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by Ginkgo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 4394

Re: The Wrong God

No one really knows what came before the Big Bang. Hawking tells us that the events before the Big Bang have no observational consequence.Events before the Big Bang are not defined so we cannot measure them. Screw Hawking. That nit could not accept the real fundamentals behind reality. Get your min...
by Ginkgo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 4394

Re: The Wrong God

Oh. I see. Well, do you think the BB was a caused event, or a completely uncaused one? I'll go along with Lawrence Krauss on this one and say that quantum fluctuations caused the Big Bang. On this basis we can say the universe was caused. That's an important question to answer. Please give it some ...
by Ginkgo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 4394

Re: The Wrong God

Immanuel Can wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:44 am
Ginkgo wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:37 am
i think there is a big difference between and explosion and a faster than light expansion of space.
What do you think that "difference" is? Can you pin it down?
An explosion expands into existing space, a Big Bang expansion was the creation of space.
by Ginkgo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 4394

Re: The Wrong God

You know what you call a really rapid expansion produced purely by chance? An "explosion." However, if you're willing to suggest that it was not governed purely by chance, and hence wasn't genuinely an explosion, we have a discussion about whatever it might have been that constrained the expansion ...
by Ginkgo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 4394

Re: The Wrong God

BTW the Big Bang was a rapid expansion of space, not an explosion. You know what you call a really rapid expansion produced purely by chance? An "explosion." However, if you're willing to suggest that it was not governed purely by chance, and hence wasn't genuinely an explosion, we have a discussio...
by Ginkgo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 4394

Re: The Wrong God

This is the core of the measurement problem. I've recognized the measurement problem. As I say, when it comes to origins, we're projecting backward from available data. That's never a 100% reliable process. And it's even more difficult when we get to asking "What came before the universe (and its p...
by Ginkgo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 3108

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

I think this is a more forward thinking, practical manifestation perhaps knocking Occam's Razor off the top shelf, so to speak. In its effect, it comprehends what we know, and from that permits more metaphysical consideration of the possibilities rather that just stating, hey that's an assumption, ...
by Ginkgo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Humans Will Never Understand 4D Space
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Why Humans Will Never Understand 4D Space

It looks like you don't understand the purpose of this thread. Of course our Universe is 3D but there is Speculation that it could have been 4D or other dimensional Space. So we are Speculating on what a 4D Universe would look like. If you don't want to play, then fine, go away. Yes that's very app...
by Ginkgo
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Kant's Synthetic a priori
Replies: 15
Views: 1303

Re: Kant's Synthetic a priori

I'm not a philosopher, but I keep bumping into philosophical questions. I'm interested in Kant's notion that we interpret the world in terms of space and time because these are synthetic a priori (not analytical a priori). To be more precise I'm interested in the arguments against this viewpoint ba...
by Ginkgo
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 11192

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Hi everybody, Consider universe as infinite. This means it has no beginning, no ending, no borders, no center. In every point you will be in it, you will have infinite points in front of you, infinite points behind you, infinite points below you, inifinite points above you, you will have inifinite ...
by Ginkgo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1634
Views: 37834

Re: What could make morality objective?

Not according to wikipedia: A wiki is not an authoritative source. It's an open-source place where experts and non-experts alike get their crack at contributing, and editing is often a bit spotty. A good scholarly source does either the same or better every time. But in this case, I didn't even ask...
by Ginkgo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1634
Views: 37834

Re: What could make morality objective?

If we are oblivious to some fact then it goes without saying that we have no knowledge of it. Manifestly. But both are epistemological issues, not ontological ones. Things can actually, really exist without us knowing they do, as I'm sure you would recognize. This is the epistemological issue. And ...
by Ginkgo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1634
Views: 37834

Re: What could make morality objective?

Let me clarify. The fact of His existence does not depend on the opinion of any critic, one way or the other. The question of our knowledge in determining the truth of that fact is a different question. We must not confuse ontology with epistemology. To illustrate: the planet Neptune existed before...
by Ginkgo
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1634
Views: 37834

Re: What could make morality objective?

Why do you suppose so? Because there isn't a theory of God and/or morality that is not subject to criticism. :D There isn't ANY point of view that is not subject to criticism. The question is not "are there critics," but "are the criticisms apt or inappropriate to the facts." If God exists, then mo...
by Ginkgo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1634
Views: 37834

Re: What could make morality objective?

Immanuel Can wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:50 am
Ginkgo wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:39 am
Objective morality is equally a problem inherent to theism.
Why do you suppose so?
Because there isn't a theory of God and/or morality that is not subject to criticism.