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Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 00:39:37 EST
Archived: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 10:08:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002


>From: Martin Shough <mshough.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 08:28:40 -0000
>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 17:33:06 EST
>>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

<snip>

>>No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the
>>testimony be of such a kind that its falseness would be more
>>miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.

<snip>

>This is a primitive rationalism that hasn't yet learnt that
>experience is both personally and culturally dynamic. Nature is
>for Hume a static truth. But a genuine argument from experience
>is the argument from _all_ experience, which is conducted by
>human society all along the breaking wavefront of its advance
>into the unknown future, and which demonstrates that no cultural
>experience is 'firm and unalterable'. All that is now 'law'
>represents merely a temporising 'fudge factor' for an unknown
>physics that is the miraculous waiting to become

Hello, Martin:

Fine words, but the unkown physics of which you speak is of
course unkown to you or anybody else, at this time. One has to
use _something_ to get a grip on reality. That something, today,
is the physics of today. Of course that may change, but usually
just in incremental advances. But, so what? To deny that we can
try to "know" anything because we can't know everything is just
nonsense.

Allows good philosophical discussions, but never solved an IFO.

Thanks for your contribution.


Clear skies,

Bob Young


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