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  1. The problem of induction, in a few words

    The problem of induction as a basis for knowledge is that new facts we discover may, and very often do, contradict our past inductive inferences.

    We are thereby forcibly led to accept, again and...
  2. And you only know of concepts, not the things...

    And you only know of concepts, not the things themselves.

    And you also don't have any means of verifying that the concept is true of the thing.
    EB
  3. I don't assume "infinitesimal". If we only...

    I am not sure that I quite follow your meaning entirely, especially considering the way it is (probably necessarily) worded. I would contest that I, or anyone else, does observe motion but, I think...
  4. I'm still not brain dead and I know perfectly...

    It's not only not obvious; It's not achievable. Two clocks in the same room are experiencing different accelerations due to gravity. Not measurably so, but different nonetheless. They will not stay...
  5. Jesus, I know that since a very, very long time....

    Clocks do not remain synchronised, unless they share an acceleration frame.

    Your question is founded on a false premise, and so is unanswerable. You could just as well ask "Why doesn't nature...
  6. Strictly speaking, you don't observe motion. At...

    Strictly speaking, you don't observe motion. At any moment in time, you can only look at what is happening in that moment. Obviously, our senses suggest the reality of motion and indeed the reality...
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    What I know is my impression that I have to pee....

    And this is coming from someone who doesn’t know he has to pee.[/QUOTE]

    What I know is my impression that I have to pee. Whether I really have to is anybody's guess. Wait for when you start to...
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    I'm sorry you still can't understand this. I've...

    I'm sorry you still can't understand this. I've explained this in detail over the years, going back more than ten years, and there is no question that I am right. The only thing you can possibly know...
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    Your link gives the following definition: ...

    Your link gives the following definition:


    Please exhibit the part of my post where you think I am equivocating.
    EB
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    And this shows again you didn't understand my...

    And this shows again you didn't understand my post.

    Should I cross my t's?
    EB
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    You believe that and it's fine. But I'm quite...

    Drove to work in an automobile and am working inside a structure that is over 100 years old, and using the Internet to send this message.

    I think the math works.[/QUOTE]

    You believe that and...
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    Rather, he thinks my post is all three:...

    Rather, he thinks my post is all three: ambiguous, evasive and dubious. That is, his explanation shows he didn't understand what I said and rather than work his brain he prefers to question my me and...
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    There are three senses of equivocal. So,...

    This seems like equivocation to me.[/QUOTE]

    There are three senses of equivocal.


    So, which do you mean?



    Of course not.
  14. Balls. EB

    Balls.
    EB
  15. Always the expert on the snide comment. EB

    Always the expert on the snide comment.
    EB
  16. Are you? :D EB

    Are you? :D
    EB
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    LOL EB

    Picking and choosing are not included in the scientific method. The orbit of mercury became a problem after Newton is simply outside the scope of Newton's statement that F=ma as further research...
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    This confirms what I said: 1. "Scientific laws...

    We've moved way past falsification is how scientific thought progresses. In fact according to the article on Popper in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ...
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    That doesn't even address my point. Just more...

    Theories are targets for experimental test. And as theories come to comver more information it will be superceded by the more powerful theory. That does not mean previous theory is wrong. Usually...
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    That's sophistry and equivocation. Scientists...

    That's sophistry and equivocation. Scientists following Newton thought of the law of gravitation as universal and correct. Mercury put a foot into that.

    Whether scientists today keep referring to...
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    "Laws are descriptions (...) of natural...

    "Laws are descriptions (...) of natural phenomenon".

    "Just because an idea becomes a law, doesn't mean that it can't be changed through scientific research in the future".

    Is that clear enough?...
  22. You mean like in the old cartoons of Fritz the...

    You mean like in the old cartoons of Fritz the Cat, where A could read the figures on the eyes of B as if reading on a jackpot machine the dollars he expects to win?

    That would seem a bit far...
  23. And some people seem to believe they have a...

    And some people seem to believe they have a strategy to beat the 50% mark. They would loose their shirt.



    Any way we could suss the probability of the second number given the first would do....
  24. We could always modify the premises and a...

    We could always modify the premises and a realistic investigation would certainly try to do that but I don't think we could determine the probability that each number be picked out, even if we...
  25. Sorry to see I gave you this idiotic impression....

    Sorry to see I gave you this idiotic impression. I thought I was making threads showing again and again I'm the only one who understands how logic works.

    I guess I should blame my French English...
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