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Sat 22 May, 2010 12:33 am - [QUOTE=Wozz;167200] This theory is pretty limited in a sense though am I right? (the vat theory)[/QUOTE] On one hand, yes, the Brain in a Vat theory is very limiting, as it seems to leave one... (view)
Fri 21 May, 2010 11:52 pm - [QUOTE=Wozz;167113]This is why Philosophy is great, I don't have answers as to how I would know the difference. All I was asking for was reading material on the subject.[/QUOTE] Indeed you... (view)
Fri 21 May, 2010 04:59 pm - [QUOTE=Wozz;167075]Maybe you'd like to sit in some liquid while an evil scientist harvests power off you.[/QUOTE] Who said anything about harvesting power? This is a discussion of a brain... (view)
Fri 21 May, 2010 04:22 pm - [QUOTE=Wozz;167024]What difference would it make? Maybe, by accepting the fact that you're a BIV (assuming you could prove it) you could do something about it.[/QUOTE] Such as? No matter... (view)
Fri 21 May, 2010 01:35 pm - [QUOTE=Wozz;166993]You can't see or hear all you do is think. You think with a dark dark setting. And as to Tictock man's question, if we concluded the theory is true, would you rather... (view)
Fri 21 May, 2010 11:16 am - [QUOTE=Wozz;166710]I've taken a liking to this theory. . . .[/QUOTE] Let's say, just for the sake of discussion, Wozz, that the Brain in a Vat Theory is true. You ARE a brain in a... (view)
Tue 18 May, 2010 11:08 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;165960]Well, I would never deny that there is a learned element to it, but what about a propensity to learn it? It seems hard to reduce to lower terms. Most of our thoughts will... (view)
Tue 18 May, 2010 10:23 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;165954]Newborns recognize changes in quantity, it seems. I can't help but wonder if "if" is somehow a genetic inheritance.[/QUOTE] I don't think so. I... (view)
Tue 18 May, 2010 09:19 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;165935]When we program computers, we use if, and, or, not. Formal logic. Daily conversation. It's how we understand things?[/QUOTE] Are you saying that we understand... (view)
Tue 4 May, 2010 03:58 pm - I've read this post about three times now, and still have no idea whatsoever what you are proposing, William. Can you briefly summarize your point? (view)
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