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by Mark Question
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Proof of predeterminism or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Proof of predeterminism or not?

Impenitent wrote:ask hume

-Imp
why?
by Mark Question
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Proof of predeterminism or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Proof of predeterminism or not?

I like to run this sequence of statements through my head in an attempt to prove the absence of free will, so here goes: 1. I cannot consciously influence events that have taken place before the present moment. 2. I cannot consciously influence events that take place in the instantaneous present. (...
by Mark Question
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

Thats ok. If you dont understand what i said. Your' comprehension' is so 'not of import' as to be a farce if you dont want to talk about it, its ok. out of arguments is also ok. ps. if you want to say prediction and want not to say scientific prediction then you have to be more precise. that is all...
by Mark Question
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

"scientific prediction would be the greatest curse laid in a person? science is making predictions? science is greatest curse?" Not once did i say 'science'. you did. prediction is usually classified under paranormal. Though stochastics and the intuitive collation of past and present to found a vie...
by Mark Question
Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

You can't use the past to predict the future because you assume that the future will be like the past just because the past was like the past of the past. It basically comes down to using the conclusion of "the future will be like the past," because the future of the past was like that past's past....
by Mark Question
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

Impenitent wrote:it begs the question

-Imp
what question it begs?
by Mark Question
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

Impenitent wrote:the past cannot predict the future...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_induction

-Imp
why the past cannot predict the future?
by Mark Question
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

scientific prediction would be the greatest curse laid in a person? science is making predictions? science is greatest curse? He is calling predictions of the future a curse, as one would perceive a result, but have no chance of changing it. I'm sorry but invoking a terrible television show from my...
by Mark Question
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

scientific prediction would be the greatest curse laid in a person?
science is making predictions?
science is greatest curse?
by Mark Question
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

"ex testimonio quodlibet". logically logic is cool. But you dont think that way 'in extremis' We as animals think 1st AM I GOING TO DIE. "We as animals think 1st AM I GOING TO DIE" is not logical thinking? Telling the future.. Or fortunes if you want to belittle it. look up STOCHASTICS. If you want...
by Mark Question
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

ok, thanks. i just learned some logic from wikipedia and see your point much much better now with my bad english skills. still. it is logical, that illogical approach gives illogical answers. and i think it is logical, that (2)dialetheism approach gives (1)(3)(4)"Ex falso quodlibet". i think that di...
by Mark Question
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Fortune-Tellers & Causation
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: Fortune-Tellers & Causation

from (1) follows that we can not accept (2).
logical approach.
by Mark Question
Fri May 31, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free will and hunger
Replies: 165
Views: 19499

Re: Free will and hunger

Non-sequitur! That man has not found something, doesn't necessarily indicate, that it doesn't exist. The secrets of mind and consciousness still escapes man's science, so you cannot attest with certainty. But as to robots, they are just smarter washing machines, they shall never be as capable as ma...
by Mark Question
Wed May 29, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free will and hunger
Replies: 165
Views: 19499

Re: Free will and hunger

You're not listening, the man animal reinvents himself, and as you just indicated, a robot needs man to help it do so. A simple one celled animal has an innate chemical intelligence, consciousness, while a comparable single celled robot would not/could not exist, to reproduce itself nor self learn ...
by Mark Question
Mon May 27, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free will and hunger
Replies: 165
Views: 19499

Re: Free will and hunger

As man did, build a robot as simple as the first animal ever on earth, and watch that it doesn't evolve, not only as man did, but at all, as it's impossible. So as man did, somewhere in the universe, you believe that robots are springing to life from chemical ooze? And that is the difference my fri...