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by uwot
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Ealing Interpretation.
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: The Ealing Interpretation.

Sorry, Bill. On 29 May 1919, just six months after the end of World War I, expeditions organised by Arthur Eddington were dispatched to the tropics to photograph the position of stars during a solar eclipse. The aim was to see if their light was deflected by the gravity of the sun as much as Albert ...
by uwot
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Ealing Interpretation.
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

The Ealing Interpretation.

On 29 May 1919, just six months after the end of World War I, expeditions organised by Arthur Eddington were dispatched to the tropics to photograph the position of stars during a solar eclipse. The aim was to see if their light was deflected by the gravity of the sun as much as Albert Einstein’s th...
by uwot
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Logic of statistical chance
Replies: 33
Views: 4368

Re: Logic of statistical chance

So ask youself this simple question: Why isn't Kant refeerd to by science? Because he wasn't a scientist. He made some observations that are still held to be true; for instance he was the first person that I know of to argue that nebulae are galaxies beyond the Milky Way. His main contribution was ...
by uwot
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10577

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

It's not really a question for me, but since you ask: I think it is worth remembering that in 1848, when the Communist manifesto was published, slavery had yet to be abolished in the United States and there were few laws anywhere controlling child labour. I think it is fair to say that our attitude...
by uwot
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Critiquing the "Skeptics"
Replies: 42
Views: 7396

Re: Critiquing the "Skeptics"

I believe that looking deeper into these things ("psychic/paranormal phenomena and homeopathy") may actually give us a deeper understanding of ourselves and how the world works. It's only because modern science relies too heavily on empiricism that they are simply dismissed as "quackery" or "crackp...
by uwot
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10577

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

But I have a question for CL and uwot. CL claims above that workers are being exploited. That seems to be a basic assumption in his, or in Marx's, belief system. It's not really a question for me, but since you ask: I think it is worth remembering that in 1848, when the Communist manifesto was publ...
by uwot
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Law enforced by nincompoops
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Law enforced by nincompoops

School stuff is only having good memory, and doesn't equal having high rationallity, why Rain Men can do brilliantly in school, because there's no abstract viables, to be actually intelligent requires high rationallity why seemingly less intelligent people who flonked school, do well in buisness li...
by uwot
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10577

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

You are like a religious person devoid of reality, how the holy scribtures has been interpeted, and you selectivly interpet the scribtures in the most idyllic way possible. Then you accuse everybody else of being misinformed, misunderstanding everything about your interpetation and you live in the ...
by uwot
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: SCIENTIA!
Replies: 43
Views: 6182

Re: SCIENTIA!

You are again still ignoring the fact that Richard Feynman still didn't answer any of the questions regarding magnetism, whether it be "why it works" or "what are its interactions". On the contrary, WanderingLands. Not only have I ceded that Richard Feynman doesn't know why magnetism or QM work, I ...
by uwot
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why do Conditional Semantics matter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Why do Conditional Semantics matter?

My question then is the following: why should we care as philosophers what the true semantics for indicative conditionals are, especially given that we can always mitigate ambiguity/logical issues with natural language (in particular, by specifying our our own semantics for the conditionals we utte...
by uwot
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: SCIENTIA!
Replies: 43
Views: 6182

Re: SCIENTIA!

No, it is really you who missed the point, which was that the fact that the scientific establishment is run by individuals who can't even answer what magnetism or energy is, let alone even understand what Quantum Mechanics is, WanderingLands, do you understand the difference between these statement...
by uwot
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: SCIENTIA!
Replies: 43
Views: 6182

Re: SCIENTIA!

This goes back to my point about Feynman and the scientific establishment: they are merely just dogmatists You have completely missed the point of all those quotes: science doesn't know; it does not give dogmatic answers; it does not pretend to tell the Truth. The truth about science is that it can...
by uwot
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: SCIENTIA!
Replies: 43
Views: 6182

Re: SCIENTIA!

Why yes, it's about showing but it's also about telling, as in explaining the logic of it, which is what the people of the scientific establishment, like Richard Feynmann and others, seem to have a real hard time about. Which books of Richard Feynman have you read, and where did you struggle? Perha...
by uwot
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: SCIENTIA!
Replies: 43
Views: 6182

Re: SCIENTIA!

I'll read it in its entirely Good luck with that, Ginkgo. I gave it a go, but didn't get far before I started skimming. It's vaguely plausible, but the problem is, WanderingLands, that like you, the author doesn't understand how physics works. Roughly speaking, in any theory there are three element...
by uwot
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10577

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

The written word is what he said, everything else is hallusinations that allows it to be interpeted by madmen in all kinds of weird ways, which is very dangerous, and you still denies the devestating results. You are in sever denial of the tragic consequenses. People are like that, Mr Hammer. Madme...