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by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

You can philosophise from a point of zero knowledge so it is not actually necessary Though its more preferable to have some epistemological foundation to work from No you can't. Schrödinger's default position is "I don't know if the cat is dead or alive". That is zero-knowledge. To philosophize abo...
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Ontology is philosophy / epistemology is science - they are therefore not very compatible So using one to get to the other is not going to work - much better to keep them separate Ontology follows from epistemology. If you want anything to philosophise about - first you need knowledge. ergo. scienc...
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Yer might wanna check that. Oh it's you, Logik. All that Planck scale stuff is about what is measurable, rather than actual. It's epistemology, not ontology. You keep telling me to "check that" but you keep failing to provide any useful feedback. So you are making me dig into your head with questio...
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 61
Views: 603

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

What you call a soup of nonsense is called serious philosophy. And I would say that what you call "serious philosophy" is an oxymoron. What IS a moment in time if not the witnesed events therein? What is 'witnessing' if not sampling and measurement? One duration is of an indeterminate designation. ...
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 37
Views: 476

Re: Robots

I don't think you understand the difference between what I call 'cold logic' and consciousness. Cold logic is what a machine is, just a bunch of on\off switches. Speed it up all you like, it ain't gonna have emotion, it ain't gonna experience the sense of 'touch'.. Emotions are information from var...
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 37
Views: 476

Re: Robots

attofishpi wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:11 pm
A machine could only be considered sentient if it can experience senses such as pain. A machine will never experience emotion\pain. Oh yes, a robot is a machine.
You can't prove to me or anyone else that you experience emotion/pain.

Does that mean we should reject your sentience?
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 294
Views: 3542

Re: The Wrong God

You make inferences about the universe based on the finiteness of my own life? What else would do you base conclusions on, besides your own experience? Oh right, math and logic. I would base my INFERENCE on a statistically significant sample size. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insensitivity_to_samp...
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 62
Views: 483

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

Well, because by definition, "ethics" has to do with how we treat each other, and deciding how to treat each other requires an agreement. No, you are confusing morality with ethics. Morality is the established social norms. What we should do (right) vs what we shouldn't do (wrong). Ethics is the so...
by Logik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Are you superstitious about your birthday?
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Are you superstitious about your birthday?

Silly ritual. I've forgotten my own birthday two years in a row now. Booked things in my calendar - had to cancel them because the family put an effort in organizing a birthday party. I wonder how this "birthday" thing is going to work when we become multi-planetary. Do people on Mars age slower? Do...
by Logik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Another Brick for a Wall...An origin of time and space
Replies: 57
Views: 555

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

As to logic, you clearly hold logic and math as mere 'tools' distinct from reality. They are not distinct from reality. Nothing is distinct from reality - they are parts of reality. They are languages. Invented by humans used for describing reality. You can't have your cake and eat it too. The calc...
by Logik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 240
Views: 2261

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

Speakpigeon wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Sorry, you're not making sense. Infinity doesn't need to be reached. It just needs to be.
Any conception of infinity you come up with is lesser than actual infinity.

You are still stuck with incompleteness.
by Logik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Vortex Math
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Vortex Math

Arising_uk wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 pm
You mean Mandelbrot?
If you are correcting me you understood me ;)
by Logik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 240
Views: 2261

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

Speakpigeon wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:51 pm
I knew you were an idiot.
EB
If an idiot like me could think of something more complex than the brain, that doesn't say a lot about you. Does it?
by Logik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 240
Views: 2261

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

Like what? Can you give an example of something we know exists that's more complex than a human brain? EB You rally can't use your own imagination to come up with something? There are so many trivial examples I'm asking for known facts not imaginary ones. You don't have any fact. Here is a fact: Be...
by Logik
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 240
Views: 2261

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

Er, yeah, and? You know, it's our brain that's complex. Our brain. I would worry if it was the brain of some of our predators. In proportion to the universe - it really isn't all that complex. Like what? Can you give an example of something we know exists that's more complex than a human brain? EB ...