Good: To increase the amount of good things in reality Good Things: all things that are real, including values To Be Evil: to be subtracted of all that is good; to not exist ...
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Selfishness is good.
Replies: 30
Views: 1169

### Re: Selfishness is good.

There is lots of evidence that evil does exist in the world. I completely disagree. Evil is a result of a relationship. Evil is not an entity. It is part of religious doctrine that evil is an entity, but it is a false proposition, even by the same standards that religions use. In other words, when ...
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Selfishness is good.
Replies: 30
Views: 1169

### Re: then bring me wood!

i'm hungry It is in your individual self-interest to support the groups in which you voluntarily or naturally belong. It is good and selfish to think for society such that society may benefit the groups in which you belong, thereby benefitting you individually. I'm saying that the individual has mo...
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Selfishness is good.
Replies: 30
Views: 1169

### Re: Selfishness is good.

It is true that no "nobody" exists; it must also be true that no devil, negative value, or evil exist in reality. Humanity is in a state of confusion to believe in these false concepts; when humanity's collective understanding eliminates these false beliefs, we will evolve into a harmonized state o...