Not everyone who believes that a stone is healing power believes that they are ontologically basic.

But she is actually treating healing as an ontologically basic concept, even if she doesn't understand that she is doing so. That's enough.

She thinks it's possible for a stone to heal and do nothing else. It's not possible, unless the stone contains an intelligence that can determine whether a physical change made by the stone is "healing". It's every bit as absurd as having an acid that only dissolves shirts.

In practice she might tell you:

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She thinks it's possible for a stone to heal and do nothing else.

She likely doesn't. It's something you project into her without good reason.

Open thread, Apr. 01 - Apr. 05, 2015

by MrMind 1 min read31st Mar 2015180 comments

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