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Re: What is truth?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:10 am
by Goatboy
Truth is any non-zero value. /thread

Re: What is truth?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:02 am
by fashizzlepop
There is no truth thanks to Heisenberg. You know where it is, but not it's velocity or you know it's velocity but not position.

Where are my keys? Idk, maybe you know too much about their momentum. lol.

Re: What is truth?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:21 am
by neuromanta
fashizzlepop wrote:There is no truth thanks to Heisenberg. You know where it is, but not it's velocity or you know it's velocity but not position.

Where are my keys? Idk, maybe you know too much about their momentum. lol.


You just read that on xkcd, right? :D
But what does the behavior of electrons has to do with this?

Re: What is truth?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:25 am
by Vulpine
fashizzlepop wrote:You know where it is, but not it's velocity or you know it's velocity but not position.


This may have been blown out of the water, actually. Berkley scientists have developed a method for tracking (in real-time) the movements of electrons with attosecond pulses.

Re: What is truth?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:21 am
by sanddbox
Goatboy wrote:Truth is any n
    on-zero value. /thread


    TRUTH IS 42.

    Anyway, it's a bit hard to define truth without getting philosophical. Owait...

    Seriously, though, I tend to evaluate truth with boolean logic. Truth is where the truth value = 1 (as opposed to 0).

    Examples of truth:

    • I did your mom.
    • The maturity of this post is deteriorating.

    Re: What is truth?

    PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:15 pm
    by Jake-X
    Truth is whatever you perceive it to be.

    Re: What is truth?

    PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:45 pm
    by sanddbox
    Jake-X wrote:Truth is whatever you perceive it to be.


    I perceive you to be a moron.

    Therefore, you are a moron.

    Re: What is truth?

    PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:56 am
    by Jake-X
    That's your truth, but not mine.

    My truth is that I'm a poor ignoramus. :cry: (Subtle difference, but difference nonetheless.)

    Re: What is truth?

    PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:01 am
    by centip3de
    Jake-X wrote:Truth is whatever you perceive it to be.


    I believe you just did an epic necro.

    Re: What is truth?

    PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:21 am
    by Jake-X
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