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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby dealing with it on Wed Feb 16, 2022 5:43 pm

I define matter as the “primary substrate”. It is the cause of all movements, including electricity and chemical reactions, and deeper quantum effects. There simply isn’t anything other than it, as it is capable of causing everything observable, including observation itself.

In opposition to materialism is the belief that there are immaterial things in the universe, such as Mind or God, or to a lesser degree Logic or Ideas. I’ll call this position Idealism.

Is Idealism needed? Can we account for all of everything with matter in movement alone? I think with a strong enough definition of matter, we can. What do you think?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Sepokku on Thu May 05, 2022 2:51 am

Matter isnt the cause of quantum effects, the time stream, etc. It affects these things to a degree, but spacetime exists independently of matter, that's integral to our whole understanding of the Universe.

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