Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:55 pm

Then don't reply.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Harbal » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:18 pm

Jaded Sage wrote:Then don't reply.
I was only acknowledging your achievement.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:24 pm

Yeah. That's a waste of time. Either explain what's wrong or ignore it.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Harbal » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:16 pm

Jaded Sage wrote:Yeah. That's a waste of time. Either explain what's wrong or ignore it.
OK, but this is just my opinion. In order to "do philosophy" there has to be a certain precision of language. It's important that all the participants agree on the definitions of all the terms used and that care is taken to avoid ambiguity of meaning in sentence construction. There's also the matter of context: Is your hypothetical object lighter or heavier than air, is it in water, is it in space, etc. It also helps if you can at least roughly explain what fundamental truth or knowledge you are trying to discover. Your question is so loose and open to individual interpretation that every participant in the discussion could be on a totally different track and It's hard to see how that could produce anything useful. So, bearing all this in mind, I think your second suggestion, to ignore it, is probaly the way to go.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:11 am

So again I ask, is it more natural for an object to fall or float.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Obvious Leo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:23 am

Jaded Sage wrote:So again I ask, is it more natural for an object to fall or float.
There's no such thing as an object.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:25 am

Obvious Leo wrote:
Jaded Sage wrote:So again I ask, is it more natural for an object to fall or float.
There's no such thing as an object.

What appears to us as objects then. You know better than that.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Obvious Leo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:58 am

Jaded Sage wrote:You know better than that.
I know better than to take such a daft question seriously.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Harbal » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:02 am

Jaded Sage wrote:So again I ask, is it more natural for an object to fall or float.
At this point one might be tempted to say that there's a light on but there's nobody in. I think this would be a mistake, however, as the light is probably coming from the house next door.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:04 am

That was me ignoring you because It would take too much effort to explain.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:04 am

Again, I ask: is it more natural for an object to fall or float?

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Harbal » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:08 am

Jaded Sage wrote:Again, I ask: is it more natural for an object to fall or float?
Is this you ignoring me again?

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:13 pm

Obvious Leo wrote:
Jaded Sage wrote:You know better than that.
I know better than to take such a daft question seriously.

Is it more natural for what appears to is as objects to fall or float.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Jaded Sage » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:16 pm

Harbal wrote:
Jaded Sage wrote:Again, I ask: is it more natural for an object to fall or float?
Is this you ignoring me again?
I think that might have been for another thread. I dunno.

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Re: Is it more natural for an object to drop or float?

Post by Obvious Leo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:56 pm

Jaded Sage wrote:
Obvious Leo wrote:
Jaded Sage wrote:You know better than that.
I know better than to take such a daft question seriously.

Is it more natural for what appears to is as objects to fall or float.
For fuck's sake, JS, what the hell's the matter with you? What object? Fall where? Float on what? I'll remind you that this is a philosophy forum supposedly offering people an opportunity to explore ideas, not a platform for self-indulgent navel-gazers to spruik a crock of shit, although I can see how one could easily fall into such an error, judging by the overall standard of posts of late.

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