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by tillingborn
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Blimey! I'm an aether theorist
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: Blimey! I'm an aether theorist

When we ask questions about space, I think it's important to realise that it came into existence in the same manner and event as the rest of the universe, It depends what you mean by space. Some people equate space with the universe, in which case what you say is obviously true, although you appear...
by tillingborn
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: a safe sanitized academic little exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: a safe sanitized academic little exercise

So the constituency on this forum sees philosophy as little more than a silly word game in the back pages of a newspaper. They want to keep their philosophy nice and safe and sanitized and "family-friendly". Keep it safely roped into a corner where it can't leak out in to their "real lives". Keep i...
by tillingborn
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 9614

Re: Thinking about Photon.

What is " a true vacuum " ? Hypothetical. A true vacuum is an absolute zero vacuum : T=0K. Necessarily. According to the thermodynamics laws at a zero vacuum the quantum particles cannot have geometrical form of " twists or knots " , or "loops" , or " toroidal ring " Really? Which bit of thermodyna...
by tillingborn
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: a safe sanitized academic little exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: a safe sanitized academic little exercise

I temporarily forgot this the forum where half of the user don't even bother reading the post, let alone responding to any of its contents. Actually, I did read the whole post and was responding to all of it's contents. I think it is probably true that (at least) half the users of this forum don't ...
by tillingborn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: attn: Godfree
Replies: 49
Views: 7942

Re: attn: Godfree

We all accept the universe, of which we really can't describe as being the ENTIRE universe as that defines it as being of size that has a limit, is infinite and always has been. WE GET THAT DUDE who exactly is we ,,??? Good question; I have no idea whether the universe is infinite or not, I can't s...
by tillingborn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: a safe sanitized academic little exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: a safe sanitized academic little exercise

So the constituency on this forum sees philosophy as little more than a silly word game in the back pages of a newspaper. You are ignoring those amongst the constituency who struggle to overlook the arguments you have put forward in support of paedophilia, only to discover that you are a supercilio...
by tillingborn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: attn: Godfree
Replies: 49
Views: 7942

Re: attn: Godfree

Red and Dead ,, has got them completely fucked , the universe is just as old , in any direction or distance , in other words the image of the universe is not of younger and younger images , the further out/back in time we look , Yes it is. Quasars are very distant objects, they are believed to be p...
by tillingborn
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: attn: Godfree
Replies: 49
Views: 7942

Re: attn: Godfree

The Horizon Problem. It didn't make any damned sense. So Alan Guth came along with "Inflationary Epoch" to save face. Actually Guth discovered inflation while investigating the absence of monopoles and was sharp enough to realise that it could account for the homogeneity of the universe. It was not...
by tillingborn
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 9614

Re: Thinking about Photon.

[ . . in a true vacuum there is no external force acting on it to influence its speed; any variation would therefore be due to the intrinsic qualities of photons. ==.. ===... What are " the intrinsic qualities of photons. " ? == You'd have to ask Lee Smolin. I was making the point that in a true va...
by tillingborn
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 9614

Re: Thinking about Photon.

. . . the relativity of the measurement of the motion... =. The Michelson-Morley experiment showed that the speed of light is maximally. ( from our gravity point of view) The same spped of light quanta can be minimal .... from vacuum point of view and as a minimal speed it can be changed. ==.. What...
by tillingborn
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is spacetime a "substance" or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 9448

Re: Is spacetime a "substance" or not?

Spacetime has got to be the effect of a priciple on energy. Maybe it is, but I don't see that it has got to be. As Descartes showed, the only thing that definitely exists are sensations. It is probable that conscious beings, you and me for example, exist. The simplest explanation for the sensations...
by tillingborn
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: attn: Godfree
Replies: 49
Views: 7942

Re: attn: Godfree

Tillingborn, I'm not necessarily your enemy here; on this topic. Suit yourself, enemies are very useful things, you can always rely on them to point out your mistakes. When I see one all alone fending off a hoard of opposition, I scrutinize the opposition, and find flaws in their arguments, not tha...
by tillingborn
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: attn: Godfree
Replies: 49
Views: 7942

Re: attn: Godfree

As a body they therefore have no particular affiliation to any cause, other than to describe the world as accurately as they are able. Not true, as their cause is also self interest, to maintain their job, to have money, to survive, to obtain tenure, to become funded. They do in fact have a conflic...
by tillingborn
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: principles of omni presents
Replies: 16
Views: 3169

Re: principles of omni presents

I think we can then say that scientific principles are unmoving and there for sizeless rules which have an effect on sizeike and therefor moving things. This sounds Pythagorean. According to Philolaus, the author of the first book by a Pythagorean, the world is divided into two sorts of things, unl...
by tillingborn
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Blimey! I'm an aether theorist
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: Blimey! I'm an aether theorist

Are string theorists doing physics or metaphysics? It's a bit of everything, really. As far as I can work out, it started with some bright spark wondering whether different fundamental particles might be modes of vibration of a common entity, a string. It's the sort of thing that only makes sense i...