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yes that is what I meant. The gross mind is always changing, that is its nature. Mine is pretty gross and it changes constantly:-)
Yes we have......... It is best to pose this question in another forum/sub-forum.
I have lot of observational thoughts on these things, as an average naturalist. But you can pose it on the language section.
I also got a brainwave - got a teaser or shall we say a puszzle for you. Is language, a matter?
This realm is also referred to as 'the causal realm'. It is called 'causal' because it is that by virtue of which things can come to exist. It is not within scope for scientific investigation, because it is subtle, hence known to the traditional philosophies as a subtle realm.
Strictly speaking it does not exist at all, it 'informs' existence.
Therefore the use of the term 'immaterial realm' is in a sense metaphorical; not because it is not real, but it is beyond the scope of description.
According to the current human ability to grasp the meaning of space, it can only do so by perceiving the three-dimensional space continuum.
Well in religious terms reality was often divided into the "spiritual realm" and the "material realm".
It also begs the question of sentient intelligence much more boldly than the term Immaterial Realm. If the materialist will just finally accept that there must be another realm beyond the physical, that would be a move in the right direction. If that realization ultimately led to authorship capable intelligent entities on the other side, well, if it truly be that way...
I quess for me the term "immaterial realm" gives too much status and independence to the notion of "material realm" materialism.
Of course in the end the language is never adequate for these matters because they contain inherent paradoxes...
The Cartesian notion was space was like a fixed rigid box independent of its contents.
The general relativity theory is space is more flexible and can be bent or warped by the presence of matter. Space is still continuous and matter is still point particle.
In a nutshell it is difficult to conceptually combine continuous space time with discontinuous quantitized matter. That is why there is no TOE it is the verbal equivalent of the inability to mathematically combine general relativity (our mathematical description of spacetime gravity) which is continuous and point particle with quantum mechanics (our mathematical description of the other three fundamental forces of nature) which is discontinuous and quantitized..
The old definition of matter (has mass and occupies space) was put forth when mass was a fixed property of objects and space time was a rigid box. It just does not hold up in general relativity and quantum mechanics. Mass is a variable property dependent on gravitational fields and acceleration. Space time is a flexible medium distorted by the presence of mass.
In the end space time does not exist without matter and energy and "nothing exists" except in its relationship to other things. Mass, space, time, gravity, energy are all concepts which do not really "exist" except in relationship to one another. There is no independent "being" or "existence" for matter at all. In fact in my view even the concept of "being" is wrong, reality is composed of events process"becoming" not "being".
Very close. Much closer to the "truth" than the dominant view of independent fixed space time and inert insensate point particles of matter having mass and occupying space. The dominant world view is still classical mechanics, inert point particle of Newton and the fixed rigid space time of Descartes. Reality is an interconnected whole and composed of events in relation not independent "being". We may not be able to adequately conceive of the world as it is. Our minds are structured for the world as we experience it.
In a nutshell it is difficult to conceptually combine continuous space time with discontinuous quantitized matter.
Thought in-to-form... Information. We cannot know of Information without the Material structure of Code to make us aware of it. Code is a material lens that allows us to view the Immaterial Realm of Information. It is the only tool that allows us to do so. Language is our only physical link to the Immaterial Realm of Thought.
What is "discontinuous quantitized matter"?
Oh,...... if that be the case, i can see it, i think, but i also believe that i can't get it though.
Bingo! Therein lies the rub. To see without belief is the deception. "Belief" is a property of mind. If we can see that matter is discontinuous, but nonetheless insist upon believing it is impenetrable, then have we not in some fashion deceived ourselves into claiming "matter over mind"?