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The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amend ...
Although philosophers generally believe in laws and deny causes, explanatory practice in physics is just the reverse.
A law explains a set of observations; a theory explains a set of laws. The quintessential illustration of this jump in level is th ...
Mark Twain didn't psychoanalyze Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer. Dickens didn't put Oliver Twist on the couch because he was hungry! Good ...
While the scientist, on the one hand, is concerned with giving a faithful description of facts, on the other, he has the equally i ...
All the old supports going, gone, this man reaches out a hand to steady himself on a ledge of rough brick that is warm in the sun: ...
The ascription of an unconscious intentional phenomenon to a system implies that the phenomenon is in principle accessible to cons ...
Son of the village chief,
you're pitiless,
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Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
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