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Incommensurabiliy
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Incommensurabiliy
Aloha AF:

In a forum like this, we are incommensurable because we use words differently and have different measures or, standards. There is no consensus. Commensurability is scientific philosophy whereby, we use a similar verbiage, and measure, in discussion.


But, when we theists and atheist discuss evolution. It is completely incommensurable. 


I personally, don't have a problem with that. I don't know everything but, love to learn. I'm not the only theist here trying to prove scientific observation and the bible, which will not and, cannot and, did not and, does not, refute scientific observation. Premises and conclusions aside. Yet, an observation is still an observation and often, irrefutable.


However, enter the church, and whatever you think that means, and you've entered the world of incommensurability. No consensus and openly hostile to each other. Yet, all claiming a truth that is hidden from them. 

Yet, incommensurability is sometimes the only way to understand some things. Like, in the English bible we have the word 'peace'. It is the translation of the Greek word eirEnE. But, what does 'peace' mean? I could ask 10 people and get 10 different answers. Why? No commonality. It is an incommensurable subject.


But, if we then try to understand what it is not, then we can talk. eirEnE means: the absence of strife. So you see? I could only tell you what that words means by what it is not--incommensurability! 

So, both commensurability and incommensurability are legitimate philosophies.

Only to His glory, Bill
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I also invented a diet pill. It works great but had to quit taking it because of the side effects. Turns out my penis is larger and my hair grew back. And whoa! If you think my hair is nice!

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#2
RE: Incommensurabiliy
Do you mean like, when I say:
Have a nice day.

But I really mean:
Go fuck yourself, asshole. ?
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#3
RE: Incommensurabiliy
It depends on what your definition of "is" is.

Slick Willie
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#4
RE: Incommensurabiliy
(January 5, 2020 at 8:54 pm)no one Wrote: Do you mean like, when I say:
Have a nice day.

But I really mean:
Go fuck yourself, asshole. ?
You think I'm your mother? "Have a bad day!" I really mean it! Ass-hole-lei! Or, are we completely incommensurable about the fact that you are a complete ass-hole-lei! Have a really bad day--ass-hole-lei! I ain't no fuckin' Christian--bitch! Love yourself--if you can! No one else will! Love is commensurability. You ain't!
My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker. Well...she's not my girlfriend "yet".

I discovered a new vitamin that fights cancer. I call it ...B9

I also invented a diet pill. It works great but had to quit taking it because of the side effects. Turns out my penis is larger and my hair grew back. And whoa! If you think my hair is nice!

When does size truly matter? When it's TOO big!

I'm currently working on a new pill I call "Destenze". However...now my shoes don't fit.
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RE: Incommensurabiliy
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Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#6
RE: Incommensurabiliy
To you wise Lady: A very wise man(W. C. Fields) once said, "In case of snake bite, always carry a flagon of whiskey: and always carry a small snake!"

(January 5, 2020 at 9:19 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: It depends on what your definition of "is" is.

Slick Willie
"is" is a 'to-be verb'. It can be first person, second person or third person--singular or plural! It is always in the indicative mood. I'm trying to be commensurable so I don't continue to confuse the fuckin' snot out of you! You want to talk about "a" next! Or, is that too confusing? Too incommensurable? Too indefinite?
My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker. Well...she's not my girlfriend "yet".

I discovered a new vitamin that fights cancer. I call it ...B9

I also invented a diet pill. It works great but had to quit taking it because of the side effects. Turns out my penis is larger and my hair grew back. And whoa! If you think my hair is nice!

When does size truly matter? When it's TOO big!

I'm currently working on a new pill I call "Destenze". However...now my shoes don't fit.
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RE: Incommensurabiliy
(January 5, 2020 at 9:19 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: It depends on what your definition of "is" is.

Slick Willie
Yes! But, whatever I determine what is "is", I'm fucked! Yes, you answered me with a joke that few can understand. I appreciate it. Then, can we appreciate that incommensurability exists? 

I was once told NEVER to speak of it--ever! Yet, I didn't understand why? Now, I have a clue. SHIT!!!

Only to His glory, Bill
My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker. Well...she's not my girlfriend "yet".

I discovered a new vitamin that fights cancer. I call it ...B9

I also invented a diet pill. It works great but had to quit taking it because of the side effects. Turns out my penis is larger and my hair grew back. And whoa! If you think my hair is nice!

When does size truly matter? When it's TOO big!

I'm currently working on a new pill I call "Destenze". However...now my shoes don't fit.
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#8
RE: Incommensurabiliy
Sorry for the intelligentish OP. It's just that I am a graduate of Huntington Beach High School (actually they just gave me a diploma and kicked me out) and was a proud member of the varsity surf team. So, I actually don't know what in the hell I'm going on about.
My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker. Well...she's not my girlfriend "yet".

I discovered a new vitamin that fights cancer. I call it ...B9

I also invented a diet pill. It works great but had to quit taking it because of the side effects. Turns out my penis is larger and my hair grew back. And whoa! If you think my hair is nice!

When does size truly matter? When it's TOO big!

I'm currently working on a new pill I call "Destenze". However...now my shoes don't fit.
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#9
RE: Incommensurabiliy
This is why we define terms before we debate so that we know what each other are talking about. Language isn't so loose weave that we can't approach understanding. Although when speaking of deities they are often so poorly defined as to be not much better than nonsense.
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RE: Incommensurabiliy
(January 6, 2020 at 6:09 pm)Haipule Wrote: Sorry for the intelligentish OP. It's just that I am a graduate of Huntington Beach High School (actually they just gave me a diploma and kicked me out) and was a proud member of the varsity surf team. So, I actually don't know what in the hell I'm going on about.

Neither do we, lol. It’s all good though. 😝
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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