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Response to kiri (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 05:04 PM

17. Not solipsism. There's a difference between materialism and the external world.

"Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one." — Albert Einstein

"It from bit symbolizes the idea that every item of the physical world has at bottom — at a very deep bottom, in most instances — an immaterial source and explanation . . . in short, that all things physical are information-theoretic in origin and that this is a participatory universe." —John Wheeler

"In the philosophy of mind, panpsychism is the view that mind or a mind-like aspect is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of reality. It is also described as a theory that "the mind is a fundamental feature of the world which exists throughout the universe." It is one of the oldest philosophical theories, and has been ascribed to philosophers including Thales, Plato, Spinoza, Leibniz, William James, Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, and Galen Strawson. In the 19th century, panpsychism was the default philosophy of mind in Western thought, but it saw a decline in the mid-20th century with the rise of logical positivism. Recent interest in the hard problem of consciousness has revived interest in panpsychism." — Wikipedia entry on Panpsychism

The main thrust of my comments here has been that no one bothered to watch the video. The video shows a competent, qualified person explaining what the instrumentation is and what it indicates. If any of the commenters above had bothered to watch a 4 minute video they would have realized how ridiculous their suggestions were. Instead they simply parroted the social programming and unexamined assumptions of popular consensus.

So tell me again just who is indulging in solipsism.

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