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by Kuznetzova
Sun May 04, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: aimless and arbitrary
Replies: 17
Views: 4499

Re: aimless and arbitrary

The trouble with passing off other people's words as your own (thanks for admitting that finally) is that the real author is not here to answer for them. At least one person here recognized the author before I revealed him. Nietzsche makes it sound in the OP like that is something to regret or be d...
by Kuznetzova
Sun May 04, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 90455

Re: The Limits of Science

Hjarloprillar wrote: but the online game community is much tighter.
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by Kuznetzova
Sun May 04, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 90455

Re: The Limits of Science

So NDEs are fully explained by the "soul going outside the body".
And organic life on earth is evidence of "divine creation."

I think that pretty much summarizes this thread. Strange that it should take 25 pages to say it.
by Kuznetzova
Sun May 04, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Creating or 'setting conditions for'?
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Creating or 'setting conditions for'?

Mathew Segall is a doctoral student in philosophy and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. I was unable to find a direct quote of "conditions giving rise to the emergence of life", but he has used it in the past, in a video which I could not find. Segall's v...
by Kuznetzova
Sun May 04, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Creating or 'setting conditions for'?
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Re: Creating or 'setting conditions for'?

Corey Anton is a professor of Communication Studies at Grand Valley State University. A post-doc, chairman of the Institute of General Semantics, and author of (at least) two books. Rest assured this video's topic is in regards to atheism and theism, and the professor placed that conspicuously in th...
by Kuznetzova
Sun May 04, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Creating or 'setting conditions for'?
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Creating or 'setting conditions for'?

Say I go into a functioning kitchen and I bake a cherry pie from scratch. I start from fresh cherries, water, flour, and sugar. I then bake the pie in the electric oven. Did I "bake" that pie, or rather did I merely "set the conditions for the emergence" of the pie? Why does that distinction matter,...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of science: an actual discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5824

Re: The Limits of science: an actual discussion

Science exists in the medium of thought. Thought is limited, just as every other aspect of the natural world is limited. Thus, science is intrinsically limited. Did you mean traditionally? Very recently, some published proofs in mathematics are so long that humans can't even read them, let alone ma...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of science: an actual discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5824

Re: The Limits of science: an actual discussion

Your evidence that 'thought' is necessarily limited? Your evidence that the 'natural world' is limited? The word "limited" is getting lost in a flurry of semantics. I didn't really intend to talk about whether the absence of all limits implies the existence of something infinite. (I suppose it need...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: defining the Polycorn
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: defining the Polycorn

I guess what I need to do now is continually complain about how limited science is, and how science makes all these limiting assumptions. Then I should insult other forum users about their "ignorance" of the assumptions that science makes. Ya know something like: "...Do you believe science can expla...
by Kuznetzova
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: defining the Polycorn
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

defining the Polycorn

The Polycorn is a special type of unicorn. It is special in that I get to define all of its properties from the initial outset of the conversation. Since I am defining the Polycorn myself, you have no space to disagree with my definitions. You must operate logically within the tight boundaries of th...
by Kuznetzova
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of science: an actual discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5824

Re: The Limits of science: an actual discussion

In any discussion of the limitations of science we must carefully differentiate two different topical claims. 1. The topic of whether the content of the scientific knowledge is limited. 2. The topic of whether science is methodologically limited. The first topic is easy to lay to rest, since it is f...
by Kuznetzova
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of science: an actual discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5824

The Limits of science: an actual discussion

I had a choice to either create a new thread, or to post this in the existing thread with the same name. As many of you know, that older thread has deteriorated into 24 pages of directionless trollbaiting and personal attacks. Even the main 'character' of the thread (who calls himself skakos) has de...
by Kuznetzova
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 90455

Re: The Limits of Science

You take for granted the opinion of someone else that I am a troll? Based on what? Based on this 24-page pointless, directionless thread? Do you really claim that anyone not having the same level of ignorance you have concerning science and its assumptions must be a troll? Then you turn around and ...
by Kuznetzova
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 90455

Re: The Limits of Science

A great personal attack instead of answering the questions or discussing the topic. I would report your post but I like to see my "opponents" emptiness on display... You know damned well, and you knew damned well before you even typed it, that the validity of mathematics is self-contained. Mathemat...
by Kuznetzova
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 90455

Re: The Limits of Science

Oh! Now the troll is saying he is "reporting our posts"!

How nice of him. 8)