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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Yes, they both use logic. The difference is that science uses logic as a tool to accomplish something, and philosophy uses it to accomplish nothing.
    So basically it's a difference between applied science and theoretical science.

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    I'm not sure what exactly you mean by theoretical science, to be honest. It sounds like a misnomer to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    I'm not sure what exactly you mean by theoretical science, to be honest. It sounds like a misnomer to me.
    Theoretical science as in quantum physics, for example. It's theoretical because it's not practical by itself. It's not always factual, it's just fanciful thinking with logic applied.

    Theoretical science, to me, is being open to things that will probably be left unknown in our lifetime or may never be known at all, such as what is on the other side of black holes. There is no factual data, only fanciful logic to support it. A "What would happen if..." scenario that has no definite conclusion.

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    Uber- quit pestering the SPs- we were asked the question, not you!
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    I was just trying to clear things up...

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    I feel like I am stating the obvious, but... who really gives a crap about philosophy.

    If you think I'm wrong, consider the fact that the only real viable job for someone well versed in philosophy is to... teach more people philosophy.

    There will always be some points where philosophy will move the car, but for the most part I see it as just spinning the wheels.

    Then again, it really depends on what your definition of philosophy is.

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    Bleh, I hate philosophy. Though, my only really experience with it was in a class on Postmodernism. Complete gibberish.

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    Calling all SP's...

    I hung out with basically only you guys all through high school... you took me under your wing, and I loved every minute of it.

    You guys taught me how to have fun, and the main reason I have any social skills at all.

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    Yes, definitely a philosopher. You can die at any moment, every second you are getting older.

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    I've found that they can be philosophical, but you have to be really sneaky about getting it into their lives. The best way is to make it relevant to them. They don't see how it's relevant to their lives because it isn't immediately obvious how it can be applied. So you take them around in real life, and show them working examples of things we have that stemmed from philosophical understandings (but just explain it, don't let them know it's related to that at first or they'll shut down). Eventually they'll start to realize that these patterns of thought really are relevant to furthering our understanding of reality, and dispelling perceptual illusions. It can take quite a while, and you have to be patient with them, letting them do something else if they start to get bored.

    What do you think?

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