Friday, September 17, 2010

A Follow Up

"It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For if my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain, I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true. They may be sound chemically, but that does not make them sound logically. And hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms. In order to escape from this necessity of sawing away the branch on which I am sitting, so to speak, I am compelled to believe that mind is not wholly conditioned by matter." - J.B.S Haldane

The most startling, brilliant and concise refutation of believing in materialism I've ever come across. Inspires me to rant against it some more :P

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