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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 24th June 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,032
Posted By ynot
Model Atheist = A person that doesn't believe in...

Model Atheist = A person that doesn't believe in a god or gods.

Richard Dawkins = A person that doesn't believe in a god or gods.

Therefore . . .
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th June 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,329
Posted By ynot
A JWST entrée from Hubble . . . Hubble...

A JWST entrée from Hubble . . .

Hubble Captures Record-Breaking 'Sneak Peek' of James Webb Space Telescope Discoveries...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th May 2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,329
Posted By ynot
James Webb Target Acquired: A Super-Earth Covered...

James Webb Target Acquired: A Super-Earth Covered in Lava Oceans (https://www.cnet.com/science/space/nasa-james-webb-target-acquired-a-super-earth-covered-in-lava-oceans/?ftag=CAD090e536)
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th May 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 4,824
Posted By ynot
Hate, rape, murder, incest, and pedophilia are...

Hate, rape, murder, incest, and pedophilia are all true.

Therefore, by your own definition, your God is hate, rape, murder, incest, and pedophilia.

Do you love and worship this horrible God you...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th May 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By ynot
I appreciate your effort, but here’s my first...

I appreciate your effort, but here’s my first stonewall (there are others) . . .

I don’t accept that time is an actual thing to be independent of or unified with anything. Unless I can be...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th May 2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
None of them are objectively, completely true....

None of them are objectively, completely true. They’re all merely reference frame limited perspectives of partial truths. Why should we take them seriously beyond that?

ETA - Just because The...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th May 2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
You're begging the question. Those that believe...

You're begging the question. Those that believe the past and future don't actually exist obviously don't agree that one person's 'now' present is another's past and a third's future (how could...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th May 2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Why don't you understand that some might think...

Why don't you understand that some might think stuff you keep repeating doesn't actually addressed particular points?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th May 2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Yes. You know that some people think that rockets...

Yes. You know that some people think that rockets don't work in a vacuum, so how can you not believe what you know? I'm having you on, I know you mean "can't believe" colloquially. Just demonstration...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th May 2022, 12:15 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Hypocritical, given you started the...

Hypocritical, given you started the "fuss".
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Your incredulity that everyone doesn't believe...

Your incredulity that everyone doesn't believe what you believe seems . . . well . . . theistic . . . ish.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
I don’t speak for others so the following is...

I don’t speak for others so the following is purely my current position . . .


Why do you have the need to keep saying "again" again and again? Darn, it's contagious


No, there is no past or...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Quick edit of 1. noted.

Quick edit of 1. noted.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
"Meant"? so not a typo then? Second time you've...

"Meant"? so not a typo then? Second time you've made that "possible" for "impossible" mistake. Just sayin. Makes my superfluous 'always be" semantic crime seem less noteworthy.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
So what? Your '"probably possible" is equally...

So what? Your '"probably possible" is equally superfluous, but I understand what you mean, and I don't need to be a semantics dick or resort to personal insults like you seem to.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Even if the twin story were true I don't see how...

Even if the twin story were true I don't see how people aging at different rates has anything to do with time travel. Does a person with an accelerated aging disorder travel into my future quicker...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
No, I conclude that time travel will always be...

No, I conclude that time travel will always be impossible. I take it you don't bother to really read my posts.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Yep, almost like it's merely a time-delay...

Yep, almost like it's merely a time-delay perception anomaly.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Relative perception anomalies are a real thing....

Relative perception anomalies are a real thing. Whodathunk?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
“We’re always travelling into the future” is a...

“We’re always travelling into the future” is a classic wordplay deepity.

Before we can travel into we have to arrive at.

We can no more arrive at the future than we can arrive at a pot of gold...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Can I deduce then that your answers to your own...

Can I deduce then that your answers to your own questions are "Yes, the future does yet exist" and "Yes, it is possible to travel to it"?

How exactly have these claims been empirically observed?...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Which part of the contradictory two part question...

Which part of the contradictory two part question are you answering?


“Today is yesterday’s tomorrow” is poetic wordplay at best.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th May 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
It’s not nice to treat adults like babies. I’m...

It’s not nice to treat adults like babies. I’m telling mummy/mommy.


Yes.
What is your answer to this question?


No (perhaps you meant to say "impossible"?).
What is your answer to this...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Never mind Thermal, I want to know what Joe Six...

Never mind Thermal, I want to know what Joe Six Pack accepts :D.

FYI, I don't accept Special Relativity, but I'm not saying I know it's wrong. I'm just not prepared to accept such claims purely on...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Perhaps you should try medication then? :p :D

Perhaps you should try medication then? :p :D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
No it's not. That is literally true and...

No it's not.


That is literally true and perfectly accurate, but don't overlook that "were emitted sometime in the past. By the time" is evidence and recognition of a time delay between the past...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Didn't know there was a "Conflation" nomination...

Didn't know there was a "Conflation" nomination category :p
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
No, there's your conflation problem. You’re...

No, there's your conflation problem.

You’re conflating a present record of the past previously existing and the past currently existing in the present.

We don’t see stuff at all, we only see...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Seriously? You really don't know the difference...

Seriously? You really don't know the difference between a present record of the past previously existing and the past objectively continuing to exist in the present?

The past objectively existED...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th May 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Well . . . This is a claim and isn't a mere...

Well . . .

This is a claim and isn't a mere hypothetical fantasy thought experiment, it's a claim that the laws of physics and your particular time travel scenario don't prevent time travel and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th May 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Well said. I can't get past the silly stone wall...

Well said. I can't get past the silly stone wall hypotheticals/analogies/fantasies either. Perhaps we don't have enough faith in hypotheticals/analogies/fantasies? :D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th May 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Wow Indeed! Robin’s pathetic “I didn’t say that”...

Wow Indeed! Robin’s pathetic “I didn’t say that” denial of their own words prompted me to conclude “not an honest interlocutor” earlier in this thread.

Perhaps as it was said by a past person at...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd May 2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
O ye of little faith in the evidence of math :D

O ye of little faith in the evidence of math :D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd May 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Never mind the the speed of light or the ToR,...

Never mind the the speed of light or the ToR, just consider the problem of inertia. If a “moment of now” could exist it would require everything in the universe to stop dead, then immediately start...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd May 2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Yep . . .

Yep . . .
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th April 2022, 05:24 PM
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Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
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Deleted
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th April 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
FTFY Truth is established by what we can...

FTFY

Truth is established by what we can rule in (aka - know), not by what we can't rule out (aka - don't know).
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th April 2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
I currently conclude neither is correct :p.

I currently conclude neither is correct :p.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th April 2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
The article actually ends with . . . "Time...

The article actually ends with . . .

"Time travel and parallel timelines almost always go hand-in-hand in science fiction, but now we have proof that they must go hand-in-hand in real science as...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd April 2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
I agree . . . "Time isn't a thing to be...

I agree . . .

"Time isn't a thing to be travelled through
Past and future don't exist to be travelled to."

But I'm not an academic, so it's merely my opinion.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th April 2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
No need. I will just stop playing in this one. ...

No need. I will just stop playing in this one.

If I want to keep playing time travel I will start a thread in the forum's R&P playpen.

ETA - Before I go I will leave this . . .

If Hard...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th April 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
WTF?! In what way are “the events it...

WTF?!


In what way are “the events it describes” not “accumulating experience (past events)”?

However, on re-reading what I wrote I see I made a silly error. Where I said “and no other...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th April 2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Rather than merely assert that, please explain...

Rather than merely assert that, please explain the details and reasons why I'm mistaken.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th April 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Your objections seem to assume free will and...

Your objections seem to assume free will and other versions of the scenario were possible. My scenario assumes the events it describes were determined by hard determinism (no free will) and no other...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th April 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Once again I’m not sure what you mean, but if...

Once again I’m not sure what you mean, but if time travel ever became possible I think it would completely destroy the concepts of past, present and future.


I think you would always have to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th April 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Yes the arrival would be in the past of the...

Yes the arrival would be in the past of the departure time. I don’t see how that changes anything. It could be a second before departure. It could also be that he only travels back in time by a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th April 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Sorry for my abrupt post and departure. I was...

Sorry for my abrupt post and departure. I was running late.


Then explain exactly why and where it doesn’t follow. Do realise that my scenario clearly specifies that the person DOES time travel...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th April 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
If all eventualities are possible and none are...

If all eventualities are possible and none are impossible then what's the purpose of ever discussing or assuming any one eventuality?

So blah, blah, blah, I'm off to have a coffee and cake with...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th April 2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
I want (would appreciate) you to understand my...

I want (would appreciate) you to understand my imaginary fantasy time travel thought scenario/story so you can comment on it with understanding. I'm asking you to assume, imagine, pretend, etc. as...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th April 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 17,337
Posted By ynot
Everyone isn't as interested and impressed by...

Everyone isn't as interested and impressed by your diagram as you obviously are. In your many descriptive scenarios in what past post did you ever mentioned “arrives just before he travels “? You...
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