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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-28-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Trantor
Re: Logic in an atheistic worldview

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Hi,
I'm not an atheist, but axioms are so basic and obvious that they are self-evident. Thus, they require no proof. As for where an atheist believes these axioms come from... they simply...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-28-2005, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12
Posted By Trantor
Really penguines?

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I have not seen this film, so if any of my information is incorrect I apologize in advance, it is just what was relayed to me.

To make a long story short: at a recent party a family...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-26-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21
Posted By Trantor
Re: My friend got fired for saying \"Merry Christmas\"

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He worked at Modell's sporting goods, and a Jewish customer had bought something. He said "Merry Christmas", and the customer said "Thanks, but I celebrate Hanukah". He replied with: "Ok,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-24-2005, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By Trantor
Re: This isn\'t a Build a Religion store is it?

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We conservative catholics call those type of catholics who want to pick and choose among the church's doctrines, "cafeteria catholics".

And the myriad of protestant denominations, which...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By Trantor
Re: Numbers Thought

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I overdosed on pi once and had to enter rehab. And my buddy wanted me to try aleph null but I wasn't going for that hard of stuff.

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You should have tried it! It's a really...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-21-2005, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By Trantor
Re: The Flynn Effect

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This is (I think) one of the strangest phenomena that the social sciences have uncovored. I highly suggest everyone read this article Linky (http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/FLYNNEFF.html) and...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9
Posted By Trantor
Re: How do you view astrology?

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I was wondering whats your vision on astrology( I used the search function and it turns out that sklansky would rather have a son addicted to heroine instead of one that belived in...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 27
Posted By Trantor
Re: Why is Randomness so Hard to Prove?

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The original poster claimed that QM could be used to disprove determinism.


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QM is not inconsistent with determinism and could never be used to disprove...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9
Posted By Trantor
Re: Can we have knowledge of the future?

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Back on topic of knowledge, I have another interesting question. Can we have knowledge of the future?

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If we, as macroscopic entities, could then this would prove general...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11
Posted By Trantor
Re: Logic, Math, and Politics

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I curious to know what people in this forum have to say about a recent discussion in the politics forum.

Liberals are regularly criticized for not having any fundamental principals. In...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18
Posted By Trantor
Re: atheists-- what is your source of hope?

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In reading the posts in this forum I cannot help but admire the quality of ideas and expressions of beliefs and non beliefs portrayed. So my question to atheists is what is your source of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25
Posted By Trantor
Re: Four Kinds of Atheists.

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An agnotsic is still a person who does not believe in god precisely because he witholds judgement.


Hence, what I said earlier, an Agnostic is an Atheist without conviction, ie...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-09-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10
Posted By Trantor
Re: My Truth, Your Truth, The Truth

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I don't believe in a "the truth" of any kind. So I guess we disagree.

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Statement "a" a:"I don't believe in "the truth" of any kind."

Question: Do you believe in the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-09-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14
Posted By Trantor
Re: Intellectual Honesty

I had assumed he had arrived at his conviction by using all the intellectual weaponry at his disposal and that he had used sound logic and had steered clear of inconsistency in doing so. It seems to...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-09-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14
Posted By Trantor
Re: Intellectual Honesty

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Suppse one sets out to defend a conviction using all the intellectual weaponry at his disposal. Even if he provides sound logic and steers clear of inconsistency, is he not still...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-06-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11
Posted By Trantor
Re: Is panspermia a scienctific theory?

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I'm pleased to see support for my earlier insistance that panspermia is a scientific theory (in contrast to ID) in the fact that a summary of the status of this theory is in...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-06-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11
Posted By Trantor
Re: Is panspermia a scienctific theory?

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still only a hypothesis at this point, and a tricky one to prove anyway. pretty good wikipedia article on it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia)

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I agree. I was only...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-05-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11
Posted By Trantor
Is panspermia a scienctific theory?

I'm pleased to see support for my earlier insistance that panspermia is a scientific theory (in contrast to ID) in the fact that a summary of the status of this theory is in the current edition of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-05-2005, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9
Posted By Trantor
Re: Thoughts on this?

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Reminds me of Hume

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And perhaps Peter Aberlard's view sometimes referred to moderate nominalism This compromise position between nominalism and realismis is called...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-04-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By Trantor
Re: 2D, 3D and 4D Man

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Would like others thoughts on this.

2Dimensional man comes accross a circle with a dot inside it. He cant get to the dot because it is impossible for him to get past the circle (we are...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-04-2005, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 28
Posted By Trantor
Re: science i guess

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Can anyone link me to any information on "Enhancing Fracture Toughness with Nanoparticulates" I already Googled.... I'm thinking more along the lines of good engineering journal websites...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-04-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 26
Posted By Trantor
Re: The existence of random

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So - how can something random happen?


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Randomness comes from our inability to know the exact position and velocity of particles due to the Heisenberg...
Forum: Software 11-30-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By Trantor
Re: Getting started with PokerTracker...

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I've finally decided to give PT a whirl. After my first few hundred hands I'm still quite overwhelmed and quite sure what to do with all the info. I'm mainly interested in it for finding...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15
Posted By Trantor
Re: Panspermia

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The book by Coppedge was my starting point, but after pursing the idea for awhile I came across panspermia and realized atheists have an out even if evolution on earth were shown to be...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15
Posted By Trantor
Re: Panspermia

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I have to agree with Not Ready here. I don't see what the possible predictions of panspermia are. Did anyone else read a prediction in that article? While this may be falsifiable, it...
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