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by Sculptor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:10 am
Sculptor wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Blah, blah, blah.
You know what that means I take it?
It means your actions beg a question.

Why do you feel the need to correct a sentence that you understood?
PLONK!
by Sculptor
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3782

Re: The Meaning of Life - Original New Theory (Prt 1)

I was talking about 'behavior'. Meaning, to me, the behavior in humans has changed more than behavior has in any other animal. So am I talking about behaviour. Structure conditions behaviour. There is nothing like Whale song; swimming is unlike tree climbing. Thank you for your stating the obvious,...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN
Replies: 136
Views: 3551

Re: A ROLE MODEL FOR WOMEN

Skepdick wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:44 pm
RCSaunders wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:08 pm
If you are a sample of what a "human" is, I am definitely not one of those.
If you aren't human then what are you?
It think you've missed the point as you often do.
Next you'll be telling him that a Human is an equestrian quadruped with a spiral horn
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 1752

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Skepdick wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Arising_uk wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Gotta be stored somewhere.
commonsense wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Because conceptual space isn’t a physical space.
In computer science "space" is another name for "memory".
More irrelevant word play?
FFS!
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

To be sure, syntax and grammar are against the will of some. But isn’t everyone free to form or join a community wherein anyone can use a variety of denotations and connotations? Your desire to prescribe grammar/syntax/semantics does not mean you have the ability to do so. Blah, blah, blah. You kno...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Speakpigeon wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Sure, he is a looser, but not on account of Godwin's Law:
Mike Godwin himself has also criticized the overapplication of Godwin's law, claiming it does not articulate a fallacy
Does not "necessarily" indicate a fallacy.
But in this case yes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_Hitlerum
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:17 pm
But then you are also free to make an arse of yourself too
What do you think you are doing by self-appointing yourself as a Semantic Nazi?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

You loose!
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:17 pm
You might be able to type a few words, but you are not "literature".
Your biases for some writings over others are none of our concern.
Ooooh. "our"??? Is that the "royal We"??
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

No. You feel hungry. You seem to have confused yourself with somebody who can tell me how to use my language when I speak about myself. You are free to abuse language as you see if. But then you are also free to make an arse of yourself too If you are able to correct my meaning, then it means you p...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

I think it clearly is. It is obviously a different modality but that is definitely how humanity has always thought of it. Personally, I think it's a good idea to pay attention to your own state of mind, without making too much of it. And of course, memory and sensations are information on the state...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Sculptor wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:32 pm
No. People never observe hunger, They "feel" it.
You have abused language.
I am observing that I am hungry right now.
No. You feel hungry.
No one uses "observe" in that way.
Find one example in literature were the word is (ab)used in that way!
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:49 am
Am I hungry? Yes. 1 bit of information. 1 observation.
No. People never observe hunger, They "feel" it.
You have abused language.
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1647

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Observation is about the operation of the senses; primarily sight upon the external world. "introspection", no, "extraspection", yes. (...) What we call our mind, is complex no doubt, but I think it is an abuse of language to call it observation. It's not an abuse of language. It's just your miscon...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3782

Re: The Meaning of Life - Original New Theory (Prt 1)

To me, the human being creature's behavior has radically changed 'mostly' compared to every other known creature. I don't think so. 60 million years ago ALL mammals were tree dwelling rodents. Humans still climb trees, and have the same basic limb structure as the first amphibian that walked out of...
by Sculptor
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 211
Views: 3782

Re: x

Any "meaning" given to life has to be wholly personal. I disagree, most "meaning" of life theories are personal, and try to explain it in 'human' experiences,etc. However my theory covers the whole of life on Earth, from the 3.5 billion yr old bacteria, and the entire evolution of life on this plan...