It is professor Noam Chomsky's birthday today Holla Forums (December 7th), let us...

Grayson Jones
Grayson Jones

It is professor Noam Chomsky's birthday today Holla Forums (December 7th), let us celebrate such a wondrous occasion by writing him a letter one post at a time. I'll start.
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Dear Professor Chomsky,

All urls found in this thread:
https://archive.org/leftypol/index.html
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/logical-empiricism/#Iss
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/01/meghan-markle-could-shake-up-monarchy-says-noam-chomsky
Camden Hughes
Camden Hughes

so now that you're old

Liam Hill
Liam Hill

do you still think that memes are spicy?

Nolan Martin
Nolan Martin

And was Lenin really a right-wing deviation?

Isaiah Bennett
Isaiah Bennett

scratch that;

Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones

are traps gay

Liam Young
Liam Young

and if they are

Wyatt Miller
Wyatt Miller

What does gay even mean

Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy

for this, we must rethink the concept of gayness, must we not?

Kayden Gray
Kayden Gray

For if traps are not gay, then what is the definition of a trap?

Alexander Rodriguez
Alexander Rodriguez

Regardless, it is of no importance

Cameron Thompson
Cameron Thompson

I regularly email him, trying to convince him of the necessity of theory, but he consistently states that none of it is empirically provable, isn't really theory by the scientific definition, and thus is worthless.

He also thinks most leftist theorists are charlatans, and calls dialectical materialism, deconstructionism, postmodernism, and historical materialism, "nonsense peddled only by those who live in abstract seminars"

Logan Torres
Logan Torres

google bookchin

Juan Morales
Juan Morales

fuck him.

Kevin Long
Kevin Long

He sounds so lonely.
I'd feel sad if he dies and I never got the chance to email him even if I could have.

Oliver Turner
Oliver Turner

lol chomsky is a positivautist

Julian Clark
Julian Clark

Please disregard this email in its entirety, including anything that comes after this subsection.

Ayden Butler
Ayden Butler

If there were two guys on the moon and one of them killed the other with a rock would that be fucked up or what?

Gabriel Howard
Gabriel Howard

The reason that this email is so erratic and crude is because it originates on a leftist image board where we have challenged ourselves to write you an email one post at a time.

Ayden Davis
Ayden Davis

Imagine fucking a corpse in space though

Justin Diaz
Justin Diaz

Noam Chomsky was a fascist and a racist.

Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson

Being attracted to members of the same sex.

Anthony Phillips
Anthony Phillips

But whatever, your revolution, my revolution.

Samuel Jones
Samuel Jones

And I apologize for my random spurs, I have autism

Xavier Fisher
Xavier Fisher

That seems very simple, I do not accept that.

Ryder Kelly
Ryder Kelly

Is it true that you’re a Left-wing Zionist and if so, did you sire any illegitimate children with some Jewish or Palestinian qts while you were on that Kibbutz?

Jonathan Bennett
Jonathan Bennett

and it is a particularly troublesome type of autism, with bouts of severe and violent mindlessness

Aiden Cooper
Aiden Cooper

Can the mods purge all off topic discussion in this

Oliver Thomas
Oliver Thomas

Purge is a very loaded term

Easton Murphy
Easton Murphy

all off topic discusssion must be spoilered as for it to not be included in this thread, thanks

Luis Wood
Luis Wood

Nomnomnom CHOMPsky

Julian Jones
Julian Jones

I actually ironically love you Mr Chomsky I'll email you something legitimate at some point.
Head over to https://archive.org/leftypol/index.html for some delicious 😋 memes fam.

Joshua Reyes
Joshua Reyes

Thanks for ruining the thread fag

Aiden Green
Aiden Green

He's right you know.

Christopher Wilson
Christopher Wilson

this was a terrible thread

Jackson Hughes
Jackson Hughes

blame the leftcom for derailing

Caleb Foster
Caleb Foster

He's right.

Landon Garcia
Landon Garcia

Anyone got a good critique of positivism?

Josiah Lopez
Josiah Lopez

Being a positivist doesn't exclude theory. How do you think science or engineering works?

Nathan Torres
Nathan Torres

post modernism
leftist

Logan Hill
Logan Hill

no you

Carter Evans
Carter Evans

read bordiga

Elijah Richardson
Elijah Richardson

Based.

Jackson Russell
Jackson Russell

AHAHAHHAHAHAH BENIS

Parker Bailey
Parker Bailey

Chomsky said "The singularity is fake"

What did he mean by this?

Christopher Rodriguez
Christopher Rodriguez

Not really. Positivism is contrary to naturalism isn't it?

Robert James
Robert James

I messed up. I meant to say positivism is contrary to rationalism.

Dominic Perez
Dominic Perez

Singularity means that technology will surpass human intelligence. Meanwhile we have no scientific idea how the brain works beyond conciousness.
Basically its a silicon valley billionaire circlejerk.

Hudson Price
Hudson Price

It's famously kind of a dead end.
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/logical-empiricism/#Iss

But also Chomsky isn't a positivist. One of his main contribution to linguistics is the idea of universal grammar - that humans have some innate sense of language. As children, we know more about language than we should given the available data in the world around us. That seems to be against logical-empiricism which (I think) emphasizes the importance of experience to natural science.

But also, one of Chomsky's well known contributions to the philosophy of mind is his critique of behaviorism - which according to the SEP was rooted in philosophical positivism. In my epistemology class, the professor said something like: "Chomsky basically shut that whole project down" because of how devastating his critique was.

Jonathan Richardson
Jonathan Richardson

But do we really need to know how the brain works exactly just to make robots that are smarter than us?

Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter

Have mercy, he's just a poor old man.

Samuel Wood
Samuel Wood

He literally isn't. Not all analytics are positivists.

He's right you know, and thanks for derailing the thread.

Jeremiah Anderson
Jeremiah Anderson

It depends on what you consider intelligent or smart. If your calculator calculates an equation faster than you could, is it smarter?
We have a ton of programs that can outperform humans in certain tasks but those things are just tools that can be used like any other tool.
Singularity would mean that technology and humanity would become indistinguishable and for that we have basically no theoretical understanding

Zachary Rogers
Zachary Rogers

thanks for derailing the thread
We could've had some fun.

Julian Hughes
Julian Hughes

It's only a dead end according to rationalists since it doesn't have an answer to everything.

Juan Gutierrez
Juan Gutierrez

I still think it will be possible one day. If we make it through this century, that is.

Noah Martin
Noah Martin

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/01/meghan-markle-could-shake-up-monarchy-says-noam-chomsky
lol

Lincoln Jenkins
Lincoln Jenkins

Have you even read the article?

Hudson Hughes
Hudson Hughes

Chomsky will aswer any question though. I don't really see the problem here.

Chase Turner
Chase Turner

yes

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