Category Archives: Philosophy

Commandments and all that

The well known Judeo-Christian first commandment: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me”. Seems totalitarian to me.

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The Utopians And The Realists

I’ve tended to categorise people into two categories, those who see what they believe, and those who believe what they see; the former are utopians while the latter realists. There is also a strong belief that humans are a special … Continue reading

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The Third Grave Error

Newton’s third law of motion states: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body. If this were the case there … Continue reading

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Gravity and Isostasy

Gravitational theory is firmly entrenched as dogma and is unchallengeable and punishable by excommunication and if the heresy great enough, by permanent expulsion from polite society.  It is thus similar to religion in that as a basic premise it cannot be … Continue reading

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Creationism and Natural Processes ?

Searching for something trivial on the Internet I dredged up some reference to internet censorship and one link mentioned a Turkish Creationist which linked to a Wikipedia entry: Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated “from … Continue reading

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Belief

You only believe in something when you don’t know. Update: So you build a machine according to an interpretation of data and you design it so that when A is done P is the result. You believe A will produce … Continue reading

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Coulomb’s Law

Coulomb’s law means instantaneous electrical forces. This is not observed; probably because of Newton’s prior thoughts. Electrical forces exist in the time domain since they are perceived via motion. We really do need to understand the process of thinking more … Continue reading

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