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by Scott Mayers
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Models versus Reality...
Replies: 297
Views: 16900

Re: Models versus Reality...

Cladking, "Closure" is a concept from logic which has similar related terms like, "finite", as an older related term. The concept describes how something is complete, finished, or understood similarly to a noun. By contrast, "non-closure" refers to something incomplete and acts without an end, as a ...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Models versus Reality...
Replies: 297
Views: 16900

Re: Models versus Reality...

Scott. Please don't bother offering me any further lectures on logic while you continue to claim that something can come from nothing and the only way to explain the existence of our universe is by assuming the existence of an infinite number of universes which this one is not. Your privileged to y...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: My Theory (only a summary intro)...
Replies: 1
Views: 459

My Theory (only a summary intro)...

I have a theory to which I'm going to publish an intro here. This is actually what I responded on YouTube to a Lawrence Krauss video from here: Lawrence Krauss and Neil deGrasse Tyson "Existence of Nothing!" [FULL DEBATE] . I did not intend to give much away but don't know if I'll be able to complet...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Models versus Reality...
Replies: 297
Views: 16900

Re: Models versus Reality...

You keep begging the stupidity of math and logic here as functionally unmeaningful here, Leo. When did I say that? When did I even ONCE insinuate that math and logic were in any way related? You miss the point here, Leo. I was't even concerned whether you relate math to logic but was being inclusiv...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Models versus Reality...
Replies: 297
Views: 16900

Re: Models versus Reality...

You keep begging the stupidity of math and logic here as functionally unmeaningful here, Leo. If you don't find such thinking rational, you can't expect value of using it to defend your own position. If numbers, math, models, laws, or any logical means are allowed, why should anyone trust what you h...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:52 pm
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: 7126

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

What's wrong with using math on this site? ... Nothing, if it's being used to prove a philosophical point but what is being done here is Mathematics and not Philosophy of Mathematics and there are many sites set-up just for such things so why post incorrectly, especially in a purported philosophy f...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15588

Re: Questions we'll never solve

Scott. I have no idea what you're asking of me. If you're asking do I accept that the universe was in existence long before I was then the answer is YES, I already suspected as much. Are you sure that's a useful question to ask in an adult conversation? Austin. Welcome to the discussion. May the wi...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15588

Re: Questions we'll never solve

Cladking,

You need to do a lot of homework on evolution.

I have a hard time making sense of you here on this topic. I'm guessing your reference to a general form is about a concern whether species could evolve from a single source but is misplaced.
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15588

Re: Questions we'll never solve

I'm lost on your words with certain clarity but notice you seem to think 'fitness' means that which is optimal and improved. Evolution's 'fitness' means a match to ones environment. In other words given the environment of a church, a lone atheist has less of a chance to 'fit' in that community, get...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do mammals get bored?
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

Re: Do mammals get bored?

I, as a mammal, am personally getting bored of this conversation now as I don't see what it is intending to mean without actually being inside the mind of other non-human mammals, animals, or others. But my guess is that the intent of this was to attempt to distinguish some significance or supremac...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do mammals get bored?
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

Re: Do mammals get bored?

I, as a mammal, am personally getting bored of this conversation now as I don't see what it is intending to mean without actually being inside the mind of other non-human mammals, animals, or others. But my guess is that the intent of this was to attempt to distinguish some significance or supremacy...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Questions we'll never solve
Replies: 233
Views: 15588

Re: Questions we'll never solve

Philosophers are seekers of truth, and so we have no real fear of encountering Dennet’s universal acid that can eat away our notions. I don't believe this is true. So long as they only have to believe in nonsense like survival of the fittest or that the human species is infected by ideas that sprea...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do mammals get bored?
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

Re: Do mammals get bored?

The literal brain size is NOT the factor. It is the relative brain size to the size of the animal (I believe by weight but can't recall immediately). Our "Nature of Things" with David Suzuki did a recent doc regarding birds compared to dogs compared to apes compared to man. It is amazing how well b...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do mammals get bored?
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

Re: Do mammals get bored?

Okay. Let's ask another question. Do you think a cow sits around in a field, counting the hours, thinking how she'd like to be sitting in Paris restaurant, chowing down on a human in a twisted version of Singer's exemption? There is no comparison between the tedium a human feels, to that of a lower...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do mammals get bored?
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

Re: Do mammals get bored?

The literal brain size is NOT the factor. It is the relative brain size to the size of the animal (I believe by weight but can't recall immediately). Our "Nature of Things" with David Suzuki did a recent doc regarding birds compared to dogs compared to apes compared to man. It is amazing how well bi...