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by davidm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

More on this subject from Petkov (I don’t think I’ve linked this before): Relativity, Dimensionality and Existence Noax, I’m not sure how your analysis changes anything. We can forget all about motion and just note that there are two observers, each of whom counts herself as stationary and their clo...
by davidm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

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 davidm
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

]I want to test the water temperature. A moment later I put my hand in water, and a moment later, I realize the water is cold. That is an experiment done in a 3-D model. It is something that happens. It was a valid thing to do. It's how most things are still framed today. Nowhere in that test was a...
by davidm
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

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 davidm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

ken wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:48 am

Do you expect the theory of special relativity is a FAlSE theory?
It has always been a false theory, just not for the reasons that you think. Newtonian mechanics, quantum mechanics and general relativity are also false theories, just not for the reasons that you think.
by davidm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

: P1. Hitler was a vegetarian. P2. But Hitler was a bad man. C. Therefore, vegetarianism is bad. Is that, to you, really an ad hominem? Yes, Ken, that's really an ad hom. That specifically is what an ad hom is -- that some argument is wrong because of a personal characteristic of one making the arg...
by davidm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 395
Views: 40167

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

You have made MANY false accusations against me and my character over the years, Nick... and I've always pointed them out to you. Could you point out to me one such incident that occurred here at PhiNow, Lacewing? I'd like to judge it for myself. It may be that you were mistaken. Who the fuck do yo...
by davidm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

From the above link: Physicists do sometimes talk about motion in spacetime, e.g., "a particle moves along a geodesic" or the more subtle "a particle follows a geodesic." But that is a jargon that confuses non-experts. Experts, starting from Hermann Minkowski (Einstein's mathematics professor), know...
by davidm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

For any who might be interested in discussing the philosophy of relativity theory and of spacetime, here might be a springboard for that discussion.
by davidm
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Devolution of the Modern Mind
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: The Devolution of the Modern Mind

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” ~ Socrates Have you noticed that great ideas which connect us psychologically to the source of our existence are denied as politically incorrect since someone will be insulted. No, I haven't noticed this. A serio...
by davidm
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

Have ALL of the known possible different frames, and all the actual amount of differing frames imaginable, been considered in this absolute statement of yours here? Or is it more like this is what you presume would happen? Here again you demonstrate your obdurate ignorance of science, no matter how...
by davidm
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

If that has NOT yet been shown and thus proven and/or evidenced, through tests and/or experiments, then HOW do you KNOW that this would, of course, happen? It HAS been shown through tests and experiments -- as has been shown to you. See above. If you're asking for an experiment in which a human sub...
by davidm
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 135419

Re: Relativity?

But just because you, and others, believe and say "all physical process run slow" that does NOT mean that it is true, right, and correct. Especially since that belief is based solely on a couple of examples of when it was said "a clock has run slow" with speed. :lol: A couple? Did you read this pag...
by davidm
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Feminism is About Putting Women Back in the Kitchen
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Re: Feminism is About Putting Women Back in the Kitchen

I think it's time to think of women as human beings, same as men in their humanity, and treat them as such. This is what feminists are and have ever been about. Thanks -1-. Exactly. The misogyny on this forum is very odd at times. It seems there is some expression of repression going on. Feminism i...