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by teo123
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 86
Views: 9192

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

Believe what you want about this, brimstoneSalad , you don't hold any of the very dangerous beliefs such as Socialism, Fascism, anti-vaccination, or the belief that eating meat is a good thing. The worst thing that can happen because of your beliefs is probably that somebody educated in social scien...
by teo123
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Linguistics education in your country
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Linguistics education in your country

I am not explaining myself again. And your explanation for your "mistake" is... that you happened to be thinking about politics while reading what I've written. Yeah, that makes perfect sense. And it makes perfect sense for a moderator to lock a thread and continue to "discuss" the topic in other t...
by teo123
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Linguistics education in your country
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Linguistics education in your country

Well, Red , how about me offering you a few suggestions on how to become better at English? 1. Acknowledge that English is a bad language to be used as a lingua franca . It's an interesting language, but the things that make it interesting also make it hard to learn. It's not designed to be easy to ...
by teo123
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Linguistics education in your country
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Linguistics education in your country

"I wouldn't be so sure sound laws can be called falsifiable. If you speak with a different accent than one dictated by the sound laws, linguists simply say you have bad accent, they don't change the sound laws because of that." "Your theory seems to assume the words that are used today as toponyms h...
by teo123
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 86
Views: 9192

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

Well it is theology Christian Scientists claim the difference between Christian Science and theology is about the same as the difference between astrology and astronomy. How do you contradict that? There is: double-slit. Double-slit experiment can't be done with electrons, or, for that sake, anythi...
by teo123
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Linguistics education in your country
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Linguistics education in your country

Yeah, because taking what I said out of context and inventing the meanings of phrases in order to make my position look silly is easily explicable as a mistake caused by ignorance of linguistics...
by teo123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Linguistics education in your country
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Linguistics education in your country

@Red, I'd especially be interested in what you have to say about this. And perhaps what @brimstoneSalad has to say about this.
by teo123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 86
Views: 9192

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

In all seriousness though, brimstoneSalad , this discussion is so unlikely to be productive that I don't think I will respond here anymore. I hope I've made you think and that you will change your mind some time in the future. But me continuing to try to explain how linguistics works, to somebody wh...
by teo123
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 86
Views: 9192

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

Philosophy is distinct from empirical sciences, once it treads there you can dismantle it based on logic alone. Well, I don't think philosophical arguments about the empirical world are to be dismissed a-priori. Perhaps something indeed logically follows (or is very probable) from what we observe, ...
by teo123
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences
Replies: 86
Views: 9192

Re: Soft Sciences Vs. Hard Sciences

Its getting there. And yet saying "I don't understand how the supernatural claims can be tested, therefore I don't take theology seriously." is somehow not personal incredulity? Based on consensus behind them in the field So, how do I estimate, for example, how many physicists actually agree that q...