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  1. Epistemology Inside Metaphysics??? by jacassidy2 in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    Hey Folks, I use to post a lot on this site a year or two ago - hello to the friends I left that may still be here. I quit because of the nasty posts by those not aquainted with the gold mine of ideas in western philosophy who gained value from negation of ideas as there only knowledge of philosophy...
  2. using multiple values by potatohead in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    Complexity classes are made up of computable functions, but the order of the map is not fixed. We tend to think of lexical ordering (or the standard order for natural numbers if we use numerals in place of strings), but that is not specified by axioms. This is very different than how we think of alg...
  3. math's forgetlessness by potatohead in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    Deductive reasoning has a limitation of having perfect memory. We might like to have a better memory, but not being able to forget is so different from our own experience that it inevitably causes confusion. We might overlook that math cannot model some things: full randomness, implicit temporal rea...
  4. There is a Bitcoin discussion going on by Genecks in Community / Off Topic
    It's here: www.scienceforums.net/topic/101727-lets-talk-about-bitcoin/ I'm in a hurry, but I want to thank all of you for your help in helping me with philosophy issues. Sorry if there is a cross-posting issue. I'll consider it reasonable. I'm in a hurry. Peace out.
  5. Golden ratio by Libby Porteous in Philosophy of the Arts
    Do you believe that humans naturally find shapes with certain ratios pleasing to the eye? Are we wired to find a certain kind of proportion beautiful? Have humans unconsciously used these instincts through-out history whilst designing buildings and creating art? I'm looking for own opinions rather...