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Re: 1 divided by 3, Decimal Places Of Pi, Is 1 = 0.999... ?

Postby iambiguous » Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:40 pm

Motor Daddy wrote:
iambiguous wrote:Note to others:

Trust me...

If you engage in a discussion with MD about, for example, anything at all, you are done from the start unless you come around to thinking exactly like he does.

Unless, of course, MD is willing to cite an example in which he thought that another poster here was down from the start but that poster actually ended up changing his mind instead.

Not likely though.


...or it could be that I engage in discussions which I know what I'm talking about, and remain silent on the ones that I don't know anything about.

In other words, If I speak then you are done from the start! LOL ;)


The classic objectivist mentality!!

Only it is far, far more common in the Society, Government, and Economics forum. Right? In regard to conflicting moral and political dogmas.

With mathematics and science, there are considerably more objective truths that almost no one will question. After all, if that wasn't the case how could we send astronauts to the Moon? How could we master the extraordinary engineering feats we see all around us? How could we invent the simply mind-boggling technology that many have no clue regarding how it works, but it works precisely because the equations never fail us.

But, sure, there are still the gaps even in regard to mathematics. Just Google "the greatest unsolved math problems": https://www.google.com/search?q=the+gre ... nt=gws-wiz

Or has MD solved them all? :-k
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Re: 1 divided by 3, Decimal Places Of Pi, Is 1 = 0.999... ?

Postby iambiguous » Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:03 pm

Magnus Anderson wrote:Do you [motor daddy] ever listen to other people or are you completely stuck in your own head? It's astonishing how socially inept you are.

When are you going to learn that the purpose of philosophy forums isn't merely to dump your beliefs? It doesn't matter how true they are. If all you do is dump your beliefs, refusing to interact with other people, you are in the wrong place. You really shouldn't be here. You should be spending your time alone, in your head, doing whatever you're usually doing.



Indeed.

Only my aim at ILP is take the focus away from math and science and aim it more in the direction of the is/ought world. The world of conflicting moral and political value judgments. The world where the fulminating fanatic objectivists here absolutely insist that you are basically the scum of the Earth if don't think exactly as they do about abortion and guns and vaccinations and the role of government and homosexuality and, well, everything, right?

Of course, here all that is exchanged are words. But when these fierce fanatics gain actual power in any particular community, don't dare to not toe the line then.

That's why I always bring the discussions back to this...

...someday he might finally confront whatever or whoever turned him into a "my way or the highway" zealot. Something has clearly pissed him off in life. Something that brings him into places like this to vent.

It seems [to me] that he needs to make scapegoats of those he construes to be part of whatever he is outraged about. But what is it? And how did it come about?


...instead.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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