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  1. I think I see the disconnect I am having. It is...

    I think I see the disconnect I am having. It is semantics and the terms define and describe.

    For me deifying time is developing an identity. The second.

    Philosophy can not and does not define...
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    Yes it is a problem. Who wants to work hard if...

    Yes it is a problem. Who wants to work hard if there is no level of comfort. Back in the 50s a guy working in a grocery store or a shoe store could afford a small house and family on a single income....
  3. 'Time as a continuum of instants' is a good...

    I’ve been reflecting on this, and you’re right; it’s no trivial task.

    One of the things I typically avoid is the defining of terms, and the reason is because I prefer to use established meanings...
  4. Neither the Germans nor the Japanese were...

    Neither the Germans nor the Japanese were equipped to wage long term war with an equal opponent.

    Macarthur's island hopping strategy worked. Only invade islands that were necessary as a path to...
  5. That is what I said, we boxed Japan into a...

    That seems to be a rather liberal interpretation of provocative. The U.S. stopped selling our oil and scrap metal to Japan because we didn't want to supply them with the means to continue their...
  6. fast You are still talking around the question...

    fast

    You are still talking around the question with a bit of hand waving and misdirection.

    Define what you mean by time.
    'Time is...'

    If you can't just say so. I expect it is not a trivial...
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    Now we are getting into the moral philosohy...

    Now we are getting into the moral philosohy aspects.

    The part myth part reality belief in our modern free market system is that you get in proportion to how hard you work and risks you take. The...
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    I was neck deep in it for 30 years designing and...

    That is true but simplistic. The way to make a profit is to supply a good or service that the customer wants and at a price the customer is willing to pay. It is a meeting of minds between the...
  9. And that is the problem with philosophy and why...

    And that is the problem with philosophy and why modern model based science left philosophy and Natural Philosophy behind.

    In the intro to History Of Philosophy Diran said something like that which...
  10. floof My point, I love to watch selective...

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    My point, I love to watch selective moral outrage, posturing, and preaching.

    The cover as things go is innocuous.Do you like to watch the Fast and Furious movies? Get you excited...
  11. Japan did not think the USA would fight and would...

    Japan did not think the USA would fight and would settle. There was a strong anti war movement in the USA. The Pacific war went very badly at the beginning. At sea the USA at best could fight to a...
  12. Trade sanctions over Japan in China was hurting...

    Trade sanctions over Japan in China was hurting Japan. It is like calling the Iran attack on SA unprovoked. It is a response to American sanctions.

    Japan's motto was 'Asia for Asians'.

    Pearl...
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    The bible is not a history? It certainly is the...

    The bible is not a history? It certainly is the history of a small ethnic group and it refelcts that culture. Myths, lasws, traditions.

    it is

    1. A creation myth common feature in all cultures....
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    Marx accurately analyzed the capitalist economics...

    Marx accurately analyzed the capitalist economics of the day. It is why he is considered the greatest social scientist.

    Considering the conditions of the workers under a dictatorial authoritarian...
  15. Poll: I think it is a moot point, Given unrestrained...

    I think it is a moot point, Given unrestrained population and economic growth the system is headed for failure.
  16. The general difference between inductive abd...

    The general difference between inductive abd deductive reasoning is the strating point.

    An accident occurs. One team starts at the skid marks in the road and follows evidence to the car. Another...
  17. fast Again you are using the wird time...

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    Again you are using the wird time without any definition.

    You are inferring time has a reality of its own yes or no?

    Change exists we observe it. Without humans time does not...
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    Poll: Is Israel Racist?

    I have avoided this topic in the past, but given Netanyahu’s campaign promise to annex the Jordan valley it is unavoidable. News reports on Israeli politics say the idea has wide support in Israel.
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    The basic divide is the writings of Mark and...

    The basic divide is the writings of Mark and others versus Smith on capitalism.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Kapital


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wealth_of_Nations



    There has...
  20. Poll: Good point. The conservatives are fighting tooth...

    Good point. The conservatives are fighting tooth and nail to oppose any direction imposed by the collective society on economics or climate.

    They belie the economy mist always run by supply and...
  21. Poll: The modern western economy is based mostly on...

    The modern western economy is based mostly on consumer confidence leading to a wiling less to spend more money than save. We produce far more than basic needs, consumerism keeps people employed.
    ...
  22. The 50/50 proof is in the demonstration of a coin...

    The 50/50 proof is in the demonstration of a coin toss or any discrete random variable like todding a die. I do not think there is a formal proof. From the definition of random for a discrete random...
  23. Only the French could call sex an industrial...

    Only the French could call sex an industrial accident.
  24. Hello connick. The OP is one in a very long...

    Hello connick. The OP is one in a very long series of EB OPs on what time is. Those like me resond time is defined as the second, time is a measure of observed change.

    EB and some others argue...
  25. We do not perceive moment by moment, that is a...

    We do not perceive moment by moment, that is a subjective emotional view.

    Our brans continuously respond to stimulus. Like a computer our brains have a processing latency, response always lags...
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