My point that there can be no such thing as pure energy 
is taken from the fact that pure energy would be purely extensive: 

"In physics, energy is a conserved extensive property of a physical system, 
[the ability to do work.]" 

But Leibniz rejected Descartes claim that material bodies are  
extensive while mind is intensive -- which would be a dualism -- 
in favor of an Idealistic monism. Otherwise, being a dualism, they 
cannot logically interact.   

This also amounts to a rejection of pure materalism, a third 
path, namely that everything consists of matter, which 
considers mind to be matter, which doesn't pass the test 
of common sense, for if matter consists only of extensive
(objective) materials, nothing intensive (mind) would be left
over to explain perception, which is subjective (mental).

Matter must contain some mental, intensive instructions on how to operate,
which cannot be matter itself, if this is purported to be purely 
objective (extensive).  If nothing else, this would prohibit QM. 

Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] 
See my Leibniz site at

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