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Everything Else / Re: I have discovered the meaning of life!
« on: April 16, 2012, 04:23:21 pm »
Actually, I meant both. My word choice is really terrible today.
I'm not talking about the theory. I'm talking about the fact that there is some force corresponding to mass we call gravity. This is a fact.
That is the theory. But as you say if it is reality, then it is, in fact, fact

And I was talking about the theory. So I think we are actually agreeing here, just we are also stressing different things that we find important and sound similar to eachother.

your emphasising that reality is a certain way and this is fact. I agree with this.
I'm emphasising that people can be wrong about how reality is. I think we can also agree on this.

Books / Re: What are you reading?
« on: April 16, 2012, 04:09:47 pm »
I read it actually. It's in that weird area of being interesting enough to read, but overall, just not very good. A reverse The Great Gatsby, if you will. Also, the second book become laughably cartoonish almost immediately.

Well, its original title explains it pretty well: Men who hate woman.
And yet my mother's book group is reading this. What.

Sweden's music is pretty good though, if your into folk or metal. Or folk-metal.

Everything Else / Re: I have discovered the meaning of life!
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:25:25 pm »
Thank you Martyk. In a round about way, that demonstrates what I mean. By being in complete oppositon to it, actually.

You cannot be proven wrong, so therefore you cannot be right

alright, my phrasing may have needed some work. And i'm using similar wording to describe two things, so it makes it sound like i'm contradicting myself. And I used the word empirical wrong.

also, I don't think you understood me.

Things are deffinatly wrong or right in reality, though human understanding has to remain humble sometimes, or we start stagnating. Humans have the potential to be wrong. The Way Things Actualy Are is allways right.

there are a few things you need to be within the realm of science. One is verifyable evidence and observation. The concept i'm most interested in though, is this:

If you can't disprove something, it can't be a scientific theory.

Example: nothing can move faster than the speed of light. All evidence we have right now supports this being true. If we observe something moving faster than the speed of light, it could be disproven. obviously, we have not, and I doubt we ever will, but that possibility it there, so it can be considered for scientific assesement. 

Okay, then I hypothesize that the reason the atmosphere doesn't fly off into space is because it's all tangled up in the trees.
But, as you say, there is no definite emperical right or wrong, so even if experimentally disproven, this hypothesis is never incorrect, right?

Correctness is not the same as certainty. Just because we have a theory about how some phenomena works that is our best model doesn't mean that the model isn't comprised of things which are patently true or false. Gravity is an attractive force mediated by mass. This is right. Gravity is a repulsive force mediated by ham sandwiches. This is wrong. Just because we aren't certain about the how or why does not abrogate the existence of veritably true and false far as we know, trees do not hold the atmosphere to the earth. There is no evidence suggesting this is true.

Gravity is the accepted theory because it has the most evidence supporting it and because it could be proven wrong. So far, it has not been.

That sandwiches control gravity, I'm not sure that there is a way to disprove that, because one could allways say they do so in a way we cannot detect. That bares it from being science. also, gravity existed before ham, as far as we know.

I just realized: "I can't prove you wrong so therefore you are wrong" idea could be taken way out of context. What I mean't by that is that there is potential way to be wrong. Gravity is true as far as we know. General relativity is true as far as we know. But both could hypotheticaly be found incorrect. They wont be though, as far as I know.

As for ghosts, There is no way to disprove their existance, So they are not of science.

Everything Else / Re: I have discovered the meaning of life!
« on: April 16, 2012, 01:08:10 pm »
So I find the statement,
there is no definite right or wrong
very true, in the empirical sense. Not sure about ethical.

In science, there is what we think we know ( to the best of our ability and information, so far) and what we don't know yet.
Thats why I love science, actually. It is so unsure of itself. Humility.

Of course, the metaphysical is not science, because there is no situation where evidence could be found against it. In other words, prove yourself wrong, and then I'll believe you.

Everything Else / Re: I have discovered the meaning of life!
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:24:12 pm »

This isn't a new idea at all.

I know. I wasn't claiming I came up with it. I just thought I'd mention it because it seemed relevant.

On a side note I wonder if genes can have genetic memories and if future offspring can recall experiences of their ancestors.
They cannot. There is no storage place for memories in DNA for or mechanism of storage.

Everything Else / Re: I have discovered the meaning of life!
« on: April 12, 2012, 11:34:57 pm »
I agree with the spirit of your argument, but not with your conclusion, entirely.

I'm not a speck in the multiverse to me. To me I'm me and thats all I'll ever be.

Huh, that also responds to your next bit (which I hadn't read when I wrote that).
I don't technically believe in the self, so the idea of being someone else is silly. which is also why nothing happens after you die, because there is nobody for it to happen to.

"Why did humans end up as the dominant species of Earth rather than some other species?".
by being in the right place at the right time with the right set of abilities for that place and time.

as to where life comes from, I'll put it this way: think about what happens if you apply natural selection to everything in the universe.  Life is one of a very few things that actively tries to continue existing.

as for the origin of the universe, I believe I have the answer to what caused it: nothing. because time (which really means movement here.) didn't exist. There was no opportunity for anything to cause it or be before.

Everything Else / Re: I have discovered the meaning of life!
« on: April 12, 2012, 04:04:14 pm »
Well, hydro, that's awfully boring, isn't it?

My belief in how to have a successful life is be born rich, coast through life, catching all the breaks.

worked wonders for me.

PC Games / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic
« on: April 02, 2012, 09:56:31 pm »

My thoughts exactly. It's fun for exactly long enough for you to think it will keep being fun for the six months of time you sign up for and won't use.

And really, we've had this game for a decade now. Inside the fancy new leather boots, it's still an old crusty sock.

It's a shame though because the idea behind bounty hunter is exactly my things: just bombs, rockets, and missiles just exploding everywhere, leave your bullets and lasers at home.

Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: It's a beautiful apocalpye!
« on: March 24, 2012, 08:29:14 am »
since you each chose the differen't side options wouldn't the sensible one to implement be the middle option?

Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: March 24, 2012, 02:25:35 am »

My gripe is that I hate killing ants. I like ants. Though I REALLY hate seeing swarms of them in my kitchen enough to really want them dead, I still feel kinda bad.

Well, from the view of a biology lover, worker ants are more or less born to die. they dont even reproduce. their more or less little slave machines. zombies. there really is no moral about it. besides, even if it was mice or a 'higher' animal bothering you they are still inconvinence and hazard to you and therefore your genocide of their kind is OK.

my gripe is I've had acid reflux for a good six months, and now it's reached the point where I can't sleep because of the acid burning my throat. So i've managed four hours of sleep in three days.

Everything Else / Re: Personal Problem Discussion Thread
« on: March 20, 2012, 11:36:57 pm »

You're like wicked smart LadyM.

PC Games / Re: Civilization V!
« on: March 18, 2012, 07:30:17 pm »
Airships and attila. This is a perfect Thing.

And Archers actually advance. They Just sort of dropped off after Crossbowmen, which was weird, but now they tech a lot further up. Gattling good.

I wonder what bomb shelter does. A way to Counter/reduce the effects of nukes?

Seriously That's just a lot of stuff their adding.

Everything Else / Re: Patrick's Day
« on: March 17, 2012, 10:46:10 pm »
St. Patrick was a dick.
Come to think of it, Pat is kinda a dick too. And, I guess i'm kind of a dick. Wait...

I'm a saint!

Everything Else / Re: People Are Still Reading Spore
« on: March 09, 2012, 04:54:27 pm »
Personaly I don't look at what it was or what it was intended to be. I think about what it should have been.

And all things considered, they had the technology to do it right. We've had it for almost a decade now.

Forum Games / Re: The Avatar Above Me
« on: March 08, 2012, 08:35:09 pm »

I prefer 59

+2 for spiky

What is that even?  Is it an elite from Halo?  I can't tell.  It looks cool, but I don't think it fits you.  I miss the good old days with your crustaceans.

well, the akdosom aren't arthropods anymore. they are more like therapsids now.

as for what it is, why, it's the Space Mummy Antichrist!

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