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brian livesey
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As an aside to the previous post, eighteenth-century mathematician and philosopher, Bishop Berkeley, claimed that tangible matter ( hard stuff ) doesn't exist at all, and that the entire universe consists of intangible ideas only. His proposition was quite convincing.
Amusingly, when Berkeley visited Johnathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels, Berkeley was refused admission. Swift said that if, according to Berkeley, the front door was only an idea, Berkeley could walk straight through it without the need for Swift to open the the door for him. :lol:
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