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by uwot
Sat May 17, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

You see what I mean you start off ok just being logical and then I feel I want to reply, and then you say something really pompous like, I suggest you read it, I don't see what you mean, I'm sorry if I come across as pompous, I can imagine it's very irritating. The point I was making is that I thin...
by uwot
Sat May 17, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

All science is based on the assumption that there is an external world that conforms in some way to our perception of it. It might be untrue, but the evidence is overwhelmingly in it's favour and it is the most parsimonious explanation. Where people's own assumptions impinge on their theory, there ...
by uwot
Sat May 17, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

I think you might be confusing me with someone else, Blaggard. No doubt I can be a self righteous p****, but on this occasion, I don't think I have been. I fully acknowledge that some of what you post is philosophy and apologised for implying otherwise. The fact that the posts I accepted as evidence...
by uwot
Sat May 17, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

I can give you a list of the works I have read if you like, not sure it would mean anything but it would put my opinions in perspective at least. That would be a start. What would be better would be if you were to present one of the ideas you have encountered, give your opinion of it and invite oth...
by uwot
Fri May 16, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

Point taken. I knew the name, but I hadn't realised he was responsible for so much. Head in the clouds/up my own arse, as usual. He has delivered into lounge rooms of the west . more philosophy than the occupants can handle. making p k dick the pre eminent philosopher of western entertainment. Very ...
by uwot
Fri May 16, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

I can give you a list of the works I have read if you like, not sure it would mean anything but it would put my opinions in perspective at least. That would be a start. What would be better would be if you were to present one of the ideas you have encountered, give your opinion of it and invite oth...
by uwot
Thu May 15, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

By your own admission, you haven't read a lot of philosophy. Much as I love a lot of the people in this little world, do you think you could derive an accurate picture of scientists based on the contributions to a science forum with a similar approach to moderation? I've spent my entire life workin...
by uwot
Thu May 15, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Milli the Almighty
Replies: 57
Views: 8465

Re: Milli the Almighty

SpheresOfBalance wrote:...until they burn themselves out.
I don't think that's going to happen, Spheres.
by uwot
Thu May 15, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

"So true. We tend to forget the real importance of intuition in sciences." Well that I can certainly agree on as it is the basis of good new science. And bad. You have said some things to the effect that string theory is probably a load of bollocks. If that is a fair assessment of your position, I ...
by uwot
Wed May 14, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 78172

Re: The Limits of Science

So true. We tend to forget the real importance of intuition in sciences. Some of us might. I think anyone who has looked at the history of science will be familiar with the role intuition, guesswork and luck have played. Paul Feyerabend's Against Method should quickly convince you of that. And most...
by uwot
Wed May 14, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 36367

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

There is a difference between theory and hypothesis. A simple way to understand it is that there are things you can see happening, those are facts. What exactly are the "facts"? Everything is filtered via your eyes, via your brain. There are no "objective" facts. You're right to challenge that; I s...
by uwot
Mon May 12, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Basic Metaphysics 101
Replies: 32
Views: 6212

Re: Basic Metaphysics 101

The Big Bang theory is (not?) true. The thing about the Big Bang theory is that it is a bit of rationalisation from some empirical data. Edwin Hubble noticed that the light from all but a few local galaxies is red shifted. The easiest way to explain this is the Doppler effect. When objects are movi...
by uwot
Mon May 12, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Basic Metaphysics 101
Replies: 32
Views: 6212

Re: Basic Metaphysics 101

The Ultimate Truth, which is the Ultimate Axiom that has been held by many philosophers and many religions of the past, is: The ALL is ONE , & the ONE is ALL . Other philosophers and religions are available. It is selective reading to choose only those that support your thesis. The explanation for ...
by uwot
Mon May 12, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: everyone is a utilitarian
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: everyone is a utilitarian

Kayla wrote:is this of any philosophical significance?
I think it makes the point that any claim of moral absolutes should be treated with suspicion, if not outright contempt.
by uwot
Mon May 12, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are Atheists Naive For Associating Free Will With Religion?
Replies: 24
Views: 3437

Re: Are Atheists Naive For Associating Free Will With Religi

My friend, the reason why there are so many different religions is because they add more to the concept of the "Source", or the "One". This is 'Not even wrong.' Do you actually believe there is a causal link? I'll be very impressed if you understand the question, more so if you answer it. Mine is p...