Kim Jones wrote: > The Templeton Foundation gives sizeable grants to projects for > reconciling science and religion, and awards a yearly prize of two > million dollars to a philosopher or scientist whose work highlights > the "spiritual dimension of scientific progress." > > Go for it, Bruno! If Paul Davies can do it with a rather mediocre tome > like "The Mind of God" - you will surely impress them with your > machine theology - none of which they will understand, so it will > surely command respect. > > Not a cynical suggestion; if the Templeton Foundation is anything > beyond a perverse attempt to reward scientists who are prepared to say > something nice about religion, then your setting this whole science/ > religion (physical sciences/human sciences; whatever) house in order > will surely be worth the two million. And then you would be obliged to > write a book about it all that will show the materialist/atheists a > thing or two! > > Hands up if you think Bruno should apply for a Templeton grant!!! With > two million in his bank balance, he might even come out to Australia > to visit me and Russell!!!
Sure. Go for it, Bruno! > > What happened to Step 7, Doctor? > > warmest regards > > Kim > > > > > > Another annoying feature of the term "metaphysics" is that it has made > it quasi-impossible for physicians to do metaphysics, since "meta" > here has a sense corresponding to "meta" in metamathematics (the old > name for Recursion Theory). Now, most physicians would argue (at least > before the rise of the quantum) that such a "meta-physics" is simply > physics. Which means: physicians, together with their laboratories and > their libraries simply obey.... the laws of physics. OK, but when you > say the same thing of quantum mechanics, you are now heading toward > Everett and the Many-Worlds interpretation. Everett was the first > serious "meta-physician" in that sense. Well, Galileo and Einstein And your namesake, Giordano Bruno. Brent > (among others) also helped to prepare the terrain for this > 'desanthropomorphisation' process. Embedding the subject into the > object of study. Embedding the spectator in the spectacles, as the > Hindu says. - Bruno Marchal > > http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---