It's a great concept, but a society that is based on volunteer associations will fail. There will always be people, (lots of them), that will volunteer to take your shit, rather than earning their own.
I honestly don't believe any of that makes any sense.The big divide between theory and fact is oversold.
Seriously? Theory: a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena.I know I don't need to explain fact.
I am afraid the matter is a bit more complex, than that.In order to have facts, we have to take measurements of things in reality.In order to measure some part of reality, we have to ignore other parts.So the mere compilation of facts presumes and requires Deduction- if only to know which parts of reality are relevant to the questions we are asking.Separating the two, with some strict divide, is an illusion.There are differences between the two, no doubt.But we cannot ever truly untangle fact from theory.Though, this sort of complex epistemological insight is nothing you will find with a dictionary definition of a word, or in crib notes.In many ways, Solar, we are living in different realities, seeing different things, and meaning different things by the words we use.
One deduces using facts to create an complete picture, theorizing is merely guessing an outcome, actual facts fill in the blanks.If one does not have all the facts, he can only theorize the outcome.Like I said, I rely on facts, not conjecture.
OK, Solar.You are right. I'll just shut up now.You obviously know much more about this whole theory/epistemology thing than I do.
Well, what other choice do I have?It is not like you are hearing a word I am saying.
Hello!!!! It goes both ways.
I live in a world where people deal in factual evidence, not theory, conspiracy, or fantasy, it is either factually true, or it's conjecture, you can't have both and still have it factual.What you do get is a story filled in with opinion, nothing else.It's the same reason you believe your system of non Govt is possible, you live under the illusion that everything you've read on the topic is fact, when most of what I've read is more hope and opinion than reality.Wanting something to be true, is not the same as having all the facts, facts like the human equation, people are honest, to a point.Theory will not make it work, it really is that simple.
But that is not my style, to shut up.The idea that facts can be had without theory is for fools. For fools.Facts are theory laden.Their mere collection, observation and selection requires a theory.But this discussion on epistemology is not something you will learn about on CNN, or reading "cribs notes."This is the kind of stuff, much like economics, physics, philosophy and chemistry, that actually requires some study and sacrifice, to understand. The writing is on the wall.This is the wrong place to bring up stuff like this.Lesson learned. No prob.
Time lines written by the participants of an historical event are facts, when historians try and theorize, they are doing what is referred to as filling in the blanks, this is opinion of the author.
Why is it so hard for you to understand everyone has an opinion unique to themselves, these are not facts, they are Theories/Opinions!
Yes, the do make it easier for the laymen when looking for context, but science doesn't make conclusion based on theory, it bases it on solid facts.
It's why AGW is held in such great contempt by the right, it's writing law based in theory. Are you saying leftist are right in following the formula you seem to hold so dear?
anyhoo, toward I really enjoyed your graphs.
Usually your posts are just attempts to ‘shave’ the rough edges off the truth.
But for you to A make a claim that the stock market is disconnected from the economy and B think you’ve in any way proven it with your graphs is far fetched at best. You didn’t attempt to prove that the market is inflated beyond what one would expect based on the future worth of corp profits. A case could be made for that. You have the made the incredible statement that its completely disconnected from the economy.
And the best part is it has nothing to do with my post. 4 years ago, cons predicted the ‘end of the world’. Not only did it not happen but we had one of the greatest bull runs in history. And if Obama was a republican, cons would be singing the praises of his economy with the DOW as proof. kind of reminds of 93. You couldnt have a conversation with a con without them saying "double dip" . Literally they walked around like zombies just saying 'double dip" . They were told that Clintons tax increases on the top 20% would certainly cause a double dip. Long story short, once again the exact opposite of what cons 'predict' happened.