Hi Fil - there are many reasons that I visit these forums, and this thread has contained some things of interest to me also. Among other things :
- I enjoy having my thoughts challenged. A healthy mind contributes to a healthy body and a healthy spirit
- I enjoy being exposed to other ideas, other concepts.
- I have a particular interest in self deception, and of the methods used to self decieve, I find the use of diversionary tactics particularly interesting.
- I also have an interest in 'the whole picture'.
That said, some parts of this thread are growing old.
I also fail to see the 'sense'(wink) in your statement about how a mere assumption could possibly end the world in chaos. Text on a screen only does as much 'damage'(metaphorically) as YOU say it does, obviously as you are the only one who is reading it. There is no one else sitting at your computer, is there?
How is this text affecting any 'laws'? Laws? What laws? - LOL
Ah I see - once again you don't wish to test your assumption/theory against the whole. If that assumption were true, and applied, then the results would be...
Saying 'it's just words' on a page (which of course the words on the page exist, as also does the concepts and idea's that you are putting forth with the words) is a convenient excuse not to test nor apply logic to your theories when asked. Remember you are the one that started this thread, and the one who keeps making further assumptions. Having created assumptions etc - test them, apply logic to them, and see if they stand up...but if not, don't expect that others will just fall over themselves to agree with you.
It's not a 'theory', it's a post
Your definitions have undergone a massive shift in this quoted post of yours :
1. a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena: Einstein's theory of relativity.
2. a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact.
3. Mathematics . a body of principles, theorems, or the like, belonging to one subject: number theory.
4. the branch of a science or art that deals with its principles or methods, as distinguished from its practice: music theory.
5. a particular conception or view of something to be done or of the method of doing it; a system of rules or principles.
6. contemplation or speculation.
7. guess or conjecture.
'Making sense' is a funny thing, when you require what you read/see/hear to 'make sense' you are asking for proof
Actually, firstly and at the very least - I'm asking for logic from you (because as you mentioned - it's words here). Physical tests wouldn't be needed because your theory fails the logic test. But if you couldn't comprehend the flawed logic, then a physical test is a good way to test your theory (and sometimes it's the simplest way to say - hey, here's how you've got it wrong)... but here's the definitions of logic :
1. the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference.
2. a particular method of reasoning or argumentation: We were unable to follow his logic.
3. the system or principles of reasoning applicable to any branch of knowledge or study.
4. reason or sound judgment, as in utterances or actions: There wasn't much logic in her move