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by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

-1- wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:45 pm
All of a sudden the theories and bullshit of JohnDoe, Skepdick, Nick_A, Dontaskme, Age, et al gain veritable validity.

All because of Socrates.
Nah. They're the types of loon that really believes they have the answer. Socrates was making monkeys of their sort two and a half thousand years ago.
by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

So when did we acquire science? I am guessing at about the point where somebody tried to explain to somebody else WHY something is the way something is. Science as we know it today started with hypotheses non fingo in the General Scholium that Newton added to the second edition of the Principia. Th...
by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

Blimey, you really don't like Socrates, do ya? I really, really do not like him. Except as a comedian. He is very funny but his wit masquerades as philosophy and I can not stand that at all. You're not alone. Even in Ancient Greece there were plenty who thought Socrates was a joke. Aristophanes too...
by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

Adaptation happened long before we had science. So when did we acquire science? It always baffled me why anyone took Goodman seriously. Because he rises the very question of 'what is a law'? If it's time-variant, is it really a law? If it's scale-variant, is it really a law? Well, like most words, ...
by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

It's even worse given Goodman's new riddle of induction . Time-relative truth. A falsified hypothesis might resurrect at the same place, but in a different time. Well, grue is not a scientific hypothesis. If the conditions of the universe change in such a way, we'll just have to adapt. It all smell...
by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

And no one could deny Socrates his world-championship in pedantry (not to mention pederasty). Blimey, you really don't like Socrates, do ya? Pedant? Well, if you say so. There's not much evidence that Socrates was into pederasty. In fact it was his general contempt for sexual and in its widest sens...
by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

There's a legend in western philosophy, one version of which has Socrates asking Pythia, the high priestess at Delphi, who the wisest person was. 'No one is wiser than Socrates' came the answer. 'Really?' says Socrates, 'But I know that I don't know anything.' 'Exactly.' says the priestess. So... I...
by uwot
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

To me, there is only one Mind, so there is NOT, in a sense, like minded people. For all I know, you're right; it's one way to interpret the evidence. But even if it is the case that there is only one mind, it is demonstrably the case that there are individual pockets of it which identify as people;...
by uwot
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

These are your words: Evidence is just evidence, it is not proof. which actually says nothing at all. Well look, anything you see, hear, smell, taste or feel is evidence for something. Those experiences are unique to you. Even if someone else had exactly the same experiences, the chance of them int...
by uwot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

Age wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:19 pm
What evidence?
Yep, you're insane.
by uwot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

When you able to admit the the Universe may not be getting bigger, then I know you are somewhat open. I, uwot, solemnly admit the universe may not be getting bigger. Until then your words that the Universe IS getting bigger, remains as evidence and proof that you are closed off to any thing else. S...
by uwot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

You even insist there is evidence for this. If there is 'evidence', then it MUST BE true. Read this bit again: The observance of red shift is not evidence of expansion. That's exactly what it is Age. It's also evidence for explanations like 'tired light' and 'plasma redshift', even that the devil i...
by uwot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

Well, seeing that you are completely closed and that your beliefs are being held onto for dear life, then every thing you insist MUST BE true. Therefore, with out any doubt at all the Universe MUST really BE expanding, ever since It began. End of story. Quite how you managed to reach that conclusio...
by uwot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

The observance of red shift is not evidence of expansion. That's exactly what it is Age. It's also evidence for explanations like 'tired light' and 'plasma redshift', even that the devil is trying to persuade us that the Earth is more than a few thousand years old. There's lots of explanations for ...
by uwot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2678

Re: One for the loons.

Uwot, you are still conversing with @"age". I am telling you, throwing aruments at him is like throwing a rubber ball against a brick wall: both just bounce back without any effect of any kind on the bouncing surface. I'm under no illusions, but if ya create a thread called 'One for the loons' don'...