Downward causation- the correct paradigm for science
Leibniz's metaphysics was created in the 17th century
to overcome the logical error on which all current
science is founded, namely the acceptance that mind and
matter can directly interact through effective (upward) causation,
although they are completely foreign to one another
in nature. The truth is, as Leibniz showed, that
all causation is actually downward (caused by mind),
although it may appear, as in contemporary science,
to be upward-caused.
This does not cause all of today's science, based
on appearances, to be wrong, but it opens the door
to new (and now perfectly logical) scientific explanations
for unexplained phenomena such as gravity and the
interactions between brain and mind.
Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen
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