On 16 Sep, 01:48, "m.a." <marty...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Flammarion" <peterdjo...@yahoo.com>
> To: "Everything List" <everything-list@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:46 AM
> Subject: Re: Yablo, Quine and Carnap on ontology
> > On 15 Sep, 15:19, "m.a." <marty...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >> A modest question. What's left of materialism (to even argue about) when
> >> orthodox theoretical physics itself reduces the world to virtual
> >> particles and one-dimensional strings?     m.a.
> > What makes you think they are not material?
> They certainly seem to occupy a hazy border between nothing and something.

Do they? Why would that be true of strings and not the point particles
of classical phsycis?
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