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    Poll: As the conclusion does follow from the given...

    As the conclusion does follow from the given premise, the conclusion is logically valid in relation to the given premise. It appears that the premise is false.
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    Teamwork is good, it takes the strengths and...

    Teamwork is good, it takes the strengths and weaknesses of individuals, male and female, working through problems as they arise.
  3. Both the external world and the brains mental...

    Both the external world and the brains mental representation of the external world are real, each in their own way.
  4. Thread: Travel pictures.

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    Nice pictures, great scenery.

    Nice pictures, great scenery.
  5. What is 'reality?' On the physics of scale, the...

    It's a real simulation of a real experience. We are in a real universe but can only experience it as a simulation. It's missing some of the information which the brain fills in for us....
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    Who or how many survive depends on the nature and...

    Who or how many survive depends on the nature and scale of the disaster.
  7. A simulation is real, our mental experience of...

    A simulation is real, our mental experience of the world is a real experience.
  8. Of course he's right. He has to be right, after...

    Of course he's right. He has to be right, after all, he's a Bishop. A Bishop is closer to the ultimate source of all knowledge, God, a veritable spokesman for the Almighty, the Creator of the...
  9. A model of something can be called a simulation...

    A model of something can be called a simulation of that thing, especially if it is in virtual form. If a brain models the information it acquires from the senses as a representation or model of the...
  10. Why, given the evidence for brain generated...

    Why, given the evidence for brain generated experience, is your counter claim of metaphysical belief not an assertion?
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    Can't fade away soon enough. One less faith, ...

    Can't fade away soon enough. One less faith, hopefully with more to follow down the road to oblivion.
  12. Yes, for example; ''How are raw sensory...

    Yes, for example;

    ''How are raw sensory signals transformed into a brain representation of the world that surrounds us? The question was first posed over 100 years ago, but new experimental...
  13. I think that was the Venera project, Venera 9...

    I think that was the Venera project, Venera 9 being the first to orbit the planet, I think. Mariner was Mars.
  14. Rather than being a metaphysical belief our brain...

    Metaphysical belief.

    If all you know is a simulated content, how could you possibly know anything about what does the simulation? How could you even possibly know it is something like a...
  15. Yet we do experience the world through a brain...

    Yet we do experience the world through a brain generated simulation of the world.
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    Operating largely fear and greed, the stock...

    Operating largely fear and greed, the stock market is hardly rational at the best of times.
  17. That's unfortunate. However, before the probes...

    That's unfortunate. However, before the probes began to explore the planet it was being speculated that Venus may be a hot swampy planet, maybe life, maybe jungles. etc. Perhaps 2 - 3 billion years...
  18. Poll: Business as usual Trumps the opposition, it...

    Business as usual Trumps the opposition, it appears.
  19. Yep. Or a Super Civilzation evolves to the...

    What if it's a part of the universe it is simulating?

    Recursion can be fun ;)[/QUOTE]

    Yep.

    Or a Super Civilzation evolves to the point where they can simulate a Universe, go back in...
  20. Presumably a brain in a Vat experiencing a...

    Presumably a brain in a Vat experiencing a Universe is a part of some universe?
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    Economic growth entails the means by which an...

    Economic growth entails the means by which an economy grows. When policy makers use the mantra, jobs and growth, jobs and growth....they are not referring to growth in ideas, software development,...
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    Growth entails many things, building houses,...

    Growth entails many things, building houses, office blocks, transport, retail, etc. Look at the consequences of a housing market collapse and its flow on effects in transport, material supply and...
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    The assumption that perpetual growth in...

    The assumption that perpetual growth in consumption is possible appears to common among neoclassical economists and policy makers.
  24. There may actually be life on Venus... high in...

    There may actually be life on Venus... high in the atmosphere;

    ''The clouds of Venus may provide an environment capable of supporting microbial life. "I think we should really take another look...
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    Here is a Rational Wiki page that may be of...

    Here is a Rational Wiki page that may be of interest; https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Scientific_Facts_in_the_Bible:_100_Reasons_to_Believe_the_Bible_is_Supernatural_in_Origin
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