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by thedoc
Tue May 22, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What age are we in?
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: What age are we in?

How about the "Age of Stupidity", I can't believe that so many stupid people were in charge. So, the Trump age? Trump is only the most recent in a long line of the 'best of the worst', I'd rather have Trump in charge than Killiry. I have often said that an election is choosing the best of the worst...
by thedoc
Tue May 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What age are we in?
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: What age are we in?

QuantumT wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Impenitent wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:37 pm
they'll call it the age when the space aliens made first contact...

then again

-Imp
I'd pop that champagne before it gets too old. Contact? I doubt it.
I agree, "Lets break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is."
by thedoc
Tue May 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What age are we in?
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: What age are we in?

500 years from now, in the year 2518, what do you think they will call our age? The 19th to the 21st century (give or take)? The electric age? The technological age? The computer age? The nuclear age? Or will they extend the medieval age to the 21st? How about the "Age of Stupidity", I can't believ...
by thedoc
Tue May 22, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What happens at the exact center?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: What happens at the exact center?

From a physical perspective, it does not make sense of course, but the mathematical concept is crystal clear. I agree that as a mathematical concept it is true, but that doesn't make it true for a physical perspective. There is no such thing as a dimensionless point in the physical world, only in m...
by thedoc
Mon May 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What happens at the exact center?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: What happens at the exact center?

Why do you say the exact center point is rotating? Movement means changing your location over time (r x t = d). Since I contend the exact center isn't moving, then its orientation remains the same. 🇺🇸PhilX🇺🇸 The center point is changing it's orientation 360 degrees with each rotation of the record....
by thedoc
Sun May 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What happens at the exact center?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: What happens at the exact center?

The center point might not be moving relative to the rest of the record but it is still rotating which is a kind of movement. How do you define movement, is it always changing your location in space, or can it be just changing your orientation in the same location? Why do you say the exact center p...
by thedoc
Sun May 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What happens at the exact center?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: What happens at the exact center?

That was not very practical for you to state that... Where the metaphysics which inevitably led to the scientific method not practical if they led to what was practical? Scientific discoveries are made by those who look at the way the world is, not by those who imagine how they would like it to be....
by thedoc
Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What happens at the exact center?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: What happens at the exact center?

Interesting philosophical discussion but unfortunately it has nothing to do with reality and practical matters. That was not very practical for you to state that... Where the metaphysics which inevitably led to the scientific method not practical if they led to what was practical? Scientific discov...
by thedoc
Fri May 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What happens at the exact center?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: What happens at the exact center?

Interesting philosophical discussion but unfortunately it has nothing to do with reality and practical matters.
by thedoc
Thu May 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What happens at the exact center?
Replies: 27
Views: 265

Re: What happens at the exact center?

Say we have a record player with a record spindle. You can play a 12-inch record on it by putting the spindle through the hole at the center of the record. The record, with the spindle, then rotates at a certain speed when the record plays. Say you're five inches from the center. Then that point mo...
by thedoc
Thu May 17, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does obsolescence spur scientific advance?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Does obsolescence spur scientific advance?

I don't think it is so much than for the very curiosity and a kind of preparation by information serendipity! You feel inspired by something, you get hunches for stuff to investigate and, hurray, you may have found something that you can call science or technology or so! 8) PhilX, I see what you me...
by thedoc
Thu May 17, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can you honestly say the universe has no center?
Replies: 18
Views: 148

Re: Can you honestly say the universe has no center?

Think carefully. 🇺🇸PhilX🇺🇸 It depends on how you define "center". One scientist has claimed that everywhere is the center because everything started from a point and expanded from there. I don't agree and I think that if we knew the extent of the universe we could determine where the center is, rig...
by thedoc
Thu May 17, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does obsolescence spur scientific advance?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Does obsolescence spur scientific advance?

I don't think it is so much than for the very curiosity and a kind of preparation by information serendipity! You feel inspired by something, you get hunches for stuff to investigate and, hurray, you may have found something that you can call science or technology or so! 8) PhilX, I see what you me...
by thedoc
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does obsolescence spur scientific advance?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Does obsolescence spur scientific advance?

I believe it does. For example I was told that tvs last for over ten years. If you have no urge to replace the tv, then manufacturers and research scientists will have less incentive to develop better tvs. What if the obsolescence period were five years or fifteen years? What would happen then? How...
by thedoc
Sat May 12, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 25
Views: 548

Re: How does science work?

uwot wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Here's a draft of the first bit.

Well done if you made it this far. The next bit is even longer.
Now I'm tired, but one observation, authority has one good point it makes a new idea provide enough evidence to prove it's point.