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drrayeye Wrote:
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> I posed the question because I pose that kind of
> question all the time for my doctoral students,
> and it leads them to testable questions--or they
> fall short of their doctoral ambitions.

Don't you see any value in inductive thinking, or must it all be deductive? I mean, the idea of a multiverse isn't testable, but it's an idea that many scientists run with because they are looking for an answer to how the Universe could begin in a low entropy state (not my favourite theory, by the way). Abstract ideas are important because they allow us to construct models of how reality might function that make sense of the data that we do have.

> You might be interested to know that a Cartesian
> dualist like me agrees with you almost entirely in
> your views of mentalism.

It surprises me that you are a Cartesian dualist, since it's a highly untestable idea - you can't cut open a brain and find "mind". Let me adjust that slightly. You CAN test it observing that a damaged brain equates to a damaged experience of consciousness. This would imply there isn't an entity, "mind", separate from the material brain. Also, when a body goes unconscious, "mind" doesn't go into a dark waiting room where it consciously waits for the body to heal. Mind simply doesn't exist. I model consciousness as an activity, not an object.

> the inside, science is a mess. The big bang seems
> to require a miraculous start to everything;

It requires us to accept that there is more to reality than naturalism, and it presents us with an impenetrable mystery.

> "entanglment" of structures at a distance seems to
> defy the speed of light;

They don't defy the speed of light because they don't travel across space. They operate in a deeper aspect of reality than the visible "matrix". There's no confusion or paradox here, only an acceptance that the world of the senses is an appearance of reality, not reality itself.

> "intelligence" seems to
> be overruling "natural selection" in evolution.

I agree. That doesn't make natural selection a wrong theory. It just limits its applicability. I don't think there's any doubt that mutations occur in nature, and the ones that provide a useful survival advantage tend to stick around, because the creature with the advantage fares better in life and hence reproductive ability.

Darryl

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Parapsychology and wonderment 34694 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 309 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 291 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 286 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 286 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 277 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 255 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 280 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 266 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 274 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 278 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 264 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 277 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 349 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 311 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 263 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 299 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 271 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 266 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 267 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 278 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 263 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 277 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 253 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 262 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 280 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 299 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 254 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 256 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 250 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 242 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 270 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 252 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 241 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 251 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 264 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 269 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 258 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 268 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 268 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 283 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 271 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 291 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 271 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 292 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 275 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 249 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 260 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 265 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 251 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 269 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 266 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 252 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 258 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 246 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 256 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 260 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 248 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 260 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 276 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 256 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 262 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 261 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 260 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 286 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 257 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 289 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 270 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 268 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 857 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 274 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 276 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 261 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 278 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 269 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 295 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 322 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 295 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 273 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 276 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 267 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 267 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 278 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 280 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 267 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 275 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 259 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 271 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 280 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 260 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 264 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 272 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 243 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 262 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 288 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 287 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 279 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 251 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 284 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 242 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 257 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 262 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 266 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 249 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 251 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 250 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 237 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 246 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 253 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 235 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 251 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 231 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 250 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 253 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 241 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 238 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 233 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 246 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 236 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 249 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 224 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 538 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 234 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 238 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 230 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 248 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 233 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 253 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 226 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 264 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 251 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 229 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 234 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 231 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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