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by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

WHAT IS the ACTUAL 'evidence' that space is expanding? What would you accept as sufficient evidence for the expansion of space? FIRST, I would ACCEPT a definition of WHAT 'space' IS, to them. WHICH IS WHAT I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN ASKING FOR. SECOND, I would ACCEPT ANY evidence of HOW 'space' could exp...
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Limits of Morality
Replies: 89
Views: 3212

Re: The Limits of Morality

according to the covenant (agreement) of the ten commandment it is agreed that Thou shall not kill by those in the agreement, then when the agreement was established by the power of the Lord God of Israel and the children of Israel. so to an Israelite of the day he was bond to this law, but no one ...
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 217
Views: 1775

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

Space to me means the distance between objects of matter ranging from the sub atomic particles of matter all the way up to planets stars and galaxies I agree with this definition and will add to it by saying that space [ spacetime to be more accurate since space and time are interconnected ] is a d...
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 55
Views: 667

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

Age wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:39 pm
HOW are men and women supposedly very, VERY different creatures?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscie ... ifferences
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_diffe ... psychology
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

Age wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:55 pm
WHAT IS the ACTUAL 'evidence' that space is expanding?
What would you accept as sufficient evidence for the expansion of space?
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

But you have NEVER ask any such question like this, to me. Liar. WHEN evidence is provided, then OBVIOUSLY that would suffice. The litmus test for dogmatism goes like this: What would you consider to be valid and sufficient evidence that demonstrates the wrongness of your view? I am quite literally...
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 55
Views: 667

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

Dude... when you decide you want to get married (you need a decent job and some money saved up, BTW, before you even think about it). Remember, a good marriage works like this.... When it comes to the really important things in your relationship, in your married lives together - not the little, inc...
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

Not sure how the pursuit of knowledge by empirical means can ever become metaphysical Given that the scientific method is as far removed from metaphysics as it is possible to be The fundamental problem with empiricism is the Ceteris paribus principle. Outside of a lab all things are most definitely...
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

surreptitious57 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:36 am
Maybe it doesnt exist but it is an ideal that should be strived for as much as possible
For better knowledge produces better models which in turn provide more knowledge
And when you take the pursuit a little too seriously you end up like Age.

Drowning in the metaphysical swamp.
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

This is the natural default position where knowledge in general is concerned But is it not possible that falsification is arrived at whenever knowledge is absolutely true ? And what about knowledge arrived at through deduction - is that not also absolutely true ? Why is 'absolute truth' so damn imp...
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

Age wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:54 am
That is the whole point, there is NO evidence in that book.
Every time I ask you what 'evidence' is you keep dodging the question.

If you don't state your own expectations how is anybody supposed to meet them?
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science vs. Meaning
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Science vs. Meaning

uwot wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:01 am
Empirical evidence, me old china. Ya only hafta read some of the guff that is written.
The standards for "evidence" are ambiguous across different scientific disciplines to say the least.

Some admit more noise than signal. This xkcd comes to mind: https://xkcd.com/927/
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science vs. Meaning
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Science vs. Meaning

uwot wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Check out this forum, at least half the contributors jump straight to 'meaning' with no idea about facts.
Well... what do you mean by "facts" ? ;)
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 55
Views: 667

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

When did collective blame/guilt ever solve anything?
by Logik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 775
Views: 6483

Re: Einstein on the train

Most atheists are agnostic atheists - they dont think God exists but are not absolutely certain As opposed to gnostic atheists - who also dont think God exists but are absolutely certain [ even though they can not be ] The agnostic / gnostic distinction also applies to theists though there are more...