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April 13, 2004

Oh Godless, Wherefore Art Thou? And Why Hast Thou Forsaken Us?

An interesting follow up on David B's recent series of posts on Sensation and qualia, which caused a lot of controversy on this site a few weeks back, is this update on Francis Crick's work on neural basis of consciousness in the NYT. I tend to agree with everything Crick says, including his prediction that the idea of an immortal soul which survives the death of the body, will soon be perceived by most people as a curious superstition of the past. But what's really interesting, to me at least, is that none of this negatively impacts my own "religious" approach to the interpretation of reality. Go figure.

Posted by lukelea at 08:25 AM