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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-28-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Piers
Re: Logic in an atheistic worldview

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laws of logic are self-evident

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I would say that they are a useful tool.

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axiomatic and cannot be proven
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17
Posted By Piers
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

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and when we get to the point in time where a politician can run for office without believing in God

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No, no joke. Ask yourself this: Will America vote in a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17
Posted By Piers
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

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and when we get to the point in time where a politician can run for office without believing in God

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No, no joke. Ask yourself this: Will America vote in a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17
Posted By Piers
Re: Religion willl be illegal in the future......

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I believe all religion will be illegal/banned in the world in the future, I'm thinking possibly 300 to 500 years out.

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I very much doubt it. Does not seem a stable...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-19-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: How low would you go...

My guess would be closer to 85%, but you could be right.

Is your 90% estimate based on anything other than a blind guess?
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-19-2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: How low would you go...

Using stack sizes (519,83.5,13.5) I get a TEV of 3055
Using stack sizes (398.5,203,13.5) I get TEV of 3724

p = 3055/32724 = .821

Need to take a little more care with kings, but should still be...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-19-2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: How low would you go...

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the ICM model does not account for position, blind or stack size. All very important in this situation.


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Obviously my ICM calcualtions are an approximation. To...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-19-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: How low would you go...

Playing with http://sharnett.bol.ucla.edu/ICM/ICM.html assuming the stack sizes are after posting blinds (not clear form post). Prize fund is (.57,.286,.144)

If you fold stack sizes are...
Forum: Internet Gambling 12-19-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3
Posted By Piers
Re: I got someone at Absolute fired ( Microbob long)

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With all the complaints about the customer service at Absolute lately, I thought I'd share my story

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If he really was fired I doubt it was a first offence.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 24
Posted By Piers
Re: Agree or Disagree? Why?

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Not a single scientific discovery has ever disputed an important biblical fact.


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That may well be true, how about biblical fantasies though?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-19-2005, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: What is it to have knowledge?

Sorry for a momment I got you mixed up with the OP.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22
Posted By Piers
Re: Evidence and all that

I think there is a trick you can use

Not A !or Not B = A !or B

So how about:

People either use some sort of induction deduction combination or they use evidence.

Or maybe even
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22
Posted By Piers
Re: Evidence and all that

You really like multiple neagtives don't you.

I think I remeber a post of yours with a hextruple negative in it /images/graemlins/ooo.gif
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: What is it to have knowledge?

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The question was not, "When does someone think they know that p," which is what you seem to be describing, but rather, "When does someone know that p."

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I am saying the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 22
Posted By Piers
Re: Evidence and all that

I think people tend to use some sort of indution/deduction combination to handle these sorts of situations.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 22
Posted By Piers
Re: Evidence and all that

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I'm trying to clear up some of the recuring issues about evidence.

Propositon E.
Suppose two theories T1 and T2 do not make different predictions about the world. Then deciding...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: What is it to have knowledge?

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They can't both know the time. Only one time is the correct time so only one person can know the time. Look at the requirements again for justified true belief.

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What...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15
Posted By Piers
Re: Can we have knowledge of the future?

Yes depeinding on how your define your terms.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-16-2005, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: What is it to have knowledge?

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Equating knowledge with true belief--think about the difference between someone who believes it is 3:12 when it is actually 3:15, and someone who justifiably believes it is 3:15 when it...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-15-2005, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15
Posted By Piers
Re: More or less pleasurable?

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and he is compassionate in the same manner that humans are compassionate...


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You can of course make this assumption if you want, but do you really think it will lead...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-15-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By Piers
Re: What is it to have knowledge?

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What are the requirements to say that someone knows such and such? They seem like simple questions but they really aren't. Often times we'll say something like "I know that I'll get a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 39
Posted By Piers
Re: Why is Randomness so Hard to Prove?

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It just seems to me there are plenty of things without determined outcomes. Why do we need QM to disprove determinism?

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The original poster...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 39
Posted By Piers
Re: Why is Randomness so Hard to Prove?

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Quantum mechanics does not disprove determinism; it just suggests that completely accurate predictions of the future are currently beyond us.

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QM does NOT...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 39
Posted By Piers
Re: Why is Randomness so Hard to Prove?

Randomness is subjective, absolute randomness is not possible. However due to our limitations the appearance of true randomness can exist.

By projecting the universe onto a view that we can...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 25
Posted By Piers
Re: atheists-- what is your source of hope?

I do not see the relationship between religious belief or lack of, and hope that you seem to believe exist. You are asking a question that does not exist.

Hope is an emotion; and like all emotions...
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