^^^This. Casparov has shown nothing else than intellectual dishonesty, in the same fashion as the other religious fundies we use to get here. The fact that he abandoned the debate he himself asked for speaks volumes about him. A waste of good oxygen.
I see that he has abandoned the formal debate so I doubt I'll ever get a reply.
Of course, you are all correct in that it is a fruitless debate since Casparovs belief is purely faith based. I still like discussions with these types for the same reason a cat will use a dead unmoving post to sharpen its claws.
If there is one thing I can take away from this it's that Ghost for brains did try a crafty way of insisting for proof for a purely philosophical/ non falsifiable position. Many of us did in fact try to provide the proof but we should have instead referred him to the Demarcation Problem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demarcation_problem
"The demarcation problem in the philosophy of science is about how to distinguish between science and nonscience, including between science, pseudoscience, other activities, and beliefs."
Of particular annoyance was the total intellectual dishonesty and faking being polite.
"Oh please dear kind sirs... I only want to be open minded, I beg thee for evidence.
I can put up with the irrational arguments, missing the point, misinterpreting Quantum Interpretations for proven facts, etc... but that kind of fake politeness was extremely disgusting to have to tolerate.