John Mikes wrote:
Tom Caylor wrote:
> This looks like Tarski's trick to me. It is an act of faith any time
> we take what we say as truth.
On 12/24/06, *Brent Meeker* < [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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"When I take what I say to be true based on evidence it is not a matter
it is based on your faith in your evidence and its truth. A religious
person accepts as evidence "God said so" - of course it is based on HIS
faith, and so are physicists evidencing by collapse of wave function,
.by calculations on the inflation after the BB, and other kind of
'scientists' (believing) in the tenets of their (today's) science, just
as (in Ptolemy-time) on the flatness of the Earth.
Tom Caylor wrote:
>This is unsupported without an ultimate
> Person who gives the ultimate source of bringing truth into existence
> through words.
"This is pure magic mongering - as though some special "ultimate" person
can bring something into existence by words."
Unless you have 'faith' in that "ultimate person"<G> - I take Brent's
Critics of reductionism ignore the contrary process of
synthesis. Physics does not *just* reduce things to atoms, it also
shows how things are synthesized from atoms and their relations.
"relations" is a big word (Do you have a good meaning for it?)
Multi-place predicates. Note that some physicists (David Mermin, Carlo Rovelli) propose
that we formulate quantum mechanics as "relations without relata".
includes the impredicative - non computable interrelatedness of the
totality we cannot include into our limited reductionist models.
Just because our models are limited does not justify the conclusion that there
are things that cannot be modelled.
can "physics" consider all of it in a 'synthetic' opposite.
All of what? Are you sure there is a "whole"?
Stathis's words on his "chemistry" as his domain-concept of relations
between people etc., otherwise I would have argued (on my turf) about
chemistry's "occurrence" vs our figment how to depict and explain into
patterns (even drawn into 2D formulation upon the atomic illusions in
chem. science) the figment we have about certain primitively observed
phenomena. All in the sense of "physical" edifice-evidence we have
I cant' discern any meaning in that.
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