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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

... time. Gödel's First Incompleteness Theorem states that every consistent axiomatic logical system, sufficient to express arithmetic, contains true ... ...mpleteness Theorem is even more earth- shattering. It says that no consistent formal logical system can prove its own consistency. The system may be ... ...dox in the "Principia Mathematica", ostensibly a comprehensive and self consistent logical system. It was enough to discredit the whole magnificent... ...cal logician, Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) dealt with the completeness and consistency of logical systems. A passing acquaintance with his two theorems w... ... time. Gödel's First Incompleteness Theorem states that every consistent axiomatic logical system, sufficient to express arithmetic, contains true ... ... exception: when something bad happens to the robot, its owner is shielded from the consequences by some kind of "firewall", or in-built defense. I... ...bly, bacteria and insects exert on Nature far more influence with farther reaching consequences than Man has ever done. Still, the "Law of the Mini... ...ranscendentalist spiritual connection with the inanimate (whatever that may be). In consequence, they refuse to intervene to counter or contain natu... ...he process. Like any psychopath, the USA believes that it should be immune to the consequences of its misconduct abroad. Hence its shock when al-Q...

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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ery measurement because such communication would have to be superluminal. The only logical conclusion is that all the information relevant to the d... ... the issue of infinity and finiteness. The number of points in a line served as the logical floodgate which led to the development of Set Theory by ... ...eld and the representations of the world in the language field (that is to say, the consequences of repression). All three are, therefore, Activatio... ...ster or a network when they materialize. They can, however, relate to each other a- logically (negation or contradiction) and still constitute a pa... ...ied by another structure at the exact, infinitesimal, moment of realization. The consequence: only one of two exogenous events, which share the s... ...l-inclusive and all- pervasive. Nothing is outside its orbit and everything that is logically and physically possible is within its purview. If some... ... outcomes of appropriately designed experiments. Their explanatory powers are of no consequence. Positivists ascribe meaning only to statements that... ... confidence in a scientific theory or not. Is the theory aesthetic (parsimonious), logical, does it provide a reasonable explanation and, thus, doe... ...ething which is known to the believer to be true) versus implicit one (in the known consequences of something whose truth cannot be known). Truly, w...

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