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Asumptions of our existence

Started this discussion. Last reply by shyam Feb 6, 2013. 12 Replies

I liked the assumptions of Thunderfoot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPs73RBAFGM)He states thatUniverse existYou can learn something from…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by shyam Feb 6, 2013. 6 Replies

General information about myselfBorn a Hindu. Attended Anglican schools.I have a PhD in Engineering and I value the progress of science. In addition to science, I am asking questions and trying to…Continue

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"Thank you. I will try to create another discussion on the concept of "GOD". The menaing of GOD is different, we cannot just assume teh Abrahamic definition as teh creator. If I say, for me GOD is energy. Does it make me Atheist…"
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Feb 6, 2013
shyam replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"The problem we are trying to solve/understand is beyond human. we are taking about the universe. Let say, as Neil degrasse Tyson has pointed out, if the difference between human and chimp is 1% and we do not care what they think. Evolution may have…"
Feb 6, 2013
shyam replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"  The first assumption: Universe exists or is ‘'real'. About authenticity, this is included in the 3rd assumption. The living things are adapting in a sense in their own version of ‘reality’ or…"
Feb 6, 2013
shyam replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"Well yes.  I would agree on it that the second one we can call it interactions or laws. I would also agree that for the second law we can somehow build a model, which may have predictive value in most cases we are faced in this world. It is…"
Feb 6, 2013
shyam replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"  In a bigger sense and for people, yes. But I am trying to look/understand in a larger sense. If everything was predictable then there would be no religion. I would say that the 2nd assumptions about the laws (or interactions) about the…"
Feb 6, 2013
Heather Spoonheim replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"I've decided that I have two options - one is to trust that my experiences are 'authentic' and the universe is 'real' - the other is that I am in some way being deceived by this 'reality'. I really have no way of…"
Feb 6, 2013
matt.clerke replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"I would argue the universe does not have laws. It has interactions. Laws are things people use to describe the interactions which behave in a predictable way(predicted by the law in question). "
Feb 6, 2013
Kairan Nierde replied to shyam's discussion 'New member - Introduction'
"Welcome shyam! You have a really interesting perspective. I'm sure we will learn a lot from you. I hope you enjoy yourself here on TA. People can get pretty passionate, so don't ever take anything personally! :-) For a long time I also…"
Feb 6, 2013
Claire Couch replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"I think prediction is an important bit..."
Feb 6, 2013
onyango makagutu replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"I think first I agree with the assumptions Thunderfoot is making. You can't do this unless you were able to be this animals. In essence you can all look at these in human terms and project them to other animals.  I don't hold a view…"
Feb 6, 2013
shyam replied to shyam's discussion 'Asumptions of our existence'
"I have decided to put these laws, because then the way we gather information is different. In Thunderfoot assumptions, it is relative to the human being trying to build predictive models. We do not necessary need to make models that fit…"
Feb 6, 2013

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