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by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1084

Re: Science Philosophy

Science is not just formal models. Science is not restricted to maths. But science is model-building. Mental/conceptual models still produce some anticipation/prediction. Such as "when I am sad playing classical music makes me happy", or "burnt toast has an unpleasant taste". Testing those expectat...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1557

Re: Why still no science of logic?

Classical logic is a product of its arbitrarily chosen axioms . Read my introduction again. I don't talk about "Classical logic" at all. EB You keep referring to Aristotle when you are trying to articulate what you mean by "logic", and you keep drawing a distinction without a difference (in my view...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1557

Re: Why still no science of logic?

Sorry, Sir, I don't follow links. This is a forum. If you can't articulate your views by yourself please just ignore my posts. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Can you articulate your views without appealing to Aristotle or any of the "laws" of logic? Can you articulate anything without using other pe...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1557

Re: Why still no science of logic?

essentially Aristotle, is sort of arbitrary Precisely! Have you heard of this theorem ? In mathematical logic, Diaconescu's theorem, or the Goodman–Myhill theorem, states that the full axiom of choice is sufficient to derive the law of the excluded middle, or restricted forms of it, in constructive...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1084

Re: Science Philosophy

Don't really see the connection. But go for it. Tell us what it is. Axioms are unfalsifiable. All our formal models have axioms. e.g SI units. Do you not think that was Feyerabend's point? It was. But then it stands in conflict with falsification. How would you falsify time? So what are you selling...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1084

Re: Science Philosophy

I think Feyerabend is right that people will come up with all sorts of fruitloopery and claim it is scientific and that it's probably a good thing. Having said that, I think Popper's falsisifaction principle is a useful tool insofar as that people who simply will not let go of their core beliefs, e...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1557

Re: Why still no science of logic?

" Logic as objective performance and manifest capability of human beings ". See? Nothing like a collection of axioms and inference rules. And I would prefer not to have to repeat myself. EB You are necessarily implying that we should study logic from a behaviourist perspective, but in order to desc...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1557

Re: Why still no science of logic?

Yeah, well, except I just said "laws", not theorems. And laws don't go away, whatever with mathematician may think. You can ignore the laws of logic. Mankind thrived for hundreds of millennia without paying attention to them. But people didn't pay attention to the laws of gravity either. And your b...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4159

Re: How does science work?

I don't want to answer it, but I will, because I do not make my choices based on what I want, but on what is right, and it is right to face the truth, not for your sake, but the sake of the honest who might read this and be interested in your obfuscations. Disingenuous means : 1. Not straightforwar...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 108
Views: 2644

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

I think you were making an analogy with understanding Gravity and understanding Consciousness. We have now rendered this analogy useless by drilling too far down into it. An analogy is only useful for a top level idea and can get you off track from the real issue, which in this case is Conscious Ex...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 108
Views: 2644

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

You are trapped in a Semantic Feedback Loop. Well, no. I am not. You are talking about gravity in the absence of gravitons (if you are in a QFT context). You are talking about gravity in the absence of spacetime (if you are in a GR context). In the context of an apple falling to the ground you are ...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4159

Re: How does science work?

What the hell is a "disingenuous question"? It's just like this question. It's a subtle way of telling a lie, a pretense of ignorance. Do you know what an ad hominem is? The reason I ask the question is because I don't know what a "disingenuous question" is. I am also presuming that you must know w...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4159

Re: How does science work?

Here are the questions you are still refusing to answer (while boring us with your career). I do not mean to deflate your ego but I have no obligation to answer your disingenuous questions. What the hell is a "disingenuous question"? I am asking. You are refusing to answer. That's why most legal sy...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4159

Re: How does science work?

You sound like a real piece of shit boss... Is that from your resume? No. Just from your inability to focus on what matters. Safety. Here are the questions you are still refusing to answer (while boring us with your career). 1. Will firing your engineers prevent recurrence of the bridge collapse? 2...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4159

Re: How does science work?

Who's responsible for hiring incompetent engineers? Almost always it's HR. Who allowed/delegated to HR the task of hiring engineers? Who tasked non-technical recruiters to assess technical skills? Isn't this your hypothetical company we are talking about? First you were scapegoating your engineers,...