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by uwot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 255
Views: 1950

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Both God and Universe are causes. The distinction between caused and uncaused causes is entirely yours. And unsubstantiated. It's logically inescapable, actually. But I see we're just disagreeing about that. Well Mr Can, you haven't demonstrated that it is "logically inescapable" that there was a '...
by uwot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Never mind -1-

-1- wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:04 am
Sociologists value your face.

They told me mine was worth about fifteen bucks.
Wouldn't take it to heart. No one listens to sociologists
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by uwot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

uwot, I imagine that falsificationism and Kuhn's social theory of science are mutually compatible. Not so? Well, this being philosophy, it depends what you mean. On the one hand the first is prescriptive, the second descriptive, so they're oil and water in that regard. You couldn't really say that ...
by uwot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Another useful essay from Philosophy Now. Thank you. An introduction to scientists as people who are subject to cultural and technological influences. Scientists aim to be objective but usually do their work as scientists inside the frame of the modern, not the postmodern, paradigm. Well, scientist...
by uwot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 255
Views: 1950

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

You may be able to help me here with my ignorance. If I have a 'bunch' of what I see as anomalies (that can be observed by all) beyond the possibility of natural causality, in other words, something that must be at the most fundamental point of reality where only these anomalies could have formed v...
by uwot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Kuhn's work on paradigms applies not only to the philosophy of science but to the philosophy of philosophy as well. True dat. You can extend it to pretty much anything-history, politics, religion, art. The choices we make are as much aesthetic as practical- all with a cultural/educational bias. By ...
by uwot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 383
Views: 3388

Re: Easy does it.

I wish, however, to offer evidence for my view/s somewhere, AFTER I have learned how to communicate them better. I think most people here understand your views - that the universe is eternal and infinite. That it is not expanding, rather in a constant state of change. That it is composed of matter ...
by uwot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 383
Views: 3388

Easy does it.

Age wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:33 pm
uwot wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:26 am
Nobody knows whether the universe is infinite and eternal. You are perfectly entitled to your view.
Finally. Thank you.
You're welcome. So are you content to leave it at that, or do you wish to offer some evidence for your view?
by uwot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 383
Views: 3388

Easy does it.

Can we just take it one bit at a time, please? I have expressed a VIEW and asked for feedback and comments regarding this view, which is; the Universe is infinite and eternal. I have also clearly expressed that if any one finds this view WRONG, then explain WHY. Nobody knows whether the universe is ...
by uwot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 255
Views: 1950

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Anybody who has landed at Probability-1 (infinite belief) or Probability-0 (infinite disbelief) is dogmatic. Which some people are. I can answer for myself (an agnostic). I haven't heard of a testable definition of "God", so I can't speak of falsifiability yet. Yeah, it's worth reminding people: "A...
by uwot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 383
Views: 3388

Re: Einstein on the train

Get serious here, Age. He's serious, he's just one of these people who have come up with some loosely coherent narrative and because it makes sense to them, they presume it's true. The tactic is tediously typical. He believes that if we would only accept his axioms, we would all accept his story an...
by uwot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 255
Views: 1950

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

You don't know that there is a god either - and yet people base their entire life on that speculation. No I don't and yes they do. So what is wrong with that, more wrong than what others do? I'm always amazed at Atheists...they think there's no God, and they also think that they're God. After all, ...
by uwot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's your answer to the most fundamental question concerning time?
Replies: 82
Views: 577

Eh?

Age wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:07 am
Motion can and does exist and happen without time, but of course this all depends on how 'time' is being defined.
Can you think of a definition of time which allows for something to move, but it doesn't take any time?
by uwot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 383
Views: 3388

Re: Einstein on the train

surreptitious57 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:32 am
...universal acceptance is a flawed concept pertaining to objective truth.
Well it's argumentum as populum which anyone who has been in the same room as book on logic knows is a fallacy.
by uwot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 383
Views: 3388

Re: Einstein on the train-Introduction

THAT what is agreed upon and accepted by ALL is the Truth as I have ALREADY expressed Something does not have to have universal agreement for it to be true Bloody right. Other than Parmenides irrefutable 'Being is', there has never been a single proposition that has ever had universal agreement. Un...