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  1. despicable says:

    A theory means that something has as yet not been proven!
    My understanding is that Science has proven that as far as Science knows that nothing has been proven to exist outside of “Matter in Motion.” and that what reflects Matter in Motion.
    It is my understanding that the Scientific Method is that Science either “KNOWS” or “DOES NOT KNOW!” that science does not BELIEVE, there for does not need to rely on FAITH to eliminate “DOUBT!” but only relies on concrete indisputable evidence to be able to say that this exists and is a fact!
    If science cannot prove that something out of the natural world exists, how can you possibly say, what you have said about it had not been proven that the world is not exclusively material.

    • I’m not exactly sure what you are specifically referring to. My guess is that you are saying that the superstructure or “world of ideas” does not exist.

      My assertion is not that this is a separate world filled with ghosts and spirits, rather it is the thoughts of man, which perhaps only manifest themselves as electrical impulses or wrinkles in a brain. These thoughts of mankind shape the material world by pushing mankind to make a certain kind of music, certain movies, certain academic courses, certain religious beliefs/practices.

      As I have said before, I agree about the world being composed of matter in motion. I also agree on the importance of science, although we have slightly different takes on science which are noted in other comments.

  2. despicable says:

    When I say that the world is exclusively material, my meaning is that what is composed of matter, and all that reflects matter in motion!
    This reflection encompasses sound, art, language music, math etc. etc. This is the understanding of dialectical materialists from the get go, and it is not in conflict with my understanding of materialism.
    My objections are with those that use the reflection of Matter as an argument that their exists non material substances that prove that the world is not entirely Matter.
    The reflection of material substances and the consequences that occur as a result of this connection is a part of my understanding of dialectical Materialism!

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