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Materialism

Materialism

1. The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and tenets. The irregular fears of a future state had been supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus. (Buckminster)

2. The tendency to give undue importance to material interests; devotion to the material nature and its wants.

3. Material substances in the aggregate; matter.

[Cf. F. Materialisme]


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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... of time, space and maybe even dimensions, wouldn’t Socrates’ "I only know that I know nothing" still hold? The state sponsored religion (materialism, being that) in the country where I grew up was based on the axiom that matter has always existed, and it precedes mind. What if somehow ...

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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5 best proofs of evolution

... that sensations, awareness and other mental processes can purposefully alter/modify morphology, even lead to evolutionary, heritable change. If materialism were true, matter would have to manipulate mental processes. Yet evolution and materialism are two completely different theories. 8) There ...

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by alextemplet
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:05 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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5 best proofs of evolution

... that sensations, awareness and other mental processes can purposefully alter/modify morphology, even lead to evolutionary, heritable change. If materialism were true, matter would have to manipulate mental processes. 8) There are no ape fossils that transition into human fossils. 9) Science ...

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by supersport
Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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The work of natural selection...

... is honestly really insufficient in defending selfish behaviour on our part. or if this is not where you were coming from, advocating all out materialism as instinctive is also insufficient to say the least. claiming selfishness is instinctive dismisses any responsibility or consequence of ...

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by narrowstaircase
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The work of natural selection...
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The Fiber Disease

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by Nadas Moksha
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:59 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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