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Sun 11 Jul, 2010 12:50 am - [quote]Imagine two universes [/quote] no can do. Hard enough to imagine one. Sorry, flippant comment, I should enlarge on that. If the laws of chance were significantly different, how could... (view)
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:21 pm - with respect Tom you are not grasping the principles involved.[b] When the particle is not determined, there is no particle.[/b] The fundamental nature of matter cannot be said to consist of... (view)
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:04 pm - I will go back the original quote that started this thread [QUOTE]Causal (or nomological) determinism is the thesis that future events are necessitated by past and present events combined with the... (view)
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 08:51 pm - [QUOTE]I see that for any system the more information that I have of the forces involved and the materials present the more accurate my prediction becomes. I then follow this pattern to the... (view)
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 05:27 pm - perhaps you might elucidate the disctinction between causation and compulsion. I would have thought that compulsion was simply a sub-set, or special case, of causation. (view)
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 04:55 pm - it is however a fact that the philosophy of deteminism was based on the idea that at the most fundamental level, reality itself consisted of particles whose behaviours and whereabouts were fully... (view)
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 04:22 pm - I don't understand how the common-sense view of the matter can be rejected. The common-sense view is that there are tendencies for certain outcomes, but there are always unpredictabilities as... (view)
Sat 10 Jul, 2010 02:55 am - [quote]A friend of mine who doesn't believe humans have free will always uses that as the cornerstone for his argument. He says that according to the SM, all matter is reducible. That is,... (view)
Mon 28 Jun, 2010 08:52 pm - [quote] As I pointed out to you before (and you seem to have agreed) the origins of a position have nothing to do with the truth or falsity of that position. To believe it does is to commit the... (view)
Mon 28 Jun, 2010 08:49 pm - [quote]In the mad post enlightenment scientific rush to classify, quantify, rheify, and measure anything and everything by hook or crook, society has assumed a mistrusting of quality and assumed... (view)
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