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by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8335

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

Well, then what's the point of making sense of the universe when science doesn't deal with ontology or causes? Science isn't about making sense of the world, that's what philosophy does. It doesn't matter to science whether anything makes sense; science is concerned with the more pressing issue of ...
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8335

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

That's what I meant by expanding upon it. I thought it might be. Surely, it would have to travel through a medium in order for it to exist. In the most general sense, I think that is probably true. Without jumping the gun, regardless of what the configuration of fundamental particles is, I think th...
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8335

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

No. What I mean is, waves are associated with media: waves on the beach are waves in water; the sound waves you hear are waves in gases; seismic waves are waves in rock. All the waves that are definitely waves are waves in something. Are particle waves different? Are they waves in nothing? Or do wav...
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8335

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

I can't see anything about what you, or anyone else advocating waves, thinks particles are waves in, WanderingLands.
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Wave Structure of Matter
Replies: 46
Views: 8335

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

I can't see anything about what you, or anyone else advocating waves, thinks particles are waves in, WanderingLands.
by uwot
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Need to Start From Scratch
Replies: 131
Views: 14882

Re: The Need to Start From Scratch

Indeed, the root of almost everything is language. In what sense? Human progress is not based on intelligence and for most practical purposes there is no such thing. What qualifies you to judge? Language underlies even thought. It depends on what you mean by language, and thought for that matter. C...
by uwot
Sat May 31, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

The "larger reality" as in a larger perspective that may be possibly outside of your own thinking is what I've meant. The mind, you see, is as limitless as the entire universe is. Not if there is a larger perspective outside. and it can be explored by whatever means to know what life is all about. ...
by uwot
Sat May 31, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

WanderingLands wrote: I just see a lot of people seemingly unconscious about the larger reality
What larger reality? You have said words to the effect that there are 'Truths' about reality which are only accessible to the mind. How can you be sure that isn't the only place they exist?
by uwot
Fri May 30, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt
Replies: 126
Views: 35974

Re: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt

PS Baptist republicans? God has blessed them. he's not overly generous with his blessings, don't you think? I responded, but, it is not showing. I said He is very generous with truth but many don't hear it. Thank you for your persistence. I have no wish to challenge your faith, it's yours and you a...
by uwot
Wed May 28, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt
Replies: 126
Views: 35974

Re: another psychiatric diagnosis under my belt

madera wrote:PS
Baptist republicans? God has blessed them.
he's not overly generous with his blessings, don't you think?
by uwot
Wed May 28, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Critique of Modern Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Critique of Modern Writing

And now, lads, I'll give you a task: Please critique my Amazon review. Be brutal, but fair. I like that you focus on details that I wouldn't have expected in a bicycle appraisal. I think you covered the salient points and the quirkiness was engaging. I can only wonder at the energy you put into rev...
by uwot
Mon May 26, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Toxicity of Human Thought ThatWeAreNotAllowed to Speak Of
Replies: 20
Views: 3373

Re: Toxicity of Human Thought ThatWeAreNotAllowed to Speak O

The thing is, some of us don't simply shit ideas out. Some of us actually care for and develop our thoughts, getting rid of the shit and keeping the good stuff.
by uwot
Mon May 26, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from skeptic
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: Hello from skeptic

Welcome, Dimitri. Apart from our ability to make your stay here tolerable, what else are you sceptical about?
by uwot
Fri May 23, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 4624

Re: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?

But these are Western ideas, and only post-Renaissance Western ideas. Islam today is where Christianity was 600 years ago. Christianity today is all over the place. Some christians are pre-Darwinian; some believe the old testament is literally true and are hence pre-christian. Fundamentalists: putt...
by uwot
Fri May 23, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The best defense is an anti-missile shield
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: The best defense is an anti-missile shield

Never heard of Fizbin, but I like his style.