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|Quote (keiths @ July 09 2013,09:33)|
|Quote (keiths @ July 09 2013,01:17)|
|Quote (Driver @ July 08 2013,21:57)|
|A philosophical discussion: Can we have certain knowledge of anything? |
KeithS says he cannot, for example, be 100% certain of his identity.
Barb provides a watertight, unassailable counterargument:
|What’s the name on your driver’s license? Does that tell you anything?|
The UDers are as bad at philosophy as they are at science. To absolutely no one's surprise, I'm sure.
My favorite Barbarisms from that thread:
|Putting aside philosophical arguments for a second, you stated that DonaldM might be dreaming (have you ever typed anything while dreaming? I haven’t. Sleepwalking would be a better argument), hallucinating (again, hallucinations cause us to see things, not do them), or in the Matrix.|
|Umm, Barb — I’m talking about typing something in the dream, not typing something in reality while dreaming.|
|Then, logically, DonaldM could pinch himself to make sure he’s awake, alert, and conscious and not dreaming. Problem solved.|
Inception must have confused the hell out of her.
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