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Do Chairs Exist?
#11
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 15, 2021 at 11:09 am)brewer Wrote: My thought, that was a waste of 37 minutes.

What if I told you that you may think you wasted 37 minutes but what you really wasted was 2,220 seconds behaving in minute-like fashion?
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#12
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 15, 2021 at 11:17 am)Angrboda Wrote:
(September 15, 2021 at 11:09 am)brewer Wrote: My thought, that was a waste of 37 minutes.

What if I told you that you may think you wasted 37 minutes but what you really wasted was 2,220 seconds behaving in minute-like fashion?

I'd ask you to stand closer, within arms length.
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#13
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, don’t sit on it. Because it isn’t a chair.

Honestly, it’s hard to take this seriously. Of course chairs exist. Sheesh.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#14
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 15, 2021 at 11:09 am)brewer Wrote: My thought, that was a waste of 37 minutes.

And my opinion is that I have no 'most accurate' thought pattern. My perceptions and their communication are fluid and change with the context.

I can relate to that sentiment. Although I'm too interested in the subject matter to consider it a waste of time. 

I don't think you're going to glean anything practically useful from the video. (At least not anything immediately practically useful.)-- but. It does show us that what we assume to be simple fact is not so simple, and (indeed) isn't a fact. How important that is varies from person to person. It's dreadfully important to me, because I want to know what the foundations of knowledge are. 

If you're just looking for something to sit on, however, the default intuition (chairs are real) works just fine.
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#15
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
What if ABBA was the center of the universe?

I will 100% agree that there is no such thing as a perfect point of view and that learning is the ability to be as objective as possible. But there is absolutely no chance in this universe, or any alternate universe that Angelina Jolie will ever date me. 

I really hate these needlessly conflated arguments of "what would you know" ending up meaning "anything can happen". 

If Hawking can RIGHTFULLY  argue, that "A God is not required", I am pretty sure there is no chance I will get a date with Angelina Jolie.
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#16
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
Angelina Jolie wouldn't even wipe you off the bottom of her shoe, she'd just throw them away.


Bonus - WTF moment - got a twofer today.  Woohoo!
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#17
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 16, 2021 at 7:10 pm)Brian37 Wrote: What if ABBA was the center of the universe?

I will 100% agree that there is no such thing as a perfect point of view and that learning is the ability to be as objective as possible. But there is absolutely no chance in this universe, or any alternate universe that Angelina Jolie will ever date me. 

I really hate these needlessly conflated arguments of "what would you know" ending up meaning "anything can happen". 

If Hawking can RIGHTFULLY  argue, that "A God is not required", I am pretty sure there is no chance I will get a date with Angelina Jolie.

ABBA is the centre of the universe. So are you. So am I.

And I’m sure Angelina Jolie would have sex with you, assuming she had 2 minutes to spare and access to anti-nausea meds.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#18
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 16, 2021 at 7:26 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 16, 2021 at 7:10 pm)Brian37 Wrote: What if ABBA was the center of the universe?

I will 100% agree that there is no such thing as a perfect point of view and that learning is the ability to be as objective as possible. But there is absolutely no chance in this universe, or any alternate universe that Angelina Jolie will ever date me. 

I really hate these needlessly conflated arguments of "what would you know" ending up meaning "anything can happen". 

If Hawking can RIGHTFULLY  argue, that "A God is not required", I am pretty sure there is no chance I will get a date with Angelina Jolie.

ABBA is the centre of the universe. So are you. So am I.

And I’m sure Angelina Jolie would have sex with you, assuming she had 2 minutes to spare and access to anti-nausea meds.

Boru

I just threw up in my mouth a little.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#19
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
(September 16, 2021 at 7:14 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: Angelina Jolie wouldn't even wipe you off the bottom of her shoe, she'd just throw them away.


Bonus - WTF moment - got a twofer today.  Woohoo!

So I am not the center of the universe? DAMN YOU, DAMN REALITY!
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#20
RE: Do Chairs Exist?
I dropped epistemology (I thought it would be fun) after the first class and begged into William Harrison's film class (It was pedestrian and not at all like Rollerball). So, I wouldn't know.

Maybe if the topic had been "is a futon a sofa or a bed?" I'd have stuck with it.
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