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by Skepdick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

No, that's not the situation. The situation is more that I haven't yet seen anyone with a convincing view. If one comes along, I'll be absolutely open to it. Sounds like you've already comfortably settled into ironism ;) we'd still be left with stuff we can't explain. What if we simply abandoned th...
by Skepdick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia
Replies: 37
Views: 2116

Re: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia

Is it fair to say the issue is whether philosophy gives us something that can actually guide action? If you want to guide action - first you must choose a destination. I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want....
by Skepdick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 5693

Re: What is Panspiritism?

After years of pondering on this my conclusion is that the reason philosophers do not all arrive at non-duality from a study of metaphysics is that it would be impossible to invent it. So most philosophers get as afar as refuting all other theories but then are left with no theory that works. As a ...
by Skepdick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia
Replies: 37
Views: 2116

Re: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia

even scientists who are at best ambivalent or even hostile towards philosophy use philosophical models. Perhaps they WERE philosophical models? Like physics WAS natural philosophy? Philosophy has a long history of being a victim of its own success - perhaps modeling matured into a popular science t...
by Skepdick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

Very good! That's exactly what, "strong emergence," is. It is as mystical as anything any religionist teaches. There is nothing mystical about strong emergence. It's born from the physical limitations imposed on us in proportion to the complexity of the systems we are trying to comprehend. We can't...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

Are you at all able to prove this? If you can't tell that "Yes" is not a number (let alone a prime one), then I suspect the answer is "I can prove it, but not to you." Once again your assumptions, and suspicions, are completely WRONG. It seems to be that EVERY time you assume some thing when talkin...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 9999

Re: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant

Walker wrote: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm Judging by your comments, you only see words.
That's rather ironic, since you are the one rejecting all the evidence for measured moral progress as "just language".

You've built a Strawman to your own image. Now - ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

Age wrote: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:54 pm Are you at all able to prove this?
If you can't tell that "Yes" is not a number (let alone a prime one), then I suspect the answer is "I can prove it, but not to you."
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

Where does it leave us? I don't expect everything can be explained or understood. At the same time, some things can be. In a way, manufacturing of anything, from planes to computers to washing machines, reflects a very good understanding of how to take materials and components that don't exhibit pa...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

You remember me saying this? Obviously. A wrong answer is still an answer. And if you so insist, you could perhaps tell us what the 10^150th Prime number is? This question definitely has an answer. Then my answer would be an obvious resounding yes. "Yes" is the wrong answer. Seeming as you have non-...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

1. You never stipulated a time frame in your question. Do I have to stipulate a time-frame? No. But if you would a more accurate answer, then it helps. Anything problem whose solution would take more time than the life-of-the-universe is called "intractable". Therefore, if your time frame for your ...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant
Replies: 207
Views: 9999

Re: Effect of human activity on climate change is insignificant

Both words and mathematics are languages, and language is of the mind. Opposites, like contradictions, exist only in the mind. I see! I guess then progressive and regressive are not opposite either. And I suppose support and opposition are not opposites either. And neither are moron and genius. Wha...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 334
Views: 11129

Re: Truth can be understood as math

I have ALWAYS only been talking about stipulated relations between finite strings. It is becoming more and more obvious to me that you don't understand how type-systems actually work. From your very own grammar definition ◁ means "isTypeOf". And it takes two strings as inputs. But then cat ◁ cheese...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 13332

Re: There is no emergence

1. You never stipulated a time frame in your question. Do I have to stipulate a time-frame? Anything problem whose solution would take more time than the life-of-the-universe is called "intractable". So you could Google for a list of intractable problems 2. For every question there is an answer. Ob...
by Skepdick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Conceptual Truth can be understood as math
Replies: 334
Views: 11129

Re: Truth can be understood as math

A SENTENCE MUST BE SELF-CONTRADICTORY TO EVEN HAVE THE SAME STRUCTURE AS THE LIAR PARADOX I SPENT 5000 HOURS ON THESE THINGS IN THE LAST 30 MONTHS. A fool and his m̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ time are soon parted. The way you have "solved" the liar's paradox is by "forbidding" self-reference in your system. Which is...