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by converge
Thu May 12, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is Scientism deemed the HOLY GRAIL of a reasoning mind?
Replies: 70
Views: 19519

Re: Why is Scientism deemed the HOLY GRAIL of a reasoning mind?

I think it's important to note that true open-mindedness means being open to the idea that something might not be true, not just being open to the idea that everything you hear about is true. Skepticism is part of open-mindedness; in fact, I'd say it's a requirement. Believing in bigfoot, psychic po...
by converge
Thu May 12, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: SRT: The Essence.
Replies: 58
Views: 15034

Re: SRT: The Essence.

No, Special Relativity is the combination of regular, old-school Newtonian relativity (all speeds are relative) with the "special" exception of light. The math of special relativity is about explaining how things with mass act in relation to massless light, and how space and time are relative to sp...
by converge
Thu May 05, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: SRT: The Essence.
Replies: 58
Views: 15034

Re: SRT: The Essence.

Oh you guys. So convinced that the entire foundation of science is a lie when you can't even grasp the basics. It's perfectly fine to not understand relativity; it's definitely complex, and most people don't understand it. But it's not ok to accuse the entire scientific community of being frauds and...
by converge
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is Scientism deemed the HOLY GRAIL of a reasoning mind?
Replies: 70
Views: 19519

Re: Why is Scientism deemed the HOLY GRAIL of a reasoning mind?

Izzywizzy wrote: umm a reasoning scientist and mind knows and has proven occult powers,,you just lost this debate converge..bye bye..
I lolled. The double-comma was a nice touch. :lol:
by converge
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A philosophy of science
Replies: 13
Views: 2338

Re: A philosophy of science

I agree with chaz and mic; niether science nor Dawkins really says any of those things. It sounds like you are setting up a strawman to discredit science.
by converge
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can Capitalism and Communism be combined?
Replies: 91
Views: 21140

Re: Can Capitalism and Communism be combined?

I would say nearly all nations already are a mix of left and right. There are no true pure capitalist or pure communist nations. Each has some element of state control and some element of private control. Most of the nations of the western world are considered to have a "mixed economy" - http://en.w...
by converge
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Capitalism as a moral system
Replies: 127
Views: 22192

Re: Capitalism as a moral system

[ Notvacka , just check out there in the outside world and see how capitalism is talked about and used. It is used to describe free market principles as opposed to Marxism and communism, which don't adhere to that idea. But earlier you said that socialism IS capitalism, and that Marx was the grandf...
by converge
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Possible Explanation to the Phenomenon of "Telepathy"
Replies: 234
Views: 41391

Re: A Possible Explanation to the Phenomenon of "Telepathy"

First of all, you fail to cite properly , converge! And you have no credits (that we know of) to deem significant research vs. insignificant research (to which I favour prof. Bem's judgment)!!! I was citing the article that you linked; I thought that was obvious. Did you read the article that you p...
by converge
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Possible Explanation to the Phenomenon of "Telepathy"
Replies: 234
Views: 41391

Re: A Possible Explanation to the Phenomenon of "Telepathy"

Thus, Daryl J. Bem, Cornell University is the man to look up for. I stick with him as I find it definite too or "statistically significant" as it's otherwise expressed! Really? He performed the "guess which side has the photo" test three times, and two of the three times they did worse than 50/50 c...
by converge
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information about the speed of an elementary particle
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: Information about the speed of an elementary particle

As I understand it (and my understanding of quantum physics is a little fuzzy... no pun intended), both electrons are in a state of superposition, described only by their wavefunctions. Their absolute position and direction and velocity literally don't exist. They only pop into existence when a meas...
by converge
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Planned Parenthood Scandal
Replies: 81
Views: 14700

Re: Planned Parenthood Scandal

I have a feeling that aussigirl is neither an Aussie nor a girl. And probably not 36. I would guess American, male, and past 50. Want to see something interesting? Google "aussigirl3636". He seems to be some kind of republican plant that posts hyper-conservative sex-scare stories all over teen sites.
by converge
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why is Scientism deemed the HOLY GRAIL of a reasoning mind?
Replies: 70
Views: 19519

Re: Why is Scientism deemed the HOLY GRAIL of a reasoning mind?

Because a reasoning mind believes in reasonable things, not magical energy that has been proven conclusively to not exist, or secret occult powers, or massive worldwide conspiracies with zero evidence. The reason your "most real contemporary evolved scientists" have no voice in mainstream science is...
by converge
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Scientific rights
Replies: 11
Views: 2860

Re: Scientific rights

Converge wrote: science is not faith. Science is this process: 1) Form a hypothesis. 2) Gather data and test the hypothesis. 3) Form a conclusion based on the tests. I think you're narrowing the field of possible meanings of the term 'faith'. If I'm not mistaken, you're making the distinction betwe...
by converge
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Scientific rights
Replies: 11
Views: 2860

Re: Scientific rights

I also want to add that this isn't actually true: We ardently teach science in our public schools because it’s a ‘fact’ of contemporary times. We’ll usually believe in some ‘study findings’ or in some people in long, white lab coats that claim their scientific ‘fact(s)’ to be true; however, when the...
by converge
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Scientific rights
Replies: 11
Views: 2860

Re: Scientific rights

I'll add that I'd agree, depending on your definition of "know" and "truth", that there's no way to know the truth about anything. The universe may be an illusion, and the Matrix, and so on. But that has nothing to do with anything; there is still a big difference between the process of science and ...