Posted: Jan 12, 2021 2:14 am
by Frozenworld
Spearthrower wrote:
Frozenworld wrote:

Just want to say I'm new here and I was brought here by the idealism thread, the one above.

I'm mostly puzzled by how people can assume their "mind god" or mentalism when there is nothing to suggest such a thing and that the experiences that they have which support this can be accounted for by neuroscience, like much of the mystical stuff. When presented with the evidence from science for such things, like chemicals causing feelings, the replies tend to border on incredulity. I mean that seems to be the usual response to scientific discoveries, most of which contradict our view of reality.

But looking at the whole thing, mentalism seems on par with religion in terms of knowledge. I also don't see how idealism gets out of solipsism without making too many leaps and irrational conclusions.

This post - your first on the forum - is completely untrue. This is not at all reflective of your position. You're dishonestly pretending to just be interested when in fact you want to propose this, you just don't want to have to defend it as that is a damn sight harder than merely pointing at random articles and videos and saying 'can you dispute this?'.

That is not true at all. What I am trying to do is see whether any of the stuff I have cited is actually support for the position I am trying to disprove, or at the very least weaken. That entire shroomery thread to me seemed to raise strong points for solipsism and I don't have the knowledge or even capacity to string together a rebuttal to any of them. I've already posted quotes from the threads so people don't have to read it all, but I'm still not seeing how others aren't convinced by them when I am.