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Pressie
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Message 3 of 114 (738118)
10-05-2014 3:23 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dr Adequate
10-04-2014 10:02 PM


To me it seems as if that dictionary you consulted didn't use the word theory in a scientific sense.

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Pressie
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Message 5 of 114 (738120)
10-05-2014 3:48 AM
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10-05-2014 3:27 AM


That's how I understood it, too. The basic article on the word materialism on Wiki is more-or-less what I do and have understood about it for a long, long time. The first sentence on Wiki in connection with it reads:

Wiki writes:

Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are the result of material interactions.

Now, I don't really know what exactly philosophical monism entails; only that it's philosophic.

To me the word materialism basically is a word lots of YEC's spurn out as a swear-word every few seconds. They use it for anyone who doesn't believe in a 6-day creation a few thousand years ago...


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Message 7 of 114 (738137)
10-05-2014 8:56 AM
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10-05-2014 8:48 AM


So, the word materialism has no meaning in modern times?

I don't believe that there's one 'substance'.

Maybe the word "materialism" is something from an old age and not applicable today?

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Message 10 of 114 (738149)
10-05-2014 10:42 AM
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10-05-2014 10:29 AM


Materialism, not dualism?
To me the word materialism does not mean the same as atheism, at all

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