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Posted by Alan on August 25, 2002 06:03:19 UTC

Yes Luis,

If your premises are that you are isolated from reality; which is solipsist I guess; then you have pre-determined your solipsist conclusion?

There is a classic philosophy scenario called "the telephone exchange problem", or something. The error in it is that it ASSUMES "an external reality" in order to claim isolation from it. But how can you "prove" isolation from "reality" without assuming a "reality" to be isolated from in the first place?

However Luis; Hasn't Dr. Dick potentially still accomplished this: demonstrating that most of the equations known as "The Laws Of Physics" are inherent to any closed system of logically consistent inter-related definitions?

That seems like a good find.

-dolphin

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