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Quora – What are necessary truths, philosophically speaking?

Quora – What are necessary truths, philosophically speaking? [ 17/3/20 ] Necessary truths seem to be only available in bounded constructs – things like logic and mathematics. Reality seems to be more about probabilities. In the strict world of mathematics, … Continue reading

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Quora – How would you rank the top five existential threats to humanity in 2020?

Quora – How would you rank the top five existential threats to humanity in 2020? [ 13/3/20 ] If you have delved deeply into quantum mechanics, then you will have some idea that even at the lowest level of reality … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are we humans convinced that we are so right, when all humans are often so wrong?

Quora – Why are we humans convinced that we are so right, when all humans are often so wrong? [5/1/20] Kelley Spartiatis has a good answer, and the why is complex. We must all start our understanding from simple models … Continue reading

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Quora – Is it going to be the end of the world if every person in the world already believed in false information and lies?

Quora – Is it going to be the end of the world if every person in the world already believed in false information and lies? If everyone has such a simplistic understanding that they interpret everything in terms of true … Continue reading

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Quora – Can you simultaneously believe in natural selection/survival of the fittest and evolution?

Quora – Can you simultaneously believe in natural selection/survival of the fittest and evolution? [The question got deleted, clearly someone in the moderator community decided that the asker (Wendy Pan) had no interest in the answers. I suspected such might … Continue reading

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Quora – Can any belief be guaranteed as true when, as history has shown us, in the future, we may find that everything we believe currently is false?

Quora – Can any belief be guaranteed as true when, as history has shown us, in the future, we may find that everything we believe currently is false? Only one (the thing that Descartes got right) – “Cogito ergo sum”, … Continue reading

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Metaphysics and Truth – Robert again.

Foundations of Logic – Muhammad asked “Is metaphysics possible?” Robert replied – “Yes, of course” LOL. This explains completely why Robert & I can agree about very little. For me, it seems clear from evidence that metaphysics as it is … Continue reading

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Truth and binary vs non-binary – again

Suppose theres a statement LP such that: 1) LP = ~True(LP) THEN 2) True(LP) = True(~True(LP)) AND 3) True(LP) = ~True(LP) THEREFOR There is no such statement LP. (QED) The assumption that statements are either true or false assumes simple … Continue reading

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Truth? continued

Truth continued Sigurd started a new thread derived from a subset of my original post Hi Sigurd, My argument is not with the truths derived from the acceptance of any set of postulates (ZFC or any others). I quite explicitly … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Is Truth an illusion?

I started a discussion on Truth on Foundations of Logic group Is Truth just a sometimes useful illusion? What is truth? What is this idea we have of something being True? Clearly, truth doesn’t just reside in the existence of … Continue reading

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