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Fri 13 Jun, 2008 03:38 pm - boagie, 1. I am concerned with what other people believe to some extent. However, I am not concerned with ethical views which attempt to dictate what other people ought to believe, especially... (view)
Fri 13 Jun, 2008 03:20 pm - boagie, It is not required that your reason and senses are 'totally unreliable', only that they are not totally reliable, and neither is it necessary for them to be proven to be... (view)
Fri 13 Jun, 2008 02:39 pm - Aedes, You state that 'an ordinary claim does not need a lot of evidence because it already consistent with the evidence'. However, so long as an extraordinary claim does not... (view)
Fri 13 Jun, 2008 01:26 pm - boagie, If the Bible is true then there has been a documented case of the dead arising and the sun being brought to a halt, and these events must therefore happen in occurence with natural laws.... (view)
Fri 13 Jun, 2008 01:15 pm - pam69ur, I agree. However, this is only a problem if you are attempting to achieve a secure proof, something which I am not particularly concerned with. In short, that a derivation may not be a... (view)
Fri 13 Jun, 2008 01:00 pm - jposemen, I think that you are correct to interpret Carl Sagan's comment that 'extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' as proposal for the adoption of a convention... (view)
Wed 11 Jun, 2008 01:03 pm - [QUOTE=jposamen;15691]Carl Sagan has been quoted to say, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." Generalizing this idea, I think it's widely accepted that the rigor or... (view)
Wed 11 Jun, 2008 09:57 am - pam69ur, The hypotheses of science will be forever unproven. That is, the past success of a scientific hypothesis does not imply its future success, and so by convention scientists hold every... (view)
Tue 10 Jun, 2008 06:41 pm - Pam69ur, I agree. Moreover, I think that all knowledge is conjectural, and that there is never any justification for any argument, proof, or rule of inference. However, that has nothing to do... (view)
Tue 10 Jun, 2008 03:09 pm - pam69ur, [indent]1. If the laws of identity, noncontradiction and excluded middle cannot be proven then they cannot be used to prove anything else.[/indent] The laws of identity,... (view)
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