Author Topic: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.  (Read 3740 times)

Offline trdsf

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #165 on: February 17, 2017, 11:29:18 AM »
That is still a lazy thinker's answer.
There's a reason I consider philosophy to be only marginally less pointless than theology.  :)
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes, 8 November 1990

Offline Baruch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #166 on: February 17, 2017, 12:45:06 PM »
There's a reason I consider philosophy to be only marginally less pointless than theology.  :)

Contemplating your navel is useful, if you need to clean the lint out ;-)
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Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #167 on: February 17, 2017, 01:26:30 PM »
That is still a lazy thinker's answer.
Philosophy is weight-lifting with helium balloons anyway.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #168 on: February 17, 2017, 03:48:25 PM »
Philosophy is OK when it comes to morality or ethics, but when it comes to physical reality no philosopher has ever known enough to know what they were talking about, and so should steer clear of it. Unfortunately, they haven't.
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"Civilization is Giordano Bruno facing death by fire; culture is the Cardinal Bellarmino, after ten years of inquisition, sending Bruno to the stake in the Campo di Fiori;"
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Offline Baruch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #169 on: February 17, 2017, 06:40:40 PM »
Philosophy is OK when it comes to morality or ethics, but when it comes to physical reality no philosopher has ever known enough to know what they were talking about, and so should steer clear of it. Unfortunately, they haven't.

Natural philosophy = modern science.  The scientists just don't want to be as kooky as Newton anymore.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #170 on: February 19, 2017, 02:38:13 AM »
Natural philosophy = modern science.  The scientists just don't want to be as kooky as Newton anymore.

Natural philosophy is the pre-scientific attempt to combine nature and spirit.  It does not equate to modern science.
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Offline Baruch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #171 on: February 19, 2017, 08:56:35 AM »
Natural philosophy is the pre-scientific attempt to combine nature and spirit.  It does not equate to modern science.

So you invented the reflecting telescope, analyzed light into the rainbow, invented calculus before Leibniz, developed celestial mechanics into a true science, discovered the universal law of gravitation, and were master of the mint?  But Newton was also an alchemist and a Revelations interpreter.  So for you only a pure atheist like Feynman is a real scientist?
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