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by uwot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

A book was written. So it was. Thank you for reminding us: https://willybouwman.blogspot.com Feedback was asked for. I gave feedback. Thank you again for your feedback, but bear in mind it's basically a cartoon strip. It was designed to show how the majority of mainstream physicists think the unive...
by uwot
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

Logik wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:53 pm
uwot wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:52 pm
What bearing would that have on the soundness of the premises?
None whatsoever. You can prove ANYTHING with mathematics.

It's all invented. Garbage in - garbage out.
Fair enough. Anyway, back to the subject of the thread: https://willybouwman.blogspot.com
by uwot
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

There is no such thing as 'universally accessible text'. Computer science has solved this. We have languages that interpret themselves. I don't understand why that makes any of them a 'universally accessible text'. The only thing that is required of you-the-human is to learn to THINK in the languag...
by uwot
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

Logik wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Scott Mayers wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:22 pm
logik, we don't need to stay on Willy's thread for this. Let's give his thread a break. It's drifting way off topic.
Cool. Start a thread in which you explain why 9.81 is approximately 9.8, but it is NOT approximately 10 :)
Yes please.
by uwot
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

Computer scientists have figured out how communication works. How developing languages form nothing works. We have strategies for navigating around ambiguity, semantics and all the tomfoolery that plagues human interaction. We know how to transmit information from one human mind to another while th...
by uwot
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

Depending on your position on Earth g is anywhere between 9.7639 m/s2, and 9.8337 m/s2 Which is 9.8 whichever way you round it up. As someone who provides a lot of links in your correspondence, I have to ask whether you have actually read the work that is the subject of this thread. I think you cou...
by uwot
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 622

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Yer might wanna check that. Oh it's you, Logik. All that Planck scale stuff is about what is measurable, rather than actual. It's epistemology, not ontology. You keep telling me to "check that" but you keep failing to provide any useful feedback. Well, twice I have suggested that 'Yer might wanna c...
by uwot
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

I like your effort uwot and think it is necessarily lacking. I like the connectivity of it and have to ask which 'heroes' of science popularizers were your favorite? Thank you. There's a few YouTube channels that I look at - Veritasium and Answers with Joe spring to mind. Richard Feynman was always...
by uwot
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

Brilliant work, William, and genuinely useful for science fans due to the material's clarity and tendency to fill those little gaps often left out in other explanations. There's much in there to think about. The way the universe and atoms came about is killer info! Is this your masterwork or do you...
by uwot
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 622

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

...the planck length in Physics determines the shortest possible wave-length in this universe. That determines the smallest possible unit of time. Not as "indeterminate" as you claim. Yer might wanna check that. Oh it's you, Logik. All that Planck scale stuff is about what is measurable, rather tha...
by uwot
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

Brilliant work, William, and genuinely useful for science fans due to the material's clarity and tendency to fill those little gaps often left out in other explanations. There's much in there to think about. The way the universe and atoms came about is killer info! Is this your masterwork or do you...
by uwot
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 71
Views: 700

Re: Einstein on the train

What I meant by 'fact' is it is a thing that is proved to be true. You appear to be mixing up epistemology and ontology. Granted it's confusing, but there is a difference between conditions and events in the universe and the statements we make about them. It might help if we distinguish between 'fa...
by uwot
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3605

Re: The Wrong God

If causality doesn't exist, if it's all just circumstantial, then there is no reason for science to have any predictive success... Richard Feynman, always worth watching, makes the point that science has absolutely no need of causality for predictive success, particularly in the last minute and a h...
by uwot
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3605

Re: The Wrong Logik

My qualification is applied science/mathematics/physics/systems engineering. Or as you call it - experience. Fair enough. My work will be published outside of the institutions of science. For I do not recognize its authority, nor do I seek or desire its honours and epaulettes. Then why should Einst...
by uwot
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3605

Re: The Wrong Logik

Einstein achieved his first degree in 1900 from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic. A B.A. Would you listen to a B.A when it comes to a matte of physics? Maybe. If you think I should only listen to people who are qualified, what is your qualification with regard to history of science? In 1905, he gained...