Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel
1. The "simplier" viewpoint is definitely not obvious. You can state that it is without any proof all day long, and thus far your actions indicate that you intend to do so, but this does not make it fact.
2. This statement sounds very likely to be true and I sincerely apologize for saying that "ALL" of your statements in that post were false.
3. I believe something based upon my personal experiences, and in no way indicated that this was scientific in nature. Opinions are just that- a personal belief. I stated one and made it perfectly clear that I was doing so , with the intent that it could not possibly be construed as a statement of fact. Even though I clearly stated that it was an OPINION, you continue to misrepresent what I said.
3a. Also in this sentence is the assertion that i "yell at others". Completely false. Please refrain from falsely accusing me of rude behavior.
4. False. Assumptions are not required. They make conjecture seem more plausible, but they are certainly not required. An experiment is nothing but an excercise in futility if you assume things about the very nature of the thing you are supposedly investigating.
5. False. The post I was commenting on was attempting to put words into my mouth. Having you do so also does not change what I sadi- it is all there in black and white for you to review. Please refrain from doing this. Thank You.
6. This statement has some validity to it. I disagree with your conclusions however.
7. 30 years or so. I however never stop asking questions to expand my knowledge. If you have a better way of learning than asking questions I am really interested in hearing it.
8. Blunt is rude and indicates anger and lack of tact. Perhaps you are not angry and I misunderstand your intentions. If this is the case I sincerely apologize for thinking that openly hostile posts indicate anger in the person making the post.
On to your "rebuttal":
What exactly are you saying that I blindly accept? If you are referring to my belief that some Deja Vu experiences that I have personally had are real, I am not blindly accepting them as fact. The experiences are real- what exactly they mean I do not know- this is why I ask questions. I understand that these are merely unprovable personal experiences and that believing them is an OPINION.
This anger^ .Your whole demeanor and tone indicates anger. And, you have no idea what I do or do not know. In my humble opinion, asking questions as I have done indicates that I am open to understanding, and that I am trying to gather more data to make better conclusions.
I am quite curious what these assumptions are, and even more intrigued as to how you would know what they are, since I have not indicated anything about them.
1) There is a large body of science on brain activity. There is little peer-reviewed science on metaphysical links to past experience.
3) Beliefs still require some judgement based on some information. I question your belief system since you previously claim that you require proof. Having an opinion is not a blank check in believing anything you want. Opinions can still be investigated and deconstructed.
3a) You make assumptions on my one so I make assumptions on yours. Call it even.
4) Assumptions are required. For any experiment, requirements/assumption/design/methodology/scope must be explicitly defined. Otherwise, incorrect conclusions maybe made and/or the experiement may not be repeatable.
5) You did not say it explicitly.... however, it does not remove that fact that humans make assumptions every moment.
6) What is your conclusion then?
7) There is nothing wrong in asking questions. However, knowing how to ask a question, how to interpret responses, and understanding the framework of analysis is just (or more) important.
8) I believe you are attempting to philosophize science without realize it. Since you are bring in the philosophy of science, we are talking about it in that terms (such as preception is based upon assumption).
This goes back to the arguement of why do you believe? What is the rational reason for your belief?
I believe the biggest road block in communication here is:
Experiments are based on hypotheses.
Hypotheses are based on observations.
Observations are based on preceptions.
Preceptions are based on assumptions.
Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel
Finally, back to my initial question. I like your reasoning. I concur that Time could be extra -dimensional rather than linear , as is assumed in Einstein's theories. Einstein struggled with the flaws in his theories for the last half of his life , and he did indeed ponder whether the flaws in his theory were related to a basic misunderstanding of Time.
More like an incomplete
understanding... not a fundamental misunderstanding.