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by Skepdick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

Right; that is a fact of QFT; Newtonian and Aristotelian physics too as it happens. It is not a fact of GR and crucially it is not a fact of macroscopic experimental results. Precisely my point. The facts of GR and QFT (and Newtonian/Aristotelian mechanics) with respect to time are mutually incompa...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 71
Views: 1824

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

My answer would be "No." It's the best definition we've got, and fits the tradition descriptively very well. It does? If philosophers pursue truth/wisdom then how come most of them are so dumb in practice? Factually wrong. Erroneous. Off track. What is my "error" exactly? Why is it an "error"? No, ...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: FT

Well that's as far as I need to bother going with you Skepdick. Whatever you are doing, obviously I am not wrong for disagreeing with you even if you are right, so the rest is moot. I didn't ask you to go EVEN that far. I simply asked you to explain to me the mechanism by which one fact demonstrate...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

uwot wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:16 pm
So what are the facts of QFT that are incompatible with GR?
You man other than QFT stating that time is absolute/universal?
uwot wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:16 pm
To do what?
To generate a wave. You know what a clock generator, is yes?
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: FT

In your opinion. My opinion has nothing to do with this. Billions of empiricists/scientists (humans!) agree. Really? Because tht clock thing you wrote seems to imply they are sort of compatible. I am implying precisely the opposite! They are incompatible. I have given you an example of incompatible...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

So what does QFT say about how gravity and velocity affect oscillation? QFT doesn't say ANYTHING about gravity. Maybe you aren't paying attention. Apparently you are a philosopher of science? Is it new information to you that quantum gravity is a mystery? How else do you think 'time' can be measure...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

What is a clock at the scale where QFT applies? That's precisely the problem! A "clock" is a measurement device for time! At GR scale a "clock" is a mechanical device. At QFT scale anything that oscillates will do! Which part of QFT states that if you fly an atomic clock around the world, it will n...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

FT

You only observe me having an opinion. It has zero beearing on any fact to do with society being better than it used to be. It doesn't matter, moron! You and every human that ever lived acts out their opinions. Opinions have real-world testable, factual consequences. Society BECAME better over thou...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

Well yeah; did Hafele-Keating and every experiment since show that gravity and velocity affect clocks or not? At the scale where GR applies - they do! At the scale where QFT applies - they don't! So quit skirting around the problem and address it. GR says: time is relative. QFT says: time is not re...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

Whatever it is in other narratives. What was time before 1915? "Whatever" is not an answer - that's why I am asking you! Was time relative or absolute before 1915? Was it even conceived as an arrow before the 2nd law of thermodynamics? Maybe it was spiral-shaped in other narratives? Or maybe it was...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: flash

Indeed, that would be the thing that makes it opinion. But me observing YOU make a DECISION is not an opinion. That is a fact! According to me (the scientist!) there exists a naturally-occurring system which can answer the question "Is 2020AD better than 2000BC?" That system is you! You insist that...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

Okie-dokie, so a fact is just some part of a narrative, and needn't bear any relation to anything outside that narrative. Well, what is "time" outside of the narratives of GR and QFT? Because apparently observers (which aren't narratives, right? Observers exist, right?!?) experience "it" (time) dif...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

uwot wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Again, what, in your view, are the facts of general relativity?
Which part of "time is relative" did you not understand?
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: uwot

uwot wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:33 pm
What, in your view, are the facts of general relativity?
Oh, lets go with an easy one.

According to GR time is maleable/relative.
According to QFT time is universal/absolute.

I'd venture a guess that if you subscribe to Aristotelian non-contradiction then one of those is wrong.
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Ownness (sumthin' short, pithy, and raw; red meat)
Replies: 178
Views: 1848

Re: flash

Better isn't objective. That's just fucking stupid. And now I have to explain to your ignorant ass why me observing you asserting "betterness" is evidence for decidability which suggests that there is at least 1 bit of EVIDENCE in the system, otherwise the decider (YOU!) wouldn't be able to answer ...