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by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Pay attention, you offensive fuckwit. Here's what you wrote: 'Lossless compression is a class of data compression algorithms that allows the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data. By contrast, lossy compression permits reconstruction only of an approximation of the or...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

And anyway, I haven't accused Box of equivocation Do you suffer from Alzheimers perhaps? Okay. So now you've explained a specific, technical use of the word 'wrong': in information theory, a wrong model is equivalent to lossy compression. To use the word 'wrong' in this way, without clarification, ...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 274

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

In computing, addition is adding of complements (a single 'negation'). A double negation just turns the number back to its original (an identity function). That's not normative - it's a design choice. Double negation need not be an identity function. Also Logical and arithmetic negation aren't the ...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Just for larks, I googled "If you didn't know Peter had a wife" and according to that, nobody has ever said it. One of your arguments was that novel strings of words are 'incomprehensible'. You were quite adamant about it. No. That's a strawman version of my argument. Novel strings of words are inc...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Look up 'equivocation fallacy'. And then, fuck off, troll. Peter, you are lashing out. I know what an equivocation fallacy is. You know that I know this, and I know that you know that I know this because I pointed you to the Wikipedia link in this very discussion. There is even a name for it. Equiv...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Peter Holmes wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:46 am
Fuck off, troll.
Is that what you say to all people who prove you wrong?

The nerve to accuse me of trolling, when I've given you all the theoretical AND practical pointers necessary to correct your skewed view.
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

1 If losless compression is not a model of the original, then neither is lossy compression. Nonsense. That is EXACTLY what a model is. Partial (incomplete!!!!) representation of the original. And partial or incomplete is exactly what losless compression IS NOT. 2 If you don't call losless compressi...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Okay. So now you've explained a specific, technical use of the word 'wrong': in information theory, a wrong model is equivalent to lossy compression. To use the word 'wrong' in this way, without clarification, in the claim 'all models are wrong' would be to commit an equivocation fallacy. George Bo...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Maybe by blurting out "I know my wife", Peter was declaring that he doesn't have Alzheimer's. Maybe. And that would be a perfectly acceptable response in the context of Skepdick insisting that Peter's wife has blue eyes, while Peter knows damn well her eyes are brown. In which case the implicit "I ...
by Skepdick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Not so. We've discussed this fully already. 'Incomplete' doesn't mean 'wrong'. And 'full representation' is incoherent anyway. It's only incoherent to you. In the language of information theory (which is the language I speak) it's a coherent statement. It's called Losless compression Lossless compr...
by Skepdick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 274

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

As for what is "human" and what is homo sapiens, that also is fairly easy to find on the Internet. If I wanted the answer that's on the Internet - I would ask the internet. I am asking you because the answer I am looking for is in your head, not on the Internet. HS is a subset of humans which also ...
by Skepdick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 274

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

Given the easy accessibility of these facts, the only person who is "stupid" here is yourself. The contents of your mind aren't on the internet. The question: Do you equate "humans" with "homo sapiens"? Is directed at you, not Google. You have NO argument. You are very observant. What I do have is ...
by Skepdick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Only a Philosopher can be this stupid. In fairness, some philosophers have said really stupid things, but l can't think of one that would claim the phrase 'I know my wife' is incomprehensible. If you didn't know Peter had a wife, the statement transmitted exactly 1 bit of information from Peter to ...
by Skepdick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

Accuse me of whatever you like, if it makes you feel better. I don't want to waste any more time and effort on this discussion. If you were a rational human being you would've actually addressed my request. It would've taken you 60 seconds or less to furnish the example I asked you for. You've wast...
by Skepdick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 156
Views: 1765

Re: Are all models wrong?

I don't understand what it is that you don't understand. Towards the goal of helping me understand it is not necessary for you to understand what I don't understand. Towards the goal of helping me understand it is sufficient that you to simply demonstrate how you might use your example in a less-co...