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by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 243
Views: 1843

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Fucked if I know what you mean, and fucked if I care. Any reason I should? Would a paper called Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity do it? Checked the references, the first 8 were to the author of the paper, generally not a good start. Scanned the paper. Nothing leaping out....
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 243
Views: 1843

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Are you positing "substance" so that it's different than matter? What you linked to doesn't seem to explain that at all. Yeah, it's so difficult to be clear what the difference is that physicists, quite rightly, don't bother. For practical purposes, 'matter' is a bunch of measurable 'facts', which ...
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 243
Views: 1843

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Skepdick wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:44 pmDifficult to do any "thinking" without memory (space).

You are still shooting your mouth off without understanding computational complexity, I see.
Fucked if I know what you mean, and fucked if I care. Any reason I should?
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2005
Views: 62140

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Good to hear from you again, uwot. Thank you. To my mind, philosophy never was what it was supposed to be, anyway. I think it is, and always was, nothing but talk about the ways we use, or could use, words in general, and some important abstract nouns in particular. And that can be entertaining. We...
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 243
Views: 1843

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Skepdick wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:36 pm
uwot wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:34 pm Well, thanks but I really can't take the credit, it was you who said "At the big bang".
I also used a language which doesn't encode time or space and called it a "singularity".

But you missed that.
Ah, still shooting your mouth off without thinking first, I see.
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 243
Views: 1843

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Skepdick wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:22 pm
uwot wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:26 pm What are they after the big bang?
"After". Lol.

He made a funny.
Well, thanks but I really can't take the credit, it was you who said "At the big bang".
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2005
Views: 62140

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

I tried to encourage him to not see philosophy as "playing stupid," which is what unfortunately a lot of people online seem to think is the gist of it (although it seems mostly engineering types who think this for some reason--but there are a ton of those folks talking about philosophy online), but...
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 243
Views: 1843

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Re Skepdick (I have him on ignore), what is he talking about? The big bang involves matter in motion (obviously). That's all that time is--motion or change in general. Well, it depends on what you mean by matter. I'm currently reworking a piece I did based on Quantum Field Theory, basically taking ...
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 243
Views: 1843

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Skepdick wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:44 amAt the big bang neither "time" nor "points" exist!
What are they after the big bang?
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2005
Views: 62140

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Hey old fart! Where have you been? Writing. Shouldn't be here now to be honest, but all work, no play... You've learnt what obtain means. Give that boy a biscuit. I have no idea what it means, but it seems I am using it as you would use it. All the worse for you and other obscurantists ;) Now that ...
by uwot
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 2005
Views: 62140

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Skepdick wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:48 amWhat a fucking stupid criterion!
As charming as ever. Plus ça change. Oh wait...
Skepdick wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:48 amWhat is that you would observe if persuasion obtains?
You've learnt what obtain means. Give that boy a biscuit.
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Western Civilization Declining?
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: Is Western Civilization Declining?

It employs a lot of people, but they don't get to see the product of their labour. They're on an assembly line... Don't you think that some people might find that more productive and/or dignified than a dole line? ...most of what they produce is crap destined, after a long ocean-killing journey and...
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Western Civilization Declining?
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: Is Western Civilization Declining?

All of human history is dominated by a single process in which we take our collective labour to manufacture stuff that we need, and we find ways to use less of our human work hours to make that stuff, so that we can use more of them to make things we want. Maybe I'm a Bolshie, but if I had to choos...
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Western Civilization Declining?
Replies: 26
Views: 1251

Re: Is Western Civilization Declining?

Manufacturing is kind of shit. Yeah, but doesn't it employ lots of people who can see the product of their own labour? Isn't that good in itself? Doesn't it give some insight into how things are made? Can't that insight stimulate innovation? Isn't that innovation precisely the aspirational, post-in...
by uwot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 410
Views: 8491

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

Immanuel Can wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:27 pm...they all really have no sensible answer for why evil exists at all.
As opposed to some silly woman being tricked by a talking snake.