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Old 10-22-2012, 08:06 AM   #11
Krystal Locke
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Re: Theory: "Spiritual" vs "Learning something new we can't explain"

Thought is an epiphenomenon of having a powerful information organizer. Emotions are an epiphenomenon of having a powerful information organizer. What folks call spirituality (mind the pile of "No True Scotsman", it is hard to avoid when dealing with undefined terms...) is an epiphenomenon of having a powerful information organizer. The organizer is flawed in a way that is interestingly and reflexively self-referential.

Materialists do not have to accept duality of mind and brain. One is a side effect of the other, and is just an ingrained way of organizing information. And a lot of us prefer the labels of methodological naturalist or rationalist to materialist. As long as we are talking around, I mean, about biases....
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