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On our way to a post on the wider implications of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, your humble blogger stumbled upon the above video.

Since it will no doubt provide a very important component of our understanding of what constitutes OBJECTIVE REALITY and how best to recognize it, it’s only fitting that we side track to this material and present it here and now.

What is of the utmost of importance to take away from this video, is the understanding of the difference between materialism and dualism. Here are two good working definitions:

Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all things, including mental states and consciousness, are results of material interactions. … Materialism is closely related to physicalism—the view that all that exists is ultimately physical.

Dualism in Metaphysics is the belief that there are two kinds of reality: material (physical) and immaterial (spiritual). In Philosophy of Mind, Dualism is the position that mind and body are in some categorical way separate from each other, and that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical in nature.

Understanding the difference between these two… let’s call them approaches… allow us to now watch the video.

Of specific importance to note  is the predictive accuracy of the medieval dualists…

… all these centuries and still going strong!

More in the next post…

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