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by Mitchell Porter
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Pay money for ethical work
Replies: 66
Views: 4080

Re: Pay money for ethical work

Kelly Jones wrote: Things are only there when there is a particular perspective that requires things to be there.
My existence does not depend upon the state of your awareness. Even when you do not think of me, I still am. Therefore, your philosophy is false.
by Mitchell Porter
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Pay money for ethical work
Replies: 66
Views: 4080

Re: Pay money for ethical work

Sue, Kelly, maybe you can convey something to me. I am trying to understand what's supposed to be so scary about cause and effect. It is a repeated theme here that there are truths which may be held at an intellectual distance, or which may be applied to oneself - but then one risks dread, terror, d...
by Mitchell Porter
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Physics and Causation - Dr. Richard Healey
Replies: 17
Views: 26723

Re: Physics and Causation - Dr. Richard Healey

Mitchell, can you understand or explain why Healey doesn't see that "causality" (as defined by Healey interpreting whats-his-name) is a limited view of causality? Do you think his definition of causality is the reason why he thinks non-locality (of whatever) is proof of non-causality? And also why ...
by Mitchell Porter
Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Physics and Causation - Dr. Richard Healey
Replies: 17
Views: 26723

Re: Physics and Causation - Dr. Richard Healey

I'll do a draft transcript if that would save some work. Also, I can verify that everything Healey said made sense to me (i.e. I knew what he was talking about), so if there's anything genuinely perplexing I can interpret.
by Mitchell Porter
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: List of Beliefs about the Universe, to discard
Replies: 16
Views: 1657

Re: List of Beliefs about the Universe, to discard

Good to see you're still alive, Mitchell. What have you been doing of late? Have you been exploring the possibilities of postquantum theory? I think about it, but I think metaphysics matters more. Wrestling with the Hidden Void until it reveals a form, so to speak. That is where fundamental progres...
by Mitchell Porter
Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Hi again & who wants to give me some genius guidance?
Replies: 39
Views: 3158

Re: Hi again & who wants to give me some genius guidance?

Carl - We could start with, what is the mind? And, why does anything exist?
by Mitchell Porter
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Hi again & who wants to give me some genius guidance?
Replies: 39
Views: 3158

Re: Hi again & who wants to give me some genius guidance?

Andrew quotes Kelly on the cowards who've left Are these new words or old? I feel like I might have read them on genius-l. The fundamental reason I am not here is because answers are not. So being here reduces to trying to demonstrate this, or otherwise trying to identify the particular pitfall whic...
by Mitchell Porter
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Celia Green
Replies: 82
Views: 5785

Re: Celia Green

Sue - There is a limit to my ability to act as Celia Green's interpreter, so I will just say that personally, I do not see the contradiction. Suppose you wish to be an astronomer. You could share every sentiment expressed in those quotations, and still take time out to deal with human beings, becaus...
by Mitchell Porter
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Celia Green
Replies: 82
Views: 5785

Re: Celia Green

Sue - Suppose you are a person capable of discovering things, and you find that your field of interest (and the lion's share of the resources which your society officially makes available for discovery in that field) is monopolized by wrong ideas. You have a number of options: You can try to get a s...
by Mitchell Porter
Thu May 31, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Celia Green
Replies: 82
Views: 5785

Re: Celia Green

[EDIT: I mistakenly attributed this question to Dan Rowden.] do you know how exactly she was kicked out of her first time in university? Was she even thrown out or is there some other information that we're missing? She would have been at a residential college while doing her first degree, and compl...
by Mitchell Porter
Mon May 28, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Celia Green
Replies: 82
Views: 5785

Re: Celia Green

Kevin has encouraged me to comment since I know a little about Celia Green's works and history. Her career might be periodized as follows: First, as an undergraduate, she tried to get ahead within physics and philosophy at a recognized university - this is in the 1950s. When that did not work out, s...
by Mitchell Porter
Sun May 27, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: List of Beliefs about the Universe, to discard
Replies: 16
Views: 1657

Re: List of Beliefs about the Universe, to discard

Can someone do this one? "No physical theory of local hidden variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics. " -Bell's Theorem There's nothing wrong with Bell's Theorem. It's the belief that quantum mechanics is the ultimate truth (or even just the belief that it could be ...