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by uwot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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: 2701

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'...
by uwot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2701

Re: One for the loons.

Another point that could be made is that if, and when, some one says that they know the Universe is expanding, and/or began, when there is NO actual evidence for this, then some might say that that one is also very loony. Well yeah, if there were no evidence, it would be an idiosyncratic claim, but...
by uwot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2701

Re: One for the loons.

I know you wrote a book. I read it and looked at the pictures. I gained a lot of knowledge from it. I published on these forums a truly meant admiring criticism of your book.. I know you did, and if I sounded ungrateful, I apologise; I really appreciated it. Mine still needs to be printed. Best wis...
by uwot
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2701

Re: One for the loons.

I don't know what knowledge is, but if it's not useful to me then it's not knowledge. No one knows what knowledge is. The only people who care usually have batshit idea they want to promote as 'the Truth'. Religious nuts and other metaphysical nutjobs mostly. Generally philosophers take the same pr...
by uwot
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2701

Re: One for the loons.

Skepdick wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:15 pm
uwot wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:07 pm
'But I know that I don't know anything.'
And that sums up all of Philosophy.
All the good stuff.
Skepdick wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Is the sentence "I know that I don't know" true or false? To answer this correctly is to solve the Liar's paradox.
See above for my views on paradoxes.
by uwot
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: One for the loons.
Replies: 189
Views: 2701

Re: One for the loons.

Another point that could be made is that if, and when, some one says that they know the Universe is expanding, and/or began, when there is NO actual evidence for this, then some might say that that one is also very loony. Well yeah, if there were no evidence, it would be an idiosyncratic claim, but...