Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
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22-08-2015, 11:16 AM
RE: Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
(22-08-2015 09:55 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  
(22-08-2015 09:20 AM)Matt Finney Wrote:  Ooh, I have one.

For all we know, there could be life on distant planets in our universe, perhaps even intelligent life capable of space travel.

Detectable.

Not a garage dragon.

Ok, but not falsifiable....Drinking Beverage This thread is about unfalsifiable claims.

And, the quotes I posted were speaking specifically about aliens.
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22-08-2015, 11:23 AM
RE: Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
Weeping angels cannot be seen.

#sigh
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22-08-2015, 11:24 AM
RE: Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
(22-08-2015 11:16 AM)Matt Finney Wrote:  
(22-08-2015 09:55 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  Detectable.

Not a garage dragon.

Ok, but not falsifiable...

Absolutely falsifiable.

What you mean is not practically falsifiable. Which is still not what this thread is about.

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22-08-2015, 11:31 AM
RE: Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
(22-08-2015 11:24 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  
(22-08-2015 11:16 AM)Matt Finney Wrote:  Ok, but not falsifiable...

Absolutely falsifiable.

What you mean is not practically falsifiable. Which is still not what this thread is about.

These are aliens who have anti-detection technology! Big Grin
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22-08-2015, 12:28 PM
RE: Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
(22-08-2015 11:31 AM)Matt Finney Wrote:  These are aliens who have anti-detection technology! Big Grin

Now, depending on how far you want to take that line of "reasoning", then you might have a garage dragon.

"Owl," said Rabbit shortly, "you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest - and when I say thinking I mean thinking - you and I must do it."
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22-08-2015, 02:11 PM
RE: Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
We are living in a computer simulation.
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22-08-2015, 04:53 PM
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(22-08-2015 02:11 PM)Mathilda Wrote:  We are living in a computer simulation.

But if I cut myself I bleed, so we can’t be in a computer simulation. Consider

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22-08-2015, 05:39 PM
RE: Create Your Own Unfalsifiable Belief Game
(22-08-2015 09:20 AM)Matt Finney Wrote:  Ooh, I have one.

For all we know, there could be life on distant planets in our universe, perhaps even intelligent life capable of space travel.

Oh, wait, Free and thebeardeddude already disproved that. We can safely say that the only life in our universe exists here on earth.

(22-08-2015 07:29 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  " I don't have proof that alien spacecraft exist, therefore, this is proof that alien spacecraft don't exist."


That IS the conclusion reached.

(20-08-2015 08:47 AM)Free Wrote:  You don't seem to understand that for a claim to be possible, it must be falsifiable.

I am pretty sure that Free believes in the existence of intelligent aliens, so he would hardly claim to have disproved it. But you'll have to take that up with him.
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22-08-2015, 05:52 PM
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(22-08-2015 04:53 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(22-08-2015 02:11 PM)Mathilda Wrote:  We are living in a computer simulation.

But if I cut myself I bleed, so we can’t be in a computer simulation. Consider

Simulated blood, silly. Facepalm

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23-08-2015, 07:15 AM
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There is no reality except what is created by your brain and sent to you as senses; every object and everyone else on earth is a figment of your imagination.

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