[geocentrism] Re: (no subject)

  Trial & error is useful for finding things that work. Or even conducting 
experimentations..... but the issue here is theoretical constructs of how or 
why it works and the logical paths for discovery of that issue, not the fact 
that sagnac or other inferometers do in fact work and it was not know before 
hand that they would or do. I don?t have a problem with trial and error most of 
what we have is from that but trial and error dose not address the issue and 
certainly does not prove a theoretical construct nor does it ascertain the 
proof of why something works that was found by trail and error. Trial and error 
only give you a shortcut if you happen to stumble across one to the work itself 
not the how or why it works unless you by other trial and error seek to 
discover that. Even then you still only have the observations and experience 
available to you for making or deducing conclusions you cannot beg the 
questions to prove the very questions you are begging and claim it
 logically valid conclusion(s). ,................ 
  To conduct any observation or experiment that it is designed to indicate a 
motion or a position such that it does indeed indicate that observably, to go 
on and make a conclusion that while it is true here it is only true here but 
not anywhere else even though we have not tested that without a having 
performed it anywhere else or an observational reason for such a statement is 
not logically valid... Therefore even if it were true there is no logically 
valid thought process based on LOE that can be claimed for having reached such 
a conclusion.


Paul Deema <paul_deema@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:          
    Allen D
  You basic position seems to me to be that formal logic is the only method of 
resolving a proposition, or that failing to include its use, will result in 
failure. This leads to the ridiculous position of grown men sitting around 
wasting their time debating how many teeth a horse has and seriously expecting 
that the matter might be satisfactorily resolved.
  Logic is a useful tool, but it is by no means the only tool. Trial and error 
for instance works. It requires no skills in logic, maths, expression or a 
hundred other skills. But though it is inefficient, none the less, it works. 
And there are many other ways to resolve propositions.
  Now you could make a giant advance in your understanding of life, the 
universe and everything if you would give a simple answer to Philip's question 
-- are you standing on world A or world B? This is a proposition which does not 
require the use of abstruse esoteric formal logic, or complex maths, or a 
Shakespearean command of English. It does however require a desire to arrive at 
a resolution. Give it a try.
  Paul D
  PS I'm not deliberately dodging the issues you've raised -- we can return to 
those. What I'm trying to do is to get you to see that this rarefied logical 
approach you've used on this forum for the whole of the time I've been here -- 
simply isn't working. It may work among others who share your approach, but it 
isn't working here. The aphorism concerning cats and the manner of skinning 
them, is relevant.
   



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