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#1  Postby carda » Jul 17, 2020 4:32 am

im new here and like reading philosophical books in free time.
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Re: hello to all

#2  Postby BlackBart » Jul 17, 2020 8:54 am

Hello. :wave:
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#3  Postby Ironclad » Jul 17, 2020 11:53 am

Hello there :)
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Re: hello to all

#4  Postby felltoearth » Jul 17, 2020 11:56 am

Hey and have fun.

Just a heads up. There is a lot of hostility to philosophy on this forum, especially philosophy that is poorly formed.
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#5  Postby aufbahrung » Jul 17, 2020 4:57 pm

tolerant enough, science is their only religion so don't introduce wool that questions it
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#6  Postby BlackBart » Jul 17, 2020 5:17 pm

You can question science all you like here - that's the whole point of science in the first place. Science isn't anyone's religion -it's an iterative process of experiment and observation. And as aufbahrung doesn't come with sub-titles, I'm not sure what he means by 'introduce wool that questions it' :dunno:
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Re: hello to all

#7  Postby newolder » Jul 17, 2020 5:31 pm

If anyone uses "science" or "the science" in a post to you, excepting idiomatic adages, Journal/name references and the like, simply replace with "Our current best understanding of the workings of Nature" and check that their sentence remains coherent.

'wool that questions' could be Shaun the Sheep, who knows? :scratch:

Howdy.

Edited because the rule has exceptions and it should not be applied religiously. :doh:
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#8  Postby BlackBart » Jul 17, 2020 5:45 pm

She blinded me with our current best understanding of the workings of Nature.
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#9  Postby Evolving » Jul 17, 2020 5:48 pm

I’m used to answering questions by small children, but I’m worried that I won’t know the answers if the wool I’m wearing asks me anything. What sort of questions is wool likely to ask? How can I prepare?
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#10  Postby aufbahrung » Jul 17, 2020 5:53 pm

See what I mean. Didn't even question their weltanschauung, only had to hint it could be questioned and it got them started.
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#11  Postby felltoearth » Jul 17, 2020 5:57 pm

aufbahrung wrote:See what I mean. Didn't even question their weltanschauung, only had to hint it could be questioned and it got them started.

You questioned nothing. You made an ambiguous statement that amounts to zilch. Per usual.
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#12  Postby aufbahrung » Jul 17, 2020 6:08 pm

felltoearth wrote:
aufbahrung wrote:See what I mean. Didn't even question their weltanschauung, only had to hint it could be questioned and it got them started.

You questioned nothing. You made an ambiguous statement that amounts to zilch. Per usual.


Ambiguity betrays my lack of confidence in science. It's a method, a algorithm, a blind robot in your control but gone bad on occasion. And you can't shut it down or find a viable alternative in spite of it destroying the planet whilst collecting data on the destruction. Wool, my yarn. :coffee:
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#13  Postby campermon » Jul 17, 2020 6:24 pm

aufbahrung wrote:
felltoearth wrote:
aufbahrung wrote:See what I mean. Didn't even question their weltanschauung, only had to hint it could be questioned and it got them started.

You questioned nothing. You made an ambiguous statement that amounts to zilch. Per usual.


Ambiguity betrays my lack of confidence in science. It's a method, a algorithm, a blind robot in your control but gone bad on occasion. And you can't shut it down or find a viable alternative in spite of it destroying the planet whilst collecting data on the destruction. Wool, my yarn. :coffee:


Do you have a viable alternative :ask:
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#14  Postby campermon » Jul 17, 2020 6:29 pm

carda wrote:im new here and like reading philosophical books in free time.


Hello :thumbup: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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#15  Postby aufbahrung » Jul 17, 2020 7:01 pm

I've some ideas, will jot them down in the margins sometime.
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#16  Postby BlackBart » Jul 17, 2020 7:18 pm

aufbahrung wrote:
felltoearth wrote:
aufbahrung wrote:See what I mean. Didn't even question their weltanschauung, only had to hint it could be questioned and it got them started.

You questioned nothing. You made an ambiguous statement that amounts to zilch. Per usual.


Ambiguity betrays my lack of confidence in science. It's a method, a algorithm, a blind robot in your control but gone bad on occasion. And you can't shut it down or find a viable alternative in spite of it destroying the planet whilst collecting data on the destruction. Wool, my yarn. :coffee:

Authentic Internet gibberish.
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#17  Postby Evolving » Jul 17, 2020 7:55 pm

Aufbahrung has a Joni Mitchell quote in his signature. He can’t be all bad.
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#18  Postby JustStarDust » Jul 19, 2020 7:36 pm

Welcome to the forum! It's great fun.
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Re: hello to all

#19  Postby Blackadder » Jul 20, 2020 5:35 pm

Hello Carda. Please collect your baseball bat at the door and join the Ratskep whack-a-mole game. You’ll soon figure out who are the moles and who are the whackers. Strangely, some of the moles seem to enjoy getting whacked as they keep coming back for more. Which I guess is the whole point of the game.

Anyway, welcome.
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#20  Postby Hermit » Jul 20, 2020 6:06 pm

Blackadder wrote:Hello Carda. Please collect your baseball bat at the door and join the Ratskep whack-a-mole game.

Carda has collected their baseball bat and left Ratskep two minutes after submitting their initial - and so far only - post.
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