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The great Gumbini
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The existence of God. I honestly believe this question is on their minds.


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Did anyone look at the links?


Siri is a girl, I think if I set to UK it might be a British man. But that would mess up other functions. But you can have her call you what ever you want. "sir" is my current title, the other day it was "my lord".
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What is the "deepest" question in all of science?

Why? Smile
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There is no "why" in science. Just how much, where and when - with some models that illustrate tentative "how".
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On 2011-10-20 06:41, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
There is no "why" in science. Just how much, where and when - with some models that illustrate tentative "how".


I see... Smile

But he was asking about the "deepest" question.

I postulated "Why does this happen?".
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On 2011-10-19 21:14, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Deep: Why do people keep seeking sentimental answers from a subject that's designed to only address matters of measurement?

Pavlov was measuring salivation, not how much the dogs "liked" the food.

Do you really imagine you'd feel comfortable in a universe where a candle would light or a proton would decay depending on how deeply you were experiencing a desire to push a red button on the wall?

You are confusing the desire to answer a question with the methodology of science.
Our desire for answers is indeed sentimental, as all desire is. The questions we ask are those we feel we need to be answered. Our tool is the non-sentimental methods of science for some of those answers. We desire, sentimentally, to build a house; the building has a non-sentimental methodology.

Why was Pavlov looking at dogs in the first place?
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"What is the pressure at the deepest part of the Mariana Trench?"

Answer:
8+ tons psi.


FYI, I was using the abbreviation psi here to simply mean "per square inch." I was too tired last night to type out "over 8 tons per square inch."
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On 2011-10-20 07:02, landmark wrote:
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On 2011-10-19 21:14, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Deep: Why do people keep seeking sentimental answers from a subject that's designed to only address matters of measurement?

Pavlov was measuring salivation, not how much the dogs "liked" the food.

Do you really imagine you'd feel comfortable in a universe where a candle would light or a proton would decay depending on how deeply you were experiencing a desire to push a red button on the wall?

You are confusing the desire to answer a question with the methodology of science.
Our desire for answers is indeed sentimental, as all desire is. The questions we ask are those we feel we need to be answered. Our tool is the non-sentimental methods of science for some of those answers. We desire, sentimentally, to build a house; the building has a non-sentimental methodology.

Why was Pavlov looking at dogs in the first place?


Good perspective. Smile
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There is no evidence to date
That ones desire however great
To use a tool however plain
Will help them measure what we call vain.

Is it deepest?
Can there be nothing deeper?
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He who is a true philosopher, shall remain unknown.
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