Posted: Jan 25, 2012 7:03 pm
by Byron
proudfootz wrote:Still no valid argument against Carrier's description about how his map fits the territory? :coffee:

Nope, 'cause he don't offer one. There's no inherent numerical value to questions like "what does 'the Lord's brother' mean?" One has to be assigned. It's telling that Carrier's example is a statistical question (the likelihood of Jerusalem having a public library).

Formula only work with what you put in, and that's a judgment call. Claiming that abstract systems transfer to empiricism is just the ontological arguments rehashed.