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Re: Jason Lisle and his circular reasoning
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2013, 04:29:52 pm »
so his arugments will never actually convince anyone?

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Re: Jason Lisle and his circular reasoning
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2013, 07:05:44 pm »
he also said this "But how on your worldview do you know that you are not a mud-puddle with chemistry that you interpret as "thoughts" and "axioms"?"
is that a classic fallacy of divison?

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Re: Jason Lisle and his circular reasoning
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2013, 08:02:14 pm »
No, I think it's the same tired argument of "you can't know anything because yadda yadda yadda".
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Re: Jason Lisle and his circular reasoning
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2013, 10:17:20 pm »
but i think that's a fallacy of division, because the chemicals in a mud puddle is not the same as chemicals in a brain

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Re: Jason Lisle and his circular reasoning
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2013, 10:46:52 pm »
True, but I don't think that's relevant for the argument involved. Once you're considering the possibility of a person being a mud-puddle, you're far beyond the point where it matters what the mud-puddle is made of.
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