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by Resha Caner
Sun May 20, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: neutrinos
Replies: 15
Views: 6048

Re: neutrinos

Schrodinger's Cat is a thought experiment proposed by Erwin Schrodinger - who is famous for the Schrodinger Equation, one of the fundamental concepts of Quantum Mechanics. Schrodinger shared Einstein's view that science needs to make sense. So, with all the oddities that were coming out of physics a...
by Resha Caner
Sun May 20, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: neutrinos
Replies: 15
Views: 6048

Re: neutrinos

so there is definitly something their that has mass or whatever but its just to small to actually observe properly? (until man comes up with something even more awesome to do it?) Not really. The Uncertainty Principle makes it totally impossible. There is absolutely no way to fully observe an elect...
by Resha Caner
Sat May 19, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: neutrinos
Replies: 15
Views: 6048

Re: neutrinos

You might have to clarify what you mean by "fully observe." If you're asking whether pictures have been taken of them, there are some STM (scanning tunneling microscope) images of atoms ... you can search for them on the web. As for electrons, all that can really be observed are the effects of elect...
by Resha Caner
Fri May 18, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Unmarried Philosophers
Replies: 37
Views: 13203

Re: Unmarried Philosophers

There can be many reasons for remaining single. Did any of these men comment on why they chose the path they did?
by Resha Caner
Fri May 18, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: neutrinos
Replies: 15
Views: 6048

Re: neutrinos

No, neutrino's have not been observed at FTL speeds. For a time it was thought they had been, but it turned out to be an error in the data. I share some of your sentiments about the investment of the scientific community in current theory, and I agree there is a certain blindness toward considering ...
by Resha Caner
Wed May 16, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does somebody know what Vacuum is ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3464

Re: Does somebody know what Vacuum is ?

A region of empty space contains energy fields, so it isn't really empty. In an area where the 'slope' of an energy field is zero, we can say there is no usable energy there. This we call the vacuum. But in fact the slope can't be exactly zero, by Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. OK. More accura...
by Resha Caner
Wed May 16, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does somebody know what Vacuum is ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3464

Re: Does somebody know what Vacuum is ?

I understand that achieving a perfect vacuum is likely impossible, but I didn't realize that defining it would be. I thought a definition of a vacuum rather simple: a region of space devoid of all matter.

So, what are the difficulties with defining it?
by Resha Caner
Sun May 13, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Are There Duties To The Dead?
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

Re: Are There Duties To The Dead?

Walter Ott doesn’t think so. I don't either. Yet, while I may agree with the conclusion, I disagree about some of the details. Ott raises some valid points. For instance, he points out the mistake of thinking past and future are symmetrical. Also, he notes that obligations of this sort are more of ...
by Resha Caner
Sun May 13, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

marjoramblues wrote:Your signature - 'sola gratia'. So, are you a Protestant who believes that God accepts you by grace alone ?
I'm Lutheran. Basically the answer to your question is yes, but I may need to qualify depending on how restrictively you interpret the "alone" part of the phrase.
by Resha Caner
Sat May 12, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language
Replies: 18
Views: 6465

Re: Language

As a programmer I am quite a bit frustrated having to learn new languages all the time that all do basically the same thing. I understand your frustration, but isn't it interesting that we technical people are multi-lingual? I sometimes despair that I am so bound by English. I can survive German if...
by Resha Caner
Fri May 11, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things are defined by what they are, not what they are not.
Replies: 19
Views: 7050

Re: Things are defined by what they are, not what they are n

Defining what something is implicitly defines what it is not. So, why would it be wrong to make make the implicit explicit? Maybe what the OP is trying to imply is that it would be impossible to completely define something by what it is not, as that would involve an infinite list ... and thereby a l...
by Resha Caner
Fri May 11, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Do you think that what people choose to insert will give you an idea of who they are ? Yes. So, what would you offer up...? My signature might be the first thing I would offer up. But another favorite of mine ... a phrase of my own making ... is that 5 out of every 4 people don't understand statist...
by Resha Caner
Fri May 11, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Jean-Paul & Simone In The Digital Age
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Re: Jean-Paul & Simone In The Digital Age

I must give my congratulations to the editors for publishing fiction along with the other articles in the magazine. I read for a variety of different reasons - sometimes just for pure entertainment - sometimes because I want fiction to challenge me just as much as a sober philosophical essay. But fi...
by Resha Caner
Thu May 10, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A crazy thoughts about structure of Electron.
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: A crazy thoughts about structure of Electron.

I really enjoy the history and philosophy of science. I'm not sure where you're going with this. It almost reads as if you're trying to make a poem out of facts about electrons. However, if you want some crazy philosophical thoughts about electrons, try these: Do electrons actually exist? Since the ...