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Offline Simon

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Re: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy
« Reply #25 on: 29/11/2004 18:26:59 »
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Originally posted by Kedar Joshi

The NSTP theory is a mathematical theory (both pure and applied : its axiomatic part is pure while the hypothetical part is applied)..... It is a mathematical theory speaking about reality. (Any mathematical theory does speak about reality.)


 Excellent, then prove yourself and your theory worthy of our acceptance by giving us this mathematical proof!!

(incidently why not try and get it published in a journal - oh and post the referee's comments here!)
 

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Re: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy
« Reply #26 on: 29/11/2004 21:38:23 »
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Originally posted by gsmollin

Dear Mr. Joshi,

You should not compare yourself to Newton, or any other physicist like him. A comparison to Kant or another philosopher would be better. Newton's works were carefully thought out and were verifiable by experiment. We all know there were problems with his physics and the physics of his followers, such as Maxwell, because parts of it could not be verified by experiment.

Unprovable axioms and logically proven theorems are the stuff of philosophy and mathematics. This is fine, there are many systems of philosphy, logic, and mathematics that have been developed for the edification of their authors. A few have broad interest. Most do not.



Thank you.

1) Verification is one of the ways of supporting your belief in particular conceptual structure. If you have reasonable grounds then they could be more or less quivalent to verification.

2)Newton's main unificatory ideas (gravity) are not true, though they are near the truth. So even verification does not prove things. (it's rather confirmation which is impossible with experiments)

3)Comparison with any other legend than Newton is not really good as only Newton had demonstrated the massive unificatory ideas (based on solid foundations). Unless and until it's clear to you that, e.g. consciousness / feelings are non-spatial you can't see the powers of the NSTP theory in the right way, because otherwise you're not convinved with its foundations.  

I think one should be less bothered with experimental verification and more with concepts and reason. Once you are convinced with the latter then they could guide you in the right direction.
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