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by donsalmon
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms
Replies: 23
Views: 685

Re: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms

well, this is very funny. Not long after sending the above comment, I started reading Canto 4 from Book 1 of Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. And what do you know? lines about spiritual hierarchies! (you can read the whole poem if you go to www.savitrithepoem.com) Only the Immortals on their deathless heigh...
by donsalmon
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms
Replies: 23
Views: 685

Re: Steiner and Aurobindo: Comments and Criticisms

Hi guys: Let me preface this by saying when it comes to intellectual discussion (I know there's a lot of intuition involved here but there's a lot of surface intellect as well; not a criticism or judgment just an observation) my interest is almost entirely in challenging the materialist view - which...
by donsalmon
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1682

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

Hi Ashvin: Yes it should be a new thread - very different topic. I've studied (and practiced along the lines of) Sri Aurobindo's integral yoga since the mid 70s. I became aware of Steiner's writings in the early 70s, was always fascinated and put off by them, and didn't quite understand why the conf...
by donsalmon
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1682

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

Hi Lorenzop: If all of my dissertation advisors are correct, your description of the view of neuroscience that the world is odorless, tasteless (silent, invisible, etc) is correct. My main advisor, a developmental psychologist with years long interest in philosophy of mind, talked about this at some...
by donsalmon
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1682

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

darn, not familiar enough with this to edit at the moment. Put in a double negative by mistake. let me say it more simply: As far as I understand, the majority of neuroscientists believe the experiential qualities do NOT exist in those parts of the physical universe that are completely mind independ...
by donsalmon
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1682

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

Hi folks original author of this thread here, (Don). Jim Cross, I have a question for you. I worked for about 25 years as a clinical psychologist, conducted research, and had nearly two years training in neuropsychology. Is it your understanding that in fact, the vast majority of neuroscientists bel...
by donsalmon
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1682

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

If you know of any books or videos, I'd love to know about them. I'd love to see something a teenager of average intelligence could understand! Here's Bernardo's essay: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/2020/01/a-materialism-of-qualities.html#comment-form Meanwhile, here's something I wrote on another...
by donsalmon
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: The simplest question I know - does the following summarize the essence of scientific inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: The simplest question I know - does the following summarize the essence of scientific inquiry

Hi Ashvin: Just saw your response. Thanks, very nicely written I just came here from Bernardo's article: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/2020/01/a-materialism-of-qualities.html#comment-form "A Materialism of Qualities." I think the conversations on this board are interesting but I'd love t...
by donsalmon
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What does physicalist science tell us about reality?
Replies: 70
Views: 1848

Re: What does physicalist science tell us about reality?

Forgot to provide a link: Here is one of our videos, "Attention Game" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3rG57d0mR4&t=61s The instructions should be sufficient in the video, but you might want to glance at the description below the video for more insight. There's very interesting researc...
by donsalmon
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What does physicalist science tell us about reality?
Replies: 70
Views: 1848

Re: What does physicalist science tell us about reality?

This is excellent: "Scientific measurements only reveal to us consistent patterns of sense-perceptional phenomena in time-space framework. The theoretical area of natural sciences finds mathematical equations that model and approximate the observed patterns with mathematical expressions. These ...