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  1. Does quantum physics violate the laws of logic, Enlightenment Era ideas, etc.? by WeightliftingThinker in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    Based on my research, it appears that quantum physics does violate the laws of logic. For example, apparently, on the quantum level, an object can be in two states simultaneously. Moreover, the Enlightenment Era idea that the universe is orderly and rational seems to be under attack. This idea has...
  2. Teleology and the capability to engineer anything by darthbarracuda in Philosophy of Religion
    Not that it really matters, but I'm an agnostic about the existence of a deity. Anyway, I was thinking about teleology the other day. Nowhere in the universe, except for in the scale that we live in, does the capability to make tools exist. A galaxy cannot be made into a tool. Neither can individu...
  3. Need help with Formal Proofs (LPL Ch 6 and Ch 8) by crazyozzie02 in Logic and Math Homework
    Hey guys and gals. New poster here. So I was in the hospital when my class went over Chapter 6 and Chapter 8 in Language, Proof, and Logic, and therefore I have no idea how to figure out how to do these proofs. I can do it if I have someone to work through it with me, but when I am left to do it alo...
  4. contradiction by chris11 in Logic and Math Homework
    In proving : A= AC=< BC the following proof was suggested: Let , A=< B & o= BC A=B or A 0=C or 0 B0 0<0 .................................................. .......................................4 For 0 0<(1/C) => BC(1/C) B ~(A=B) and by using (2) we conclude A<B and hence ...
  5. Why aren't people interested in philosophy? by Agustino in General Philosophy
    This is a question that has been of interest to me lately. Why is it that lay people are generally not interested in philosophy? Why is it that they never question the ways they lead their lives, and what makes for a happy life? Why is it that people just go along with their desires, whatever they h...