Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Quote of the Week - Stephen M. Barr

"If ideas are just patterns of nerve impulses, then how can one say that any idea (including the idea of materialism itself) is superior to any other? One pattern of nerve impulses cannot be truer or less true than another pattern, any more than a toothache can be truer or less true than another toothache.”--Stephen M. Barr (From here.)

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Some ideas may prove to be valid, while others may not.

Also. some ideas may be more significant than others, because of the results they may produce.

One must not view all ideas as having the same effect, as ideas tend to vary in terms of their intensity and usefulness.