Posted: Jul 01, 2018 11:20 pm
by jamest
Thommo wrote:Evolution is not a metapysical assumption, it's an observed process backed by evidence.

Any evolutionary theory which advocates that 'we' are who/what we are as a consequence of physical causes is by default a metaphysical theory as it posits that we are who/what we are as a consequence of physical origins.

I personally don't deny that there is evidence of multiple physical changes amidst physical life. What I do deny or object to is that physical things cause this. Therefore, it's frozen badger time for anyone who insists that 'we' are the product of physical causes as far as I'm concerned, unless someone here establishes that 'we' are mere physical things.

It may also be worth pointing out that a) You're not replying to a post that says anything about humans "merely" being anything and b) you're in no position to say that "metaphysical assumptions are utterly devoid of value to reasonable people".

a) She definitely implied that physical causes explain 'us' and our behaviour. I won't be wasting my time with anyone who denies this.
b) Any cunt with a modicum of reasoning power is qualified to inform you that assumptions are devoid of value with someone who seeks answers from reasoning. :nono:

Don't waste my time in this thread any more with your fucking political approaches. Address the problem, not the contributors.