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by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

But without that context of understanding, if the question was ' Why is there a universe of any kind (including DNA) ?' then any answer would be metaphysical. But it would not be 'random', it would just be unknowable. Londoner's concept of randomness is so confused I already asked my money back fro...
by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

I am, unless it's yanklish, and that's not genuine mistakes but deliberate bastardisation. Just being helpful. I'm sorry that English is so widely spoken that you lost control of it. We have the same problem with Portuguese. British English is as correct as American English, South African English, ...
by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

davidm wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:41 pm
Do you enjoy having a thick head? Just see my most recent post!
Not understanding your contradictions means thick head?
by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:30 pm
'You're' = you are.
Right. A lapsus calami. I thought English speakers were more tolerant. Latin language speakers are quite intolerant with any mistake, however small, but are getting better.
by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

But without that context of understanding, if the question was ' Why is there a universe of any kind (including DNA) ?' then any answer would be metaphysical. But it would not be 'random', it would just be unknowable. Well, you're discourse is all metaphysical indeed. After reading you, I'm not sur...
by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Euromillions has non-random rules. Filling in a Euromillions can be non-random. Winning it is random. There no choice you can win it non-randomly whatever you do. The winner could have learned the numbers from a dream. Matching the prize was random anyway, unless a connection could be established b...
by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Your examples are fine. If I want to call someone and don't know his mobile number, here I can compose a 9-digit number starting in 9 and try it. I have non-random rules so I won't compose an 8-digit number. But my result will be random anyway and it'll be very hard matching the number I need. Sure...
by PauloL
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

thedoc wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 am
Evolution is non-random, OK.
I ask 2 questions, you give half an answer. Are you a politico?
by PauloL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

davidm wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:25 pm
No, it doesn't. This has been explained to you over and over again.
What then are the assumptions of a non-random process for you? That was never explained. You only impose opinions without explaining.
by PauloL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Doesn't prove or demonstrate anything, except that it happened. Being non-random doesn't presuppose anything, especially not a driving force, it just happened that way. Evolution doesn't have any vision, evolution is just a reaction to the environment. Doc, something that just happened that way is ...
by PauloL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Right to Bear Arms
Replies: 107
Views: 11543

Re: Right to Bear Arms

Greta wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:55 pm
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by PauloL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 104
Views: 35455

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Viveka wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:39 pm

In other words practically every mode of thought can be under the auspices of Phlosophy. :)
Of course. Why not?
by PauloL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:24 pm

Have you been taking 'English' lessons from Walker?
I beg your pardon?
by PauloL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?
Replies: 964
Views: 89721

Re: The Theory of Evolution - perfect?

Breathable for who, organisms that could not survive in an oxygen rich atmosphere, didn't and the atmosphere did favor other organisms. It's all a craps shoot, but it's not random, and it wasn't visionary. Breathable for us, and not only us. Something non-random presupposes some force, even if only...
by PauloL
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 104
Views: 35455

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Psychology IS philosophy except it has the Scientific Method as part of its philosophy. Certainly you wouldn't say that philosophy is separate from science. That's a hard question. Psychology is out of Philosophy exactly because it uses the Scientific Method, something Philosophy isn't supposed to ...