thanks for your remarks - I usually value them - now I think you went a bit
*"...Radical agnosticism, like solipism, is impossible to act on..."*
I presume you checked all knowable and not knowable cases to decide the
'impossibility'. How 'radical'? more than you find 'reasonable'? I try to
be agnostic in order to free my mind for the unusual and so far unknown.
But I recognize the possibility of such. I think that is a way of
The other point: ...*to act on*...? is it a must?
*"...tables and chairs..."? *
Did you find some 'matter-like' in the ultimate dissection of matter? only
if you call YOUR energy (??) matter. I prefer a 'mini-solipsism' adjusting
all info about the world according to MY capbilities (genetic make-up) for
MY world-image. Other people do it differently and have an un-identical
I keep the 'origins' in my agnostic mass (mess?).
On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 5/1/2013 12:34 PM, John Mikes wrote:
>> I would not draw nth conclusions on a plain assumption.
>> Particles (IMO) are explanatory presumptions upon (mostly math-phys)
>> temporary explanatory 'understanding' of some phenomena we got.
> Tables and chairs are also explanatory presumptions for some experiences I
> have. So are other people. Radical agnosticism, like solipism, is
> impossible to act on.
> So are the reasons for 'dacay' taken from the limited access we have so
>> - The rest of it goes into the term RANDOM.
>> 1000 years ago there was more 'random' than today. So was 'emergent' and
>> 'unexplainable (not that all our today's explanations are 'perfect' (I do
>> not use "true").
>> My agnostic view includes future explanations for - what we call -
>> particulate decay (random in today's usage).
>> If we suppose 'order' in the world - nothing is random.
> That reminds me of Kant's argument: If we assume there is justice, then
> their must be an afterlife in which this life's injustices are redressed.
> Instead of inventing an unobservable afterlife the simpler and more
> obvious conclusion is that we were wrong when we assumed there is justice.
*"...if we assume..."*
please, don't. You may escape from questionable conclusions.
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