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Old 03-12-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Wisdom is knowing when to stop posting on forums .

Let me give you an example what you might think is something easy to prove.

Prove the existence of oxygen, something you cannot see or taste or touch. Simply provide incontrovertible proof.

 
Old 03-12-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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Throughout history, mankind has tossed many religions on the scrap heap.
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There are plenty in the trashbin.
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name one ?
Well you didn't actually. Take a look at the above. Clearly skoro was referring to the many religions that are now on the dusty shelves of mythology. You clearly asked him to name one of them. He gave you 5.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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Until it is known to be impossible, it is possible. Words work a certain way.
Your logic not mine.

Until it was known, it was possible to fall off the edge of the earth!

Utter nonsense!
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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Let me give you an example what you might think is something easy to prove.

Prove the existence of oxygen, something you cannot see or taste or touch. Simply provide incontrovertible proof.
The existence of oxygen is demonstrable, don't expect us to educate YOU, just because you are too lazy to find the simple experiments that confirm the existence of oxygen.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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You're right. It was possible, until it was proven to be impossible.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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The existence of oxygen is demonstrable, don't expect us to educate YOU, just because you are too lazy to find the simple experiments that confirm the existence of oxygen.

You surmise that they prove it, because you accept a premise or claim as valid.

Who says?

I actually had an example in mind when I asked the question. But one can't prove that the PREMISE is a valid one.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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You're right. It was possible, until it was proven to be impossible.
No TK it was impossible the entire time
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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You surmise that they prove it, because you accept a premise or claim as valid.

Who says?

I actually had an example in mind when I asked the question. But one can't prove that the PREMISE is a valid one.
Oxygen is not a premise, but a demonstrable fact.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Demonstrate it.

Is it a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas that permits combustion? How do we know that the premise "permits combustion" is valid? How do we know that there is not another gas that "permits combustion" like hydrogen? How do we know that we aren't just arbitrarily coming up with labels for gases that don't actually exist?

Where, exactly, is that electron, and how do you demonstrate which electrons belong to which atoms?
 
Old 03-12-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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Demonstrate it.

Is it a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas that permits combustion? How do we know that the premise "permits combustion" is valid? How do we know that there is not another gas that "permits combustion" like hydrogen? How do we know that we aren't just arbitrarily coming up with labels for gases that don't actually exist?

Where, exactly, is that electron, and how do you demonstrate which electrons belong to which atoms?
Again I will not educate you, especially on topics you should have learned about when you were 15.
The problem about being willfully ignorant, is that you are ignorant..
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