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by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

...are you really that stupid or ignorant enough NOT to be able to recognize that I am NOT yet able to communicate properly? I have noticed. It's not the communication that is an issue, it is that you are not able or willing to learn. Maybe I am learning. I am just NOT learning what you want Me to ...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

Ken wrote: An absolute truth is that even if every thing is accepting of and in agreement on some thing, which is the closest to knowing the Truth (or Universal Truth), then it is still better to NOT believe that as being true, because if you were doing that, then you are NOT open to being able to ...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

Can you show how some things can not ever be known Knowledge can only be acquired in life as nothing can be known after death Again, another annoying trait of human beings, looking at things from only their own personal perspective, or a select few. When will human beings finally grow up and stop t...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

Under the 3D model, two events are not ambiguously ordered. If one frame orders them differently, that frame is not the preferred one and it orders events incorrectly. Two events simultaneous in that frame are not in fact simultaneous, and thus there are no future events that exists. The frames tha...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

I have some questions about your latest posts but since you brought up hard determinism I wanted to segue briefly into that. Soft determinism is a species of determinism also known as compatiblism (free will is not just consistent with determinism, it actually requires it). Hard determinism, roughl...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

Conclusion: the future exists, along with the present and past. Let my try again, and simplify. I had to sit down a bit and see I had made it too complicated. Under the 4D model, the model is eternalism, and thus already completely deterministic since there is not a division between that which has ...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

Also, with respect to your interpretation of Einstein's train thought experiment, I'm not sure how or why you are saying (if you are saying) that this differs from the standard interpretation? OK, I can go over it in that light. When the train moves in such a way that the observer on the train and ...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

I expect a 3D view from a layman, but I think it is pretty pathetic that physicists understand spacetime but don't actually think it is a thing. Why do think it is pretty pathetic to think that 'spacetime' is not an actual thing? What do think those human beings labelled "physicists" understand 'sp...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

I can, but at most one of the inertial frames can be the correct one, and the entire experiment must be conveyed from that frame. Light speed is not constant, but the moving observer can't tell because his clock is not accurately measuring time. How do you propose 'time' is accurately measured? Can...
by ken
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

Look at Einstein’s original train thought experiment. An observer sits on a train equidistant between the front and back of the moving train. An observer is on the ground. When the train moves in such a way that the observer on the train and the observer on the ground are able to look at each other...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

I am interested in the necessity of the reality of something beyond just a mathematical model. It seems that this would be a philosophical point yet Minkowski says that experiments would be impossible if spacetime where not really 4D. Is there an alternative to the block universe view? Wherein it i...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

General Relativity falsified Universal Gravitation when it was used to explain the 43 arc second discrepancy in the orbit of Mercury But UG can still be used as a reliable theory for objects significantly less massive than planets like balls dropping to the ground for example. And so just because a...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

You and others propose things as definitive truths You and others do NOT know if those things are definitely true Therefore what you and others propose are NOT yet definitive truths Science is primarily an inductive discipline and so does not reference definitive truth as it deals in falsification ...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

I shall be very interested to see how you try and unite General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics That is very easy indeed So can you please demonstrate it as you have not done so since you actually made the claim What do you think or believe is the reason they are not already united? I wish to see ...
by ken
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 91685

Re: Relativity?

surreptitious57 wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:01 am
ken wrote:
How do you KNOW that a true vacuum does not exist anywhere
They can exist though only for an infinitesimal period of time because of the manifestation
of quantum fluctuations in empty space [ virtual particles ] due to the Uncertainty Principle
How do you KNOW this?