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by DanDare
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Gödel’s incompleteness theorem, consciousness and possible explanations
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Gödel’s incompleteness theorem, consciousness and possible explanations

Before you can worry about the completeness theorem applying, you need to solve the empirical problem. That is, your direct knowledge of consciousness is limited to a single observer, yourself. The evidence for other people having consciousness at all is indirect via reports, behavior and apparent s...
by DanDare
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: The Pandemic is over?
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: The Pandemic is over?

If you want a detailed fact check of the specific article then here is one: https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/a-rise-in-the-number-of-covid-19-cases-and-deaths-starting-in-september-2020-contradicts-the-claim-by-michael-yeadon-that-the-pandemic-is-fundamentally-over-in-the-u-k/ CLAIM “the pande...
by DanDare
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: The Pandemic is over?
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: The Pandemic is over?

Do you want glib or sensible? You must be in customer service, which I hear is the oldest profession. The subject line is a place to find what you must write. In my personal opinion, if you begin like Socrates then you don't have much to say. Discourse requires clarification. Without it there is no...
by DanDare
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: The Pandemic is over?
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: The Pandemic is over?

Do you want glib or sensible?
by DanDare
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: What is a novel coronavirus?
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: What is a novel coronavirus?

covid-19 is both more infectious and more harmful than the flu. It not only appears to have a death rate of around 3%, and an immunity period of under 18 months, but it also produces long term chronic injury to many survivors (largely cardio vascular). Figures from around the world on case rates an...
by DanDare
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager
Replies: 40
Views: 2235

Re: Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager

Every branch may end in death, but death is not infinite loss, at least as life is experienced at present. If death were infinite loss, then life would be infinite benefit. If we were to continue to be susceptible in life to aging and illness, infinite life would be infinite loss. The leaves on the...
by DanDare
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: What is a novel coronavirus?
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: What is a novel coronavirus?

covid-19 is both more infectious and more harmful than the flu. It not only appears to have a death rate of around 3%, and an immunity period of under 18 months, but it also produces long term chronic injury to many survivors (largely cardio vascular). Figures from around the world on case rates and...
by DanDare
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager
Replies: 40
Views: 2235

Re: Pascal’s Artificial Intelligence Wager

Responding directly to the article some of the logic is unsound. I'll demonstrate with a simpler case, a human deciding to drive a car. I'll return to "species" level afterward. A person is weighing up driving a car: 1 I drive the car: - a) I have a fatal accident (non zero probability) - infinite c...
by DanDare
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Atheism on Trial
Replies: 256
Views: 22530

Re: Atheism on Trial

Most troubling is the fact that Anderson is a philosophy teacher. Yes, I consider this to be grave. Anyone learning from this man is being dealt an injustice. A teacher of philosophy would be expected to know the tools of the trade, what they mean, how they are used and how to choose them wisely. L...