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by Kuznetzova
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A direction to Evolution?
Replies: 107
Views: 22526

Re: A direction to Evolution?

We can pause and reflect on the above essay. Some recent futurist writers have suggested that evolution is speeding up in an exponential manner. However, proposing a "speed up" implies that there must be some direction that the process is going. Is evolution going in a direction? If evolution is get...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A direction to Evolution?
Replies: 107
Views: 22526

A direction to Evolution?

Evidence from biology, geology, and climatology all suggest that life arose on earth 3.7 billion years ago as a primitive form of single-celled bacteria in the oceans. Life on earth consisted entirely of such bacteria sloshing around in the water for the next 2 billion years. It was not until 1.7 BY...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Number
Replies: 38
Views: 9772

Re: The Nature of Number

The two incompleteness theorems are Platonic. If man were truly the measure of all things, then we should be able to make up any mathematical system we want, which does not appear to be the case. I interpret Godel's theorems to say exactly the opposite of what you just wrote here. To me they (stron...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Modern epistemology versus object categories
Replies: 22
Views: 6913

Re: Modern epistemology versus object categories

and as such the world must first consist of Objects itself before humans can produce their own Objects versioned on the natural Objects. Nonsense. This is the entire point. The world only ever existed as substance and only ever exists as substances now. The "object" thing happens only in the brain....
by Kuznetzova
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Modern epistemology versus object categories
Replies: 22
Views: 6913

Re: Modern epistemology versus object categories

To me Objects are the sum of focuses of information accumulation, I addressed that exact claim six different ways. An ancient person living in Macedonian Greece does not know that the world around him can be harvested and fashioned into an iPhone 5. (or an airplane.. or a microwave oven). His "info...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Infinite Regress of Causality
Replies: 22
Views: 7946

Re: Infinite Regress of Causality

A "thing" is the mind taking perception of a fluid environment, freezing it and then comparing it to differing perception. The abstraction is not the real, it merely refers to the real. It then applies an action for this "thing" to perform. Consider an apple. You bite it. Is it the same apple? What...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Infinite Regress of Causality
Replies: 22
Views: 7946

Re: Infinite Regress of Causality

Which did not begin, therefore no creation, therefore no God. Okay, is that what this is really about? I'm a little deflated that you took this fascinating philosophical topic and drove it directly into the theological mudpit. I was on the verge of responding to your thread with issues about causal...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 27368

Re: The Third Rail of Consciousness

Immediate questions to arise are: Why is it important to acknowledge consciousness is involved in evolution, and that it itself evolves? Consciousness is either a "mathematical" property of certain interconnected systems, or, otherwise it is a biological function that changes outward behavior of th...
by Kuznetzova
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Modern epistemology versus object categories
Replies: 22
Views: 6913

Re: Modern epistemology versus object categories

Objects obviously exist because we can reason with them. In what form they exist , is another matter. Well at least you admit that the actual physical existence of objects is not the same thing as how humans have named them. I'm going to demonstrate this below with an example. and so obviously the ...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Third Rail of Consciousness
Replies: 68
Views: 27368

The Third Rail of Consciousness

Within political discourse, and in particular, the political language used by politicians, there are several issues which are considered a "third rail". An issue which is a "third rail" means some topic that is never talked about in a public venue. The metaphor is that the third rail of a railroad i...
by Kuznetzova
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Modern epistemology versus object categories
Replies: 22
Views: 6913

Re: Modern epistemology versus object categories

The world is an undifferentiated collection of substances. There are no boundaries or "objects" out there. Only by means of human language and " what causes pain " and " what is important to me as homo sapien " does this substance of the world get broken into objects. The lower parts of the human br...
by Kuznetzova
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Modern epistemology versus object categories
Replies: 22
Views: 6913

Modern epistemology versus object categories

The following are posts made on another forum. They didn't go over well with the users there, either due to lack of knowledge of the subject or for some other problems having to do with interpersonal issues. Since this forum is connected to a published magazine, I expect to see some more ... intelli...
by Kuznetzova
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Kuznetzova
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Kuznetzova

Although my profile avatars are often female models - I'm a male from New England.
There are several people here who already know me from other forums.