Leibniz, Idealism and Parapsychology

Since it is often based on laboratory experiments, parapsychology has a 
scientific basis. But these results 
are smeared by proponents of the cult of materialism, which cannot accept the 
view that there is such a
thing as a mind (a Self). That alone makes materialism a joke. Materialism 
originated with the Enlightenment 
primarily as a reaction against religion, replacing it with reason, as well as 
a misinterpretation or reinterpretation 
of Descartes, by claiming that mind can interact with the body, which Descartes 
maintained were two different 
substances, by instead claiming that both mind and body are matter. That mind 
is matter is nonsensical. Leibniz 
took the other tack, that of Idealism, in which both brain and mind were Mind, 
which has the philosophical support 
of Kant and Plato. But the metaphysics of Leibniz are difficult especially in 
the face of the bad and 
completely non-Cartesian philosophy materialisam because materialism, while it 
doesn't work for mind, DOES work very well for 
Newtonian mechanics. Hence conventional science these days is swolidly 
materialistic and Leibniz's 
platonism is liost to history. I will be posting more on this, but to begin 
with you might want to visit my Leibniz site,  


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

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