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by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does the Empirical-I Exist?
Replies: 20
Views: 257

Re: Does the Empirical-I Exist?

Every living being and every non living entity is new in every moment because the moment in life that contains everything renews itself every moment. There is nothing there to grab hold and say this is actually so The Universe is indeed eternally creating new moments in time and space but a moment ...
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: S. Hawking's Final Book: There is NO God.
Replies: 108
Views: 591

Re: S. Hawking's Final Book: There is NO God.

Also besides the fact that we have to decide which dictionary is the best one we also have to decide which definition is the best one As has just been shown in that dictionary A word can have two very different definitions In that case use the one which is most relevant whichever one it is It is im...
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1142
Views: 12840

Re: What could make morality objective?

TimeSeeker wrote:
You asked the Yes / No question : Does the universe exist ? You answered : Yes
Reality is mind independent and does not require minds in order for it to exist
Logically and empirically therefore the Universe cannot be a mental construct
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1142
Views: 12840

Re: What could make morality objective?

it is true that the Universe exists. This statement is both absolute and objective You cant assert that the above statement is objective or true without defining the FORMAL SYSTEM which ASSERTS objectivity or truth It is a collection of English letters ! In formal logic the statement The universe e...
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1142
Views: 12840

Re: What could make morality objective?

In this universe there are no absolutes or objectivity Except by definition IN A FORMAL SYSTEM But ALL FORMAL SYSTEMS ARE INCOMPLETE Therefore ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IS INCOMPLETE I make a distinction between formal systems and physical reality and so with regard to the latter it is true that the Univ...
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1142
Views: 12840

Re: What could make morality objective?

You know like when I said you cannot be convinced ? You have defined objective morality as perfect knowledge while ALSO knowing that perfect knowledge is impossible FOR ANY ENTITY INSIDE THE SYSTEM. You are a human .... so you have to let go of one of those beliefs. Or you can preserve your belief ...
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1142
Views: 12840

Re: What could make morality objective?

You dont require absolute knowledge. That is another tautological absolutist fallacy You require more knowledge today that you had yesterday By reducing airplane accidents from 1 in 1000 to 1 in 10000 you are already saving lives Then you cannot call it objective morality if it does not involve abs...
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1142
Views: 12840

Re: What could make morality objective?

You need to DEMONSTRATE that it exists not merely STATE it otherwise I have no reason to accept your ASSERTION I have been DEMONSTRATING all along I have thrown at you all the evidence I have and you say Nope not good enough Maybe you need to be upfront about YOUR criteria ? What demonstration woul...
by surreptitious57
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1142
Views: 12840

Re: What could make morality objective?

TimeSeeker wrote:
I happen to be an objective moralist and I am TELLING you there is objective morality
You need to DEMONSTRATE that it exists not merely STATE it otherwise I have no reason to accept your ASSERTION
by surreptitious57
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 187
Views: 1713

Re: What if God is weak?

The Universe is fundamentally quantum though we experience it at the classical level and only a Theory Of Quantum Gravity can resolve this Till then the famous incompatibility between Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity will continue to exist and progress cannot be made OK but you ARE pre supp...
by surreptitious57
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 187
Views: 1713

Re: What if God is weak?

What causes entanglement is unknown and I will not speculate because I have absolutely no idea and no one probably does But the fact that two particles can instantaneously communicate across space regardless of distance is very strange indeed The Universe is fundamentally quantum though we experienc...
by surreptitious57
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 187
Views: 1713

Re: What if God is weak?

You experience time You are made of energy You experience gravity But until I can measure ( quantify ) my own experiences ( yay SI units ! ) my experiences are not useful to me beyond basic predictions And so you ve given me a non answer because science has two conceptions for : Time : https://en.w...
by surreptitious57
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why do scientists think there was a big bang?
Replies: 97
Views: 757

Re: Why do scientists think there was a big bang?

If talking about dark matter then logically shouldnt the same standard of proof be acceptable as evidence of God by those who infer the existence of dark matter ? No because science can actually investigate dark matter which is a physical phenomenon but it cannot investigate God Dark matter is incr...
by surreptitious57
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 187
Views: 1713

Re: What if God is weak?

TimeSeeker wrote:
Nobody has ever seen time
Nobody has ever seen energy
Nobody has ever seen gravity
You experience time
You are made of energy
You experience gravity
by surreptitious57
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why do scientists think there was a big bang?
Replies: 97
Views: 757

Re: Why do scientists think there was a big bang?

So electromagnetism existed before electrons just as gravity existed before stars Are you sure that is what you mean ? According to general relativity the field is spacetime or just space. This is a substance that is warped by things like stars. So if there are no stars there is no warping hence no...