FOM: Does it matter?

Ed Mares Edwin.Mares at
Fri Apr 24 08:58:08 EDT 1998

I believe the full saying was: What is matter? Never mind. What is mind? No
matter. What is the soul? It's immaterial! -- Ed Mares

>  Joseph Shoenfield wrote the 23 April 1998 11:27
>>    When I was a youth, I was somewhat interested in the mind-matter
>>problem; but it was finally settled for me by the immortal answer:
>>never mind, it doesn't matter.    (Does anyone know the author of
>>this remark?)
>I think the remark has its origin a couple of centuries ago when the 
>Cambridge Platonists made these remarks:
>					What is matter? Never mind!
>     What is mind? No matter!
>                                                   	       Ove Petersen
Ed Mares
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Victoria University of Wellington
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