2012/8/23 John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com>

> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>   > If you are a materialist, rejecting God is a perfectly sensible thing
>> to do.
>>
>
> Correct.
>
> > But materialism is bad philosophy, since it ignores the ontological
>> firewall between mind and matter.
>>
>
> I make changes in the matter of your brain and your mind changes. When
> your mind changes, such as when you figure  the coffee cup should be at
> your lips and not on the table the position of the matter in the coffee cup
> changes. That's sounds like a pretty BAD firewall, even Microsoft can make
> a better firewall than that!
>
>
>> > Naturally, it cannot solve the mind/body problem
>>
>
> The hardest part of the mind/body problem is figuring out exactly what
> the mind/body problem is
>

An explanation on how consciousness arises in the body.


> and what "solving" it is supposed to mean.
>

Know how consciousness works and how it is related to the physical body.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind%E2%80%93body_problem

Quentin


>
> > and has no clue what mind or God is,
>>
>
> God is dog spelled backward.
>
> > but demands proof of any religious statement or concept.
>>
>
> Science has explained a lot of things, it's true it hasn't explained
> everything but it's explained a lot, so I don't understand why embracing
> religion is supposed to help when RELIGION CAN'T EXPLAIN ANYTHING.  Science
> can't explain everything so you want to switch to something that can't
> explain anything. It's nuts.
>
> > Is that hypocracy or what ?
>>
>
> Its not hypocrisy so it must be what.
>
>  John K Clark
>
>
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