HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Religion & Spirituality » Religion (Group) » Science and Philosophy Of... » Reply #12

Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 09:24 PM

12. Something separate from material? Goodness, I don't know!

Just my opinion based on my own education and experience (or lack thereof) but I don't think it's a matter of some yet undiscovered "spirit molecule" or something along that line. I lean towards understanding everything as consciousness or mind. Debatable words, no doubt, because people hold differing definitions of what consciousness is with many seeing mind as a human phenomenon and everything else driven by automated behaviors and traits. From what I've read, there's the notion of consciousness emerging out of matter and there's the idea of matter emerging out of consciousness. The latter makes more sense to me. So in answer to your question, it's not only baked in the goods, it's the goods themselves.

A book I like that I think explains this well is by Bernardo Kastrup, "Why Materialism is Baloney" (link: Bernardo Kastrup, "Why Materialism is Baloney"). Fun read if you're into that sort of thing.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 20 replies Author Time Post
Voltaire2 Jul 2018 OP
Wwcd Jul 2018 #1
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2018 #2
edhopper Jul 2018 #3
Jim__ Jul 2018 #4
Duppers Jul 2018 #5
Voltaire2 Jul 2018 #8
Jim__ Jul 2018 #10
Voltaire2 Jul 2018 #11
Jim__ Jul 2018 #13
gtar100 Jul 2018 #6
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2018 #7
Voltaire2 Jul 2018 #9
LineLineLineNew Reply Something separate from material? Goodness, I don't know!
gtar100 Jul 2018 #12
Voltaire2 Jul 2018 #14
gtar100 Jul 2018 #15
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2018 #16
gtar100 Jul 2018 #18
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2018 #19
Voltaire2 Jul 2018 #17
Pope George Ringo II Jul 2018 #20
Please login to view edit histories.