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> > > > > Life is an expression or manifestation of solar-induced energy that
> > > > > happens to exists because of favorable conditions here on earth.
> > > > > Life is equally superfluous as it is spontaneous.
> > > >
> > > > Life is self-expression. There's no physics of the self. It's hard to
> > > > make measurements and equations when the only number you've got
> > > > is one.
> > >
> > > In that sense: yes. Self-reflection is hardly admissable in the
> > > department of science,
> > Only if science is essentially physics. No statement is physically
> > meaningful unless it can be expressed mathematically. Self-existence
> > and self-reflection cannot be physical properties. It's not physics
> > that explains the difference between life and nonlife or people and
> > trees. If science is to tackle life, it must find its metaphysical roots.
> I don't know about this. If there exist neural correlates of
> self-reflection and consciousness and so on the use of a
> metaphysical agent is not necessary. Ockam's razor forbids.
It depends on what you're interested in. If you want to explain the operations of the brain, you'll have no use for intrinsic or "self" existence. If, on the other hand, you want to explain the conscious life for which the brain serves as input-output system, you'll get nowhere without the inherently meta-physical concept of absolute existence.
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