Genome complexity: handling replication (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 14:34 (973 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: "Nearer to the truth' is an interesting phrase. There must be a 'truth'. Is it other than your current list of possibilities? Can you suggest what that 'truth' might be?

dhw: Chance is one possible ‘truth’, and a single mind (your God) is another, but if your single mind can be sourceless, so can multiple minds, and that is the panpsychist hypothesis that we have frequently discussed. If matter has a mental aspect, that mental dimension might evolve from the bottom upwards. No, I don’t believe it, but it is no more incredible than pure, mindless chance or your one sourceless mind that knows everything beforehand (top downwards). And for the record, I would regard that version of the panpsychist theory as closer to the chance theory than to the God theory.

Panpsychism is the theory that mind is present in everything. Since God is mind, I would think you would have placed panpsychism closer to the Gold theory.


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