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Me and my friend were talking about theories today and that *points at thread title* is what ended up coming out of my mouth in the end, and we both just started laughing.

But we discussed that a theory (n): a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena" is everything. Everything is a theory.

Everything you see, interpret, comprehend, define, etc. as a human being is a theory, everything you see in your own eyes is in itself a theory. Catch the drift?

Anyways me and my friend went off on a huge tangent about this topic (we were high mind you) and I just felt the urge to share this THEORY with you guys.

So, what are you thoughts on this topic?

Discuss...


in theory.
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it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
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#2
*must not post stupid reply*

/smiles and nods

Of course...
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WAT
How about just send a ship at the speed up light directly to the sun, and the gravity will pull it towards the sun, thus speeding it over the speed of light.

#3
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*must not post stupid reply*

/smiles and nods

Of course...

Congrats you still posted a stupid reply.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#4
The only thing that I can ever know is real is my own consciousness. So yes, everything else is just a theory.
#5
Quote by Malakian88
The only thing that I can ever know is real is my own consciousness. So yes, everything else is just a theory.


But what if your consciousness is just tricking you into thinking that you have a consciousness?
#6
Hah, I've heard this before, but I still find it interesting.

/worthless post/

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#7
Quote by Malakian88
The only thing that I can ever know is real is my own consciousness. So yes, everything else is just a theory.

Cogito ergo sum?

#8
there is no basis to prove anything in this universe... you choose what to believe

because if deep inside of your mind you refuse to believe anything (as in even gravity) you as a whole being will not be converted to believe that...

all in all.. i agree with your theory

edit: this seems like a great disscusion thread... too bad i have to sleep... to wake up in 3 hours...
#9
Quote by just17n8
there is no basis to prove anything in this universe... you choose what to believe

because if deep inside of your mind you refuse to believe anything (as in even gravity) you as a whole being will not be converted to believe that...

all in all.. i agree with your theory

In theory you do... in theory.
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BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#10
and all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imaginations of ourselves.

here's tom with the weather
the game
#11
The only thing in life that you can be certain of is yourself.

/thread.
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#12
Quote by -BlackZeppelin-
In theory you do... in theory.


hahaha... its amazing how far this can be taken...

but seriously... i need to sleep
#13
Quote by Yngwi3
The only thing in life that you can be certain of is yourself.

/thread.

No, that's just YOUR theory.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#14
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No, that's just YOUR theory.

Tell me something that you can be absolutely 100% certain of other than yourself.
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#15
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No, that's just YOUR theory.



and THAT is just YOUR theory.
#16
^Oh what a paradox we have created

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No, that's just YOUR theory.

Name me something that you can be absolutely 100% certain of other than yourself.
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Yngwi3, You win this whole monstrosity of a thread.

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#18
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Tell me something that you can be absolutely 100% certain of other than yourself.

Nothing really, but what I see as myself(a living human being) is still just a theory.

So, no one really can be certain about ANYTHING.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#19
That's called the scientific method. Way to go.

That's like, one of the most basic principles of science.
#20
Quote by Yngwi3
^Oh what a paradox we have created


Name me something that you can be absolutely 100% certain of other than yourself.


The Beatles are better than the Rolling Stones
#21
Quote by -BlackZeppelin-
Nothing really, but what I see as myself(a living human being) is still just a theory.

ok well let me word this better.
What can you be certain of, other than your existance
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#22
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That's called the scientific method. Way to go.

That's like, one of the most basic principles of science.

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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#24
Quote by Yngwi3
ok well let me word this better.
What can you be certain of, other than your existance



Well how can we even be certain of our existence. As far as we know we may not exist.
#26
Quote by cjb2293
In theory, proving something is just a way to convince someone that your theory is something that they should believe.

If it's true however, surely it should be believed?
I'm off to bed, it's too late for this ****

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Well how can we even be certain of our existence. As far as we know we may not exist.

Quote by thefoundationof
our existence cant be proven either

Then how do you propose that you are 'thinking about thinking'? - Plato
How do you propose that you are thinking about concepts such as these if you don't even exist to think it?

and THAT is my last post
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Yngwi3, You win this whole monstrosity of a thread.

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#27
Quote by Yngwi3
If it's true however, surely it should be believed?
I'm off to bed, it's too late for this ****

Haha same here. I got school tomorrow. This thread still better be alive tomorrow when I wake up!

*goes to bed... in theory*
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#28
Quote by -BlackZeppelin-
Me and my friend were talking about theories today and that *points at thread title* is what ended up coming out of my mouth in the end, and we both just started laughing.

But we discussed that a theory (n): a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena" is everything. Everything is a theory.

Everything you see, interpret, comprehend, define, etc. as a human being is a theory, everything you see in your own eyes is in itself a theory. Catch the drift?

Anyways me and my friend went off on a huge tangent about this topic (we were high mind you) and I just felt the urge to share this THEORY with you guys.

So, what are you thoughts on this topic?

Discuss...


in theory.

Are you ****ing kidding me? Where were you thousands of years ago?

My thoughts are that this philosophy has existed long enough, and even still, everyone with conscious thought has pondered this idea at least one point in their existence.
#29
There are observable forces in which we can trust, but virtually all abstract and metaphysical concepts are "theories".

**** like gravity isn't a theory though. I hate it when people are under the assumption that gravity is some kind of mental barrier, and that if you release it you are no longer costrained by it. Actually, its a force, and it makes **** fall. Think all you want, you'll still fall the same.
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#30
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Congrats you still posted a stupid reply.

..is a girl
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WAT
How about just send a ship at the speed up light directly to the sun, and the gravity will pull it towards the sun, thus speeding it over the speed of light.

#31
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But you get a box of AIDS!!

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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#32
Quote by Yngwi3
If it's true however, surely it should be believed?
I'm off to bed, it's too late for this ****

edit:


Then how do you propose that you are 'thinking about thinking'? - Plato
How do you propose that you are thinking about concepts such as these if you don't even exist to think it?

and THAT is my last post



Everything is a lie
thus everything is the truth.

Thus if we accept the lie, then we accept the truth

So we exist in a way of imagination,
but we don't exist.

EDIT: hoped that made sense xD
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Everything is a lie
thus everything is the truth.

I'll stop you there:

No.

That's a contradiction.
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#37
I like Music Theory...

Does that count?

^^^^I never liked Plato that much....he was just recycling Socrates in a way, and that theory of Rational worlds and such doesn't convince me.

(And about the Allegory of the Cave thing, how did the caveman free himself again ? Ialways seem to forget...(I don't wanna google it, it is too late))...
Last edited by gonzaw at Jan 27, 2008,
#39
If you say that the theory that all theories are theories is a theory, then you are basically saying that a theory is a theory. If something is itself, therefore it is not a theory that it is itself.
Ex: A dog is a dog. That is not a theory becuase if it was then there is a chance that the dog could not be a dog. If nothing is what it actually is then there could be no life or anything because it would something else.
(If anyone got what I just said, I congradulate you)
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#40
Are we on the same page of what a theory REALLY is?

Remember kids, a theory is NOT a hypothesis. Which is what a lot of scientifically ignorant people treat it as.
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