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by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 89
Views: 724

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails

So you can observe the CONTENTS of the collective noun . But not the collective noun itself . Because its just a category in your mind Is the Universe ALL THAT EXISTS in physical reality or is it simply a concept within my mind ? I am not a solipsist and physical reality is mind dependent so the Un...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The reality is indifferent
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: The reality is indifferent

Everything that is alive will eventually die because immmortality is not physically possible
And so the extinction of the human species at some future point in time can be predicted
Even the Universe itself shall die when it acquires heat death through maximum entropy
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 89
Views: 724

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails

LOGIK wrote:
The concept of the universe is unfalsifiable
Because concepts only exist within the mind and therefore cannot be inter subjective and so are not scientific
The existence of the observable Universe can be demonstrated however because that is an actual phenomenon
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 89
Views: 724

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails

There are no absolutes Thus it is never wrong for whatever to be proven or concluded to be tentative Calling a proof tentative sounds positively oxymoronic and that is why science does not use such language Every fact and law and theory adds to the body of knowledge accumulated over time but that n...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win
Replies: 49
Views: 355

Re: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win

What is good in ecomonic terms is that which benefits the greatest possible number within society
Politics is the art of the possible but this is compromised by its tribalism and appeal to popularity
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The reality is indifferent
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: The reality is indifferent

Most of reality [ the observable Universe ] is physical and non biological and was entirely so before life evolved on Earth We are part of reality but a very infinitesimal part of it and in mathematical tems an entirely insignificant part of it too When we finally become extinct with no trace of us ...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 89
Views: 724

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails

The age of the observable Universe can also be calculated from the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation The CMBR occurred only 380 000 years after the Big Bang so is a very reliable metric for dating the Universe Light cannot travel beyond the CMBR because the Universes atmosphere before then was ...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 89
Views: 724

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails

Whatever term we assign for the conclusion of scientific theories or knowledge the critical point is it must comply with requirement of the Scientific Methods There is no such thing as conclusion in relation to scientific theories as any one of them which includes the most rigorous ones could at an...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 89
Views: 724

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails

The age of the observable Universe can be calculated by the light coming from the red shift of the oldest stars The age of the observable Universe can also be calculated from the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation These physical phenomena are evidence [ not proof ] that the observable Universe ac...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is gravity?
Replies: 85
Views: 2746

Re: What is gravity?

If every object in the Universe is inextricably bonded with every other object in it via entanglement this would mean they they are all simultaneously dragging the entire Universe along with them in every possible direction The fact of the matter is that at this point in time it is not known what th...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 89
Views: 724

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails


Science cannot prove anything because it is inductive and can only disprove by falsification or null hypothesis
by surreptitious57
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The reality is indifferent
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: The reality is indifferent

The reality is indifferent is a ridiculous statement because reality itself [ as defined above ] is not an entity with consciousness Which is exactly the reason for saying that it is indifferent because it is not a living thing but merely a state of eternal existence It cannot experience emotion be...
by surreptitious57
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How do we experience time?
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: How do we experience time?

bahman wrote:
We apparently do not have any sensory system for time
Motion of anything with mass cannot occur without time and the Universe is in a constant state of motion
Therefore even if time could not be measured the ageing of the body would be evidence of its existence
by surreptitious57
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowledge, encrypted in our brains or not
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Knowledge, encrypted in our brains or not

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Even when scientific knowledge is the best JTB available at the best they are only polished conjectures
Scientific knowledge is inductive which is why it can not ever be accepted as absolute
But the greater the knowledge is however over time then the more accurate it will be
by surreptitious57
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The reality is indifferent
Replies: 24
Views: 192

Re: The reality is indifferent

Reality is indifferent to everything not just the moral or immoral actions of human beings
That is because it has no function other than to exist in the state it does and nothing else