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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    You're all entitled to your wonderful opinions, however... I'm right. Now I won't continue to bore you all because I've been up late with two twisted twin sisters who raised their own brother who has to deal with FAS and ADS and who can't seem to make it on his own. Whoop whoop whoop...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    I don't mean for you to take what I've said as an abrupt statement. That sort of interpretation is left up to the audience. I expect people to read what I say as my opinion and as a repository of my experience rather than as a megalomaniacle decree of the land. What else could what I say be...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Well, that's your introspectionistic theory for you. It is an illusion (as in ill-conceived notion... as in ignorant of all the facts) to imagine love, whatever and whatever as singular and separate from the chemicals from which they are spawned. But, for a collection of rocks that can talk...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Love/Appreciation/Understanding is/are the sum of the parts that are involved in adrenal, testosterone, estrogen and other hormonal release plus neurotransmitters being released because of stimulus that is either memory (chemical and genetic configurations representing stored information about...
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    Any Zen out there?

    Perhaps this would be more helpful in finding out if there is any Zen out there: Definitions of Zen on the Web: * A school of Mahayana Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation, self-contemplation, and the use of topographic maps from Map Express...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Definitions of illusion (need I say more?): * an erroneous mental representation * something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy" * delusion: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas * magic trick: an illusory feat...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Using the words "concept" and "thought" like they were a universally occuring phenomena is confusing to me (there are places where thoughts do not exist). One requires the "illusion" of a brain to generate them. I believe your reasoning is in reverse where you have to use physical examples to...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    The illusion is an illusion. In your illusionary world is there anything to compare it to such as "no illusion" or "illusion free zones"? If the illusion is all there is in that world, with nothing other than illusion to be compared to.... the grand illusion singularity... then the...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    That's an interesting view of geometry. I always go off when I see the word "nothing". I'm still arriving at a definitive definition of that word. Don't mind me. I agree that geometry is a conceptual construct (which [as far as I know] requires an actual physical brain to be aware of it)...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    The physical world can be explained by physics in terms of how is it here?, when was/is/will it be here? and where can we find it?. Why is the physical world here? is a question that physics - pure, semi-pure, slightly dirty or down right corrupt, can not answer except to say that: the...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Geometry thrives on the construct of "nothing". Without "nothing" the "illusion" of the universe would be too crowded to make out any specific geometry. A "cat's cradle" would be impossible to achieve without the concept, construct and existence of "nothing". Simple parallel lines could not...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    If we find the root definition of "explaination" or "explain" we run into problems with the question put forth by this thread. An adequate explaination requires that the people communicating ideas and explainations are able to understand them. If everything were explained by pure physics I...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    The reason I think using physics as a base explaination and reductive definition of all things is because I've seen and heard so many people explain subjects with the "fear of god" or "karma" or "lordy lordy" and other explainations that reek of the hormones of fear and exhaltation etc.... the...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    One has to remember that an illusion can only happen if you have a brain. This denotes a binding dependance on the physical as a frame of reference for your illusions. This definition of illusion uses biophysics, physics and common sense in its explaination. Using pure physics to explain an...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    All disciplines are disciplines rooted in physics and the physical universe. They study the phenomena created by a physcial universe. The most amorphic topic can be traced to having roots in physics and the physical world. If the topic is truely detached from the physical world then the act of...
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    Any Zen out there?

    The Zen of yakity yak.
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    Any Zen out there?

    Here are some of the results of MRI and other studies on meditators and a brief overview of the benefits of meditation from http://www.channel4.com/health/microsites/C/comp_medicine/meditation.html I have promoted and observed relaxation programs that were used in Cancer Institutes and that...
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    Any Zen out there?

    You're right Les, I don't know anything about Zen because I don't practise it. Its like you said, people reading books about Zen don't cut the mustard, what I've heard about Zen doesn't cut the mustard either.... ya really "got to get some on ya" (Ken Kesey) to know what it is. I apologize...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Only if we've done our research really well! This would include updates "ad infinitum" as you say. Nice exposé Philocrat. I'd say a large percentage of discussions, perhaps as high as 98%, cannot come to an agreement or a conclusion or a solution because of the scandalously wreckless use...
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    Any Zen out there?

    I takes a certain meditation to participate in harmony with the Tao. I refered to the Tao because I saw it mentioned somewhere in the above posts. The "shadow of Zen" is another way I attempted to describe the "flip-side of Zen". On the contrary, if you include my participation in this...
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    Any Zen out there?

    Quite often a carpenter will have to focus on the future and wonder if he can fit a piece of wood into a slot or whathaveyou. He must contemplate the future in order to work in the now on the piece of wood that must fit into the slot in the future. The carpenter uses the future as a resource...
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    Any Zen out there?

    Hello Les, I have a good understanding of the tao (way) and the now. This has been going on for 24 years for me. I am offering a flip-side or the shadow side of Zen where I view it's focus on "the now" as a resource among many other available resources. Nothing more. Nothing special about it...
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    Any Zen out there?

    Let us know when you know for sure. I haven't suggested a person should dwell on any one, single aspect of being. I am suggesting that all aspects of life, past, present and future, have something to offer in terms of usefullness and practicality. More importantly, these aspects (among...
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    Any Zen out there?

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    Any Zen out there?

    Yes. I've also heard or felt that Zen is a rather exclusive sort of practice where its a kind of boot camp nazi crap, a kind of brain washing technique that disallows for things other than "the now". Anytime people focus on one aspect of being, it seems to go a little extreme and therefore...
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    Is there really anything left to dicsuss?

    You're suggesting nothing is a fact?
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    Any Zen out there?

    Yes. To me the Zen of Physics would be the discipline involved in being and administrating oneself as a physical being. As that physical being, your body (including mind and all the crap it generates) experiences all the laws of physics and therefore it is possible that, since you are a...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    1) It would be best if each definition of a word were universal and any dialectic useage remained as a regional use or one of novelty and for research purposes. Otherwise its a lot of unecessary work to communicate properly and that kind of work leads away from the goal of most discussions...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    The word definition: A definition of 'definition' Suppose we have decided to define a certain word or a concept associated with that word. Suppose also that we have identified which sense of the word we are interested in, and we have noted clear cases, some unclear cases, and some...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Hello Philocrat, thank you for your effort to understand my position concerning the explaination of all phenomena by way of the laws and properties of physics (pure or not!). It must have been quite an effort since I am a rambling idiot when it comes to physics who does his best to avoid...
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