My point that there can be no such thing as pure energy is taken from the fact that pure energy would be purely extensive:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy "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 http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.