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CASE AGAINST MATERIALISM

MATERIALISMThe theory of materialism holds that the only thing that exists is matter or energy; that all things are composed of material and all phenomena (including consciousness) are the result of material interactions. In other words, matter is the only substance, and reality is identical with the actually occurring states … Continue reading

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CASE AGAINST SCIENTIFIC REALISM

This article outlines the indisputable truth that evidence does not lead to theoretical truth – that is, despite scientific theories being empirically successful, being supported by evidence, and accepted by the scientific community that does not mean they are true. It starts by looking at how the ‘no-miracles’ thesis leads … Continue reading

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THREE REASONS PANPSYCHISM IS TRUE

by Peter Sjöstedt-H https://highexistence.com/panpsychism-3-reasons-why-our-world-brimming-sentience/ 1 THE GENETIC ARGUMENT If one does not believe in panpsychism, [14] then one believes that sentience at one point in time emerged from, had its genesis in, insentient matter (lest it emerge from something non-physical). [15] By implication, if one does believe in panpsychism (P), … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS NEITHER PHILSOPHY NOR DOCTRINE

This beautiful dialogue between Dighanaka and Gautama the Buddha is the teaching that Buddhism is neither ‘philosophy’ or ‘doctrine’ and to think otherwise is to mistake ‘the finger pointing at the moon for the moon itself’. This story is retold by Master Thich Nhat Hanh [1] originally found in the … Continue reading

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ZEN IS NOT ANTI-INTELLECTUAL OR ANTI-LEARNING

Zen is not anti-interlectual or anti-learning and those that claim so have got confused by the Zen’s message, context, history and teachings.  This paper starts of by considering where the claim that Zen is anti-learning originated and then goes on to explain how that could not possibly be the case … Continue reading

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