RE: [asa] What is life? (letters in Raleigh News & Observer)

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 13:11:22 EDT

Give me your full name so that I can Google it and find out for myself who you are where you stand on the issues. You can certainly do that with my name, if you have not already done so, and know where I stand and what I believe.

 

Moorad

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From: PvM [mailto:pvm.pandas@gmail.com]
Sent: Tue 10/16/2007 12:57 PM
To: Alexanian, Moorad
Cc: AmericanScientificAffiliation
Subject: Re: [asa] What is life? (letters in Raleigh News & Observer)

That returns me to the question as to why?

I am trying to understand your position, not answer what I consider to
be meaningless questions?
I wonder who is stalling here?

In Christ

On 10/16/07, Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu> wrote:
> Answer the question to the best of your knowledge and ability. Thais is all.
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> Moorad
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> From: PvM [mailto:pvm.pandas@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tue 10/16/2007 12:28 PM
> To: Alexanian, Moorad
> Cc: AmericanScientificAffiliation
> Subject: Re: [asa] What is life? (letters in Raleigh News & Observer)
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> What makes you think I am dishonest?
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> On 10/16/07, Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu> wrote:
> > Quit stalling and answer this legitimate question honestly.
> >
> > Moorad
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: PvM [mailto:pvm.pandas@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:36 AM
> > To: Alexanian, Moorad
> > Cc: AmericanScientificAffiliation
> > Subject: Re: [asa] What is life? (letters in Raleigh News & Observer)
> >
> > The relevance being?
> >
> > On 10/16/07, Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu> wrote:
> > > Suppose evolutionary theory can thoroughly explain altruism. Given
> > that
> > > knowledge, what data do you need about a particular individual in
> > order
> > > to predict or give the corresponding probabilities that that
> > individual
> > > is an altruist or not.
> > >
> > > Moorad
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: PvM [mailto:pvm.pandas@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 11:13 PM
> > > To: Alexanian, Moorad
> > > Cc: AmericanScientificAffiliation
> > > Subject: Re: [asa] What is life? (letters in Raleigh News & Observer)
> > >
> > > What is one to make of such ad hoc claims? Proof by assertion seems
> > > rather circular an approach here.
> > >
> > > Let's take the concept of altruism, surely as nonphysical as any of
> > > the ones claimed by Alex, and yet we can study it, and even find
> > > plausible evolutionary explanations for it. So what am I to make of
> > > such assertions? Perhaps responding to it already makes too much of
> > > them, but I am really attempting to understand the logic involved.
> > >
> > > On 10/14/07, Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Consciousness and rationality are purely nonphysical, since purely
> > > physical devices cannot detect them, and can only be "detected" by the
> > > self in humans. In addition, life cannot be reduced to the purely
> > > physical, so living beings are both physical and nonphysical.
> > >
> >
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