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by Noax
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Paradox of block universe
Replies: 102
Views: 7885

Re: Paradox of block universe

Secondly, bahman is saying that in a block universe, motion is an illusion. My view is that motion can not be an illusion--the idea of that is incoherent given phenomenal data. I've read parts of the thread, but not all of it. I did not see anything being expressed as an illusion in the post to whi...
by Noax
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: THE MOON
Replies: 63
Views: 6243

Re: THE MOON

Interesting facts then. The far side of the moon is made of different (lighter) stuff that was probably once a second moon that made a soft landing there. It was perhaps more composed of the original object that whacked the Earth and made the moon in the first place. Who knows what natural moon we m...
by Noax
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Paradox of block universe
Replies: 102
Views: 7885

Re: Paradox of block universe

I think we need to define motion then. Motion to me is the change in state of matter from an initial time to a latter time. Think of a point particle for simplicity. The particle exists in position X and does not exist in position Y, at initial time and latter time. The particle does not exist in i...
by Noax
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time does not exist.
Replies: 547
Views: 40473

Re: Time does not exist.

That last sentence makes no sense. I thought it made perfect sense. Earth required time to form, but not the measurement of it. I don't define time as a measurement. The temporal separation between two points in spacetime, just like the spatial separation between two other points in spacetime, are ...
by Noax
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Materialism is logically imposible
Replies: 466
Views: 35185

Re: Materialism is logically imposible

S is initial state of any system under consideration. When you decide to do anything you expect that something happen, that is definition of C. S' in the other hand is what should happen following laws of nature. There is no reason to believe that C should be related to S', but C always is related ...
by Noax
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Materialism is logically imposible
Replies: 466
Views: 35185

Re: Materialism is logically imposible

We seem to be in conflict with our definitions. But C (the law) is not a set of rules that bind nature to their will. It is the distilled human account of it. Account of what? The actual (not fully known) law? To which law does bahman refer? The actual laws of physics or the limited human accounting...
by Noax
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Materialism is logically imposible
Replies: 466
Views: 35185

Re: Materialism is logically imposible

S is initial state of any system under consideration. When you decide to do anything you expect that something happen, that is definition of C. S' in the other hand is what should happen following laws of nature. There is no reason to believe that C should be related to S', but C always is related ...
by Noax
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time does not exist.
Replies: 547
Views: 40473

Re: Time does not exist.

Exist: Have objective reality or being. Time: A measure of relative motion between two object one of them is standard clock and another is subject of study. Time exists then, by these definitions, unless you're the type to assert the clock doesn't exist for whatever reason. Why would you question t...
by Noax
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dualism?
Replies: 152
Views: 13069

Re: Dualism?

I think this is the post that started this incredibly lengthy but slow moving off-topic exchange. I'm going to add to the OP. Not only is mind immaterial, the brain is immaterial as well! There's no such thing as a solid. For those who skipped their science classes, we have the Heisenberg Uncertaint...
by Noax
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dualism?
Replies: 152
Views: 13069

Re: Dualism?

I was thinking about dualism recently and I find it problematic. Lets start with definition of dualism. Dualism is a system of belief which claims that both mind/soul and matter are real. Mind however is not material hence it does not have any location. The problem I am facing is how one can relate...