>> > 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?

OK, strings have mass, but the ocean of virtual particles which may give 
rise to all "real" particles exists somewhere between matter and thought.

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