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by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1083

Re: Science Philosophy

uwot wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:03 pm
describing what the universe is
The universe is the universe.

To say X is Y, would mean you are resorting to metaphors. The conceptual birth of dualism.
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1083

Re: Science Philosophy

I see. So should scientists factor the entropy caused by their occasional thinking in a natural language into their equations? This is subject to the is-ought gap. Abstraction is the elimination of the irrelevant and the amplification of the essential --Robert C. Martin If it's relevant/essential a...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4143

Re: How does science work?

No, after all the analysis is done, of course. Why would you assume the worst. I am not assuming the best or worst. I am merely observing that your narrative contains a single conclusion of dozens possible. Notice that you ignored my key point. Even if analysis showed human error on behalf of your ...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1083

Re: Science Philosophy

You've lost me. A good scientific experiment is one which adheres to the "cetreris paribus" principle. Ideally - there is only one free variable to track and observe. A single source of entropy. Hence the notion of control. It is from "ceteris paribus" that the requirement for linguistic determinis...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1083

Re: Science Philosophy

That's down to the interpreter. Which is precisely the problem formalism solves. It eliminates interpretation as a source of entropy. That's assuming that the geometry of spacetime is actually responsible for gravity. We don't know whether that story is factual. Assuming that gravity even exists. W...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1083

Re: Science Philosophy

Philosophical models are essentially stories that account for the observed behaviour - Einstein's stretchy spacetime being an example, the Higgs field another. They're really just avenues to explore. Once you've done a bit of that, you get on with designing experiments to test your conclusions. Wel...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science Philosophy
Replies: 43
Views: 1083

Re: Science Philosophy

As for scientists being mostly successes, that is true when they stick to instrumentalism It's done by people who have their own theories and agendas. You are saying the same thing twice... Instrumentalism/pragmatism/goal-driven behaviour/ Telos is the norm for most human activities. Philosophy (ab...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 108
Views: 2623

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

Gravity is the fact that the Apple falls. It is obvious that you don't even understand the basic relationships between facts, explanations and theories. The fact is THAT the apple falls. The fact leads to the question: What causes the apple to fall? The answer to the question is: Gravity. Gravity c...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4143

Re: How does science work?

We weren't talking about engineers working on, "ground-breaking research:" we were talking about engineers whose failure allowed a bridge to collapse. The good is, that after they are fired, I won't have to continue paying incompetent engineers, and they won't cause my company any more trouble. Tha...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4143

Re: How does science work?

The hypothesis is, "the bridge is safe enough to drive over." The test for the falseness of this hypothesis is to drive over the bridge. When the test is performed, the collapse of the bridge and car plunging into the ravine proves the hypothesis is false. If the bridge did not collapse and the car...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4143

Re: How does science work?

If the engineers worked for me they would definitely be held responsible. And what good is that? If people are working on ground-breaking research (e.g nothing anybody has ever done before) and they make an error, what is the point of "holding people responsible"? Do you think it has any effect on ...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4143

Re: How does science work?

This simply isn't true. Any competent scientist or philosopher knows perfectly well that a single null experiment proves the antithetical hypothesis. Uh. No. You may testing only 2 hypotheses in practice, but there is always a 3rd one to be considered - your experiment is flawed and your observatio...
by Skepdick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 4143

Re: How does science work?

If the concept of a set has constructive properties such that we have sets of sets, does the concept of a "paradigm" lend itself to constructing paradigms of paradigms? It does... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programming_paradigm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_multi-paradigm_programmin...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 104
Views: 2348

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

You sound like a real bonehead; you must be an American. You sound like you are... wrong. But if you have any better (read: pragmatic) ideas about equating the strength differential between men and women, I am all ears. Or, maybe you prefer women remaining co-dependent on men, police and society fo...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7296

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Think more Deeply and repeat after me: ... 1 ... + ... 1 ... = ... 2 ... Regurgitation doesn't require deep thought. People often think they Understand things but on Deeper reflection realize that they did not. Indeed! You think you understand 1+1, but perhaps on deeper reflection you might realise...