Materialism enables irrational ideas about ourselves to compete with rational ones on an equal basis. It won’t work:
[Neurosurgeon Michael] Egnor offers a much more dramatic demonstration from an operation he performs, the corpus callosotomy, where a human brain is cut in half, to minimize otherwise uncontrollable epileptic seizures:
“But they still seemed to be a unitary person, they still seemed to be fairly normal. And what that implies I that the human mind is not generated purely by the matter of the brain. Otherwise, cutting the brain in half would have profound effects. It might create two people. Certainly, it would create a rather profound effect on a person’s state of consciousness. And it doesn’t.”
He also discusses the remarkable discoveries of twentieth-century Canadian neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield (1891–1976) who found that consciousness remained somehow intact, despite deep brain surgery, and that free will could be detected in the brain. And much more.Denyse O’Leary, “Science Uprising: Stop ignoring evidence for the existence of the human mind! ” at Mind Matters News
Here’s the second episode: Mind: The Inescapable I:
See also: Robert J. Marks: A new short film series takes on materialism in science, including that of AI’s pop prophets At the Bradley Center, we are open to discussing and reporting any such discovery but are also open to evidence leading to alternative explanations.
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