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Eliminative Materialism Q&A (split)

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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2010, 12:24:08 PM »

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But hey, here is a philosophical question? How do thoughts interact with particles in your brain if thoughts are not composed of particles? Magic? Or is it just obvious to you?
It is just obvious to me. Thoughts don't interact with particles - they are the result / product of particles interacting in a specific way.
My goodness, you have that interaction problem on steroids right there. Can you spell, nevermind understand epiphenomenalism.

Please explain how you having the thought of writing something can cause you to write something thoughtful when your thoughts do not interact with the particles in your brain needed to signal events to your hand so that you can write.

You give direct answers alright, albeit confused ones. Keep it coming matey, you are turning out to be very entertaining explaining your beliefs.




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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2010, 12:28:00 PM »

Jeesh!  Are you two married?
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2010, 12:28:18 PM »

But hey, here is a philosophical question? How do thoughts interact with particles in your brain if thoughts are not composed of particles? Magic? Or is it just obvious to you?


Try this: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2010/from-neurons-to-thought-coherent-electrical-patterns-observed-across-the-brain.shtml

That is interesting. So how do thoughts that are not composed of particles (according to some anyway) interact with neurons again in order to alter neuronal activity, or do thoughts have no causal efficacy on neural activity? Just epiphenomenalism-style byproducts?
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010, 12:30:11 PM »

Jeesh!  Are you two married?
Forgive her crankiness, she is having her monthly problems  Grin. Oh, she is not the only one that can get cute, just repaying the favour there, it makes her day  Evil.
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2010, 13:38:50 PM »

My goodness, you have that interaction problem on steroids right there. Can you spell, nevermind understand epiphenomenalism.

Please explain how you having the thought of writing something can cause you to write something thoughtful when your thoughts do not interact with the particles in your brain needed to signal events to your hand so that you can write.
Evasion noted. What do you call these particles? Thoughtons? For the fifth time, in so many words, explain thoughts as particles. btw I really wouldn't comment on others ability to spell if I were you...
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You give direct answers alright, albeit confused ones.
Confusion is as confusion is, matey. Luck with getting it right though. You truly need it.
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2010, 13:42:05 PM »

Jeesh!  Are you two married?
Very happily thank you for asking.

Unless for some stupid reason you think I am married to dickhead, then the obvious answer would be no. And I'd suggest practicing a little healthy skepticism.
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2010, 13:54:05 PM »

My goodness, you have that interaction problem on steroids right there. Can you spell, nevermind understand epiphenomenalism.

Please explain how you having the thought of writing something can cause you to write something thoughtful when your thoughts do not interact with the particles in your brain needed to signal events to your hand so that you can write.
Evasion noted. What do you call these particles? Thoughtons? For the fifth time, in so many words, explain thoughts as particles. btw I really wouldn't comment on others ability to spell if I were you...
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You give direct answers alright, albeit confused ones.
Confusion is as confusion is, matey. Luck with getting it right though. You truly need it.
I am not assuming that thoughts are particles or want to argue that way so your amazing patience (wow, is it going to be a 6th time LOL) is a bit misguided and you miss the point as usual. But hey, I am also patient like you and I too notice your cute evasions despite your affliction of evasive tactics (can you spell hypocrite Evil). So how about you explain these dualistic, epiphenomenalistic tendencies you have.

Instead of BSing your way through a thread with a few attempted mudslings and misguided rhetorts, how about explaining how thoughts can have any causal efficacy on neural activity if thoughts are not composed of particles.

Do try and keep track here. Oh and do get a clue as to what epiphenomenalism or Type-D dualism is, it describes you very well. Oh, and contratian, read up.
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2010, 13:57:50 PM »

Go freck yourself you ignorant cunt.  Grin  Evil  Wink
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2010, 14:05:36 PM »

Evasion noted buhahaha  Evil. Just kidding lol. Anyway come back when you have an answer as to why you think your thoughts have any causal efficacy. Good luck wifey  Kiss Tongue, and make sure the food is hot when I get home   Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2010, 14:14:55 PM »

Ever watched "waiters"? Enjoy the food honey. it will be hot indeed.

And the garden boy is bigger than you are so guess who won't be getting any ever again, Mr Tiny.


You truly think people don't see right through you? You think you can hide behind your dishonest tactics? I ask a question, you evade and ask me a question. I answer and repeat my question. You evade and ask a question. I answer and repeat... ad fucking nauseum. All that remains is to ridicule you for the twat you are.

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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2010, 14:16:07 PM »

I feel the same way with you and old rwenzori. Should we keep score from now on?

BTW, you still have a question. Don't worry, I won't start the clock on the counting just yet, just give a straight answer won't you?
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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2010, 14:19:45 PM »

go

point out the questions you had to ask more than once for me with evidence to back it up. I'll submit your last 4 stupid threads alone as evidence for my case.
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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2010, 14:21:33 PM »

I thought this one in particular stands out:

Explain how thought can have any causal efficacy on neural activity if thoughts are not composed of particles.
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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2010, 14:29:37 PM »

epic fail, try again

even a moron such as you could figure out why that one hasn't been answered yet.
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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2010, 14:37:38 PM »

enjoying this!

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