General Science and Philosophy

1703 Submissions

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PHPR Protocol

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 1 Page.

Extension of Procedural Protocol
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[4] viXra:1703.0186 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-19 12:38:08

Dissecting Human Social Purpose

Authors: Roger Schlafly
Comments: 9 Pages.

The concept of purpose used to be central to science, but has faded away because of the successes of materialist reductionism and of the failures to understand consciousness and freedom. The concept is still important, and new technology, data, and social developments present opportunities to make progress. Science is remarkably successful on many fronts, but has failed miserably on matters of freedom, consciousness, and purpose. Maybe these matters are outside the scope of science, but they are essential to finding meaning in our lives, so we ought to look seriously at what science can do. Perhaps science can help explain how individual agents can contribute to collective purpose, and in particular how personal decisions can lead to human social purpose. Submitted to the FQXi.org 2016 Essay Contest answering: “Wandering Towards a Goal: How can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intention?”
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[3] viXra:1703.0181 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-18 16:18:44

Belief

Authors: Roger Munday
Comments: 1 Page.

An opinion on scientific beliefs.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[2] viXra:1703.0146 [pdf] submitted on 2017-03-14 19:40:30

The Philosophy of Perception: an Explaination of Realism, Idealism and the Nature of Reality

Authors: Rochelle Forrester
Comments: 50 Pages.

This paper investigates the nature of reality by looking at the philosophical debate between realism and idealism and at scientific investigations in quantum physics and at recent studies of animal senses, neurology and cognitive psychology. The concept of perceptual relativity is examined and this involves looking at sense perception in other animals and various examples of perceptual relativity in science. It will be concluded that the universe is observer dependent and that there is no reality independent of the observer, which is knowable to the observer. The paper concludes by an investigation of what an observer dependent universe would be like and that recognition of an observer dependent world would lead to a more open minded and tolerant world.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

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Diamond: from Wedding Ring to Eye Retina

Authors: Sunil Karna
Comments: 2 Pages. leaflet

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Category: General Science and Philosophy