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1 year ago
Martin Stower
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > You’re the one claiming to have found a > > contradiction in the journal. It’s for you to > > show that what it describes is infeasible. You do > > not get to assume that your claim is supported by &g
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1 year ago
Martin Stower
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Origyptian Wrote: > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Martin Stower Wrote: > > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > > Origyptia
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1 year ago
Martin Stower
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Origyptian Wrote: > > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Then kindly steer clear. > > > > And leave you to carry on conning? I don’t think so. > > > >
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3 years ago
Martin Stower
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Some information for you, > > Doctor, which your education to > > doctoral level appears unaccountably to have > > neglected: “proof” is what we find in logic > > and mathematics. It is not to be
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3 years ago
Martin Stower
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > Some information for you, > > Doctor, which your education to > > doctoral level appears unaccountably to have > > neglected: “proof” is what we find in logic > > and mathematics. It is not to be
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3 years ago
Martin Stower
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Not just the Old Kingdom, but all the way to Herodotus. > > > > Do you follow now, or do I need to simplify it further? > > > > M. > > Of coure I follow you. Oh, really? Let’
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5 years ago
Martin Stower
You really have lost it, Philip. Proof, strictly speaking, is what we find in mathematics and logic. Are you looking for a mathematical proof? But the word is polysemous, and there is an everyday sense of “proof” (as we find in the phrase “burden of proof”), so no harm in using it, just so long as we understand that proof of the kind we find in mathematics and logic is not to be had in the emp
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6 years ago
Martin Stower
So what are you saying here? If the arguments against aren’t “conclusive” (whatever that may mean outside the realm of proof in mathematics and logic), then the claim stands? Why this burden of proof? Shouldn’t your concern be the strength (or otherwise) of the evidence for? M.
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14 years ago
Martin Stower
come on pilgrim wrote: > Hi Martin, > > the graffiti may be straightforward, it may even be very > compelling. Proof it is not. The word 'proof' has several senses. In at least one of them, very compelling evidence would be (or result in) proof: Personally, I'm inclined to reserve the word for the sense found in logic and mathematics. M.
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17 years ago
Martin Stower
. . . explain what you mean by `proof' - since proof in the strict sense is not to be found in the empirical sciences at all, but only in the formal realm of logic and mathematics. M.
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18 years ago
Martin Stower
<a href="mailto:&#115;&#99;&#111;&#116;&#116;&#114;&#64;&#100;&#118;&#100;&#46;&#112;&#97;&#110;&#97;&#115;&#111;&#110;&#105;&#99;&#46;&#99;&#111;&#109;?subject=Re: Absence of evidence ....">the agnostic</a> wrote: > > you're being pedantic, and you know it. I take it from
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