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by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

mickthinks wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:39 pm
My knowledge is imperfect and the only thing I can be sure of is that nothing is knowable for certain.
You are allowed to know some hard limits. That's kinda useful in drawing hard lines between "possible" and "impossible".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_of_impossibility
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

That whole point utterly depends upon the provably false assumption that the halting problem has no effective solution. I have proven otherwise and will publish this proof in a few months. The world can't wait to prove you wrong. The world does not really have intention. Your context-disambiguator ...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

PeteOlcott wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:24 pm
That whole point utterly depends upon the provably false assumption that the halting problem has no effective solution.
I have proven otherwise and will publish this proof in a few months.
The world can't wait to prove you wrong.
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

Context is nothing at all more than stipulated relations between finite strings. I really believe that it is a horribly stupid idea that linguists have ever treated context as a separate and distinct thing that can be excluded from the semantics of a discourse. It's not linguists. It's humans. Engl...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 92
Views: 872

Re: There is no emergence

Because the ratchets have syntax, but not semantics. We provide the semantics, which I think suggests we've more than ratchets going on. You are going too far in making that claim. You don't even know what meaning means. It's just a colloquial word you and I are using. The Turing test has nothing t...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

Conceptual words expressed as finite strings acquire all of their meaning from their stipulated relations to other words expressed as finite strings. No, they do not. Words also acquire their meaning from the context in which they are being interpreted. 10 means one thing in a binary and another th...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

PeteOlcott wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Once you understand the halting problem proof refutation you will understand that it is unrelated to P=NP
Once you solve the halting problem, you would understand that it's the gateway to solving P=NP ;)
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

I consider failing to provide full context an act of dishonesty. At least 90% of my respondents on numerous forums have no interest what-so-ever in understanding what I am saying and only focus on rebuttal. 50% of my respondents will focus on rebuttal even if they have to lie to do so. Pete. I am d...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

PeteOlcott wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:45 pm
No words mean anything apart from heir relation to other words.
You got this exactly backwards. Words mean absolutely nothing. Until they are grounded e.g interpreted by something or someone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol_grounding_problem
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

To the best of my current knowledge I have already refuted all of the halting problem proofs. But you still haven't claimed your Million dollars for solving P=NP. Why? I suspected this previously when no one could show me how lambda calculus could handle integer addition on the basis of ASCII digit...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 445

Re: One for the loons.

Age wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Skepdick wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Please give us definitions for 'definition' and 'yes'.

Why?
Why not?
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 92
Views: 872

Re: There is no emergence

If we devised a machine that predicted what it does, it wouldn't be what it is. Why not? Is artificial water different from real water? Just as a weather prediction system wouldn't be wet. Is artificial rain a different kind of wet from real rain? A computer is just a massive assembly of ratchets. ...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 252
Views: 1653

Re: Truth can be understood as math

PeteOlcott wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Quote it again in total or I will not respond.
OK. Then don't respond. Waste another 30 years of your life. What do I care? :)
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 86
Views: 1666

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Clearly Humanism is nothing to do with non-dualism. Maybe you should start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism#Predecessors Or here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism#Consequences The re-discovery of ancient manuscripts brought a more profound and accurate knowledge of ancient philoso...
by Skepdick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 62
Views: 445

Re: One for the loons.

Age wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Okay.
Skepdick wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:27 am
Please give us definitions for 'definition' and 'yes'.