First Causes

Lester Zick lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net
Tue Sep 7 15:19:53 EST 2004

On 6 Sep 2004 22:30:37 -0700, feedbackdroids at yahoo.com (dan michaels)
in comp.ai.philosophy wrote:

>> The only cause which supplies its own proof as first cause is the idea
>> of differences and cognates of differences: negation, contradiction,
>> not, etc. and that principle compounded in terms of itself. Neither
>> Aristotle's prime mover unmoved nor god is proven of itself. Nor are
>> evolution and the natural selection of species proven with respect to
>> the categories and transitions between the categories.
>The other equally ridiculous idea that you left out is the fairly
>recent idea that nothing exists i nthe unvierse without mind making it
>so, and that the mind is somehow wrapped up in quantum physics. Some
>such gooblediegook.

Well, Dan, this is really just a modern variant of solipsism that
enjoys a speculative but as yet unsubstantial following.

Regards - Lester

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