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by NielsBohr
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What is the world's greatest office invention?
Replies: 30
Views: 2909

Re: What is the world's greatest office invention?

Bill Wiltrack wrote:.
Desktop computer?...just guessing...
I mean...like you said, paper clips are pretty awesome too.

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I was indeed thinking about printers, to point out the blur of this question!..

Bill Willtrack,
If we had not you, we should INVENT YOU!
:lol:
by NielsBohr
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A template for dialogues with Immanuel Can
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: A template for dialogues with Immanuel Can

Immanuel Can: Here's what you believe, and you're a fool to believe it. Respondent: That's not what I believe. IC: Here's what you believe, and you're a fool to believe it. R: As I said; that's not what I believe. IC: Here's what you believe, and you're a fool to believe it. R: No; that really isn'...
by NielsBohr
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thinking experiment for fun
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Thinking experiment for fun

Hi, Have you ever thought about a guy - except me (of course) - who were posting a question, about everyone begin to answer very serious and long text, and that - during this time - the asker just get a Lol of this situation? Or, for those who are students, (I advice you not to do it too often), hav...
by NielsBohr
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is belief?
Replies: 110
Views: 10214

Re: What is belief?

Okay, fine, but all depends on "physical". Some psychosis are said to be physical phenomenons... and why should I faith the observation (in the strict sense, as it is used - even if you do not pretend to use it in the strict meaning) rather than the audition? Several people really hear voices, which...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Zeno d'Elee mistook the humanity for 2500 years.
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Why Zeno d'Elee mistook the humanity for 2500 years.

In any event, Zeno was right that predication presupposes existence (in some sense). It's just that the existence in question might only be fictional/imaginary/conceptual. Ah, thank you Terrapin, I understand much better. But it may only seem very old school to me; okay, I think to understand that ...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is belief?
Replies: 110
Views: 10214

Re: What is belief?

Some folks steer clear of belief, saying it’s a filter that influences perception of reality. Some say different. “What you are is a belief; if you let one belief go, you must replace it with another; otherwise, you will drop dead. I am telling you, a clinical death will occur. It is not the near d...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Mind cannot be created
Replies: 79
Views: 7426

Re: Mind cannot be created

First definition of mind: Mind is essence of any being with the ability to experience, decide and act. 1) Intellect is utility of mind 2) This means that it is impossible to understand mind because intellect is utility of mind 3) This means that it is impossible to perform an act to create mind Oka...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time does not exist.
Replies: 547
Views: 40550

Re: Time does not exist.

Time in the sense of Newton (independent, universal, fixed, absolute) does not exist. Time in the sense of sequences of events, process, change, flux, does exist but that makes change (becoming) primary and time an abstracted notion from change. Time as typically commonly wrongly perceived does not...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is belief?
Replies: 110
Views: 10214

Re: What is belief?

Some folks steer clear of belief, saying it’s a filter that influences perception of reality. Some say different. “What you are is a belief; if you let one belief go, you must replace it with another; otherwise, you will drop dead. I am telling you, a clinical death will occur. It is not the near d...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time does not exist.
Replies: 547
Views: 40550

Re: Time does not exist.

We experience forms and motions. Time is a concept that we use to have an idea about two motions, one is our standard clock and another is subject of our experience. Hum... some months ago, I really believed that time did not exist. How may we think that time exist? As you wrote, with concurrent me...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Materialism is logically imposible
Replies: 466
Views: 35245

Re: Materialism is logically imposible

Materialism is a system of belief which claims that everything is constituted of matter and any motion of matter can be described by laws of nature. In close form, S'=L(S), where S is the initial state, S' is final state and L is laws of nature. There is however an anomaly in this system of view so...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How there could be more than one Mind?
Replies: 34
Views: 3452

Re: How there could be more than one Mind?

Lets define Mind and Mental state first. Mind is the essence of every beings with the abilities which allow experiences, decides and acts. Mental state is what Mind can experience and act upon. We know by fact that the experience decision and act are local phenomena. Mind however does not have any ...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: To understand maths
Replies: 41
Views: 4384

Re: To understand maths

Hi, I just finished my first University year (mathematics), and I am writing this since my main interests on mathematics are metamathematics , the philosophy of mathematics and its foundations. I think that to study and analyze maths from this perspective I have to know how to work in certain areas...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: How to construct a formal proof?
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: How to construct a formal proof?

Poor times when science and letters are separated... -Notice that the system "whatever" is the best; the one you create. Mathematics, as being in plural, are not a system. And logic is biased since Zeno. So you'll better have to create your own system. -I guess you inserted the adjective "formal" to...
by NielsBohr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Foundations of Mathematics.
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

Re: Foundations of Mathematics.

What are the foundations of mathematics? Does mathematics require foundations? I hold that recourse to logic, sets or Peano's axioms are all spurious and unnecessary. What is significant about mathematics is the relationship between the symbols. The symbols and the relationships between them and th...