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Michael Egnor at Mind Matters News: Political website’s Christmas gift to readers: promoting abortion

Egnor: I do a fair amount of prenatal counseling. While I always tell the families the truth about their baby’s prognosis, most of the patients I evaluate are essentially normal babies who have prenatal ultrasound/MRI findings that show minor brain variants that don’t impact their lives. Even for children with serious diagnoses, the outlook is often much better than the abortion-happy medical profession tells families in crisis. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Does superdeterminism resolve dilemmas around free will?

Michael Egnor: If we lack free will, we have no justification whatsoever to even believe that we lack free will. In a timeless block however, the future exists simultaneously with the past and present — but that does not mean that the future determines the past and present. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Why so many neuroscientists are unreflective materialists

In his chapter of a new anthology, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith: Exploring the Ultimate Questions About Life and the Cosmos (2021), neurosurgeon Michael Egnor looks at the growing evidence that the mind is not simply what the brain does and defends a dualist view. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Can wholly random processes produce information?

Marks: We showed that in all cases, that yes, [design] was required, and that there’s mathematics behind it. The mathematics is based on the No Free Lunch Theorem, which was popularized in the IEEE transactions on evolutionary computing in 1997. There, David Wolpert and W. G. Macready showed something which astonished the area of genetic programming and evolutionary programming. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Neuroscientist: Mind is not just brain? That’s career limiting!

Neuropsychologist Mark Solms and neurosurgeon Michael Egnor agreed that clinical experience supports a non-materialist view of the mind but that the establishment doesn’t. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: 2. Neurosurgeon and neuropsychologist agree: Brain is not mind

Egnor saw patients who didn’t have most of their frontal lobes who were completely conscious, “in fact, rather pleasant, bright people.” Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: The brain stem, not the prefrontal cortex, may be the seat of consciousness

Neuropsychologist Mark Solms: a lot of evidence, suggests that the source of consciousness in the brain is in fact in the brain stem, which is a much more ancient, much more primitive structure that we share, not only with all other primates and all other mammals, but in fact, with all vertebrates. Read More ›

Laszlo Bencze responds to the view that evil is the absence of good

Bencze: I have found that all people, even diehard progressives,agree that there are some things that are prohibited. They might balk at homophobia. Surely that can’t be permitted? ... So, if not all things are permitted, then, logically speaking, god must exist. In this way the existence of evil points to god. Read More ›

Egnor vs. Dillahunty: 11. Is evil in the world simply the absence of good?

Egnor: "The Thomistic understanding of evil is that it’s an absence of good. It’s not a thing that exist independently in itself. It’s a deficit of goodness. God’s creation necessarily fall short of goodness because if he created something perfectly good, He would just be creating himself. " Read More ›