reply to post by ErroneousDylan
I'm not going to argue that the definition of the word "science" means knowledge.
Well then, I'm glad that you finally agree that I am right.
I hope you aren't suggesting that knowledge implies truth.
It does, actually.
I *KNOW* that A = A, and I have proven it, and it is TRUE.
The only reason that I can state that I KNOW this, is because it is *TRUE*
I am very knowledgeable about Chaos Magick and its implementation through Sigilization. That does not mean that it is "provable" or "right"
as opposed to "wrong".
What your knowledge MEANS is that what you KNOW of this subject is TRUE in reguards to what the subject teaches.
If I were to say that "I do not like Green Eggs and Ham", I would not state that this is unequivocal truth, but I would state that in the Book,
"Green eggs and Ham" this line is Provably Written in the text.
While you state that you have knowledge of what is in those books, you are stating the TRUTH that you posses this knowledge that is actually contained
within these works.
However, this Knowledge does not automatically mean that what is contained within those books *IS* true.
IF, however, you were to state that you KNOW how magic works, BECAUSE of what you have learned from those books, I would have to disagree with you,
because you have no proof that what is contained within those books are true, and thus it is not KNOWLEDGE you are speaking of, but Belief.
There is no binational answer for scientific theories. The theory of electricity does not equal 1.
Ah... the Strawman Argument.... these are fun.
A theory is not Knowledge, it is an explanation of some phenomenon in reality that is based UPON knowledge.
The two are not the same thing, and your attempt to equate the two as identical is quite telling of your Tactics, and I would state, your ultimate
That of Spreading Ignorance, by deliberate obfuscation of meaning.
Hence the reason it was in quotes. I'm just showing you the limitations of using only a dictionary definition of such words.
Did that sound like an intelligent thing to say before you hit "Submit" and posted it to this board?
The limitations of using the actual definition for words is HOW WE CAN COMMUNICATE you absulfwquescent finalgrefting smalntrofticater.
And I'll have you know that You are a Complete Minsficating Flowkwopts.
Science MEANS knowledge, as you stated earlier. Logic, however, does not MEAN that.
1. Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity
1. well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
So.. you agree that your equation is mathematical, yet you are using it to prove me "wrong" about science..?
You claimed that Nothing Knowable is Provable.
I proved you Wrong.
What's the big deal?
When science obviously does not equal mathematics and the two can be irrelevant.
Please explain why you think that science and math are irrelevant.
Because I think the discussion was ABOUT science, and Proof, of which mathematics is one form OF proof.
So, if you would like to continue obfuscating with straw-men and red herrings, then by all means..... I'll have Fish, and the Tinder to cook them
Basically, what you just said is that:
"The mathematical equation A = A, proves science can be absolutely false or true".
And this is anouther Straw-Man fallacy.
I said nothing of the sort....
What I SAID, was in response to your statement that nothing in Science can be Proven.
In which you meant that KNOWLEDGE cannot ever be proven.
Thus, I used the axiom "A = A" to prove to you that A *IS* A... and thus, is something that is both KNOWABLE, and also PROVABLE.
Thereby *UTTERLY DESTROYING* your entire argument.
Q.E.D. You lose.
Just deal with it and move on already.