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by Noax
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 4278

Re: Failure of Relativism

No, I kinda (?) meant what you meant, this apparent anthropocentrism, which I think may actually be a misplaced Eastern-type subjectivity. OK, We're sort of on the same page here then. I consider it more of an offense to science to be able to affect the past than the offense of having a way that th...
by Noax
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 4278

Re: Failure of Relativism

My stance is 'time' is relative to humans. Pretty strange stance. When is 'a century before humans'? Where is the origin of this system? It is acceptable to deliberate [philosophically] on the topics of metaphysics, i.e. specifically something beyond physics. But one of the topics of ontology [in t...
by Noax
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does time work?
Replies: 74
Views: 7086

Re: How does time work?

I could compress Earth into a black hole, toss in the other planets and about 60 more solar systems worth of planets... Let me know when you plan to do this. I'll make sure I'm down the pub. https://xkcd.com/1680/ There is actually little connection between acceleration and kinetic energy because t...
by Noax
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 4278

Re: Failure of Relativism

Note what is 'billion years ago' is relative to humans. Point is there is an infusion of relativity everywhere thus no stand point for an absolute independence, i.e. no God's eye view for humans. The time is not necessarily relative to humans, but the moon then is. I can say 'the moon at time bang+...
by Noax
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 4278

Re: Failure of Relativism

If ancient moon exists to dinosaurs, then it is still relative, i.e. relative to dinosaurs and dinosaurs are relative to us. Yes to all. By ancient moon, I mean the one of a billion years ago, just to pick something specific. Now are you so sure the dinosaurs are seeing the 'moon' exactly like huma...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form
Replies: 65
Views: 3570

Re: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form

I hate to butt in and especially counter what wtf is saying concerning a subject about which I know far less, but every definition I can find says that the radian is a measurement of an angle, not a length measurement of any kind. Most definitely. The Wiki page on the sine function starts by saying...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 4278

Re: Failure of Relativism

The Moon was "objectively" there before any human existed and could think about it. However, that Moon from the past and the present me are fundamentally non-separable. I don't find these fundamentally non-separable. Sure, the ancient moon exists to me, but I don't exist to it. It seems to be a one...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 4278

Re: Failure of Relativism

All meanings and things are interdependent with the human conditions [i.e. relative] as opposed to Philosophical Realism. If it not relative then we have independent reality, i.e. I consider myself to be a relativist, but certainly not in this way. Humans just seem to be a different arrangement of ...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form
Replies: 65
Views: 3570

Re: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form

… Mine was awful too, a screechy old woman who I thought was saying "Piece of oh, piece of oh," when she was actually saying "P-sub-0." Har! Har! That reminds me about when as a mature student fresh out of Poly with a Philosophy degree I blagged my way into Imperial College to do an Msc in Foundati...
by Noax
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form
Replies: 65
Views: 3570

Re: The Foundation of the "degree" as relation of Geometric Form

I hate to butt in and especially counter what wtf is saying concerning a subject about which I know far less, but every definition I can find says that the radian is a measurement of an angle, not a length measurement of any kind. A radian is a natural measure of the circumference of a circle. Namel...
by Noax
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does time work?
Replies: 74
Views: 7086

Re: How does time work?

Yes, but E=mc2. How is that relevant? ... F=mA seems valid even under relativity. Well yes, but relativity is just a model that deals with convenient variables like force, mass and acceleration. From an engineering point of view, how do you build a space station that can go round the Earth 4 or 5 t...
by Noax
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: reality answered
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: reality answered

(I'm kind of bummed out now. I had every intention of giving a flippant answer.) :( Might as well give it. I don't think Zuber has 3 years of patience waiting for the first reply to his only post ever. Reality is predictable, coherent, not chaos. The evidence is everywhere. Well, they're pretty muc...
by Noax
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 62
Views: 2804

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Memory is purely a living entities domain. Fossils are not a memory, they are a history. Fine. Then what I do is also retain a history, even if I'm not conscious of the memories. I need a word to describe the same thing (information stored for a duration) in both places, because they're the same th...
by Noax
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw
Replies: 62
Views: 2804

Re: The 'simulation hypothesis' title major flaw

Reality has a projection within itself, surely you cannot disagree with this. Consciousness is a unique configuration of reality, in that as a receiver of the projection it has the ability to receive, decipher, and logically comprehend the information received. " A projection"? " the projection"? ....
by Noax
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does time work?
Replies: 74
Views: 7086

Re: How does time work?

Acceleration is a function of force and mass, not energy. F=mA, or A=F/m. Yes, but E=mc2. How is that relevant? Does it invalidate F=mA? Doesn't seem to on cursory inspection, but I wonder. In an inertial frame where Earth is moving at .86c along the orbital axis of the ISS, 4x the force on the ISS...