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by GabrielDain
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is this thing called science?
Replies: 22
Views: 12105

Re: Hallo everybody

Why would you need to define what a "fact" is? If an experiment is performed in a systematic way or a proof is logical, isn't that all you need to care about? Well, yes, but I am unsure we can call something "fact" when we know it can be disproved in the future. What is logical and systematic today...
by GabrielDain
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is this thing called science?
Replies: 22
Views: 12105

Russell's definition seems too general The focus of his introduction was to explain what Philosophy is, not science. For that reason, I think he can get away with a weak definition. I used it only as a preamble to my own definition. Considering 'All', I think that the knowledge that 'fire can burn ...
by GabrielDain
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is this thing called science?
Replies: 22
Views: 12105

First part : My personal opinion. Well, Russell (indirectly) describes "science" as the realm of fact ("History of Western Philosophy", Introduction; "All definite knowledge belongs to science"). We then need a definition of "fact". I think "fact" is that which, after all other current theories hav...
by GabrielDain
Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Beyond Good and Evil
Replies: 34
Views: 12731

Re: Nietzsche Scholars

RachelAnn wrote:GBS's "ubermensch" was the anti-Semite, not Nietzsche's.
I thought part of the Nazi philosophy was based on a misinterpretation (if such a thing exists) of Nietzsche's ubermensch. Are we talking about different things, or are there conflicting theories about this?
by GabrielDain
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Grettings!
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

That would be the Tehuelches. They were (are) indeed much taller than the average European, but hardly twice their size. An example of a myth based on truth.
by GabrielDain
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: computer doo-dads
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Sorry, I don't know anything about the philosophy of neuroscience. But; UNRELATED #1: Q. What the Heck is a "gamer?" An unhygienic computer user? A "gamer" is a person who plays computer games. A "gamer system" is generally a very powerful computer, because computer games require a lot of processing...
by GabrielDain
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Grettings!
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Thanks both. Now that you mention traveling, I should say I am about to embark on a 2-to-3 months backpacking trip through Patagonia this coming December. It is just my best friend and I and we want to keep away from the main cities as much as possible, instead mixing with the natives and hopefully ...
by GabrielDain
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Apocatastasis
Replies: 0
Views: 1896

Apocatastasis

Some of you may be familiar with the theological theory of "apocatastasis". It states that all beings will ultimately be accepted into a Heaven (or equivalent) and Good and Evil will be reconciled. As a project for the English Extension 2 in high school (Sydney) I decided to write a short story (in ...
by GabrielDain
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Grettings!
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Grettings!

Hello, everybody. My name is Gabriel Ignacio Dain, 17 years of age. I'm finishing high school as we speak, with hopes of entering the University of Sydney studying Philosophy and either English or Linguistics next year. Having moved from Argentina to Australia a little over three years ago, I became...