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by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Questions for the friends of qualia.
Replies: 154
Views: 13473

Re: Questions for the friends of qualia.

I am saying that knowing the structure ( pattern of neurons firing) that cause one to visualize a triangle is not the same as knowing what a triangle is. * For example, the logical structure of the writing in a book corresponds to the logical structure of the subject it is explaining. However, pron...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Cosmic-scale thought experiment about time
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Cosmic-scale thought experiment about time

I'm still reading but it appears as nothing new. The photon (as a string of a wave quantified) that has a direct effect on the screen where it's center hits the screen. It goes through both slits because the 'width' of the photon is actually large enough to go through both yet gets split by the barr...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Karen Armstrong
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Karen Armstrong

She's cool. What precisely were you thinking about her views? I rarely think we agree to all of a person's specific views.
by Scott Mayers
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: At what point do robots become self-aware?
Replies: 105
Views: 11294

Re: At what point do robots become self-aware?

Indeed so much is obvious, but since we do not consider a degree of awareness related to the degree of emotionality, I do not think that a machine would have to exhibit any emotion to be considered 'aware'. So, for example a cold hearted killer would not thought to be less aware than an emotionally...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: At what point do robots become self-aware?
Replies: 105
Views: 11294

Re: At what point do robots become self-aware?

I began answering but found it is too deep to simply answer without everyone understanding computer architecture, programming, and cellular biology including neurology. For a very simplistic answer, robots require drive programs that define emotions (and moral values as a component 'emotions') and ...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On friendship.
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: On friendship.

Aristotle notices that we try to avoid our benefactors because we are reminded that we owe them a debt. While benefactors look for the company of the benefected because they expect from them some reward for their good deeds. This would mean that friendship is an exchange of services and a deal. Thi...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: At what point do robots become self-aware?
Replies: 105
Views: 11294

Re: At what point do robots become self-aware?

On the last point of multi-processors, this may be hard to understand without investigating consciousness. While the electronics and programming will likely eventually mimic consciousness, if each 'cell' is virtualized through linear programming, while it may 'feel' as a component through different ...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: At what point do robots become self-aware?
Replies: 105
Views: 11294

Re: At what point do robots become self-aware?

I began answering but found it is too deep to simply answer without everyone understanding computer architecture, programming, and cellular biology including neurology. For a very simplistic answer, robots require drive programs that define emotions (and moral values as a component 'emotions') and a...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality just a subset of reason?
Replies: 90
Views: 7095

Re: Is morality just a subset of reason?

Morality is merely a practical construct but is relative to the entity (animal/human/??) using it. Humans are indistinguishable by nature's perspective itself to any other thing in nature. Since nature even allows one chemical to alter another, any given human acts as one macro-complex molecule. As ...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.
Replies: 82
Views: 7100

Re: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.

Sorry, but I believe there is certain physical limit in real time scale. Causal time is grained... Nobody has yet noticed half the elementary particle ... and hard to believe that it was created in the zero moment ... http://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7545 Both are true. Nature ha...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.
Replies: 82
Views: 7100

Re: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.

.... But you asserted before that you believe in an absolute minimal time quantity you referred to as the Planck Interval. This, I've proven to you, is NOT an absolute minimal time quantity. It is only a created standard unit that they can base comparisons on a quantum level without having to use a...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.
Replies: 82
Views: 7100

Re: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.

Thinking about the apple falling to the ground from the tree gives the impression that gravity is attractive but when you turn it around and think of the Earth dilating out to the apple you see that the force of gravity is repulsive. I see space as the present moment we all share as we ride this gr...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.
Replies: 82
Views: 7100

Re: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.

Note that SR only accepts an absolute of the dimension of time as a whole but does not imply in any way any minimal unit of any 'time interval'. Agreed. SR cannot describe a quantised reality and neither can GR. This is irreducibly a function of Newton's classical mathematical tools of the calculus...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.
Replies: 82
Views: 7100

Re: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.

to which spatial expansion itself gives rise to 'new' information being added to reality Newtonian reductionist determinism cannot generate new information. Chaotic determinism, however, generates self-organising complexity simply because it cannot do otherwise ,as observed in the 2 -slit experimen...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.
Replies: 82
Views: 7100

Re: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.

You perceive gravity as to Einstein's GR description in that the warping of space => gravity => a 'force' to derive cause for material change => time. Specifically I'm saying that the "warping of space" is a metaphor for expressing the inconstant speed of time, which as everybody knows is gravity-d...