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by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pyramids of the Ancient Pre-Socratics as a Physicalization of Abstract Philosophical Theory
Replies: 202
Views: 9434

Re: Pyramids of the Ancient Pre-Socratics as a Physicalization of Abstract Philosophical Theory

Tell me a universally agreed upon interpretation of "science", "evidence" and "proof"...I don't want others to miss what religious dogmatist you are. The universality of science is not supposed to be inter-subjective. It's supposed to be entirely 100% subjective. Whatever standards for 'evidence' a...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution
Replies: 68
Views: 4065

Re: The Number System as a Model of The Process of Evolution

wtf wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:37 am
The more we dumb down education, the meaner society gets.
The universe has a harsh way with ignorance and folly, and why should I be kinder than the universe? --Mike Alder
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 15015

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

You don't seem to understand the simple act of asking a question. I reject your mandate that there all kinds of Philosophical hoops that you have to jump through before you can ask a simple question. On the contrary. Asking an unanswerable question is a philosophical error. How can you understand t...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 15015

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

I really don't have any idea what the answer to the question is. If I had any idea then I could not say that Science has Zero Understanding about Consciousness. And I think that is a true statement. You don't need to have an idea what the answer would be. But you do need to have an idea what the an...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 15015

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

I struggled through the Bracket notation and finally did mostly understand the equations. That was a couple of years ago. I don't think I can rattle off the equations now without reviewing things. But that does not matter because I still Understand the importance of the Wave Equation in the nature ...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 15015

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Science has no clue what Redness is Science is empiricism. Experience. When you experience 'redness' you are being a scientist. You are DOING science. If you-the-scientist don't have an idea what answer you are looking for (by your own admission, you don't know what 'redness' is), what chance do I ...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 15015

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

In other words no science, no number system, no classification system could have told Mary what Red LOOKS LIKE, until she saw it with her own eyes. Non-sequitur. What does that have to do with Mary describing the difference between 'red' and 'green'? She could call those colors 'apply' and 'grassly...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 267
Views: 10626

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

Immanuel Can wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:32 pm
What did Big Government do, though? That's your problem with that argument.
They fund large-scale projects private corporations can't afford to!

It's probably because you are economically and mathematically challenged is why I have to spell this out for you.
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 267
Views: 10626

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

I did. Without recourse to private enterprise, individual initiative, and private foundations. I mean a time when Big Government said, "We don't need you local lads anymore...WE'RE going to solve this medical problem..." and put their actions into making it happen...and succeeded. When did such a t...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 267
Views: 10626

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

They're not "outsourced." Classical Liberalism recognizes there are legitimate functions of national government. Potato potatoh. For all your preaching about 'personal responsibility' all the problems you are NOT busy solving yourself and for which you are paying taxes, are (in practice) outsourced...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: Meditating with Descartes

Scott Mayers wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:08 pm
If any 'god' is an infinite supreme being, it must encapsulate Totality as a subset of itself, a 'source'.
Is the set of all sets a member of itself?
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 267
Views: 10626

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

I have not said we should have NO governments. National defence, protection of common human rights, law enforcement, immigration, and so on, are legitimate functions of government. No one doubts that. But what classical Liberalism holds is that government should a) not be bigger than necessary to p...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 267
Views: 10626

Re: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).

We believe in voluntary societies, local solutions Do you believe in local solutions to global issues? Like curing the top 10 MEDICAL causes of human death? Or do you think that each village should find a cure for itself? Do you know anything about economics ? And the most pertinent question, when ...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 15015

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

https://philosophynow.org/issues/99/What_Did_Mary_Know Here's roughly what went through Mary's mind at this very moment. 1. I have never experienced this color before. 2. I didn't know apples were this color (because all the apples I ever saw were black&white!) 3. I need to give this color-experien...
by Skepdick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 15015

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Bullshit. All you have it subjective. All I have. ALL I HAVE? I have given you a scientifically valid procedure that can produce statistically significant results which would map the range of 'red' and 'green' experiences to objective wavelengths. I am literally grounding the meaning of the 'red' a...