Re: Was Durandal wrong?
Posted By: PerseusSpartacusDate: 1/10/14 8:18 a.m.

In Response To: Was Durandal wrong? (VikingBoyBilly)

I'm sorry, but the only lesson I'm learning is that physicists should always have a basic grounding in epistemology. For example, early in the video it says "We now know the universe is flat". My intuition says this is just bad epistemology, nothing more. For one thing, that entire section on the 'shape' of the universe assumes the universe is finite, which is certainly possible and perhaps likely, but there's truly no way for us to know at this stage, is there? For another, it assumes that whatever we think currently is just 'right' and we now 'know' the truth (a common mistake among physicists that just again proves they should study more epistemology, or maybe just more philosophy in general). I could go on, but really I just don't care enough to do so - all in all, the video made me cringe mentally.


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Was Durandal wrong?VikingBoyBilly 1/10/14 3:40 a.m.
     Re: Was Durandal wrong?PerseusSpartacus 1/10/14 8:18 a.m.
           Re: Was Durandal wrong?Dispatcher 1/10/14 1:37 p.m.
           Re: Was Durandal wrong?Narcogen 1/10/14 5:01 p.m.
           Re: Was Durandal wrong?VikingBoyBilly 1/11/14 8:42 a.m.
                 Re: Was Durandal wrong?PerseusSpartacus 1/11/14 9:26 a.m.

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