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by Kuznetzova
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Turing Test Passed
Replies: 24
Views: 3851

Re: Turing Test Passed

The man that leaked this story to the press is a known media troll. This story is all over major media outlets, unfortunately. There is no "supercomputer". That was a factual falsehood. There is no university doing this. No teams of researchers. This was a scripted bot written by a single Russian m...
by Kuznetzova
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: If this were a dinner party,
Replies: 11
Views: 2358

If this were a dinner party,

So you are a young person in school in the United States in 1961. You are young, naive, and you have never experimented with illicit drugs. Your school and your television set has told you that marijuana will, ...make you steal. ...make you punch people and be violent. ...cause you to go crazy and e...
by Kuznetzova
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: signs of the End Times.
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

signs of the End Times.

So I wanted to get a good list going of all the signs that we are truly in the End Times. Wanted to get all these collected into one place. I understand that the End Times will be foretold by prophecies from the book of Revelation. Hopefully, pastor Bob Evenson can help out in getting some of these ...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Challenge me, theists!~
Replies: 88
Views: 11569

Re: Challenge me, theists!~

We're all retarded and humor-impaired in these here parts... Except this is exactly what happened. You can try to pretend and dismiss it using your flippant attitude, but the facts remain in black and white text. The people on this forum are completely lacking in any sense of humor or irony. And it...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: questioning GOD's design decisions
Replies: 122
Views: 12180

Re: questioning GOD's design decisions

The book of revelation refers to a battle between GOD's armies and SATAN's armies in the ancient Levantine world. The result of this battle is claimed to be the destruction of Babylon and the triumph of the Kingdom of Israel, whose central city-state is Jerusalem. Revelation mentions Babylon in the ...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: questioning GOD's design decisions
Replies: 122
Views: 12180

Re: questioning GOD's design decisions

(I cannot believe I would allow myself to get pulled into a bible study. Having said that,) It is clear as glass. The book of Revelation refers to the Kingdom of Israel overcoming its enemies in a great and final military battle. It even tells you the place it's going to happen. The height of insani...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: questioning GOD's design decisions
Replies: 122
Views: 12180

Re: questioning GOD's design decisions

Did I have a point to this rambling? I guess the point is that to be a "good christian" requires you lie about the facts, to other parishioners, even to yourself. This is ironic, because what could be more insulting to the creator than to lie about what he actually made? If the bishops of the Cathol...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 6180

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

WanderingLands wrote:Well, then what's the point of making sense of the universe when science doesn't deal with ontology or causes?
The universe may not make sense.

Maybe you meant to ask: What is the point of doing physics, if physics doesn't deal with ontology or causes?
by Kuznetzova
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 6180

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

I think the material in this thread is consistent with some early formulations of quantum mechanics, particularly de Broglie's 1924 thesis. If you are interested in viewing matter like this, there is also the Transactional Interpretation. In this scenario, two spherical waves interact, where one mov...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Photons know a few tricks that physicists don't.
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

Re: Photons know a few tricks that physicists don't.

All these fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me no nearer to the answer to the question, 'What are light quanta?' Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he knows it, but he is mistaken.' I agree. =. Conclusion: We cannot understand the dynamical behavior of photon. =. I agree. But we...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 27290

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

We know the earth is one of 8 planets that all revolve around the sun. The sun makes up some 98% of the mass of the solar system. For that reason alone, the sun must sit at the center of our system because that's where it should be found gravitationally. We know the position of our sun within the M...
by Kuznetzova
Sat May 31, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: questioning GOD's design decisions
Replies: 122
Views: 12180

Re: questioning GOD's design decisions

Dear bobevenson, I have no idea whether you will actually read this post and "digest" its message in the correct way in which I am intending its meaning to be received by you. But let's try this anyway and see what happens. The entire point of this thread is that I have listed an extensive laundry l...
by Kuznetzova
Sat May 31, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: questioning GOD's design decisions
Replies: 122
Views: 12180

Re: questioning GOD's design decisions

You guys have been going back-and-forth at each other for like 2 pages of replies now. The fact remains, bobevenson is not conscious enough to have picked up the dripping sarcasm in the lead post of this thread. It's like he just saw the word "GOD" in the title, then he started posting his favorite ...
by Kuznetzova
Sat May 31, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Challenge me, theists!~
Replies: 88
Views: 11569

Re: Challenge me, theists!~

So there was a guy on IRC actually who posted "do not challenge my intellectual credibility!" That's where I got the quote from. The funny thing is, if said in an emotional manner, you are, in fact, INVITING a challenge to your intellectual credibility. Notice I added bolded italic text with exclama...
by Kuznetzova
Tue May 27, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Eugene Wigner -- reality conforming to our ideas.
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Eugene Wigner -- reality conforming to our ideas.

There were enlightenment philosophers who wrote that reality conforms to our ideas. George Berkeley probably the most vocal in this regard, although we can see Kant using the phrase many times in his writing. I think where the contention arrives because the word "conforms" is confused with "controls...