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The Limits of Science by skakos on November 24th, 2012, 10:12 pm

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Exact Science has been for a long time now the tool used by most humans in order to understand the physical world. The great successes of sciences like physics or astronomy in predicting things and helping the everyday life of people has established "exact" science as the ultimate tool to discover the truth. This has unfortunately led to a decline of the importance other scientific fields of human thinking have - sectors as important as philosophy, history, religion, linguistics.

Science has limits. It has a specific scope, a specific set of tools it uses and specific inherent limitations. This article discusses these limitations in depth.

We must use exact science...

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Spaghetti Cat (I Weep For You) - Parry Gripp by Sisyphus on June 14th, 2010, 12:45 am
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Our Existence, A Vivid Dream Masquerading As Physical Reality? by goodytree on December 23rd, 2016, 9:18 pm
Up until now, the Inflation Theory has been the most acceptable explanation for the existence of our universe. However, recently there appears to be some meaningful negative comments associated with this theory. Physicist Paul Steinhardt, one of the three main investigators of the theory claims that the Fine Tune Environment has come at such a high price, that it now lies beyond the natural simplicity that nature employs within its building blocks.
Physicists Lawrence Krauss, and Adam Riess join Neil Turok in rejecting inflation theory, and in its place, look for answers which comply with the nature’s simplicity. It seemed a bit extreme to select our universe, from a supposed infinity of multiverses, to be the one and only candidate that meets this Fine Tuned requirement. Also, the notion that the inflation period lasted approximately 10-33 seconds, expanding at a rate millions of times faster than the speed of light, lies beyond what many consider as rational. To claim that this h...

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An Argument For God's Existence served with Broiled Shrimp by Anonymous on December 20th, 2011, 11:02 pm
I have a pastor friend whose an apologist. Here's his favorite argument for God's existence. The universe is in a state of constant flux. Logic and it's concomitant laws make the world rational. The reason logic makes the world rational is because, being true it's immutable. That which is immutable cannot arise from a state of flux. The universe is in a state of flux because of it's physicality. Logic and it's concomitant laws therefore lack physicality. That which lacks physicality must necessarily come from "outside" the universe. My friend concludes that a state or condition of "immutability" must exist outside the universe. This state or condition can best be understood as God.

This is my answer to my friend's argument. In order to even know that the universe is in a state of flux, then argumentum a fortiori there must be an immutable state against which flux is determined. He interrupts me, an excited shiver in his voice, " You've just agree with me! All...

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Buddha-mind by Timothy on June 15th, 2009, 9:22 pm
"The world of thinking is that of our ordinary dualistic mind.
The world of pure consciousness or awareness is that of buddha-mind.
Phenomena in the world of thinking are constantly being named or labeled by our minds. The world of awareness does not label or name, it only reflects. The world of pure consciousness thus includes the opposites in the world of thinking." - Shunryu Suzuki
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