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Reason versus Materialism, or, Purpose versus Pointlessness.
March 13, 2014
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Reason versus Materialism, or, Purpose versus Pointlessness.

The reason versus materialism debate takes causality to its ultimate and unavoidable source.

I almost titled this "Materialistic Stupid-Ass-ism" but then I thought better of it.

Vic Biorseth, OWM; Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Pure Materialist Argument, as a metaphysical argument, immediately compromises itself by not being physical. If thinking, or thought itself, let alone a coherent argument or position, is nothing but a set or string of accidental physical encounters of different material particles (chemical reactions, electro- magnetic impulses, etc.), then it cannot be trusted as an argument, or as anything with meaning. Yet the pure materialist argument itself is recognized as being, and as having meaning. If multiples of men recognize, at least, some purpose and meaning in the same purely metaphysical argument, then it must be admitted that there exists something beyond the purely physical.

Thought itself - memory, consciousness, etc. - is ephemeral.

If thought is not physical, then the Pure Materialist argument is compromised into the Not Purely Materialistic argument. If an idea or a algebraic formula is immaterial and not physical then the pure materialist argument is destroyed; hence, the compromise argument.

Nevertheless, many if not most materialists continue to hold to pure materialism, which must call reason itself into question. They arrive at their argument, they say, through reason, which is a product of immaterial human thought. An impossibility, if their argument be true.

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