I think binary thinking can sometimes be beneficial because some issues are black and white rather than shades of grey
So it is important to be able to distinguish between those that are and those that are not - where ever that is possible
Objective morality and subjective morality are treated...
This comment about being hard wired requires clarification and what I actually meant by what I wrote above was
I do not think human beings in general are hard wired for thought as such but they can certainly display extremely dogmatic thinking
The two most obvious examples being those who...
Some thoughts simply because you asked and for no other reason
Although not explicitly stated the thread implies that this type of thinking is relatively modern
But in point of fact it has existed for as long as civilisation has - it is simply more amplified today because of the ubiquity of the...
This thing about the Universe being logical :
I do not like to apply logic to empirical reality because for me logic is an abstract and empiricism is real
However I do accept that the laws of physics are mathematical statements pertaining to observable reality
I just like to keep logic and...
I get what Wolfram is saying and it is actually very simple in principle :
We understood the world we experience but cannot understand one that is beyond our experience
At the classical level the laws of classical physics apply and at the quantum level the laws of quantum mechanics apply
I do not think the Universe is mathematical simply because the properties of subatomic particles can only be expressed in mathematical terms
However there is absolutely nothing wrong in scientists thinking ontologically just as long as they keep it entirely separate from their science
Well the incompatibilities would have to be thoroughly explained away first in order for that to be true - assuming it is
I think they only appear as incompatibilities because there is a gap in our knowledge and that gap is quantum gravity
So once a theory of quantum gravity is discovered those...
I hope that you take some of the constructive criticism offered to you on board as you indicated in your very first post upon the forum
And that you use it to improve upon this project of yours otherwise both this thread and your time here will have all been for nothing
Accepting criticism is...
That 9000 word text could be improved upon by some serious editing
Would you therefore consider the possibility of reducing it to something more concise - preferably its absolute minimum
Would you also consider the possibility of not linking all subject matter together as if they were somehow...
I do not think morality can be applied to the animal kingdom in general only to human beings
Because it is an abstract concept and to think conceptually requires a pre frontal cortex which only primates have
But the pre frontal cortex of non human primates is not as advanced as that of humans...
I only saw the link after I posted so my bad
But I do not think that the example of the pendulum displaying complex behaviour is a very good example
Because the behaviour in question is entirely predictable and so will be exactly the same every single time
It appears complex given the number of...
Why cannot simplicity and complexity occupy the same spectrum
What is the distinction between complex and complicated in relation to evolution
Are these differences exclusive to biology or are they also found in other sciences
Democracy is not perfect but it is the best system we have
But corruption has existed since forever so it is nothing new
Because whoever has power can be corrupted regardless of whoever they are or whatever the system is
Changing the system is not the solution however but changing human nature...
The definition of life is indeed fuzzy though is generally given to be biological
But what is the absolute minimum requirement for life under this classification
Where is the dividing line between non life and life - is this even a legitimate question
Have only just saw this now hence the late response
Do not usually give feedback but since it was asked
Yes it was easy to read
Yes it was easy to understand
No there was nothing confusing
Yes it was informative and useful
Yes I would make some differences
Change the title [ not...