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by Scott Mayers
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Atheism on Trial
Replies: 256
Views: 12635

Re: Atheism on Trial

Evolution is an effect of change. Change is the result of the necessary law of cause and effect. Shit happens. There is nothing under or over this. It is complete in and of itself . Fingo nil hypothesis . I simply Describe what I see. I'm not pretending there is a god in the machine. Adding a god f...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The first poster of this thread is God...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: The first poster of this thread is God...

Leo, I didn't imply that I made the universe so can't respond fairly to that. Indeed you didn't and thus I stand corrected. I am but a humble wordsmith, Scott, and therefore I do not read the Tarot and alas my crystal ball is on the blink. I indulge the foibles of all mortals from time to time and ...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does science have limitations?
Replies: 25
Views: 1768

Re: Does science have limitations?

Leo, I tried to show you that not even 'time' has any meaning than the 'space' you define as meaningless without interpreting time based upon the experiences that matter to us ("Matter" was defined as that which literally matters to us originally.) I could accept one arguing that both time and space...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is reality?
Replies: 128
Views: 6915

Re: What is reality?

I understood "transcendence" to imply act of going beyond a given dimension without specifying its existence or non-existence. To "transcend" the place or 'dimension' of nothingness defines a line; to "transcend" a line's dimension is the place or dimension of a plane; to "transcend" a plane is to ...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The first poster of this thread is God...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: The first poster of this thread is God...

Perhaps I spoke too hastily, god, and you had good reasons for making such a godawful balls-up of your creation. I'm never at my best myself after a heavy night on the piss so perhaps you just woke up one morning after a big night with all the saints and angels etc feeling very second-hand and deci...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Questions for the friends of qualia.
Replies: 154
Views: 13416

Re: Questions for the friends of qualia.

"Then, when these blank structures are formed, the baby doesnt see color yet until each color structure gets assigned a value. When this process is complete, the color information from the eye can interpret specific colors, like red or green." Scott Mayers Are you saying that I cannot experience gr...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Questions for the friends of qualia.
Replies: 154
Views: 13416

Re: Questions for the friends of qualia.

“The particular feeling of 'red' (quale) is NOT actually 'red'. It is just a data assignment in a unique structural format.” Scott Mayer I disagree. I experience red, pain, heat…. You are explaining how brain states correlate to experiences ( I never denied that they do) . You did not explain how t...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Atheism on Trial
Replies: 256
Views: 12635

Re: Atheism on Trial

absence of proof is not proof of absence -Imp But in the absence of proof, there is no reason to accept the proposition either. Which is basically what most atheists say. 'No evidence is provided, so currently I have no reason to accept the proposition as true'. Including the proposition doesn't gi...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How To Tell Right From Wrong
Replies: 622
Views: 39968

Re: How To Tell Right From Wrong

A ridiculous statement when you consider knowledge is often gained from the seed of a belief. Would you care to offer an example? I'm with you here Leo. However, as to our previous discussion elsewhere, we know that you neither comb your hair to the right nor to the left.....and that's just plain "...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is reality?
Replies: 128
Views: 6915

Re: What is reality?

I understood "transcendence" to imply act of going beyond a given dimension without specifying its existence or non-existence. To "transcend" the place or 'dimension' of nothingness defines a line; to "transcend" a line's dimension is the place or dimension of a plane; to "transcend" a plane is to s...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Atheism on Trial
Replies: 256
Views: 12635

Re: Atheism on Trial

I think everyone here so far brought up what I was thinking too. I'll add my own to amplify what has already been responded to. To give "charity" to the definition of "atheism", one has to initially recognize that words prefixed with this does not refer to a simple binary negation. There are many su...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does science have limitations?
Replies: 25
Views: 1768

Re: Does science have limitations?

the non-closure of existence implies some part of reality which has yet to become and acts as a part of non-existence until realized. Thus non-existence remains something 'true' about totality. In my philosophy I don't actually acknowledge non-existence as a valid construct but I think I get where ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The first poster of this thread is God...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: The first poster of this thread is God...

As God, you commanded to be defined by the first poster. Leo defined you as no longer God, thus you no longer have the divinity to do bugger all, especially redefine yourself. Sorry God, but you're done here. But, I am defined 'God' as the first poster. And as 'God' I dictated that the last poster ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The first poster of this thread is God...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: The first poster of this thread is God...

Okay, so I'm fired. :o But I didn't know I was hired in the first place!? :? But upon reposting here, I reinstate my existence. :P

I rehired myself!
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Is zero the greatest advance in mathematics?
Replies: 33
Views: 3187

Re: Is zero the greatest advance in mathematics?

In programming, with respect to the architecture of the computer, only '1' means something but can only exist if it has a 'place' (memory) to hold it in, which is necessarily only meaningful as a "variable". The variable nature of its memory necessitates at least some other value than a '1'. As such...