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"The Phenomenon Of The Mind" And Pseudoscience Are Not The Same

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Posted by Mario Dovalina on August 4, 2002 01:22:03 UTC

"Dumbcrow..."

Dumbcrow! I've been maligned!

"you have been stubbornly blind to the phenomenon of mind"

No I haven't, I simply don't accept the notion that our emotions and intuitions have objective bearing in the universe. I love shades of meaning, intuition, and emotion in the right context, but not with regard to actual opinions on the nature of reality.

"The "error rate" of those religious and supernatural ideas cannot be measured or "debunked" except by comparison with
the correct answers"


That's pretty idealistic. We will never have the correct answers to compare to (if we did, such comparison would be unneccesary as we would no longer need to look for our answers.) Observation is the next best thing.

"just don't brand everyone a crook for being skeptical that your "objective" universe"

I don't care what opinion you have, but I care WHY you have it. I love skepticism, but not subjectivity masquerading as skepticism (as is the case with many new age thinkers, in my experience.) If you're going to be skeptical, be honest about it and subject your own beliefs to the same scrutiny to which you expose others'.

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