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by alan1000
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: As for Infanticide...
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: As for Infanticide...

And Donald Trump's too.
by alan1000
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: As for Infanticide...
Replies: 1
Views: 146

As for Infanticide...

I read the thread. If anybody could mistake that for a philsophical debate, I'll eat Kim Jong Un's shorts.
by alan1000
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.
Replies: 32
Views: 1473

Re: All We Can Know Is We Don't Know.

What makes us "special" is our intense narcissism. We love thinking about ourselves; we are our favourite subject. Objectively, it is difficult to understand what makes human life more valuable than the life of a cockroach, without invoking Nazist philosophy. Funny old world, eh?
by alan1000
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 101
Views: 6275

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

Sorry, Dalek Prime, my last was not a response to you - I forgot to include the quote. I was referring to an earlier post: "But I saw your post on infinity over on that other site and virtually everything you say is laughably incorrect. You're just getting bad information and misunderstanding even t...
by alan1000
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 101
Views: 6275

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

This is supposed to be a philosophy site. In case you miss the subtlety of that, it means that if you disagree with someone, you are supposed to present contrary arguments. You may be surprised to learn that "Laughably incorrect" is not an argument. I'm listening...?
by alan1000
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Infinity has gotten stranger
Replies: 46
Views: 3962

Re: Infinity has gotten stranger

Have any of you guys actually considered checking primary sources like Cantor and Russell before you post? I strongly recommend it.
by alan1000
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why is Fermat's Last Theorem so interesting?
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Why is Fermat's Last Theorem so interesting?

"higher math never has any practical applications ... till it does. Non-Euclidean geometry had no practical application till some fellow named Einstein came along."

"This should be written in letters of gold above all our temples" (William Blake).
by alan1000
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What are the achievements of Logic?
Replies: 101
Views: 6275

Re: What are the achievements of Logic?

You haven't heard that all of mathematics is reducible to logic? I'm not in a position to argue the case, but I understood that this had been achieved by about the beginning of the 20th C, due to the efforts of Russell, Frege, Whitehead et al.
by alan1000
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Who has a philosophy degree?
Replies: 173
Views: 23248

Re: Who has a philosophy degree?

I do. However philsophy degrees vary country to country greately if web forums are anything to go by, so perhaps elaboration is needed. For example I've noticed that Americans in posts use formal logic a lot, I'm guessing US degrees put great emphasis on it. Here we didn't touch it even slightly, s...
by alan1000
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: xkcd
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: xkcd

http://xkcd.com/435/ _________________ Logic is; everything else isn't. Interesting strip. Quite specious, of course; like a politician's sound bite. I have been trying to think in what sense "sociology" could be defined as "applied psychology". It is not immediately obvious what the two fields are ...