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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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Two questions (relationships & eternity)

1) How is one’s self related to other selves. This can be seen from two perspectives: 1) lower or empirical, and 2) higher or spiritual (I try to avoid the word ‘metaphysical’). I am not going to consider what Christianity … 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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Does Consciousness exist or have our brains tricked us?

(www.quora.com/If-metaphysical-entities-cannot-be-verified-to-exist-how-can-we-say-anything-meaningful-about-them/answer/Alberto-Mart%C3%ADn-2?__nsrc__=4&__snid3__=1081586124) http://www.quora.com/Does-consciousness-exist-or-have-our-brains-tricked-us Paul Bush, PhD computational neuroscience. Nonmaterialist. Answered Mar 15, 2016   Find out for yourself. It’s not difficult, just takes persistence. First: The theory that consciousness is an illusion comes from neuroscientists who have shown that the contents … Continue reading

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Philosophy vs science

(From a discussion in Quora on science vs philosophy) http://www.advaita-vision.org/science-vs-philosophy-in-three-parts-part-i/#more-3988 — Max Planck: “I had always looked upon the search for the absolute as the noblest and most worth while task of science.”   M – ‘There are more things … 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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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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Philosophy vs. science

X. The philosophy that interests me – advaita vedanta – teaches that consciousness is the essence or ultimate reality of the universe, and that the world is contained in that consciousness (atman/Brahman) rather than consciousness being contained in the world, … Continue reading

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Ars longa, vita brevis…

“Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile.” This can be rendered into English as ‘life is short, the art (craft/skill) long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult’. This beautiful phrase, authored by Hippocrates, father of medicine, can … Continue reading

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