The laugh is on you!
[quote]If one believes in God intangible
data explain everything! It is only the materialist who regards palpability as a criterion of reality - a view that needs justification in view of facts like truth, justice, evil, purpose and love. So now I can’t believe in God any more?
Not if we take your statements at their face value - unless your concept of God is materialistic…
[quote]All explanation has a foundation and for you it is avowedly physical
:Thank you kindly young sir.
I’m not young, I’m not entitled and I’m not mistaken!
[quote]It is certainly forceful but it is an objective statement - although in reality materialism is pseudo
scientific because science cannot explain reality even though the proponents of scientism believe it eventually will achieve that feat. Anyone who’s certain the mind isn’t physical would do well to egg on the researchers, knowing they’ll fail, to prove their point for them. Surely only those who are extremely worried they’ll succeed would argue against them even trying?
Wise researchers are not so presumptuous as to claim that** all **human behaviour will be explained by neuroscience…
[quote]Why couldn’t brain activity be caused by mental activity? Don’t you have any control over your thought processes?
How would that work? I mean for instance how would an immaterial mind know which body it belonged with?
Why postulate more than one when your perceptions don’t indicate that you have more than one?
What’s to stop immaterial minds becoming marauding hordes?
The principle of economy!
[quote]You believe physical phenomena get off scot-free. What causes them?
Still not sure why my view needs justification and yours seems to get off scot-free.
I accept the inexplicable nature of the Supreme Being whereas you imply that everything is ultimately explicable by science. After all, matter is not such a hard nut to crack, is it? As you observed:
“Memory is then taken out of the realm of the theorists, and in the same way, little by little, year on year, **everything will be explained **without the old theorists.”
[quote]Science is restricted to physical reality whereas persons are restricted to one aspect of reality as a whole. In the hierarchy of knowledge science is at the lowest level!
Explain. You’re saying science is at the lowest level because it gets answers instead of contemplating its navel?
Science is at the lowest level because it answers questions about the least important aspects of reality. You won’t choose your life partner or friends on the basis of what you can see with a scanner or microscope. Technology won’t tell you anything about truth, goodness, freedom, justice or love…
[quote]It is certainly defeatist to assume persons are driven solely by physical causes and can be explained as biological machines operated by blind processes…
QUEEN: The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
In other words you cannot refute my statement!