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23-08-2015, 06:14 PM
RE: Evidence Of Absence.
(23-08-2015 04:50 PM)Matt Finney Wrote:  I don't think we'll ever be in agreement on this, but I think you have a justified true belief that Pythagorean theorem is true. Big Grin

Not in spherical geometry.

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23-08-2015, 06:25 PM
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(23-08-2015 06:14 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(23-08-2015 04:50 PM)Matt Finney Wrote:  I don't think we'll ever be in agreement on this, but I think you have a justified true belief that Pythagorean theorem is true. Big Grin

Not in spherical geometry.

Because it's a demonstrable fact?

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23-08-2015, 06:43 PM
RE: Evidence Of Absence.
(23-08-2015 06:25 PM)Free Wrote:  
(23-08-2015 06:14 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Not in spherical geometry.

Because it's a demonstrable fact?

Yes. Pythagorem theorem.

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23-08-2015, 07:00 PM
RE: Evidence Of Absence.
(23-08-2015 02:46 PM)Matt Finney Wrote:  
(23-08-2015 02:34 PM)cjlr Wrote:  While you may not technically be wrong to point out the ridiculous things your straw man said, I fail to see how it's relevant to any real discussion...

You fail to see a lot of things....

I have barely interacted with you.

I'm curious; could you name some of those things for me?

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23-08-2015, 07:02 PM
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(23-08-2015 05:58 PM)Free Wrote:  We can dismiss them because they have been demonstrated as not existing.

No, they haven't. They have only been not proven to exist unless counter evidence is presented.

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23-08-2015, 07:03 PM
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(23-08-2015 07:00 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(23-08-2015 02:46 PM)Matt Finney Wrote:  You fail to see a lot of things....

I have barely interacted with you.

I'm curious; could you name some of those things for me?

Our resident scientist verses a dumb bastard. This will be good.

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23-08-2015, 07:05 PM
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(23-08-2015 05:58 PM)Free Wrote:  
(23-08-2015 05:43 PM)Chas Wrote:  Evidence that it can't exist.

You are going to hate this question but ...

What possible evidence?

It depends on the claim. Dodgy

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23-08-2015, 07:05 PM
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(23-08-2015 07:02 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(23-08-2015 05:58 PM)Free Wrote:  We can dismiss them because they have been demonstrated as not existing.

No, they haven't. They have only been not proven to exist unless counter evidence is presented.

And what counter evidence would you provide against something that has no evidence to support its existence?

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23-08-2015, 07:08 PM
RE: Evidence Of Absence.
(23-08-2015 07:05 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(23-08-2015 05:58 PM)Free Wrote:  You are going to hate this question but ...

What possible evidence?

It depends on the claim. Dodgy

Okay.

You know where this is going, right?

Laugh out load

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23-08-2015, 07:10 PM
RE: Evidence Of Absence.
(23-08-2015 07:03 PM)Free Wrote:  Our resident scientist...

There are a lot of people here who are a lot further along the science train than I am. I'm just a grad student with a lot of time on my hands.

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