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  1. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    The idea being defended is that the activity of mind can be examined under a methodological system of measurement that is similar to the materials based measurements of chemistry and physics. Conversation, as the passing of instructions and messages has a formal standing in two sciences, the...
  2. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    Evolutionary science has worked in the context of metaphysical materialism since the time of Darwin. Darwin himself did not. Darwinism as detailed by Charles Darwin maintained a primary role for mind and postulated mental evolution. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/The_Descent_of_Man/Chapter_III...
  3. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    If the natural language of life is chemistry - then this makes sense. If the natural language of life is more than chemistry and includes information, both formal and semantic - your statement is clearly false. I have complete respect for chemistry's role in our physical environment and...
  4. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    Let's try this again DNA "speaks" thru mRNA and tRNA and a large array of other molecules. If epigenetic messages change histones and or regulatory proteins in future generations - they have changed the "conversations" that DNA can have in future generations. Are you aware that the opinion...
  5. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    This is simply not what I am reading in modern literature. That flat denial that there is no heritable change from epigenetic signalling - is promoted by those conservative theorists who likewise - are still having trouble letting go of the metaphysical stance of Weismann. Here is a recent...
  6. Stephen Wright

    Famous Last Words

    Here is where the subject gets professional study. http://www.finalwordsproject.org/a-few-final-words.html
  7. Stephen Wright

    Science Is Not What You Think - new book

    Of course, you are right. My wording is poor. I am not blaming the public for thinking Dawkins is talking capital T truth. My worldview forces my opinions to see the structural data patterns (where truth tables can test logical inferences) from the distilled narrative. The public relies on...
  8. Stephen Wright

    Science Is Not What You Think - new book

    In the context of two levels - science is about logical truth (small t). The "truths" - as answers to yes/no questions - can be combined into truth tables. Truth - (capital T) is a concept of metaphysics. I am not qualified to discuss the narratives of philosophy in depth. Being truthful -...
  9. Stephen Wright

    Science Is Not What You Think - new book

    Science works at at least two levels. The data gathering, measuring and observing vs the narrative of explanation. The public view is on the narratives. My focus is on the data gathering work of the main body of scientists. Your points are all about the narratives of science. I see my...
  10. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    I mean that intent, surprise discovery and feedback-over-time; each and all inform the informational tools of living things. Best I steer you to how I have been informed and not ramble around with my own take on things. http://www.darwingenome.net/molecular-strategies.html
  11. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    I see this context cellular mechanisms- one where physical cellular mechanisms are the only pathway to new and useful phenotypes - as exactly the the "range bound" thinking that leaves the issue unaddressed. The importance of epigenetic activity is not in its physical chemistry...
  12. Stephen Wright

    Critiques of Science as Currently Praticed

    Thanks for asking. In terms of science, mind needs to be addressed as a measurable phenomena. I am strongly against metaphysical materialism. However, mainstream methodological materialism works in practice and I can correlate with the simpler ideas of leading thinkers in research. With...
  13. Stephen Wright

    And witnessing the brains aha moment signed to shed light on biology of consciousness

    To evidence causation; the kind of causation need be stated. Physical causation relies on math modeled processes of energy transfer and of molecular rearrangement. There is usually a quantified series of measurements. Another level of causation can be communication or logic code based, and...
  14. Stephen Wright

    And witnessing the brains aha moment signed to shed light on biology of consciousness

    Daniel Wolpert is truly a leading researcher. I have not read any of the other authors before. The testing is well thought-out. Their pre-determined answer not so much. I strongly agree with the idea that the "aha moment" is just a more vivid experience of the model of "decision-making". I...
  15. Stephen Wright

    The Big Bang Never Happened

    Charlie, not your fault, but we won't get along. I can decipher your meaning, but its literal statements are imprecise. My answer is - yes there is a logical trail of inferences that connect z values of redshift to data about the movement of celestial objects. I never implied different. I...
  16. Stephen Wright

    Evolution, an irreplicable lightning strike , or an unavoidable lightning bolt in a thunderstorm

    Interesting article. My radar goes up when reading science commentary and I read terms like "basic physical quality". There is a measure of "quality of life", but afaik there is no concept or category called basic physical qualities. Thermodynamics is about order and organization. And while...
  17. Stephen Wright

    The Big Bang Never Happened

    Local effects in a system are quantified by statistically comparing effects outside the system to a norm inside the system. Correct me if I am wrong, but CMBR is the ONLY omni-directional signal that has been discovered. There is no outside -- outside CMBR signal range -- to compare. Dust...
  18. Stephen Wright

    The Big Bang Never Happened

    Distance, measured as a function of light emission, is an indirect measurement. It is easy to think of "distance" as an absolute, because in our physical spaces we can directly detect distance with a tape measure. Space/Time is said to be fabric-like. In cosmological "distance" how much are...
  19. Stephen Wright

    The Big Bang Never Happened

    There are two ways to talk science, narratives and math. Talking math, leads someone thru the variables and units of measure and therefore, logical opinions can be formed. Redshift may have a "story" to tell for some - but for me it is a derived "z variable" referring to spectrographic...
  20. Stephen Wright

    The Big Bang Never Happened

    Here is an excellent presentation of the Plack map.
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