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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Key word: essentially. Both are tools. Don't object to calling a table a tool.
    You can use a rock as a tool - it doesn't make it abstract.

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Is reality at a quantum scale the same as at a cosmic scale? What role does perception play in understanding reality?

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by manofknowledge View Post
    Is reality at a quantum scale the same as at a cosmic scale? What role does perception play in understanding reality?
    You perceive a table as a tool?

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

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    You perceive a table as a tool?
    Not if my perspective is at a quantum scale. In that case, a table is mostly void space.

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by manofknowledge View Post
    Not if my perspective is at a quantum scale. In that case, a table is mostly void space.
    Full of quantum foam.
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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by zyzygy View Post
    Full of quantum foam.
    Perhaps. No one knows.

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by manofknowledge View Post
    Not if my perspective is at a quantum scale. In that case, a table is mostly void space.
    That make up a table.

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Duh, If the naturalist is forced to stay fully clothed against his wishes, it will eventually impact his approach to reality. If he is allowed to his freedom to be unclothed wherever he wants, he is likely to immediately impact the approach to reality of others who are not naturalists - including prudes, police and jurists.

    Did I get the answer right?
    Last edited by btthegreat; 07-08-19 at 05:26 PM.

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by btthegreat View Post
    If the naturalist is fully clothed against his wishes, it will eventually impact his approach to reality. If he is allowed to his freedom to be unclothed wherever he wants, he is likely to immediately impact the approach to reality of others who are not naturalists.

    Did that help raise the level of this existential debate?

    If a man decides on killing himself by jumping off a tall building...but changes his mind on the way down.

    Is it still suicide?

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    Re: How One Naturalist Approaches Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich2018 View Post
    If a man decides on killing himself by jumping off a tall building...but changes his mind on the way down.

    Is it still suicide?
    Geez, At least I stayed on the topic of naturalists!

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