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Is everything said just an opinion? 


Is everything said just an opinion?  Mostly yes, except for mathematics, which is not theory-dependent. If you are appalled on reading this, wait a second. 1) All scientific statements are theory-dependent and subject to further developments in the empirical sciences. … Continue reading

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Science and philosophy – on consciousness (https://wordpress.com/post/amartingarcia.wordpress.com/4029)


(My Comments to a question in Quora) 17.5.18   Me: I agree with what you say, except saying or implying that consciousness can be ‘explained’. Yes, the brain is a transducer or vehicle from the immaterial to the material (subtle … Continue reading

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Empirical science vs metaphysics or spirituality


  Positivism vs. Spirituality What are some really ‘deep’ thoughts? http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-really-deep-thoughts . The truth is the whole (Hegel) .Consciousness is the whole of reality (advaita). . Causation, space, and time are unreal (advaita). . The microcosm is a reflection of … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 6


Dear H:  I realise that much of our disagreement has to do with the use of language – the meaning each one of us attaches to certain terms – and also to perspective. I base myself almost exclusively on Advaita … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 4


First, I agree with you concerning technical vocabulary (including Sanskrit!); it really is not required, normal English being sufficient for understanding, I should say, any subject matter, though there are terms from another language which don’t have a direct correspondence … Continue reading

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Three Q&As In Quora


Three Q/A from QUORA (on brain, philosophy, QM, NDE, consciousness) 1  How does the brain understand philosophy? M. The brain… understanding philosophy? My reply to this is similar to the one I gave recently to another question and which was … Continue reading

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Consciousness, science (NDEs), and philosophy


Debate In Quora: What are some scientific arguments for consciousness being able to preserve itself after the death of body. Seemingly, there is still a long way for the rapprochment between empirical science and philosophy to be a fact. Actually, … Continue reading

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Ars longa, vita brevis


Art is long and life short. Progress and the art of medicine – the first unquestionable, but questions about quality of life remain. Also shotcomings of science and technonolgy pointed out. Three Greek myths are adduced as warnings thereof. Continue reading

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Debate with a philosopher – and III


The conflict between Western and Eastern philosophy, philosophy and science, logic and feeling exemplified in this debate. No resolution achieved. Continue reading

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Rama and sage Vasishta


If reality is ONENESS, how can there be any sense of lack, hence any desire? There is no ‘other’ to be related to. Reminds me of Socrates’ speech in the Symposium (one of Plato’s dialogues) after other speakers had rendered … Continue reading

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