Where do you go to increase your knowledge?

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burt

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #120 on: March 15, 2014, 05:53:59 PM »
I am interested in simulated reality. I think it is very unlikely. I do not think even given the presuppositions you hold that it makes it more likely I think it is more likely that simulated reality has been discovered only once rather than twice.

I don't even know what you're saying in half your posts, tbh.

Why don't you ask for clarifications? I am not your enemy, I am willing to restate any argument and engage with you. You seem to think that my argumentation is somehow personal.

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burt

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #121 on: March 15, 2014, 05:54:44 PM »
You still refuse to say it explicitly, and allow Vauxhall to trawl his misconceived notion that I am misrepresenting you.

You misrepresent everyone you talk to.

You know what I am going to ask for don't you?

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Vauxhall

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #122 on: March 15, 2014, 06:05:03 PM »
You know what I am going to ask for don't you?

A reverse lobotomy?
Read the FAQS.

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burt

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #123 on: March 15, 2014, 06:11:47 PM »
You know what I am going to ask for don't you?

A reverse lobotomy?
;D

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Vauxhall

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Read the FAQS.

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mathsman

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #125 on: March 16, 2014, 02:39:06 AM »
Look at it like a lottery.

Lets say you have a hypothetical jar with an infinite amount of numbers in it. You have a better chance of picking out a whole number from the jar than you do an odd number.
That's not true. If the jar had a finite number of numbers you would have a point. If the jar has an infinite number of numbers then the chance of any particular number or set of numbers being drawn is zero. (Remember what chance is: the number of events satisfying an outcome divided by the total number of events.)



We don't need to dig to deep into this whole numbers vs. odd numbers thing.

We do need to dig deep when we mention infinities. Strange things happen.

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rottingroom

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #126 on: March 16, 2014, 05:48:13 AM »
Look at it like a lottery.

Lets say you have a hypothetical jar with an infinite amount of numbers in it. You have a better chance of picking out a whole number from the jar than you do an odd number.
That's not true. If the jar had a finite number of numbers you would have a point. If the jar has an infinite number of numbers then the chance of any particular number or set of numbers being drawn is zero. (Remember what chance is: the number of events satisfying an outcome divided by the total number of events.)



We don't need to dig to deep into this whole numbers vs. odd numbers thing.

We do need to dig deep when we mention infinities. Strange things happen.

Except that we are not discussing an infinite amount of possibilities. This is being compared with events on a timeline with the potential for infinity with the current time being the present. Meaning that thus far, a finite number of events have happened. It seems you are having difficulty with this. Next time, I'll remember not to talk about difficult things on TFES.

Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #127 on: March 16, 2014, 05:57:35 AM »
This site used to have good debates. :(

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #128 on: March 16, 2014, 06:21:44 AM »
I think all of the good debaters went to that other Flat Earth Society. 

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rottingroom

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #129 on: March 16, 2014, 06:24:10 AM »
This site used to have good debates. :(

This wasn't ever meant to be a debate at all. People are nitpicking a non-argument.

Also, shut your mouth.

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Vauxhall

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #130 on: March 16, 2014, 12:32:16 PM »
I think all of the good debaters went to that other Flat Earth Society.

This one?
Read the FAQS.

Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #131 on: March 16, 2014, 01:55:43 PM »
This site used to have good debates. :(

This wasn't ever meant to be a debate at all. People are nitpicking a non-argument.

Also, shut your mouth.


Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #132 on: March 16, 2014, 02:06:02 PM »
This site used to have good debates. :(
This appears to be the best one on this forum currently.

Take that as you will.
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burt

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #133 on: March 16, 2014, 05:30:56 PM »
I think all of the good debaters went to that other Flat Earth Society.

Notice the use of 'all' and the fact that jroa has not gone.

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burt

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #134 on: March 16, 2014, 05:33:48 PM »


This wasn't ever meant to be a debate at all. People are nitpicking a non-argument.

Also, shut your mouth.



The OP said something about getting information. So, no it was not meant to be a debate, but you a and vauxhall changed the subject when you invoked something completely irrelevant, namely, about how it was more probable that we were in VR than not. Keep up with the derails won't you?
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mathsman

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Re: Where do you go to increase your knowledge?
« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2014, 12:33:04 AM »
Look at it like a lottery.

Lets say you have a hypothetical jar with an infinite amount of numbers in it. You have a better chance of picking out a whole number from the jar than you do an odd number.
That's not true. If the jar had a finite number of numbers you would have a point. If the jar has an infinite number of numbers then the chance of any particular number or set of numbers being drawn is zero. (Remember what chance is: the number of events satisfying an outcome divided by the total number of events.)



We don't need to dig to deep into this whole numbers vs. odd numbers thing.

We do need to dig deep when we mention infinities. Strange things happen.

Except that we are not discussing an infinite amount of possibilities. This is being compared with events on a timeline with the potential for infinity with the current time being the present. Meaning that thus far, a finite number of events have happened. It seems you are having difficulty with this. Next time, I'll remember not to talk about difficult things on TFES.
You're either discussing infinities or you are not.