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by Scott Mayers
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 60
Views: 1974

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

Just in case no one has pointed this out already ... there is a difference between scientific fact and truth. Science doesn’t deal in ‘truths’. So-called ‘absolute truths’ exist within set limits. In arithmetic 1+1=2 is TRUE. Please note I am referring to the abstract set rules of arithmetic NOT th...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Scott - The context was directly above my initial question on the previous page. You’re just avoiding answering me. Why? If you don’t wish to answer fair enough, but don’t play games with me or I’ll just ignore you. My qualm is the clarity of the sentence. Why ‘remotely’ and why ‘in some way’. If t...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

What does this mean: If we can even remotely think of something certain, it has to relate to everything in some way. [Please quote the whole context. I write on many different posts and in different forums and often write sentences that necessitate others or are in response to others. Also context ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 60
Views: 1974

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

Just in case no one has pointed this out already ... there is a difference between scientific fact and truth. Science doesn’t deal in ‘truths’. So-called ‘absolute truths’ exist within set limits. In arithmetic 1+1=2 is TRUE. Please note I am referring to the abstract set rules of arithmetic NOT th...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

I Like Sushu wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:42 am
Scott Mayers wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:23 am
But I'm getting off topic. I agree in essence to what you mean. If we can even remotely think of something certain, it has to relate to everything in some way.
Does that actually mea anything? Are you a fan of Derrida by any chance?
?who?
by Scott Mayers
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

It's an alright claim and I share some aspects of it. My ontology assumes that the Absolutes Nothing, Something (any finite), and the Infinite, where 'infinite' means any X such that X is assigned as X to the power of infinity. [This is to cover any number of infinites or infinitesimals. For this to...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

On original concepts about 'solids', this was literally treated as distinct from the complementary concept, "fluid" and what the ancients often would think of in terms of 'certainty' versus uncertainty. The concept of 'chaos' (== gas) was the 'waters above' in the Bible versus the literal fluid of w...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Bharatwaj Iyer examines substance with the help of Hume & Vedantic philosophy. https://philosophynow.org/issues/132/Some_Solid_Ideas Plato, Hume, and Kant thrust more wrong ideas into the corpus of philosophy than any others. The world of philosophy still suffers from the infection of Platonic real...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1431

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

gaffo wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:57 am
osgart wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 9:01 pm

If consciousness is fundamental then an eternal source of it exists
not if you are a Solipsist.
Or did you mean to say, "...if I'm a solipsist!" :lol:
by Scott Mayers
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

The lossless compression I am most impressed with is the one by which the whole organism gets encoded within one molecule (of DNA). OK, maybe all information is not there, maybe some portion of that valuable information is in the ribosomes, RNA polymerase, chaperones, and elsewhere, and it never or...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

... I believe the purpose of use is more nefarious and, as I already said, possibly fraudulent. It's interest by large organizations is more likely about encryption/decryption purposes uniquely, and how this can be used to both spy on the 'enemy' and to determine how to hide better FROM their 'enem...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

I already looked at the literal architecture designs and KNOW that these are artificial.... I have no idea what you mean by 'artificial'. It solves 2048 Qubit NP-hard/NP-complete problems in O(1) e.g constant time. You can't DO that with a classical computer, no matter how you cool it. That's all t...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 60
Views: 1974

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

It seems to me that proof of absolute truth is of major importance to epistemology. So, when I heard Robert Sapolsky lectures on youtube, I was surprised to find that, in scientific literature there is a constant. That constant is error. Sapolsky doesn't study physics nor chemistry, but rather, the...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

So while we may be able to simulate machines that act as though they are in superposition (quantum computation solves multiple problems simultaneously), we may not actually be able to make such a machine. Such machine can and has been made. https://www.dwavesys.com/quantum-computing They currently ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

It is interesting that in a few emails that I managed to exchange with David Deutsch, in one of them he also wrote me about quines. I think that was the nearest experience of direct communication with a genius that I managed to achieve so far in my life. The point of his mentioning was somewhat dif...