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Interzone / Scientists discover Nihilist particles
« on: September 29, 2011, 02:09:44 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484

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A meeting at Cern, the world's largest physics lab, has addressed results that suggest subatomic particles have gone faster than the speed of light.

Most stuff defines its limitations in terms of what it can see. And all we see is light, so everything assumes light is its limit point.

However, it seems that some other stuff just assumes there is a limit point which it can't see, and so reaches into its own potential to jump beyond this limit. This usually ends up with essential destruction (eternal alienation of the particle in question), but sometimes leads to true greatness - a breaking of the laws of the universe.

I suspect that this may have important philosophical rammifications.

(I even see a generalisation into a statistical explanation of the big bang, as well as multiverse theories, though this may not be possible)

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Interzone / Clarity of purpose
« on: August 12, 2011, 02:07:52 PM »
The criticisms seem to have a lot to do with the site apparently not achieving anything.

I think the solution then is not to try and change the method, but to make explicit the goals.

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Interzone / [META] Problems with evolution?
« on: June 04, 2011, 04:22:23 PM »
Before I read the debate you two are having, I wish to inquire: is this debate you two are having one that is worth reading?

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Interzone / ANUS projects
« on: November 21, 2010, 11:29:45 AM »
While this forum is cool and all, for the interesting discussions and positive values and all that, I can't help but feel we could be achieving more here. Rather than just being a higher quality version of usual forums, where a vague topic or interesting bit of information is posted, and then we discuss it and move on, why not systematically propose goals which we can then work towards (and hopefully achieve)?

Purpose of this thread: brainstorm possible projects and other ideas for the forum.

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Interzone / On ethics
« on: October 12, 2010, 04:14:21 PM »
I've been thinking of developing an ethical system that can be mathematically analysed. Here's where I'm at so far.

A sketch of the system might look like:

- what is good or bad in an act has not to do with its appearance (i.e. what kind of act it is) but in the effects that result from this act
- as the only effects which we have direct contact with are our experiences, we must find goodness in our experience (else resign to fatalism/existentialism)
- we take certain experiences to be qualitatively negative, and others to be positive (this is not the only way to divide up experience, but it is the typical way)
- when and where the experience takes place is irrelevant, except insofar as our measurement of it is affected
- the overall quality of any subset of reality can be calculated by taking the sum of the net happiness (equals positive experience take away the negative) at each point in existence
- as an exact calculation cannot be obtained, we are to make the decisions which are decided as best from such a viewpoint (mathematics/science can be used here)
- action therefore is to follow this course of decision making/be directed to fit a model which does.

This here ends the sketch. Principle becomes reality.

This is a complex process, but certainly does not include pandering to the crowd, and doing whatever the majority pleases.

It also denies morality, which means questions like "...were they a moral actor? Were they aware? Did they mean to do it?" are ignored, in favour of the purely practical (based on relation with experience) aspects.

Basically it's: Transcendental Idealism + Quality of experience (tao) + Physics/Science.

Any thoughts? Is there anything here which is obviously wrong, or that don't seem to flow logically? Would such a system be generally accepted as true here?

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