“I hate to give publicity to a bunch of superstitious yahoos, but…” C’mon, Jerry. People are probably reading you in part because you write about them. Cuts all ways.
Listening to Bill Nye scream “I suck,” one can’t help thinking that believing that we live in a meaningless universe may be a mental health hazard.
Wait till you catch one of the fashionable witches also fronting the idea that we should all trust science. You can at least enjoy a sense of the ridiculous.
To find peace, he had to think carefully about the difference between the evolutionary materialist account of the human being and what he was actually experiencing.
For example, “The presence of a band of highly trained, academically qualified scholars with a good track record for publishing in top journals or with highly regarded book publishers, and who are unified in rejecting the view held by even a vast majority of the relevant experts. “
If the mind is an illusion, how can it act directly on external things, by the force of decision-making alone?
Case in point, David Bohm. In reality, just about everything except non-materialism is forgiven, despite the history.
The good news is, we have far less to fear from hexes than from anti-free speech legislation and crackdowns on academic freedom at the universities. We really must encourage them all to spend more time, much more time, on hexes.
Imagine a scene in an intellectual property office where a lineup is trying to patent a theory of consciousness…
If consciousness is indeed a first instantiation of a new law of nature, there should be laws associated with its workings. They should relate to the laws of information theory.
What Klymkowsky takes to be demonstrable fact is mostly a series of naturalist statements of belief in the first paragraph and flatly contradicted by mathematical facts in the second.
No wonder people don’t want this stuff in the schools.
And Alan Turing tried to live with it. Maybe that’s not the story you heard, but …
Materialism enables irrational ideas about ourselves to compete with rational ones on an equal basis. It won’t work
Science Uprising calls out indoctrination by people such as Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Perhaps this is why the raging Woke would prefer to smash things rather than study.