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by Impenitent
Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: "You Can’t Prove A Negative"
Replies: 122
Views: 17304

Re: "You Can’t Prove A Negative"

I kinda knew you would say that. That is a claim that can never be verified. It is one of the unspoken axioms upon which maths stands. What it actually says is that if only nature were more like maths then this would be real. The point being that maths is a self justifying system which does not rel...
by Impenitent
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: "You Can’t Prove A Negative"
Replies: 122
Views: 17304

Re: "You Can’t Prove A Negative"

in order to know knot you need rope

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: "You Can’t Prove A Negative"
Replies: 122
Views: 17304

Re: "You Can’t Prove A Negative"

for you...

the square is filled with breathable air...

your idea of valuable is misplaced...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 19402

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

I do not ask for silence...

the futility of finding truth is never sung loudly enough...

yet the din of those who know the absolute truth is deafening...

pointless...

on which map is the point?

rage against the dying of the light...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 19402

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Hi Imp, Thank you so much for taking the time to try to help me. Now I only have more questions. Imp:Kierkegaard and Nietzsche wrote often in ellipsis, not an omission of content, but an unquantifiable inclusion AS: Well, I wouldn't know about Nietzsche because I have never read him. Do his ellipsi...
by Impenitent
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 19402

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Kierkegaard and Nietzsche wrote often in ellipsis ...

not an omission of content, but an unquantifiable inclusion

of course, of that which one cannot speak, one must remain silent...

silence?

...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosphy Now with Issue 79
Replies: 5
Views: 4168

Re: Philosphy Now with Issue 79

"good" (ethically or morally correct) people act "good" when no one is watching... coercion through the eyes of another takes the freedom of action out of the equation a society of slaves under the eyes of big brother are not acting "good," they are acting as they are forced to act... yet even the b...
by Impenitent
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Environmental Ethics
Replies: 50
Views: 10481

Re: Environmental Ethics

greedy human nature disappointing the progressive collectivists who try to play the same game under the lie of environmentalism...

everybody wants to rule the world

if only everyone would be a collectivist slave...

nature triumphs over nuture

-Imp
by Impenitent
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Possible Angle to Para-Normal Phenomenon of Soul
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: A Possible Angle to Para-Normal Phenomenon of Soul

they should look in the pineal gland

-Imp
by Impenitent
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Environmental Ethics
Replies: 50
Views: 10481

Re: Environmental Ethics

is the whole more than the sum of its parts?

no? that swarm of fleas has more life than all that reside in your house...

embracing singer's anthropocentric fallacy is suicidal...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Environmental Ethics
Replies: 50
Views: 10481

Re: Environmental Ethics

when the life of an insect is equal to yours, how do you think you'll be treated?

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Laws and Descriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Laws and Descriptions

have to make a jail for pilots

breaking the law of gravity all the time...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Laws and Descriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Laws and Descriptions

who enforces these "laws" and what are the penalties for breaking them?

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 19402

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

thanks for the lecture links...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Replies: 62
Views: 19402

Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

OK, this is a quick and probably incoherent reply - I'm tired. Nothing new. 1st - your comment : '....philosophers generally are familiar with philosophers that went before and are arguing against them....' stuck right in the middle of my Either/Or - my attempt to work out if K's main audience cons...