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Author Topic:   The Sudden Dawn of the Cosmos and the Constancy of Physical Laws
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Message 82 of 244 (888386)
09-17-2021 3:43 PM
Reply to: Message 81 by Christian7
09-17-2021 3:32 PM


Re: Bad Philosophy
You reject logic
PaulK did not reject logic. He rejected the assumptions you are making about logic.
The universe is limited by logic and math
Speaking as a mathematician -- no, it isn't.

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Message 87 of 244 (888391)
09-17-2021 4:09 PM
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09-17-2021 3:48 PM


Re: Bad Philosophy
PaulK clearly questioned whether logic permits the particle wave duality
Quantum particles do not need to get permission from logic before they act as they do.
..., thus elevating physics above the truth of logic.
Logic is not about the physical world. It is about our descriptions (including our descriptions of the physical world).
Can I have three apples, then add another apple, and have seven, without three being added instantly?
That's an empirical question, not a mathematical question.

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Message 116 of 244 (888421)
09-17-2021 10:47 PM
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09-17-2021 10:32 PM


How do I do the blue box quotes?
You can click on "peek" to see how it was done.

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Message 171 of 244 (888477)
09-18-2021 4:12 PM
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09-18-2021 2:37 PM


But where are you going with this?
As best I can tell, he is practicing Christian Apologetics.
He seems to be mastering the art of making really bad arguments.

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Message 234 of 244 (888576)
09-21-2021 2:13 PM
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09-21-2021 1:14 PM


Yes, I'm actually schizophrenic
Thanks for being open about that.
I was simply trying to achieve certain stylistic qualities in my posts
Your posts might be stylistic, but they lack quality.
Since I didn't have enough time to phrase my words clearly and rhythmically enough, I wasn't able to accomplish my purpose.
Most people don't take time to phrase their words. They just blurt out what they want to say. And, most of the time, that turns out okay, though perhaps the wording can give some unintended laughs.
I'm not trying to criticize you here. Rather, I'm suggesting that you try to be more relaxed and stop concerning yourself with matters of style. Just communicate as best you can, and we will deal with that as best we can.

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Message 240 of 244 (888591)
09-22-2021 11:59 AM
Reply to: Message 237 by Christian7
09-22-2021 11:28 AM


Re: gobbledygook
Now a mind is sentient, and experiences sight, feeling, thought, and more, which things from our point of view are composed of qualia, something possessed by no things indivisible.
The better statement would be that humans are sentient and experience sight, feeling, and thought. And it appears that this also applies to other animals - probably most mammals, birds, and perhaps octopus.
There's no actual evidence that minds exist, except as an abstraction.

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