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Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

### Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

In math, this is called "bound". The sentence, 0 < x < 1, is an 'open' interval that contains an infinite number of real numbers between 0 and 1 but does not define the points 0 and 1. This is a finite 'outer' boundary but an infinite number of reals 'inside'. You are preaching to an ultrafinitist ...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

### Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

That the discrete finite worlds can be treated as those dragons outside (larger) or inside (smaller) are also infinite concepts, this image conveys the idea they were expressing. What? A finite OUTSIDE but an infinite inside? How does that work?!? The paradox of using the transporter from Star Trek...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 37
Views: 474

### Re: Robots

Do you honestly think hooking up a bunch of super computers that can mimic (simulate) the actions of synapses within the human body (brain included) will provide an entity - a robot interfaced - with that sense? I don't know what 'THAT sense" is and you can't tell me! I have absolutely no idea how ...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

### Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Oh...and you can in fact add the 'imaginary' numbers for the complexity of a totality that contains all that is both real and not real. If there is no 'outside' to Totality, then not-Totality == some-Totality ....and what is non-real, relative to any part of Totality is just a part of it too. If fa...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

### Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

I picked this partular "Ouroboros" because it shows loops inside of loops. Also, the length of the dragon can be interpreted infinitesimally: like the infinite real numbers that exist bound between ANY two real numbers. Loops inside of loops need not be infinite. You are welcome to interpret the le...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

### Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

The following was how others in the even ancient times relayed this possibility. The Steady State model was similarly thought of after watching a Twilight Zone movie/show of having the end its beginning. Another good one that is hard to notice unless you are a careful listener, is Pink Floyd's "The...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space
Replies: 56
Views: 547

### Re: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space

Scott Mayers wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:19 pm
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The problem of induction in one, single diagram.
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Surprise!

Infinitists value consistency over precision.
Turkeys value precision over consistency.
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space
Replies: 56
Views: 547

### Re: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space

diminish_size_003.gif Is this 'model' merely an art piece that has no relevance to reality? Is that 'vanishing' point merely an artistic invention when understood as a map of how we perceive something? Could you even FIND a real 'proof' empirically that the point represents an 'origin' if you were ...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 37
Views: 474

### Re: Robots

No its not. The sense of 'touch' is only capable via an entity capable of consciousness - even if at its most fundamental definition. Who cares about definitions? I don't. If it's ONLY true by definition it's called a truism. Truisms are uninformative. A monkey and a robot put out there hand onto a...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space
Replies: 56
Views: 547

### Re: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space

Pragamatically, most of us here wouldn't be here asking questions of reality if we could already get what we want for merely thinking it. There is nothing we can do here outside of 'thought experiments'. OK. Double-down on your confirmation bias then. And you've expressed and proven logically and e...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space
Replies: 56
Views: 547

### Re: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space

No, I just don't approve of "Lego" constructs with an anonymous name and avatar that appears labeled as " logik " expressing how I cannot 'prove' anything logically here for not being able to present something empirical for it. :roll: If you disrespect philosophy logic, how can I prove or disprove ...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space
Replies: 56
Views: 547

### Re: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space

@logik, I don't believe you are intending to be real here. If you won't ask those questions, I have no more reason to discuss anything with you. Thank you. I am as real as it gets. If my realness triggers your cognitive dissonance - so be it. You are free to choose dogma as much as you are free to ...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 293
Views: 3532

### Re: The Wrong God

Nope, death is not conclusion. Samsara just keeps on rolling, as long as karmic tendencies (identification with thoughts/sensations) remain. And we're approaching a HUGE phase shift into a new cycle. All the more reason you need to learn to think then? :) If you are going to be here for a LOOOOOONG...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

### Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

A position can be hypothetical without actually being a knowledge claim And without actual evidence to support it any knowledge claim is invalid OK, but you are (hypothetically) saying is that IF you were able to (hypothetically) obtain the evidence then you would hold that position. Fine. In the m...
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Vortex Math
Replies: 7
Views: 125

### Re: Vortex Math

If I was I wouldn't have used a question mark. I was reasonably sure but mathematics is a big far away place to me. :) You made a plausible guess ( Manderbolt ~ Mandelbrot), made a bet (asked me if I was mistaken) and you landed on the money. But you were on the money without having to ask. You gue...