What Thomas Aquinas Can Teach Modern Neuroscientists
|June 29, 2017||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
Over at FT, Michael Egnor, professor of neurological surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, discusses the weaknesses of the materialist paradigm. Sterile reductionist accounts bandied about in the 21st century are far less robust than the state of the art in the 13th century:
We can do better science—and medicine—when we recognize that human beings have abilities that transcend reductionist material explanations. In this century of unprecedented advances in brain research, it’s remarkable that the deepest insights emerge from an ancient paradigm: Thomas Aquinas’s map of the soul.