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by uwot
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 4705

Re: There is no emergence

Now, now, uwot (me old bean) there’s no need to be rude. We’re all just having a little fun here, sharing our delusions and flawed blatherings in this online virtual nuthouse. Aw seeds, what makes you think I'm having a pop at you? I just figured that it would be a given that the idealist being ref...
by uwot
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 430
Views: 4937

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

..."I'm not "disparaging" anything. I'm just going step by step, according to Atheism, and showing you where it leads..." But Mr Can, you have included two steps that no atheist would agree to: The god described in the bible exists. Good is whatever that character says it is. ...If you think you ca...
by uwot
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 4705

Re: There is no emergence

.Noumena cause phenomena. Probably. But try telling an idealist. That’s easy for an idealist to handle. Well seeds, me old china, everything is easy for anyone who has all the answers. The idealist would simply state that mind is the arena (the living “emulsion,” so to speak) in which noumena and p...
by uwot
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 4705

Re: There is no emergence

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:26 pm
.Noumena cause phenomena.
Probably. But try telling an idealist.
by uwot
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 4705

Re: There is no emergence

What you are experiencing is what is given to you by the electromagnetic field rather than my conscious field. What I am stressing is that there is no conscious field . An electromagnetic field is only a region in which a charged particle is deflected. We only know a particle is charged, because it...
by uwot
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

You must allow people their illusions. That's sometimes all they got. Well yeah, I'm all for compassion, but if you can't afford to lose it, lock it up somewhere safe. In most cases, opinions stick like crazy glue no matter how crazy they are. Of course. I keep making the point that philosophy is e...
by uwot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

-1- wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:29 pm
barbarianhorde wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:46 pm
No serious thinkers here at all?
BORONS NOT ALLOWED.
Now now -1-, play nicely. You can at least admire the optimism of someone who thinks a thread called 'One for the loons' is a place to look for serious thinkers.
by uwot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

-1- wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:06 pm
Please don't ask me for details. I am hopeless in both quantum mechanics and formal logic.
Well, there's a load of crazy shit we haven't worked out. The whole point of this thread is that anyone who thinks they've worked it all out is a loony.
by uwot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

That is the beauty of quantum mechanics. It has shown the world that physical events can contradict the law of the excluded middle. You sure about this? Yeah, the double slit experiment can be interpreted as a single particle being in two places at once, but off the top of my head, I can't think of...
by uwot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

(Although one may get his teeth into this argument, as well, much along on the same mechanics as on "I know nothing"... but I shan't be tedious.) Well yeah. You can get your teeth into any philosophical argument. That's what we've been doing for two and a half millennia. The only thing that proves ...
by uwot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

Okay. Socrates first postulates that knowledge claimed of truth over philosophical topics are ALL a matter of opinion. So are his. Well ya gotta differentiate between knowledge and wisdom. Socrates wasn't making any knowledge claims. Er, beyond that he knew nothing. Rather it is wise to acknowledge...
by uwot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

The philosophical "why" is the question of meaning. If you are searching for meaning in science - look elsewhere. Spacetime, gravitons - any hypothesis that goes beyond the data is a philosophical model. None of those have much 'meaning' in human terms. Science converges to nihilism. Mathematics in...
by uwot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

Ayyayyay. So in order to have the truth, one must believe that s/he hasn't got the truth? Kinda. Is it true that if you drop something heavy it falls? Yup. Is it true that on most conditions on Earth it will accelerate at 9.8ms²? Yup. Is it true that's because massive objects warp spacetime? Maybe....
by uwot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

Well, I clearly remember reading the article, so there appears to be a bug in your mind-reading powers. Great. So the mystery is why you keep labouring points that were addressed in the article. The mystery was in the absence of a formal model identifying the key variables. The 'why?' Another myste...
by uwot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2686

Re: One for the loons.

I'll wait for the edits. I think I got it right the first time... First time for everything. Anyway, granted it isn't very elegantly put, but if you are really struggling, I'll give it another go. Here's the post that is troubling you: So when did we acquire science? I am guessing at about the poin...