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by uwot
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

I am not trying to disagree with you, for the sake of disagreeing with you...I want to start with that. I fully accept that. There's others here who will do that for you. These three component of physics, are strictly a reduction of one general into many. The general is physics in this case. Howeve...
by uwot
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

Actually that is the problem you begin with "let's break it down" but there is no methodology to do this except start defining beginning points by continually dividing them. The beginning points are random. We can break down physics in many different ways, and the ways to do this are pulled out of ...
by uwot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

Skepdick wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:58 pm
Philosophers aren't bricklayers though?
No, but analogies are analogies.
Skepdick wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:58 pm
There's no filtering mechanism for garbage philosophy.
Not on this forum, no, but you really shouldn't take it as representative.
Skepdick wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:58 pm
There is a filtering mechanism for garbage brick-laying.
Really? And what is that?
by uwot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

Skepdick wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:46 pm
The human population. Of which (I assume) philosophers are a representative sample.
I see. So the fact that most of the human population statistically can't build a very good wall is sufficient to demonstrate that bricklayers don't know what they're doing. Seriously?
by uwot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

Skepdick wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:42 pm
In so far as any philosophy accepts the LNC as a principle - I paint them with the same brush.

Not all philosophers adhere to it, but majority do. Statistically - that's as good as any heuristic can hope for.
So where do you get your statistics from?
by uwot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

The "law" of non-contradiction has been worshiped as a deity by Philosophy for a very long time. Well yeah, some philosophers take that 'law' as a given. It has been assumed as a fundamental property of Truth, or rather the presence of a contradiction signifies the absence of Truth. By those same p...
by uwot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

...while I am always bashing physics for contradictions it is right about alot. They contradictions I point out are only because of its current religious stance. The religious beliefs of physicists are entirely their own business, but they make no difference to how the universe behaves. Ultimately,...
by uwot
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

...while I am always bashing physics for contradictions it is right about alot. They contradictions I point out are only because of its current religious stance. The religious beliefs of physicists are entirely their own business, but they make no difference to how the universe behaves. Ultimately,...
by uwot
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

Mechanical properties, any machine, is taking abstractions and turning them into physical entities. Exactly. Schroedinger was alluding to his philosophical belief that space is a physical entity. That is the premise that Einstein based general relativity on - that 'spacetime' is a physical substanc...
by uwot
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea
Replies: 135
Views: 1608

Re: Information encoded on Black hole horizons is a mindnumbingly stupid idea

What we understand of the material bodies and forces is nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space. This is no different than saying: 0d point is mass. Well it's different in that arguing that space has mechanical properties is not the same as treating mass as a mathematical value....
by uwot
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 5915

Re: Kant

Lol. It seems to me you didn't finish that sentence? I think what you were trying to say was "That is not what falsifiability means TO ME." Well, me and Karl Popper. I guess I have an idea how to test this empirically. Would you say that General Relativity falsified Newton's law of universal gravit...
by uwot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 5915

Re: Kant

Skepdick, you don't understand what falsification means. I beg to differ. Any empirical observation which disagrees with theoretical prediction. QED. That is not what falsifiability means. Nor do you understand the difference between the ontological claims of GR as opposed to the epistemological cl...
by uwot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 5915

Re: Kant

If there is a conceivable way to falsify the Theory of Everything, then it's not the Theory of Everything. Is it? Skepdick, you don't understand what falsification means. If it's unfalsifiable then General Relativity is unscientific. Nor do you understand the difference between the ontological clai...
by uwot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 5915

Re: Kant

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:11 am
You claimed that claim X is made by dualists.
I pointed out that claim X is also made by monists.
What claim is that?
by uwot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 5915

Re: Kant

Not wrong means unfalsifiable... No it doesn't. It means there is no conceivable way of being proven wrong. ...and unfalsifiable is useless. Doesn't follow. Einstein's concept of 'spacetime' is unfalsifiable; probably wrong, but nonetheless useful. That is why "not even wrong" is an insult. Not-wro...