matju at artengine.ca
Mon May 23 18:10:00 CEST 2011
On Mon, 23 May 2011, Chris McCormick wrote:
> Millions of people running the Santa Claus program on their brains. We
> should pay attention to this real entity because it has a huge effect on
> the GDP of countries in the western world, every year.
But gift-giving on Christmas was common well before Coca-Cola introduced
Santa, isn't it ?
> I think it's a mistake that very intelligent people make in dismissing
> things that are "just ideas". For some reason people think that ideas
> are something independent of the physical world, but they are not. Ideas
> physically occupy people's brains and make people change the world.
But I'm not saying that ideas are something independent or unimportant !
> I don't think human thought takes place in some magic fairy land. I
> think it takes place in the same physical reality that we all occupy.
> I'm not really sure why this idea is contraversial.
Is it controversial ? Perhaps it's a matter of stating that concept in a
way that it doesn't get taken for something else.
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