Use this forum to discuss the philosophy of science. Philosophy of science deals with the assumptions, foundations, and implications of science.
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Thinking critical wrote: ↑
April 14th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Therefore we can never scientifically explain the being of the subject.
This position rejects the possibilty of obtaining new information, argument from ignorance.
This is an ontological standpoint. I could have said instead: "We can never scientifically explain the being of matter or the being of the universe". We can perhaps understand
the being of subjectivity and the being of the universe, but empirical science cannot touch these questions because they are essentially philosophical. The same applies to your other remarks. That subjectivity and matter are interdependent does not mean that all matter is conscious. An embryo is not conscious, but it will be. And that it will be conscious is not something that can happen or not happen when we think of the universe as a whole. The universe is inhabited, it is made of objects for subjects, whoever or whatever those subjects happen to be. The universe is our universe, we give it a meaning and reason for being.
We all have our own ways of seeing things, but I only wanted to clarify my points because I think you misunderstood some of my basic ideas.
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How lucky. A movement of energy up, down, sideways by the TOE like a G wand. It makes up realities and then vanishes them as untrue or too harsh. You like a Prince toiling down your life looking down at the wand that made you a toad. Weep to a reality of quantities. I am like you in the mirror of intuition. My big TOE takes me to places that ask me for numbers and papers. I (myself) look pass the wand to the kiss of reality. My big TOE comes alive to the envy of none. Carry on.