Le 01-juil.-06, à 19:54, Brent Meeker a écrit :
> Sure it is. Just because something cannot be directly experienced
> doesn't rule it out of a
> scienctific model: quarks can't be observed, but their effects can.
OK, but we were discussing about theories. general relativity, as a
theory does not assume the existence of readers of "relativity
journal". The quantum theory *with collapse* is already less clear on
> So I believe in other people's
> first person experience because that is a good way to predict their
Except the same theory would predict the behavior of zombie. We are
arguing on a fundamental level. All what I argue for is that once you
*assume* comp, then there is no aristotelian primary matter, and
eventually physics is branch of number's bio/psych/theo/logy.
> I consult a model in
> which I use my first person experience to perdict how they will behave
> - this is called emphathizing
> - and I find it works pretty well.
You are lucky but then I don't know any other ways. But again, in those
threads we are not just interested in prediction (even if they are the
ultimate test) but in understanding.
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Everything List" group.
To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
For more options, visit this group at