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by Greylorn Ell
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

Greylorn Ell, ... Stay on point or go away. The moderators don't care, which is why this is forum is rife with jerks like you. But I care. ... But apparently not enough to bother to read what the moderators actually say about how they wish moderation to be done. Hence we get jerks like you running ...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

Greylorn Ell, ... Stay on point or go away. The moderators don't care, which is why this is forum is rife with jerks like you. But I care. ... But apparently not enough to bother to read what the moderators actually say about how they wish moderation to be done. Hence we get jerks like you running ...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

The DEFINITION of 'speed' is man-made. the DEFINITION of speed is distance over TIME. So speed is a FUNCTION of distance and time. What is TIME a function of? No the definition of speed is built into the fabric of the universe. time = distance / speed Really? How do you make such a measurement when...
by Greylorn Ell
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

Hey, Dipstick. In the OP to this thread I requested that nitwits not post here. You're a nitwit. Even worse, you're a crackpot, unrelenting in your mindless pursuit of bullshit. Please muster up enough intelligence to go away. You have nothing to contribute here. Thank you. Greylorn Care to be tran...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

There is the argument that the universe was created by something (God?). If it was created by something, it is designed and a well made design is just as complex as needed for the task and no more. So when considering the universe, if you believe in a designer, then Occam's Razor is still applicabl...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

Russell's criterion is closer to Aristotle's original in that it is attentive to the QUALITY of the hypotheses. If you actually understood the point of the OP we might have an intelligent conversation, which I would welcome. Gaylord, are you familiar with the Munchausen trilemma, and the problem of...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

There is the argument that the universe was created by something (God?). If it was created by something, it is designed and a well made design is just as complex as needed for the task and no more. So when considering the universe, if you believe in a designer, then Occam's Razor is still applicabl...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25994

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

TS,
If you can take a few minutes away from your many half-vast studies into number theory, look up the definition of "crackpot."

Goodbye. -GL
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25994

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Sorry, poop for brains. I attended a one hour seminar that explained "infinity mathematics." The actual math took only 10 minutes to learn, but that's too much time for nits like you to spend doing anything other that spewing your relentless bullshit, so I'd not expect you to take the trouble to le...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

TimeSeeker, You're an engineer? What do you engineer, exactly? Cat litter boxes? Greylorn Distributed systems. The kind that make computer science a superset of physics. Because I've worked with more time-dimensions and more information than you have :) That physicists run their mouths about inform...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25994

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

No, nitwit. 0 does not behave like infinity. 0 + 9 = 9 whereas infinity + 9 (or anything else) = infinity. You exemplify the problem with this forum, in the person of one of the many philosopher wanna-be's who pretend to know more than they do. For shame on the lot of you and your pretentious ilk. ...
by Greylorn Ell
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

There is the argument that the universe was created by something (God?). If it was created by something, it is designed and a well made design is just as complex as needed for the task and no more. So when considering the universe, if you believe in a designer, then Occam's Razor is still applicabl...
by Greylorn Ell
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

If I was designing a life supporting universe myself; this is the design I'd use. Work-as-imagined vs work-as-planned vs work-as-disclosed vs work-as-done :lol: :lol: :lol: The story of technical debt. http://www.safetydifferently.com/the-varieties-of-human-work/ Or as most practitioners insist. In...
by Greylorn Ell
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8445

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

There is the argument that the universe was created by something (God?). If it was created by something, it is designed and a well made design is just as complex as needed for the task and no more. So when considering the universe, if you believe in a designer, then Occam's Razor is still applicabl...
by Greylorn Ell
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25994

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

You are trying to rely on intuition instead of mathematics. Unfortunately, that doesn't work with physics. If actual infinity existed as a mathematical quantity, it would be larger than any other quantity. But quantity + 1 > quantity, so no such quantity can exist and actual infinity therefore does...