Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chopra needs a shave

From: Deepak Chopra
Subject: Open Letter to Skeptics

Dear Messrs. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Chris Anderson,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chopra Foundation, we are inviting you to be featured speakers at our Sages and Scientists Symposium to be held from August 16-18 at La Costa Resort and Spa.

(I see Deepak Chopra didn't invite William of Ockham.)

Xism = belief in material stuff + (a particular) nonmaterial stuff X ("X" ≠ "Material")
Materialism = belief in material stuff (alone)

∴ Materialism < Xism

e.g. "X" = "The", "Spiritual", "Soul", "Mind", etc.

There is a tendency to want more than what is needed, and so Xs are created in the imagination alone.