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by Scott Mayers
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1028

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: 1028

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: 53
Views: 1194

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: 1028

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: 1028

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...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1028

Re: Physical question

Please read more carefully. Mutation does not occur after DNA is set. I am not a biochemist; but I know that if a mutation occurs then special cells or proteins hunt that mutation down and kill it. People or animals or plants don't change their DNA after it's set. Whatever the proper expression is ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Political Thought Experiment 1.0 ...
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Political Thought Experiment 1.0 ...

Pretend that each and every person is ideally 'equal' beings in some genetic way such that the particular bodies we live in are like mere 'skins' that are environmental avatars we are arbitrarily placed into. Then everything else other than this 'equal' meaning is 'environmental'. Given the environm...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1028

Re: Physical question

Hrvoje, I'd need a lot of time to invest in determining the value of the resources you gave me to look at. But I'm guessing that it may probably only add superfluous information for me that turns out to be unnecessary. A lot of these logic-related discussions are reinventions or reinterpretations up...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?

3 is a magic number according to School house rock. There’s a song. Three is culturally significant across the world. 1/3 is an infinite number. 3/4 is the time signature for most lullabies in European music and the sexy waltz. Should we be paying more attention to the third? I’m not really sure ho...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 4908

Re: Do humans have a soul?

... So the mind is not the soul, and the [soul] is not the mind. The mind is under our soul. What do you think bout those thinkings? Best greetings Dominik "Soul" etymologically relates to "sole" (and "sol" in general) and means (or is intended to mean or have meant), "That one thing that collectiv...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1028

Re: Physical question

Is there an analogy, and is there a difference, between the ability to perform a task based on stored information, that can be called knowledge, and the ability to perform work based on stored work, that can be called energy? Hi Hrvoje, I'm trying to make sense more precisely of what you are gettin...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Universal Basic Income plan
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Universal Basic Income plan

(1) But one concern against it is that if people get what the 'need', they have no incentive as a force to motivate people to bother looking for work at all. there are so many assumptions here i dont even know where to start is it solely fear of want that makes people look for work? in some cases p...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.
Replies: 59
Views: 962

Re: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.

There is no direct quote. Thanks to all who tried to help. Where does the quote come from would be helpful to know? ..assuming it was/is a quote? . Can't a man have a thought to himself? What is this barrage of interrogation? Have I ever asked you "why did you say this" or "why did you ask that que...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

All religions begin with the notion of real pain, suffering, and death as its initial motivating factors. The uncaring reality of Nature itself makes us question how or why this should be when we seem to favor pleasure, comfort, and life. Then we use humanly entertaining means to express what was or...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.
Replies: 59
Views: 962

Re: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.

I may have been too wordy in my previous topic start. Please note: What I am after is information on the specific bible quote that a. Says that man was given free will by god or else b. says something that christians interpret directly from, and use as a reference, to support they believe god gave ...