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RXP
11-13-2004, 01:37 PM
What's the philosphical term when an argument, or theory (well a theory) fails because it doesn't support the real world facts or evidence. There's gotta be some fancy word for it like those other fancy words for failing arguments like "logical falacy" or whatever. Maybe that's it?

I need it for an essay.

JoY
11-13-2004, 01:40 PM
let me see...
I guess that's something I'd have to know from 'Scientific Philosophy', where you prove statements, hypotheses & theories by the twists of your own brain?

I'd say it'd make the theory simply false. I'm simple like that.

RXP
11-13-2004, 01:44 PM
I like to use fancy philosophical terms like supertask and what not to confuse the PHD fag boys who mark our papers. It usually impresses them.

I have no respect for anyone :-/

JoY
11-13-2004, 01:54 PM
yeah, but I have to dig deep in my memory to even come up with anything, let alone that I could translate it. go google, or somethin'. ;p

RXP
11-13-2004, 01:59 PM
Ha I will. Gonna learn up philsophical arguments, inductive and deductive reasoning and all that shit. I figure that everything in my subject is about arguing, in fact it is in all the subjects I've done since 16 so I shoud know how to argue properly and construct an argument.

JoY
11-13-2004, 02:03 PM
I loved that inductive/deductive shit.

Rabbit209
11-13-2004, 03:11 PM
I love you.

JoY
11-13-2004, 03:12 PM
I love you.
..who you replying to??

Andy
11-13-2004, 03:13 PM
me, probably

JoY
11-13-2004, 03:38 PM
me, probably
no, I don't think that's it.

RXP
11-14-2004, 12:17 AM
I love you.

You say that now but when I need you you'll run back to him cause he's all you ever want.