What are your opinions?
More importantly, I have discovered that philosophers don't really have a clear distinction between what is material and what is immaterial, so fundamentally they don't really know what they are talking about. Matter is to some extent only an illusion, since every "thing" is made up of atoms, which are about 90% or more empty space, and the subatomic particles are essentially energy. So matter=energy in a sense. Which is confirmed by the fact that light has both particle and wave like qualities depending on the circumstances. So really all that exists is energy and space. Is energy "material"? If so, then everything is material- but that would make explanations for all sorts of things plausible, like psychic phenomena, on the premise that everything is energy, things that many "materialists" deny. If everything that exists is energy and void, and energy is material (that is, physical), could anything exist that was immaterial? States of matter (i.e. energy) appear to be on a continuum based on the energy that the constituent molecules possess- rather than a material distinction. So is everything material, immaterial, or are these simply arbitrary distinctions based on human conceptualization?
This is going to be the topic of my last paper for my metaphysics class.