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A counter to one of Tom’s antivax posts

[ 28/Jan/21 Tom posted against polio virus] The action of this virus is fairly well understood.http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/100yearspolio/pfds/hogle.pdf You are becoming a danger to those you love Tom. Wake UP ! [followed by …” If you look at your own health history, … Continue reading

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Limits on research?

Should scientific research have any limitations placed on it? [ 12/1/21 ] As others have noted – what sort of limitations do you mean? If you are talking about limits required to manage identified or suspected risk associated with particular … Continue reading

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Has the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?

[ 11/1/21 Foundations of Logic – Facebook page – Walter SmithHas the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?] It seems to me that one can only make that assessment on an individual by individual basis – as … Continue reading

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Quora – How do you predict the impact of geoengineering

How do you predict the impact of geoengineering in nature? [ 23/11/20 ] Learn as much as possible about complex systems, evolution, chemistry, quantum mechanics, Bayesian inference, physics, history, and psychology, and then be prepared to dance with eternal uncertainty; … Continue reading

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Science

[ 12/11/20 Bruno Stated “Science cannot prove any of it”… and Walter asked “Why can’t prove anything?”] Science only ever deals in probabilities, never “proof” in the classical sense. In science things are only ever proven to the “beyond reasonable … Continue reading

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An odd question

Why do liberals brainwash our kids with climate change, evolution, socialism, and round earthing? [ 11/9/20 ] Because reality seems to be sufficiently complex that the old stories we have about it will be forever being revised as we gather … Continue reading

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Information

[ 8/9/20 Facebook – Philosophy of Science – Is information inherent in the Universe?] Like others have said – it depends on the definition of “information” and the complexity of the model of interpretation one applies to it. For me, … Continue reading

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Why is the scientific method important in humans’ efforts in gaining scientific knowledge?

Why is the scientific method important in humans’ efforts in gaining scientific knowledge? [ 6/4/20 ] While I agree with Marty Fouts, that science done in reality is vastly more complex than anything taught in secondary school or undergrad classes, … Continue reading

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Quora – Is science a subjective, culturally contingent enterprise?

Is science a subjective, culturally contingent enterprise? [ 18/3/20 ] Science is about asking questions, testing reality, interpreting results. Any group of humans will develop a culture, it’s what happens. So any specific group of people engaged in science will … Continue reading

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Quora – Does the fact that no alternative sense-making platform has yet proved itself to be the equal of science mean science is right or does it suggest an extreme lack of innovation and imagination on humanity’s part?

Does the fact that no alternative sense-making platform has yet proved itself to be the equal of science mean science is right or does it suggest an extreme lack of innovation and imagination on humanity’s part? [ 17/3/20 ] Science … Continue reading

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