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Science replacing Philosophy?

Ragnar_Rahl
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10/7/2008 11:24:07 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
I haet long videos for nonentertainment purposes. I read much much faster than people talk. Probably because I skip all the filler and go straight to their point.
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s0m31john
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10/9/2008 12:57:07 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
I watched a 42 minute video on the cartel known as the Federal Reserve, I found it entertaining. Entertaining is subjective.
LR4N6FTW4EVA
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10/9/2008 1:07:10 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/9/2008 11:56:15 AM, Zerosmelt wrote:
isn't learning entertaining or has that gone out of fashion?

Maybe thats why the world has so many problems....

No, the creationist videos are just hilarious...
And I don't need a twenty minute video to tell me something.
Ragnar_Rahl
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10/9/2008 2:15:06 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
Learning efficiently is entertaining. Learning with a load of filler crap mixed in is not.
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TheSkeptic
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3/24/2009 9:56:31 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 3/24/2009 9:48:29 PM, Spaghettim0nst3r wrote:
Science cannot replace Philosophy.
They are not of the same stuff.

Science helps explains many things that are part of philosophy - so in a way, it can be "encroaching" onto Philosophy. Take a look at philosophy of mind for example. Neuroscience is help paving that way into how our mind works, and essentially of how consciousness works.
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10/22/2012 11:34:24 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/24/2009 9:48:29 PM, Spaghettim0nst3r wrote:
Science cannot replace Philosophy.
They are not of the same stuff.

Science and philosophy used to not even be a dichotomy. They were basically the same. The concept of atoms was first thought up by a philosopher and was philosophy for example. Eventually they branched off. Philosophy is trying to answer what science cannot but science keeps advancing so that it gives a more concrete answer than philosophy. For example, the question of free-will has largely been a philosophical debate but neuro science is coming closer to answering the question better than philosophy can. Quantum indeterminacy is also a relevant factor. Certain questions science can never probe as well as philosophy I believe such as certain epistemological questions and ethical ones, but in fields such as metaphysics and philosophy of mind, science is definitely taking over.
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R0b1Billion
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10/25/2012 4:58:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The categorization of science and philosophy is fascinating. Science is predictive, which makes it powerful. But Philosophy can side-step that power completely by calling out subjectivity in science. For instance, science is ultimately limiting because every answer you get from it raises seven more... there is no "theory of everything."
Beliefs in a nutshell:
- The Ends never justify the Means.
- Objectivity is secondary to subjectivity.
- The War on Drugs is the worst policy in the U.S.
- Most people worship technology as a religion.
- Computers will never become sentient.