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    Thread: Science Poll!
Post: Science Poll!

Please choose the statement you feel better describes scientific inquiry: Statement #1: Science is a self-correcting construct through which we discover truths about the universe. Scientific inquiry ...
Istvan Philosophy 6 229 March 22, 2022 at 11:39 am
    Thread: Science Poll!
Post: Science Poll!

Please choose the option you feel better describes scientific inquiry: 1) Science is a self-correcting construct through which we discover truths about the universe. Scientific inquiry is rigorously ...
Istvan Philosophy 24 674 March 22, 2022 at 11:28 am
    Thread: Existentialism
Post: RE: Existentialism

(March 22, 2022 at 10:48 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Interestingly enough, the majority of the atheists here never give a single thought to eradicating religion.  That's just a few of us.  I think ab...
Istvan Philosophy 57 1297 March 22, 2022 at 11:05 am
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 22, 2022 at 10:14 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Ivory tower or moral sewer.....while you argue over these items I doubt that poly believes that either accurately describes the current state of s...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 22, 2022 at 10:54 am
    Thread: Existentialism
Post: RE: Existentialism

(March 22, 2022 at 9:20 am)Mister Agenda Wrote: (March 20, 2022 at 9:42 pm)Belacqua Wrote: Which means of course that once the evil crust has been burned away, we will have peace and a steady happ...
Istvan Philosophy 57 1297 March 22, 2022 at 10:40 am
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 22, 2022 at 9:13 am)polymath257 Wrote: (March 21, 2022 at 4:26 pm)Helios Wrote: They often do but that sort only points out the problem. After all, why would you need to do that if there wa...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 22, 2022 at 10:06 am
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 21, 2022 at 3:14 pm)HappySkeptic Wrote: (March 21, 2022 at 3:06 pm)Istvan Wrote: As I said, it's wrong to make scientific inquiry synonymous with "reality." We're talking about scientific f...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 21, 2022 at 3:34 pm
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

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Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 21, 2022 at 3:29 pm
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 21, 2022 at 1:59 pm)HappySkeptic Wrote: (March 21, 2022 at 1:46 pm)Istvan Wrote: Really? If the methods of producing the information were riddled with bias and exclusionary practices, that'...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 21, 2022 at 3:06 pm
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 21, 2022 at 1:10 pm)Anomalocaris Wrote: material facts are not any less factual if the process whereby the facts are determined meandered through biases and cultural influences.     It would...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 21, 2022 at 1:46 pm
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 21, 2022 at 7:15 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: I doubt that a poll here would bear that one outI'd take that bet. You count how many times people in these kinds of discussions chant slogans lik...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 21, 2022 at 9:01 am
    Thread: Existentialism
Post: RE: Existentialism

(March 21, 2022 at 5:28 am)Belacqua Wrote: (March 19, 2022 at 9:15 am)Istvan Wrote: Existentialism is basically the concept that our actions and encounters throughout life are what define us. This...
Istvan Philosophy 57 1297 March 21, 2022 at 8:33 am
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 21, 2022 at 6:14 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Sure, the people who decided to call them "laws of nature" didn't make the normative/descriptive distinction we do now.  They thought they were nor...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 21, 2022 at 7:08 am
    Thread: The Atheist Forums Playlist
Post: RE: The Atheist Forums Playlist

Oh, so the Lord hath made folly of the wisdom of this world? Big deal. Most of it was folly in the first place. [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DCXGyXa...Ls&index=6]
Istvan Media 2222 22324 March 20, 2022 at 8:53 pm
    Thread: Existentialism
Post: RE: Existentialism

(March 20, 2022 at 6:59 pm)Angrboda Wrote: There's room for both, it could be both reassuring and true.  Describing it as comforting doesn't make it untrue.  Personally, I suspect the opposite, that...
Istvan Philosophy 57 1297 March 20, 2022 at 8:23 pm
    Thread: Existentialism
Post: RE: Existentialism

(March 19, 2022 at 7:44 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: As a quick aside, what is your assessment on the metaphysics of free will? Not to derail your thread or anything-- trust me the risk is there. I was ...
Istvan Philosophy 57 1297 March 20, 2022 at 6:56 pm
    Thread: What are Laws of Nature?
Post: RE: What are Laws of Nature?

(March 20, 2022 at 5:48 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: It is this aspect of the laws of nature that I'd like to discuss here. Even if you want to press the point that laws of nature have an undeniably hum...
Istvan Physical Sciences 63 976 March 20, 2022 at 6:48 pm
    Thread: Replacement
Post: RE: Replacement

It's truly diabolical how the right wing has appropriated the language of the marginalized to make it seem like they're being oppressed. The real irony is that they never made it seem like oppression ...
Istvan Politics 13 554 March 20, 2022 at 1:49 pm
    Thread: Existentialism
Post: RE: Existentialism

(March 20, 2022 at 5:42 am)Belacqua Wrote: Now you see why my long posts are unpopular.  No need to apologize, you put a lot of thought into that post and it shows. I wholeheartedly agree that the e...
Istvan Philosophy 57 1297 March 20, 2022 at 8:57 am
    Thread: New Ahem Music
Post: New Ahem Music

I'm in my fifties and I only seem to like music that reminds me of what I used to listen to in my younger days, but I've learned to be a lot less apologetic about that. Here's a German chanteuse who ...
Istvan The Arts 1 119 March 19, 2022 at 7:21 pm