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Date Posted: 14:49
Author: Eponymous - 30 Jan 2002
Subject: Re: How About This?
In reply to: ketch - 30 Jan 2002 's message, "Re: How About This?" on 14:48

"The natives reason as follows.

1. The human alien died as a result of this tube being broken.
2. Human life must be totally dependant on this tube.
3. No human life could possibly exist without this tube."

Yes, the aliens have made a mistake. But it's not a mistake I made. My reasoning is that the dependence on the tube shows that humans are dependent upon at least some physical conditions obtaining - viz., those that are maintained by the tube.

As to how the one example of A tends to disprove dualism generally: As I suggested in my footnote, the example of A vitiates the dualist intuition that material things can not produce a mind.

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