14 Sep 2009

Gene Callahan on Methodology

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Unfortunately the player froze up 7 minutes into his talk, but this looks like it will be a good one, especially for those of you who (a) think Gene is an idiot and/or (b) don’t understand how someone could doubt materialism. Let me repeat my own history: Several years ago I used to be a materialist (i.e. one who thinks all of “actual reality” can be reduced to the movement of physical particles, and the rest is just filler) and Gene and I went at it pretty good in the forum of another website. Gene didn’t convert me on the spot, but he showed me that my position was not as knock-down as I had thought. Then later, when my belief in materialism began to crumble for other reasons, I realized that Gene had been right in our debate.

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