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by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 171
Views: 1001

Re: Basic Human Rights

...in the Darwinian story, "Survival of the fittest" got us where we are right now... And in the christian story, "Jesus is lovely" got us to exactly the same place. At least there is MORE Truth in the "christian" story, then there is in the "scientific" story that the Universe began, and is expand...
by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: Religion Is Insanity

The insane thing about christianity is that in order to gain eternal life, you have to hate the one you already have.
by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths

I believe the inference is easy, i.e. we have public and common knowledge that science is distinct from philosophy, theology, history, pseudo-science and other non-science subjects, therefore it must have distinctive features [framework structures] that enable the differentiation. It is like why a ...
by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths

How is that science is differentiated from philosophy, theology, history, pseudo-sciences and other non-science subjects? Science is making things work. Philosophy is explaining why it works. Theology is wishing someone could make it work better. History is all the ways we have tried to make things...
by uwot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Intelligent design. Sort of.
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Intelligent design. Sort of.

Nice link, uwot, thanks for posting it. Wotcher seeds. Yeah, interesting sciency stuff. Of course, although it is fascinating, none of it is surprising to me. Btw, why do you say "Sort of"? The usual mischief. Or the usual wonder. You and I have very different interpretations of reality. How fabulo...
by uwot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 276
Views: 2379

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Science simply would not work without its materialistic foundation. Granted it feels counterintuitive, but what makes Berkeley an important philosopher is that he demonstrated that idealism is entirely consistent with empiricism. It's not the full 90 minutes, but that is a goal to the nutjobs - sci...
by uwot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 171
Views: 1001

Re: Basic Human Rights

Immanuel Can wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:10 pm...in the Darwinian story, "Survival of the fittest" got us where we are right now...
And in the christian story, "Jesus is lovely" got us to exactly the same place.
by uwot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 16
Views: 1681

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Here ya go.
by uwot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths

How many % of scientists are theists? Don't know, don't care. It's just a silly point scoring game between metaphysicians on either side of a pointless argument. It really doesn't matter. Science, if it has any quality that applies across the board is simply about discovering how the world works, a...
by uwot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Intelligent design. Sort of.
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Intelligent design. Sort of.

This'll be of interest to some of you. A TedTalk on biological systems showing something like proto-intelligence at the level of a few cells. Interesting parallels with computer programming, neural nets, all sorts. Go nuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XheAMrS8Q1c
by uwot
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths
Replies: 37
Views: 331

Re: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths

There is a specific framework and system to science is specific in the sense that science cannot be theology, history, arts, and others which are considered non-science and to the extent science-proper can be differentiated from pseudo-science. I believe philosophers and scientists will agree with ...
by uwot
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 276
Views: 2379

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Perhaps that's where Philosophers of science learned it from? Since this is Chomsky's 1950s work on formal languages/contextualisation. Or if you ask Mathematicians - round about the time Category Theory was born. Maybe so. You could make a case for Wittgenstein. Leibniz is as far as I can go back ...
by uwot
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 276
Views: 2379

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Skepdick wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:59 pmMathematically speaking it's non-sensical to speak of "truth" outside of some particular model/interpretation. It's the crux of model theory.
Good to see that mathematicians and computer dorks are up to speed with 1960's philosophy of science.
by uwot
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 276
Views: 2379

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Skepdick wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:52 pmYou can think all you want, the ontology isn't going to reveal itself to you.
Well, all hypotheses are underdetermined, which is not the same thing.
by uwot
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 276
Views: 2379

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

I'm my experience, instrumentalism tends to be an "I don't want to worry about/spend any time thinking about what's really going here ontologically" approach (and of course that extends to not wanting to worry about the epistemological aspects of that as well), which I think there's merit to for pr...