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by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

I'm not in disagreement. The point was that I was showing Leo is how we could not resist using models to demonstrate reality other than actually witnessing the reality directly all the time. But even witnessing them are based on internal models of our minds through the senses. Regardless, at least ...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

Calling me merely 'wrong' is not enough. I quite agree but this is not what I'm doing. All I'm doing is pointing out the mainstream position of conventional mathematical philosophy and simply calling this band-wagoning does not constitute a counter-argument. By adopting the logical positivist stanc...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

Scott. I've seen you write quite knowledgeably on mathematical questions before but your understanding of mathematical philosophy is appalling. Get you mind into the thoughts of the great Persian philosopher/mathematicians and learn to make the distinction between a mathematical object and a physic...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

But Leo, what would you prefer? If we abandon models, what do you propose could replace them other than to do what cannot actually be done in practice? We may as well give up and return to simply accepting the most religious virtues that abandon thinking all together. Every word we speak using lang...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

I reckon Steven Hawking is a knucklehead but he very nearly stumbled across the right answer by accident almost 20 years ago when he was working on the black hole information paradox and the black hole firewall. He was on the right general track with the holographic universe and he had asked the ri...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Proving that the difference between any two anagram numbers is always a multiple of nine
Replies: 59
Views: 7121

Re: Proving that the difference between any two anagram numbers is always a multiple of nine

Arising, These are issues you want to differentiate the philosophy from the practice. The practice of being philosophical is both about discussing logic proper (math) as much as it is to using logic in practice. The methods of proving a math statement is as equally valid philosophically as to discus...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

it begs that it has another smaller measure which one could describe it. But this would assume another smaller 'unit' used to measure it infinitely and could never be understood either. You make the same mistake as Newton and ignore the philosophy of the quantum. In order to be definable as physica...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

[see "My theory" … Initially, if all there is is absolute nothingness, it acts as one PURE TRUTH.… 'It' has no 'is' and can't be an 'it' and can't 'act'. Let X be 'true'; If such an X is perfectly void of content, then while presuming 'true' it is also false such that X = 'untrue' as well. If you t...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

This is why I opt to begin using nothingness as a start and try to demonstrate how this can still derive things like laws and apparent abstraction of number and/or logic as real things. We need both approaches to discover truth regardless of whether you agree to using nothingness as I do, one thing...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

But Leo, what would you prefer? If we abandon models, what do you propose could replace them other than to do what cannot actually be done in practice? We may as well give up and return to simply accepting the most religious virtues that abandon thinking all together. Every word we speak using langu...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

For the use of art imagery in physics try this one from the world of drama. You are playing the lead role in your own private soap opera, a story of your own creation. You came into the story at a finite point in time and you will leave it at a finite point in time and so you are both ACTOR and ACT...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

It's hard to conceive of a more metaphorical language than the one which physics already uses. When it comes to obfuscation the language of mathematics wins the chocolates ahead of anything a poet might conceive of. I mean for fuck's sake boys and girls: an expanding space? a curved space? particle...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

Quite agree. On a philosophy Forum Obscurantism and multiple interpretations are not useful. Wait, I'm only saying that the obscurity of attractive poetry causes multiple indeterminate interpretations. It doesn't invalidate them by choosing to do so and I am not against them to continue. But I thin...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15582

Re: Questions we'll never solve

I have to admit that I am not that keen on poetry. In fact I've always tended to say that if you have a think to say just bloody say it. Don't dress it up in arbitrary metre, rhyme or verse. Such devices that might appear clever, break from the meaning and make the statements open to interpretation...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Models versus Reality...
Replies: 297
Views: 16895

Re: Models versus Reality...

Beating (as in something that keeps time) might require to be possible, but a heart, for instance, is needed prior to being able to justify it as 'beating'. Time is required to be possible, but requires coordinates of three-dimensional things prior to being able to be meaningful or true. And note th...