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James Michael DeMaio
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Jeffrey Elliott replied to James Michael DeMaio's discussion Scientific Conjecture and Philosophy in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"I think the critical point is to establish clear grounds of fallibility for our beliefs, whether they by philosophical, scientific, or otherwise.  Once we accept our beliefs as fallible we are much more likely to be able to carry out a rigorous…"
Feb 18
James Michael DeMaio replied to Anna's discussion College Advice
"Go to orientation and be as outgoing as you can stand to be during it. A lot of other people will be in your position there so just being friendly will help both them and you. Get involved in at least one thing that decreases world suck. The people…"
Nov 23, 2013
James Michael DeMaio replied to Anna's discussion College Advice
"1. Is so true! So many people have burned by that. Myself included."
Nov 23, 2013
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James Michael DeMaio replied to Catherine's discussion Moved recently, need support
"Fellow Marylander! (I think judging by the deviantart post.) I know it's been over a month since you posted this, but I am not as good at getting around to checking these forums as I wish. First, some encouragement. Life gets more free after…"
Nov 23, 2013
Joffrey Waters replied to James Michael DeMaio's discussion Scientific Conjecture and Philosophy in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"yeah, but there are more things that don't make sens. you should ask it in the comments of mental floss, I'm sure they'll be able to give some kind of smartass answer."
Oct 8, 2013
James Michael DeMaio replied to James Michael DeMaio's discussion Scientific Conjecture and Philosophy in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"Good point, but at the point it becomes testable it ceases to be conjecture, so semantically, I am not sure I would call that a difference."
Oct 7, 2013
Joffrey Waters replied to James Michael DeMaio's discussion Scientific Conjecture and Philosophy in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"conjecture, I thought, might be able to be proofed in the future"
Oct 7, 2013
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Scientific Conjecture and Philosophy

If we go by the definition of scientific conjecture used by wikipedia: A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven. Karl Popper pioneered the use of the term "conjecture" in scientific philosophy. Conjecture is contrasted by hypothesis (hence theory, axiom, principle), which is a testable statement based on accepted grounds. In mathematics, a conjecture is an unproven proposition that appears correct.How does it differ from philosophy? Or perhaps put differently, is scientific conjecture…See More
Oct 4, 2013
James Michael DeMaio replied to Jackson McDermott's discussion The meaning of life. in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"Yep, imago dei and all that."
Oct 3, 2013
James Michael DeMaio replied to Jackson McDermott's discussion The meaning of life. in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"Interestingly, the Camus quote does not exclude being happy or living if you have the answer for what happiness consists of or find the meaning of life. I think this is (perhaps unintentionally) a good commentary on the fact that almost everyone…"
Oct 2, 2013
James Michael DeMaio replied to Jackson McDermott's discussion The meaning of life. in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"I would say that before and after all that our teleological purpose is to be human to the greatest extent possible. Your list is obviously inclusive of some of what that entails, but far from complete."
Oct 2, 2013
James Michael DeMaio replied to L. Harris's discussion "COEXIST" in the group Fighters For Philosophy
"Yeah. Pretty much, every religion and philosophical view operates under the assumption that it is correct and to some degree or another all others are flawed. However as societies operate the actual assumption tends to be that all are incorrect…"
Oct 2, 2013
James Michael DeMaio replied to Amanda Weaver's discussion Schizophrenia
"The bad neurological connection is basically a more accurate description of the same thing. This link here is the best place for a concise description. And yeah, my uncle, who's quite the nerd, has used Deadpool to talk about…"
Sep 29, 2013
James Michael DeMaio commented on thad's group Nerdfighter Tutoring and Mentoring
"@Monica. Make sure you know math up through geometry (review any areas you are fuzzy on) and understand how to answer grammatical relation questions. Also read everything carefully. Follow along with your pencil if you have to. No need to get…"
Sep 29, 2013
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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
A Christ-Following Youth-Loving Social Working Nerdfither
About Me:
On a semi-regular basis I write music and poetry, play tabletop role playing games, consume media (usually complete works of authors or complete TV series or complete discographies at a time), cook, converse with people, work at my job, sleep, eat, and do all those other human maintenance things. Whenever, I can I volunteer with local youth programs.

I am an openly professing Christian, although my beliefs do not fit into any particular denomination (I am Lutheran-Anglican-Pacifistic). I am an optimist when it comes to individuals and small communities and a pessimist when it comes to large organizations and governments. I believe in the value of every human life and believe that far more good can be accomplished through reforming evil people then seeking a blood price.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
My favorites are pretty fluid.

Some staples are things made by:
Flannery O'Connor, Tim O'Brien, John Green, Andy Kaufmann, Wes Anderson, Tim Burton, mewithoutYou, Gungor, Brand New, W. S. Merwin, T.S. Eliot, William Shakespeare, Gandhi, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and many others.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
My elbow-pit.
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Right now I've got a pretty big celebrity-crush on MJ.
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
January, 2011
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Dad, forget the banshee's already.

James Michael DeMaio's Blog

An open letter to John Green

Dear John,

First, I must open with gratitude. Thank you and all those involved for The Fault in Our Stars. My dad has terminal cancer and even though he is far older than the characters of your novel, I still feel like I have a better grasp on how to love him even when his asshole tumors kick in. Not only did I feel like the topic of the novel was something I was a bit better able to relate to, but I also thought that TFiOS was…

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Posted on April 14, 2012 at 7:06am

Living in the Past: A Completionist's Dilemma

I am a completionist. When I start a series. I start it at the beginning and proceed through it until I get to the end. This has lead me to a simple, but somewhat startling discovery: I live predominantly in the past.

As marred in existential angst in that statement may sound I actually mean it in a more mundane and... alright let's be honest. I don't live in the past, but everything I love is. Some people like to be on the cutting edge of things. They are always…

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Posted on April 4, 2012 at 11:39pm

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At 11:03am on April 14, 2012, nathan said…

hey dude, hows it going? mine is age of reptiles too! but i also loved who can know it? even thou every single other showbread fan seemed to hate it haha. it's nice to meet you man, also anyone who likes mewithoutYou and showbread is a friend of mine haha.

 
 
 

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