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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 34790 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 356 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 336 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 329 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 331 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 321 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 300 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 322 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 311 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 319 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 322 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 309 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 324 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 396 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 354 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 306 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 347 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 316 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 311 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 309 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 326 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 310 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 321 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 298 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 308 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 330 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 345 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 298 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 300 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 293 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 286 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 316 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 300 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 286 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 299 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 307 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 317 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 301 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 315 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 312 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 330 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 316 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 336 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 313 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 338 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 321 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 294 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 304 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 311 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 298 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 317 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 310 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 294 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 305 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 291 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 302 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 308 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 290 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 310 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 321 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 300 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 307 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 309 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 306 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 332 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 302 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 333 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 315 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 314 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 900 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 319 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 323 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 309 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 327 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 320 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 340 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 371 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 341 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 317 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 321 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 312 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 309 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 323 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 328 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 313 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 323 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 305 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 314 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 328 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 306 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 313 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 316 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 287 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 305 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 333 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 331 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 323 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 296 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 328 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 286 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 302 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 306 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 309 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 295 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 304 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 295 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 284 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 290 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 298 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 280 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 297 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 279 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 298 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 299 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 286 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 279 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 277 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 292 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 280 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 295 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 268 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 599 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 278 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 286 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 275 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 292 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 283 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
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Re: How to make gold 268 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 296 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 275 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 278 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 273 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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