Newton's flaming laser sword otherwise known as Alder's razor is true

November 14, 2015, 2:11 am

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The debate "Newton's flaming laser sword otherwise known as Alder's razor is true" was started by Sosocratese on November 14, 2015, 2:11 am. By the way, Sosocratese is disagreeing with this statement. 3 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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I don't really think this needs to devolve into another debate about God etc.... Rather I'd like to discuss whether or not there is any merit to discussing things which have no experimental proof. Furthermore, as we advance science, are there topics which can't, at the very least, be informed by science.

Morality for example, is not really experimental, but science can inform morality, so does it fall under newton's flaming laser sword?

4 years ago

Newton's flaming laser sword otherwise known as Alder's razor is a philosophical razor which states that "what cannot be settled by experiment is not worth debating".

The reason why it's called newton's flaming laser sword is because it's based on newtonian principles and is "much shaper and more dangerous than occam's razor"

4 years ago
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