On 1 Sep, 05:18, Rex Allen <rexallen31...@gmail.com> wrote:
> That these rules generate rational beliefs is a leap of faith, and can > neither be refuted nor proven. apart from noting the survival value of rationality over irrationality > If the underlying process *didn’t* cause us to present and believe > rational arguments, there would be no way to detect this, since there > is no way to step outside of the process’s control of one’s beliefs to > independently verify the "reasonableness" of the beliefs it generates. > > A physicalist may be correct about the physical nature of reality, but > if so, this is solely due to his improbable good luck in existing in a > rare "honest" physical universe whose initial conditions and causal > laws resulted in his holding true beliefs about his universe's initial > conditions and causal laws. He can only exist in a universe where he has a long evolutionary history. Even under MWI the chances of such a complex being assembling himself in a vaccuum are infinitessimal -- 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.