On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:24:40 PM UTC-4, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
>
> On 19.03.2013 19:17 Craig Weinberg said the following: 
> > 
> > 
> > On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 1:38:21 PM UTC-4, John Clark wrote: 
> >> 
> >> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Craig Weinberg 
> >> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:> 
> >>> wrote: 
> >> 
> >>> Intimate relation is not causality. The stock market has been 
> >>> famously been related to skirt lengths 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> If when skirt lengths changed there was ALWAYS a change in the 
> >> stock market in the same direction, and when the stock market 
> >> changed there was ALWAYS a change in skirt lengths that preceded it 
> >> then its true, changing the length of skirts DOES cause a change in 
> >> the stock market; and if humans don't understand how a connection 
> >> between the two could possibly work that's just too bad, it 
> >> wouldn't make it any less true. 
> >> 
> >> And if all of that were true then dress designers would be the 
> >> richest people the world has ever seen. They're not. 
> >> 
> > 
> > I already went through this with you with the vanilla ice cream 
> > example. Correlation, even 100% correlation, does not equal 
> > causation. Two unrelated systems can both be related to a third, and 
> > I think that must be the case with neurological activity and 
> > subjective experience, where the third and fundamental system is 
> > sensory-motor capacity, or sense, from which the private and public 
> > subsystems are derived. 
> > 
>
> In a way everything is just regularities. For example a good short talk 
> in this respect 
>
> Where do the Laws of Nature Come From? (Bas van Fraassen) 
>
> http://www.closertotruth.com/video-profile/Where-do-the-Laws-of-Nature-Come-From-Bas-van-Fraassen-/1372
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>
>
Nice. I agree with everything they are saying (well, mainly because it 
agrees with what I have been saying...especially about symmetry :)

Thanks,
Craig
 

> Evgenii 
>

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