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Noam Chomsky comments on the economics of outsourcing

Noam Chomsky comments on the economics of outsourcing

(9:30) Professor Noam Chomsky compares reality with theory. From a lecture at MIT in 2004.

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Guest: mickwaves (1411 days ago)
Gravity is a force
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Gravity is a force
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1410 days ago)
Gravity is not a force. According to Einstein, it is the bending of space-time.
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Gravity is not a force. According to Einstein, it is the bending of space-time.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1412 days ago)
Reality and theory are the same. Theory proves a hypothesis through repeatable observation and testing. This Noam Chomsky talks a lot, says contradictory things, and says there are other options but doesn't provide any other options. You can tell he's anti corporations and he puts that spin on his answer to the question making assumptions that all companies that outsource could care less about working conditions and that is simply not true.
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Reality and theory are the same. Theory proves a hypothesis through repeatable observation and testing. This Noam Chomsky talks a lot, says contradictory things, and says there are other options but doesn't provide any other options. You can tell he's anti corporations and he puts that spin on his answer to the question making assumptions that all companies that outsource could care less about working conditions and that is simply not true.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1412 days ago)
Reality and theory are theoretically the same, but not in practice - because theory is limited to the 'model' of the theory, whereas reality encompasses everything. For example, capitalism (theory) does not include the consequences of extremely selfish, greedy and driven people who tend to get to control in a capitalist system.
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Reality and theory are theoretically the same, but not in practice - because theory is limited to the 'model' of the theory, whereas reality encompasses everything. For example, capitalism (theory) does not include the consequences of extremely selfish, greedy and driven people who tend to get to control in a capitalist system.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1412 days ago)
Capitalism is not a theory --i t is an economic model. For some reason, people think a theory is something people made up and hasn't been proven but in actuality, a theory is a proven hypothesis through observations and repeatable testing. So theory, by definition, matches reality. If it didn't, you couldn't call it a theory.
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Capitalism is not a theory --i t is an economic model. For some reason, people think a theory is something people made up and hasn't been proven but in actuality, a theory is a proven hypothesis through observations and repeatable testing. So theory, by definition, matches reality. If it didn't, you couldn't call it a theory.
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Guest: il culo (1412 days ago)
you mean like how climate change is also a "theory" ?
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you mean like how climate change is also a "theory" ?
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cengland0 cengland0 (1412 days ago)
People think global warming is a theory but it's only a hypothesis right now.
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People think global warming is a theory but it's only a hypothesis right now.
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Guest: il culo (1412 days ago)
actually, guest123456789 (one of the deniers) just argued on climate change being a theory on a previous post
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actually, guest123456789 (one of the deniers) just argued on climate change being a theory on a previous post
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Guest: "deniers" have won (1412 days ago)
Which guest123456789 ?, there's at least two.
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Which guest123456789 ?, there's at least two.
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guest123456789 guest123456789 (1412 days ago)
Probably me.
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Probably me.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1412 days ago)
I think a scientific theory describes how scientific "facts" interact. A fact is like "CO2 traps heat". Facts and theories can change in the light of new evidence. They are considered "true", so far, because the evidence supporting them is overwhelming, and the evidence against them is zero. So evolution, the big bang, and dare I say it, AGW are scientific theories. Political theories are different because political "facts" are so elastic. You can't say as a fact that money incentivises people to work harder, because sometimes it doesn't - not like CO2 trapping heat, which can be consistently tested in a lab. Because political "facts" are so variable, political theories very rarely if ever, match reality - which is what real matters.
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I think a scientific theory describes how scientific "facts" interact. A fact is like "CO2 traps heat". Facts and theories can change in the light of new evidence. They are considered "true", so far, because the evidence supporting them is overwhelming, and the evidence against them is zero. So evolution, the big bang, and dare I say it, AGW are scientific theories. Political theories are different because political "facts" are so elastic. You can't say as a fact that money incentivises people to work harder, because sometimes it doesn't - not like CO2 trapping heat, which can be consistently tested in a lab. Because political "facts" are so variable, political theories very rarely if ever, match reality - which is what real matters.
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guest123456789 guest123456789 (1412 days ago)
AGW is not a theory. Like I keep saying, if it ever becomes a theory, I might start believing it. They have a long way to go to get to that point because their models do not match reality which, of course, has to be the first step.
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AGW is not a theory. Like I keep saying, if it ever becomes a theory, I might start believing it. They have a long way to go to get to that point because their models do not match reality which, of course, has to be the first step.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1411 days ago)
AGW is a theory. It takes factors like: CO2 traps heat, plants and oceans absorb CO2, the sun radiates heat, ice reflects heat, burning fossil fuels adds CO2, chopping down trees… etc. and puts it all together to describe how our climate works. It is a particularly complicated theory because there are so many variables. You just don't like the conclusions - so you tap dance around reality hoping to find some angle that will magically make scientists wrong. Nobody is right all the time. Can it be that this time scientists are right and you are wrong?
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AGW is a theory. It takes factors like: CO2 traps heat, plants and oceans absorb CO2, the sun radiates heat, ice reflects heat, burning fossil fuels adds CO2, chopping down trees… etc. and puts it all together to describe how our climate works. It is a particularly complicated theory because there are so many variables. You just don't like the conclusions - so you tap dance around reality hoping to find some angle that will magically make scientists wrong. Nobody is right all the time. Can it be that this time scientists are right and you are wrong?
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Guest: LondonBoy (1412 days ago)
. . . all I will say to you lot, is: "Pearls before swine".
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. . . all I will say to you lot, is: "Pearls before swine".
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Guest: steve-o (1411 days ago)
cengland0 - greater intellect than Noam Chomsky. However I wonder whose name will live on. Hmmmmmmm.
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cengland0 - greater intellect than Noam Chomsky. However I wonder whose name will live on. Hmmmmmmm.
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Guest: you heard it here (1411 days ago)
cengland0 for sure. Noam is just a fading relic from the 60's
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cengland0 for sure. Noam is just a fading relic from the 60's
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glortman glortman (1410 days ago)
Latest comment: "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." ~Yogi Berra
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Latest comment: "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." ~Yogi Berra
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Guest: provencau (1411 days ago)
Gravity is also a theory. Why don't you climb up the nearest tall building and test it?
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Gravity is also a theory. Why don't you climb up the nearest tall building and test it?
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Guest: mickwaves (1411 days ago)
a theory is a concept that is not yet proven to be true
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a theory is a concept that is not yet proven to be true
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cengland0 cengland0 (1411 days ago)
Now that's the problem. That is what most people think a theory is but, in science, a theory is a corroborated hypothesis that has enough evidence to be tested for accuracy.
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Now that's the problem. That is what most people think a theory is but, in science, a theory is a corroborated hypothesis that has enough evidence to be tested for accuracy.
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Guest: mickwaves (1410 days ago)
I believe your are confusing theory with theorem
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I believe your are confusing theory with theorem
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