Oh ja . . . gaan we op die toer?!Petra schreef:@Pallieter... misschien is Harris wel een onbewuste Possibillian. Want wat is nou het grote verschil met Eagleman dan
Geen debat/interview tussen Eagleman en Harris en jij gaat nu Harris intepreteren, je eigen omschrijving van possibilianisme hanteren en als ultieme onkiesheid schuif je jouw interpretatie in Harris' onbewuste.
Misschien toch even teruglezen naar de New Yorker van april 2011 waar Eagleman zijn breinweefseltje zelf ontluistert.
Lately, though, he’d taken to calling himself a Possibilian—a denomination of his own invention. Science had taught him to be skeptical of cosmic certainties, he told me. From the unfathomed complexity of brain tissue—“essentially an alien computational material”—to the mystery of dark matter, we know too little about our own minds and the universe around us to insist on strict atheism, he said. “And we know far too much to commit to a particular religious story.” Why not revel in the alternatives? Why not imagine ourselves, as he did in “Sum,” as bits of networked hardware in a cosmic program, or as particles of some celestial organism, or any of a thousand other possibilities, and then test those ideas against the available evidence? “Part of the scientific temperament is this tolerance for holding multiple hypotheses in mind at the same time,” he said. “As Voltaire said, uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.”
A garden-variety agnostic might have left it at that. But Eagleman, as usual, took things a step further. Two years ago, in an interview on a radio show, he declared himself the founder of a new movement.
Possibilianism had a membership of one, he said, but he hoped to attract more. “I’m not saying here is the answer,” he told me. “I’m just celebrating the vastness of our ignorance.”
The announcement was only half serious, so Eagleman was shocked to find, when he came home from his lab later that night,
that his e-mail in-box was filled, once again, with messages from listeners. “You know what?” most of them said. “I’m a Possibilian, too!” The movement has since drawn press from as far away as India and Uganda.
Met de onvermijdelijke magische aantrekkingskracht op zweefrelies, esoterisch angehauchten etc.
Toch ben ik wel blij voor je dat je je bekeerd hebt, want vrijwillig onder een lekkend onderdak kruipen is toch beter dan niets.At last count (2011 dus), close to a thousand Facebook members had switched their religious affiliation to Possibilianism.