I don't think the issue is the number of ghosts and spooks. I think it's whether they have will and purpose. Our ghosts and spooks are mindless entities that just do the same thing over and over again.The problem I have with this reply is simple: I'd like to know how we know that 'our ghosts and spooks are mindless entities'. I'll grant that these forces are reliable, that they do the same thing over and over again. But mindless? Lacking will and purpose? Where is the test for this? Where is the research? And, if there was no test nor research, then where is this conclusion coming from? I don't think mere regularity is going to suffice to establish the listed claims. Instead I think we have here a very common, oft-repeated, taken-for-granted claim that may well be difficult to defend at the end of the day.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Fundamental Force Followup
After commenting on the fundamental forces, commenter Scintimandrion offered the following insight: