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Michael Egnor

At Mind Matters News: Is brain science helping us understand our belief in God?

"Ferguson is careful to emphasize that he is not trying to disprove the reality of religious experience:" Oh no. For sure, why would anyone think that? ;) Egnor: The best way to understand religious experience is to have one. Researchers who are looking for a way around that problem don’t produce useful research. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Non-materialist science is wanted — dead or alive

Michael Egnor: I’ve gotten calls to my department in my university demanding that I be fired. That’s a fairly frequent thing. I was called a couple of years ago by the campus police that there was a death threat against me and they wanted to protect me. So this kind of stuff goes on. And some of these people are vicious. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Epilepsy: If you follow the science, materialism is dead

Egnor: on the issue of intellectual seizures, the fact that there has not been a single seizure in recorded medical history out of 250 million seizures, a quarter of a billion seizures, that has evoked abstract intellectual content, Maybe the next one will, but I’m not going to bet on it… Read More ›

Michael Egnor: Materialist science is like driving with the parking brake on

Egnor: None of the good philosophy being done today is being done by any materialist. That is that whatever good philosophy is being done, and there is some, is being done by people who at least in part reject materialism. The good part of their philosophy is the part that rejects materialism. Read More ›

Michael Egnor: Is neurotheology just a “brain prosperity gospel”?

Egnor: Neurotheology stamps a scientific imprimatur on the profoundly misguided doctrine that if you believe in God, if you observe the Sabbath, if you never fail to pray your rosary, your brain is better! Your frontal lobes get better blood flow, your hypothalamic neurotransmitters are better balanced, and your cerebellum is more finely tuned! But for what? A cerebral facelift? Read More ›