On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> The Supreme monad is necessary because it is necessary.
> It is the only monad that can perceive and act. The other monads
> are linked to it but passive and have no windows (are bllnd) .
> Thus the supreme monad, which choose to call God, is like a CPU (central
> processing unit or "chip")
> of a net of blind, passive monads.
> So everything that happens (even the bad) is caused by the supreme monad
> or God, which
> is what christianity teaches us. God has perfect vision and so is He
> wholly perfect but He
> but has to act in a contingent, imperfect world that nevertheless must try
> to follow the laws
> of physics (so tsunamies can happen) and in which men, so as not to be
> robots, have the ability
> to choose between good and evil and unfortunately some do evil. So its not
> the best world
> but the best possible world,
> Roger Clough
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> *Subject:* Re: On perception (only done directly by God)
> Hi Roger,
> What purpose does the idea of an actual Supreme Monad have? The point
> is that *there does not exist a single Boolean algebraic description of
> its perception*. We can still imagine what such a
> supremum<http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Supremum.html>exist but such only are
> real for one individual mind at a time. This is the
> "person relationship with God" idea. This is a possible solution to the
> measure problem that Bruno discusses.
> On 8/23/2012 8:32 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
> Although monads do not perceive the world directly,
> whatever does it for them (the Supreme Monad
> or to use a word despised by some on the list, God)
> must have a very wide bandwidth. Leibniz
> says that perception of bodies is only possible
> if the receptor (God) has wideband ability
> since the objects of experience are all different
> and are infinite variety not only as a whole
> but in themselves.
> Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
> Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so
> everything could function."
> "Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
> ~ Francis Bacon
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