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by Skepdick
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Thinking Is Over-rated
Replies: 123
Views: 1486

Re: Why Thinking Is Over-rated

You understand. Well, yeah! But that is precisely the grammatical error which sends one chasing their own Philosophical tail. It's not a question: What is reality? It's a statement/assignment: What IS reality. The unknown, the "What" IS that which we call "reality". Any mind which interprets it as ...
by Skepdick
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Pure functions? What the heck are those ?!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Pure functions? What the heck are those ?!?!

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by Skepdick
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Pure functions? What the heck are those ?!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Pure functions? What the heck are those ?!?!

This is NOT a pure function. It mandates input. def h(x): pass # Mathematical equivalent unknown That's pathetic. How do you manage to have such wrong ideas? That's a pure function. I'll will gladly take you on your word! I accept that you accept that as a pure function. Then you must surely accept...
by Skepdick
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Pure functions? What the heck are those ?!?!
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Pure functions? What the heck are those ?!?!

I wonder if you could name them. I've never heard the term used in math, only in computer science. Never in math, not once. Can you name any of these mathematicians who "keep talking" about something that there is zero evidence they're talking about? You are missing the point. Surely you understand...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: To Mask or Not to Mask - which is safer?
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: To Mask or Not to Mask - which is safer?

This is a non-sequitur (irrelevant). My point is that if a healthy vaccinated person wears a mask, then he/she cannot remove viral particles from the environment (the mask prevents this). Your idea in a nutshell is "using humans as viral filters". It's pretty lame. The easiest way to conceptualise ...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Thinking Is Over-rated
Replies: 123
Views: 1486

Re: Why Thinking Is Over-rated

Eventually, every discussion ends up at the same wall. To get beyond it, one must embrace the non-intellectual [which, of course, goes by all kinds of different names] but it's just another way of saying that Reality is simply not accessible to our limited intellect. And thank God for small favors....
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: To Mask or Not to Mask - which is safer?
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: To Mask or Not to Mask - which is safer?

Skepdick, this is playing the "exceptions" game (letting the rare "exceptions" dictate the "rule"). - There is no empirical evidence or scientific data that shows that healthy vaccinated 'unmasked' people generally spread the virus back into the environment. If you have that data, I would love to s...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: safety v. compliance
Replies: 69
Views: 1009

Re: safety v. compliance

I have no interest in what is good or bad for some, "population." My only interest is in what is good or bad for individual human beings. Idiot. NOT dying from COVID is fucking good for every single individual human being in any given population! Do you see the difference? Left: This is what happen...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Thinking Is Over-rated
Replies: 123
Views: 1486

Re: Why Thinking Is Over-rated

If you use the BB as the beginning, in theory you can still see it at the leading edge of the expanding Universe, no? Everything that took place after the BB will be right behind it. It's maybe the best example of how people attempt to make Reality fit into our simple appreciation of, "what it is."...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Thinking Is Over-rated
Replies: 123
Views: 1486

Re: Why Thinking Is Over-rated

Time cannot exist without distance. Time IS a distance-metric! There is a time-distance between NOW and NOW. There is a place in the Universe where everything that has ever happened is happening right this second. Nope. It can't be IN the universe. Because such a place would have to be equidistant ...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: safety v. compliance
Replies: 69
Views: 1009

Re: safety v. compliance

.... Idiot. Lets go with ceteris paribus for a second. Lets pretend that natural immunity is as good as vaccine-attained immunity. They are EXACTLY THE SAME (because you don't know which is better; or worse - yeah?) Lets also pretend that both immunities last EXACTLY as long. Whatever that number i...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: To Mask or Not to Mask - which is safer?
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: To Mask or Not to Mask - which is safer?

Q. -- What happens when the virus encounters an 'unmasked' healthy vaccinated person? A. -- The virus (viral particles) dies, and is permanently removed from the environment , thereby making the environment less virally contaminated and safer for vulnerable people. WAT? Vaccinated and unvaccinated ...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Philosophical Realists are Dogmatic in their Views?
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: Why Philosophical Realists are Dogmatic in their Views?

Therefore, it would appear as if this is all bullshit, albeit some people's bullshit is more palatable, it's bullshit just the same. You should re-read Asimov's Relativity of Wrong. ...when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical, they were wr...
by Skepdick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Thinking Is Over-rated
Replies: 123
Views: 1486

Re: Why Thinking Is Over-rated

Let's say you have an event [an enormous light flash] go off witnessed by a row of observers each positioned a light year apart for a trillion light years in distance. Each observer will see the light flash [assuming it's bright enough to see] at one light intervals for a trillion years. If you had...
by Skepdick
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why Thinking Is Over-rated
Replies: 123
Views: 1486

Re: Why Thinking Is Over-rated

What do you mean by "moment"? What do you mean by "time"? A moment lies outside of time. I am not sure there is a way of explaining what it is. Either you kind of get it or you don't. Time is used in the traditional sense. You should notice that while you are reading this very sentence some time pa...