Can Materialism Explain Abstract Thought?

Neuroscientist, Michael Egnor, weighs in on some of the problems with explaining abstract thought by material means. He explains the contradictions that result from saying the mind arrises through complex neural activity. Can Materialism Explain Abstract Thought?

Is Consciousness an Illusion? Sharon Dirckx vs. Daniel Dennett

I’ve been reading Am I Just My Brain by Sharon Dirckx. Dr. Sharon Dirckx holds a Ph.D. in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held a research position at Oxford. She’s an expert on the brain and yet, she doesn’t believe religion is something that can be explained away by neuroscience. SomethingContinue reading “Is Consciousness an Illusion? Sharon Dirckx vs. Daniel Dennett”

Is Religious Experience Just Brain Activity?

Dr. Sharon Dirckx, PhD in brain imaging, explains why scanning brain activity during prayer and meditation doesn’t prove anything other than the brain is active during these times. Some atheists have reached the silly conclusion that because we know what areas of the brain are active at times of prayer, therefore religion is a madeContinue reading “Is Religious Experience Just Brain Activity?”