At 11:31 AM 5/20/99 -0400, psypher wrote:
>...is an idea a real thing if its referent is not manifest? If so, to
>what extent is the referent real, since its pattern [the idea]
>consists of matter-energy embedded in space-time?
To the same extent a map of an imaginary land (e.g. Middle Earth) makes it real.
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