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by Eugene I
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 319

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

Eugene and Soul, Idealism is doing a sleight of hand by declaring its primitive to be consciousness, which means by definition it can't be explained. It doesn't tell anything about what consciousness really is or how consciousness manifests the world as it is, because idealism has ruled that off li...
by Eugene I
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 319

Re: EEG spikes in humans and rats at end of life and what this means for the supposed 'evidence' for idealism

The whole point of idealism is that conscious experience is the irreducible, uncaused ontological primitive, so there's no point in trying to explain a cause that isn't there. In that case, materialism shouldn't get criticized because it can't explain it either. But what exactly does "explaini...
by Eugene I
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 2675

Re: What causes bad trips?

A comment: I think we are getting confused with labels again. "No-thing-ness" and "I" are the words pointing to the same Reality. "I" is exactly "no-thing-ness" because it's not a "thing", it is "formless" because it has no form but it is w...
by Eugene I
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 2675

Re: What causes bad trips?

Thank you Eugene! I totally agree with you here. I haven't read all your exchanges with Cleric and Ashvin (I simply can't keep up with the volume of posts), but in general I think I agree with your view. I usually try to take a non-confrontational stance, but I must admit in that post I got a littl...
by Eugene I
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1000

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

The problem is that FBT itself derives from an abstract model. It isn't based on empirical data or from looking at evolution. It is based on a model, no more. As a model, the model has all the problems of models but more because it not a good model. Hoffman worked on FBT and ITP long before startin...
by Eugene I
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1000

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

Science is a method. It can test and discard ontologies. If our perceptions evolved by natural selection, then, according to the FBT Theorem, we should discard the ontology of physicalism . We should recognize that spacetime and objects are the perceptual interface used by Homo sapiens. They are ou...
by Eugene I
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)
Replies: 217
Views: 3668

Re: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)

But outside the body these ideas are actual forces through which we practically support the shape of our subtle organism. This is tremendously important. On Earth it's customary to say "Man is what he eats" but in the spiritual realm "Man is what he thinks". In other words, we m...
by Eugene I
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)
Replies: 217
Views: 3668

Re: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)

We need to learn about these things because it is the only way the chasm between the incarnate and disincarnate state can slowly be bridged. So before dismissing everything above, we must simply ask (assuming that we take the disincarnate state seriously) - how can we ever know about these things i...
by Eugene I
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A layman's question pertaining to ethics
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: A layman's question pertaining to ethics

Morgentraum, welcome, and just so that you do not get confused, there are many versions of metaphysical idealism being discussed on this forum, and different people here represent these different versions, which may look like a mess for a newcomer until you sort out who is representing which version...
by Eugene I
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)
Replies: 217
Views: 3668

Re: Cleric's Responses to Mystical Metaphysics (or How to Make a Logical Argument)

For those who have clear recognition for this Mystery, the Realization not only is not the final achievement but is only the starting point . This was the path pursued by the Gnostic schools after the event on Golgotha. Amazing synchronicity :) I wrote in my previous post almost exactly the same ph...