Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
See my Leibniz site at
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Time: 2013-09-14, 10:01:02
Subject: Re: Leibniz, Idealism and Parapsychology
>One idea I have been kicking around, is viewing through physics, that yes mind
>is bran, brain is mind, but not totally. More, precisely, the notion that the
>data, the pattern identity, the mind, the soul, personality, memory (whatever
>we wish to call it) is analogous to a computer network, where data and
>information, all information, gets written to some sort of media, a long,
>ways, off. Think of this as a read-write function of a storage area network.
>All server farms have remote sites to preserve data, for "disaster recovery."
>All large companies have this, and so do governments as well. I am guessing
>that this is a feature of the cosmos-or really, just, hoping that it is so.
>From: Roger Clough
>To: - Roger Clough
>Sent: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 8:47 am
>Subject: Leibniz, Idealism and Parapsychology
>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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