On 8/6/2012 10:31 AM, meekerdb wrote:
On 8/6/2012 1:22 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
I agree. In fact denying God is a way to impose some other God. I
don't think we can live more than one second without some belief in
I disagree. We live very well just assuming 3-space and time and
material bodies and people (including ourselves). That is what we all
bet on and evolution has built into us. We may hypothesize different
fundamental ontologies, but it's not necessary and it's certainly not
necessary to *believe in* them.
You are almost making a good point! But I think that Bruno actually
covers that with the claim that it is possible to believe in them. We
need to carefully distinguish between necessity and possibility even
though they are duals. As I see it, the choice of not believing a
particular ontology leads to an actual choice of the current consensus
ontology within which the chooser is embedded. This is the very same
thing as the citizen that refuses to vote is actually voting for whoever
the actual winner of an election turns out to be, because if ve
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ve_%28pronoun%29> had actually voted then
ve could have voted for some other other than the eventual winner.
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
~ Francis Bacon
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