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by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Time/ Space: from Hawking back to Einstein / Minkowski.
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Time/ Space: from Hawking back to Einstein / Minkowski.

Minkowski was full of shit and physics hasn't made a lick of sense ever since. Representing time as a spatial dimension orthogonal to the Cartesian 3-space was undoubtedly a clever mathematical trick but it is metaphysically non-kosher nevertheless because Cartesian dimensions are bi-directional. T...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Geometry (a useful fiction)
Replies: 30
Views: 2707

Re: Geometry (a useful fiction)

surreptitious57, I understand you fairly. Yet I somewhat disagree with the argument that suggests no certainty can ever be found. It's circularity is akin to the very problematic interpretations of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem. Should it be 'true' that The interpretation of the following sentence ...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Questions for the friends of qualia.
Replies: 154
Views: 13543

Re: Questions for the friends of qualia.

I think the problem is resolved if we reduce the idea of 'qualia' to how the brain likely stores its data. Although I don't provide a precise means for this inside the brain, it can be described logically by analogy to 'C Computer Language' thing called a structure . To define this, you begin by pre...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Anti-Gun Nuts Need to Learn
Replies: 47
Views: 4082

Re: What Anti-Gun Nuts Need to Learn

If we are to respect any 'constitution' as fixed, does this not also "dictate" how all people from then on are to permanently accept regardless of changing societies? The OP seems to be defending that "originalist" position yet should this not extend to an even earlier constitution by Britain? In ot...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality just a subset of reason?
Replies: 90
Views: 7124

Re: Is morality just a subset of reason?

.... ... With this in mind, one might consider the possibility that the thing we call "morality" is really nothing more than a subset of logic and reason. What do you think about this conclusion? Is this the accurate way of looking at morality, or is there more to it? Moral concepts are derived fro...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.
Replies: 82
Views: 7154

Re: Gravity, Time and Leibniz.

I only read the OP and a few responses so far but feel that I have to interject to respond to the first before I read on as you appear to have gone into some great detail that I might not be able to respond until later. I agree with Obvious Leo that we have to consider a simpler description if one i...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Symbolism, Meaning & Nihilism in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Symbolism, Meaning & Nihilism in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction

Mark Conard reveals the metaphysical truths lurking under the rug in Tarantino’s cult classic. https://philosophynow.org/issues/19/Symbolism_Meaning_and_Nihilism_in_Quentin_Tarantinos_Pulp_Fiction This was a good interpretation. When I originally saw the movie, I liked it for its unusual style and ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi...
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Hi...

Hi Scott, ... I already tried to post on another subject to start but the site timed out on me and my whole post is lost. I assume you mean that when you click the preview or submit button it takes you to the login screen and if you then login you've lost your post. If so then before logging in hit...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi...
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Hi...

I echo the welcome of the others, Scott, and offer a suggestion regarding getting timed out. Simply write your comment as a word document and paste it in when you're ready to post it. I haven't struck such a problem on this site but I've encountered it elsewhere and can fully understand your frustr...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Geometry (a useful fiction)
Replies: 30
Views: 2707

Re: Geometry (a useful fiction)

I began an in-depth post the other day here and lost it all when I was somehow disconnected. Let me try again. First off I have concern with most people today to presume that what we are only able to directly observe through our senses is all we can be certain of. It's nice to see here Obvious Leo w...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi...
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Hi...

Thanks, guys. I'm glad to be here and look forward to some good discussions and debates. That connection issue is becoming commonplace everywhere. My computer system is presumably better than most yet trying to ascertain where the problem lies is difficult even with the extent of learning I have so ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi...
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Hi...

I'm Canadian-born and partially American raised but prefer non-National designations. I'm both partially educated and self-taught in almost every area to a never-ending degree. Philosophically, I'm non-theist, a "gnostic" atheist (meaning I now 'know' and can argue against traditional religious beli...