Philosophical one-liners [Deep Thought] (74)

2 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The entire universe is objective.

3 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

all we are is dust in the wind

4 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]


5 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Nothing matters.

6 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The universe is the sum of all facts.

7 Name: [no name] [Del]

That's not philosophy >>1,3-5 sans, that's sophistry.

The idealogical universe is infinitely faceted.

8 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>7 is dust in the wind

9 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

There's no such thing as a waste of time.

10 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

with the exception of textboards.

11 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>9 The difference between time and space is that one cannot reuse time.
>>7 Is it?

n 1: a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in
reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone [syn: {sophism},
{sophistry}, {sophistication}]

12 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

So far, I have never observed a square which had more or less than four sides.

13 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Time doesn't exist; clocks exist.

14 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

As good and bad are both the same, all that matters is which you ignore.

15 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]


16 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>13 Then what separates the cause from the effect?

17 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>16 ( ゚ ヮ゚) Imagination!

18 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Everything we see, touch, taste, smell, etc. is atoms.

We are all atoms.

Everything = atoms.


20 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The entire universe is universal.

21 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

atoms are made out of littler "mini atoms" which are made out of "mini mini atoms" which are even smaller than "mini atoms".

22 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

atoms are made out of particles which are actually wave packets. The particles themselves only exist as probabilities. Everything is pure energy and probabilities.

23 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

You're a wave packet that exists as only a probability.

A relatively high probability and the wave doesn't refract much but still.

24 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

you're moms a wave packet with a high probabilty of me Hitting That!!!
isn't physics fun ;)

25 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The conscious mind is an error.

26 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Fun things are fun.

27 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>22,>>23 Atoms have individuality, sub-atomic particles do not. Space is a hologram, the information etched on its surface. Information is a probability vector, information is energy, energy is the power to change, each change irreversibly progresses time.
>>25 Conciousness is an illusion, you cannot bite your own teeth.

28 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The past inside the present.

29 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Computability theory includes the closely related concept of Turing equivalence.

30 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The observer continually tries to improve the predictability and compressibility of their observations.

31 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Paternalism is all Evil, and all evil is paternalism.

32 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The unix time stamp is a way to track time as a running total of seconds.

33 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Actually MODD made the Unix timestamps be both unique and psuedorandom so they do not actually denote the creation time of a thread.

34 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>33 Thread IDs are not the same thing as UNIX timestamps.

35 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>33 Thread IDs are not the same thing as UNIX timestamps.

36 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Double posts are the sign of a new-bee.

37 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Sage hails the end of one era and the beginning of another.

38 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Hage sails to the end of one era and the beginning of another.

41 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

man is a mere machine
a fortuitous conjunction of atoms

42 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

materialism is derived from indo-european language

44 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]


45 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>44 Entropy is the Greek word for the things we lost in the fire.
Or put differently, entropy is the information that is unrecoverably altered after it has been acted upon. Or put yet another way, the energy that will be lost like tears in rain.

46 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Philosophy is not true, only useful.

47 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

breathing is a manual function

48 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>46 Philosophy literally translates to the love for truth.
How can something built on truth be not true?

49 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Just because a thing is called ``love of truth'' doesn't mean it is built on truth.

Heck, I named my computer ``Ran'', and it's not fluffy.

50 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>49 But does it compute?

51 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>49 did it "run"?

52 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

It does, sometimes. However, you are merely showing a specific case of a principle. I have already shown that this principle does not hold in general, and so cannot be used to support the idea ``Philosophy is true''. That would be akin to saying ``All oranges are neon pink'', and supporting the claim by applying the principle ``Fuits are neon pink'', which you prove by showing me a dozen apples that you have painted neon pink.

Yes, but I caught it and tied it down.

53 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>52 If a computer does not compute in the general case, why is it called a computer?

54 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

I never said a computer does not compute in the general case. I am saying that, in the general case, the etymology of a word used as a name for a thing does not absolutely determine characteristics about the thing.

55 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>54 Can you give an example?

56 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Yes. I already did. If you don't like my tongue-in-cheek example, try the classics: why do we drive on a parkway but park on a driveway?

If you don't like those, try Ableson's classic lectures, in which he says something along the lines of ``Computer Science is not science, and it is not about computers''.

If you don't like that, try ``Astrology'', which literally means ``the words/reason of the stars'', and is really just guesswork/fraud. Similarly ``Alchemy'' is believed to come from (along the way) the Greek χημεία: ``transmutation of metals'', and you can check for yourself how many alchemical writings will actually give correct instructions for transmuting metals.

Hell, just look at a companion to ``Philosophy'' itself. ``Sophistry'' comes directly from the Greek σοφίζω: ``I am wise/I know'', but that which is called sophistry today is an argument intended at deception. To say ``Philosophy is composed of truth because the word means ``love of wisdom'''' is about as good an argument as saying ``The arguments of a sophist are correct, because that word means ``one who is wise''''.

57 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>56 Are those examples true, or merely useful?

58 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The philosophers of ancient Greece actually disapproved of sophistry far before we did.

Philosophy is not necessarily composed of truth; it seems that science, "knowledge", serves as a better term for that idea.

59 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>58 Another term for science: natural philosophy.

60 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Reality is a hallucination.

61 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>60 I humbly submit that your perception of reality is a hallucination. (My favourite nation btw.)

Plato likened the perception of reality to shadows on a cave wall. Apparently he didn't realize that it was the fire behind him that was the reason his buttocks were burning.

Reality itself, by definition, is not a hallucination, but many believe it cannot be perceived directly, but only through the filter of our unreliable senses, which calls all your knowledge about reality into question. Others believe that it is the believe that reality cannot be experienced directly that blinds us, for even with our imperfect senses, our measurements reflect real effects and artefacts.

In any case, however, it cannot, in principle, be proven that the reality, as we know it, even if we were to know it perfectly (which is impossible for other reasons), is not a simulation.

62 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Unholy is Holy.

63 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Anyone can appear wise.
Simply state an obvious contradictio in se as if it meant something.

Big is small.
More is less.
Reality is a dream.

Fun with semantics, but it is not philosophy.

64 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

You are lovely.

65 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>63 "Dream is reality" sounds more wise.

66 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

so dumb is wise and wise is dumb

some reversed are meanings
but do reversed have any reverse even when they are meanings

67 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

There is a question for every answer, but not every question has an answer.

68 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

"More is less" can actually be true if "more" is applied to one thing and "less" is applied to its mutually incompatible opposite (e.g. More matter is less empty space).

69 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

Anything can be true if you just redefine all the words. Including that sentence (whoa).

70 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

The only eternal truths are impossibilities.

71 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

To comprehend is to simplify.

72 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

There is an objective reality, but it is inaccessible to us, as in attempting to perceive it we distort it.

We must have faith in the existence of an objective reality, for the ramifications of it not existing are too frightening.

73 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

>>72 You forget that we, too, are part of this objective reality. It cannot not be accessible to us, otherwise we would not inevitable distort it.

We don't need faith in this objective reality; there is no way it could not exist.

74 Name: キタ━━━━━━━━( ・∀・)━━━━━━━━!!!! [Del]

All that can be said can be said clearly; whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent. --Wittgenstein