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by Sculptor
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

The difference between rationalism and empiricism is in the method of proof. Rats https://patch.com/maryland/baltimore/baltimore-most-rat-infested-cities-list-again-orkin In the twisted rationality of the Left, if you accurately say that a rat-infested city is infested with rats, based on empiricis...
by Sculptor
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

commonsense wrote: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:19 pm Can we say that introspection is a form of observation?
No.
by Sculptor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Without relating to some THING, ideas do not survive without hard relevance. Yes, ideas (thoughts) do not survive (live through) unless they relate to some material thing. They only exist until the instant that they no longer survive. Thoughts that do not correlate to some material thing only exist...
by Sculptor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 104
Views: 6107

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

I reject your "false choice" per characters. I stated prior i hate any TV show post 2000............so only like "old shows" where the characters are not asshole nor PC. Your admitted ignorance about post 2000 TV does not give you the right to talk about any post 2000 TV. You are just making an ars...
by Sculptor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 104
Views: 6107

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

I do not use YT as a TV source. The question was reasonable in the context. As for Threads, thanks for the reminder. I saw it on TV in 1984 when the nuclear debate was a big political issue in the UK. Not thought about it since. There are several directors who use this naturalistic style to good ef...
by Sculptor
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 104
Views: 6107

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

ya, per that show. and Nowhere Man, Space above and Beyond? (they were better shows - esp the former). "boring too" lol. Never seen either show. Had to look them up on IMDB. I note they score high. I don't know if they made it to TV in the UK, I was not watching much TV in the 1990s. well there wer...
by Sculptor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 104
Views: 6107

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

why do you like TV filled with assholes as main characters? It's a refreshing change from the ceaseless pressure to get you to identify with characters with PC personality disorder. I reject your "false choice" per characters. I stated prior i hate any TV show post 2000............so only like "old...
by Sculptor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 104
Views: 6107

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

pearls before swine i guess ;-(. Every episode was basically the same. Mulder open minded gullible; skully scientific skeptic; argue over a stupid predictable scenario. Will they ever shag? Did I give a fuck? ya, per that show. and Nowhere Man, Space above and Beyond? (they were better shows - esp ...
by Sculptor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

But seriously - even the most abstract ideas and systems of thought have empirical correlates.
Without relating to some THING, ideas do not survive without hard relevance.
by Sculptor
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

commonsense wrote: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:42 pm But wait—rationalistic proof requires no observation,
No?
Have you an example that does not rely at some point about your existence in the real world or are you content to live inside your own head?
by Sculptor
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

But wait—rationalistic proof requires no observation, save only the recognition that the connection between given thoughts is non-contradictory. Rationalism is not observable unless thought is observable. And rationalism has no requirement to be derived from nor applicable to the material. Rational...
by Sculptor
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

You think therefore you are?? I think what your mate said was: I think therefore I am. Changed it to. I think, I am. Then decided to say I think I am. And promptly died in the fireplace. So much for Rene. LOL. You didn't kept the pretence very long, did you? Nothing intelligent to say, therefore......
by Sculptor
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Without observation of empirical reality, reason almost immediately leads to falsehoods and idols of the mind. Sure, since your own mind is an empirical fact. And without rationality, empiricism definitely leads to "falsehoods and idols". Once you get that we are all ultimately empiricists. I'm not...
by Sculptor
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

The difference between rationalism and empiricism is in the method of proof. Empiricism requires, by the conventional definition and usual understanding of the term, that the proof of your claim be an observation of the material world. Rationalism requires instead that the proof of your claim be an...
by Sculptor
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Titleless 20
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Message for the virtually nonexistent

Yes, you seem to be talking to one hopelessly ignorant person. One that has gathered up his wits into a paper bag and flushed it down the toilet whilst adhering to a fantasy world of his own construction; a world with no reference to reality, what is evident, or what succumbs to reason or logic. He...