Panpsychism - a philosophy with a future

by slimboyfat 140 Replies latest social current

  • LoveUniHateExams

    I think Cofty & OC are right - panpsychism is woo.

    I'd describe it as total bollocks.

    If this theory gains any kind of support, I'm willing to bet the next step of bollocks will involve some wanker protesting that rocks, stones, etc. have rights.

    Then you'll get SJWs declaring stone walls to be 'stone-ist', log fires to be 'lignophobic' (from lignin, a key component of wood).

    You heard it here first.

  • Finkelstein

    Molecular evolution gives answer to things that do have a consciousness and to things that dont..

  • slimboyfat

    Because we view reality from the inside, and from low down, like and ant, it can be difficult to have perspective. I enjoyed the movie Koyaanisqatsi very much because it helps you have a broader perspective on the patterns of nafure, humans and machines, and their interaction with one another: the pulse of the traffic, the rhythm of the clouds, the splashes and swirls of people in their daily lives.

  • jp1692

    SBF: Because we view reality from the inside, and from low down, like and ant, it can be difficult to have perspective.

    Here's a very cool interactive that will help you gain some perspective, from the smallest things we can speculate about to the largest structures we can observe. Enjoy!

    • The Scale of the Universe - What is exactly is our place in the grand scheme of things? How and where do we fit it? This very cool visual interactive helps you see and understand just how big--and also how very small--we really are. (Click here for an older version of the same thing).
  • ballistic

    It's possible to leave the human ego behind, which is not something easy to explain but like experiencing nothingness or oneness, only then could you think what possibly a rock might experience, in that it too, is one with everything else.

  • slimboyfat

    Reminds me of the Dalai Lama who walked into a sandwich shop

    The assistant asked what fillings he would like in his sandwich

    The Dalai Lama said "make me one with everything"

    (jp I can't get that site to work on my iPad)

  • ballistic

    Everything hangs off belief in the self.

  • jp1692

    SBF: I can't get that site to work on my iPad

    That's too bad. It's really pretty incredible.

    It does require a Flash plugin.

    Hopefully you can find a way to access it.

  • Jayk

    We're all made of electrons and protons. Snowflakes and rocks are a terrible examples. Let's look at gravity, for example we know it exist, but we cant see it. But we can see the effects. Finkle is rights about the particle thing. I would explain more but I rather tell you a book to go read "Atoms journey across the subatomic universe" written by issac asimov. If you don't know issac then you shouldn't be talking science fiction mixing with science fact.

  • slimboyfat

    I've not used my PC since circa 2012.

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