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by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 102
Views: 808

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

How rigorous is the logic that says the Universe began ?
How do you know that the Universe is not past infinite ?
Does Special Relativity not falsify the notion of an eternal now with no past / future ?
What is the difference between a Universe that expands and a Universe that grows ?
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 274
Views: 2099

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Causality is a principle of all physics including quantum physics The quantum and classical worlds are entirely different to each other and operate under very different rules You cannot explain entanglement or the unpredictability of a particles momentum or location using causality Your statement b...
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 274
Views: 2099

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

If things genuinely happened without cause in this universe They dont at the classical level where cause and effect is a law of physics At the quantum level however that law doesnt apply and is why quantum fluctuations exist and all of the time too For in a state of absolute nothing they will be th...
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 102
Views: 808

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

So a completely mysterious force ( something like a God ) is responsible for the expansion of space ( the Universe ) Now is this an irrefutable fact or Is it just some thing expressed to explain some thing NOT yet understood nor known ? Saying God is the mysterious force responsible for everything ...
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 102
Views: 808

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

What IS the actual and real Truth to the questions: I. Is there a beginning to the Universe Itself ? 2. WHERE did the ASSUMPTION / BELIEF that there is even a beginning come from ? 3. Is the Universe infinite or finite ? 4. Is the Universe eternal or not ? 5. What could be a boundary / end point to...
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: what justfies?
Replies: 40
Views: 430

Re: what justfies?

Improvement over time is actually guaranteed because technology automatically advances
It is the obvious things such as : more smaller / lighter / faster / adaptable / endurable /
Every successful model of a brand or type should be an improvement on what came before
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: what justfies?
Replies: 40
Views: 430

Re: what justfies?

I define it as the application of logic to the real world which has a practical benefit in some way So it might provide a solution to a problem or find a way to make a task more efficient than it is Greater efficiency within machines and systems is an ongoing application of logic as everything can a...
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 274
Views: 2099

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

You need a state of non existence before a first cause otherwise it cannot be known to be a first cause So there has to be a reference point which is relative to the cause in question and this is non existence But if non existence cannot be maintained according to quantum mechanics then the notion o...
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: what justfies?
Replies: 40
Views: 430

Re: what justfies?

Logic wrote:
Reason is a vague broad and meaningless term
Only so when the definition is not sufficiently rigorous
I define it as the application of logic to the real world
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 102
Views: 808

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

I wrote:
Space does not expand
Space is not a static medium but one capable of distortion in many forms due to the effects of general relativity
And dark energy is the mysterious force responsible for the expansion of space both within and without galaxies
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 102
Views: 808

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

Local gravitational effects will not be immediately affected by the overall expansion of the Universe And this is why some galaxies will be blue shifted - because in cosmic terms they are relatively close This also applies to any bodies that are relatively close to each other such as moons / planets...
by surreptitious57
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 274
Views: 2099

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

So the test I proposed was actually empirical - perfectly scientific Except that a first cause is actually non scientific due to quantum mechanics That states absolute nothing cannot exist beyond an infinitesimal time period And so the eternal pre first cause state can never exist because it would ...
by surreptitious57
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 274
Views: 2099

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Why is it absolutely impossible ? Merely stating that it is doesnt make it so - you actually need to justify your reason First take a piece of paper and write on it X This is entirely the wrong way to answer the question and here is why : if infinite regress as a physical phenomenon is impossible t...
by surreptitious57
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 274
Views: 2099

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Mathematically an infinite regress of causes is absolutely impossible . Thats one heck of an obvious reason to favour some kind of First Cause Why is it absolutely impossible ? Merely stating that it is doesnt make it so - you actually need to justify your reason - can you ? Even if infinite regres...
by surreptitious57
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 383
Views: 3414

Re: Einstein on the train

mind being a function of a brain is a human made up concept and what you agree with and accept is true. You have also stated that you will NOT change this definition which is just fine with me. But this perception does NOT fit in with the bigger picture that I SEE which I SAY is the WHOLE picture o...