On 2/2/2019 11:04 AM, Philip Thrift wrote:

"Experiential atoms" are sort of " just words" - like "atoms" was just a word to the Atomists of ancient Greece. And then a lot of people ignored them. Hopefully things will go better in this round of history.

- pt

Democritus didn't just define atoms as "the uncuttable".  He built a theory on it.  Atoms had hook-and-loop interactions that explained the coherence and interaction of bodies.  They flowed downward explaining gravity.  They swerved explaining interactions.  I don't see any explantory or predictive power in experiential atoms.  It's easy to see how anesthetics may work by blocking ion channels in neurons.  No experiential atoms need be considered.


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