Tag: What is human?

Can humans be reduced to atoms and electro-chemical processes?

An article by a prominent neuroscience researcher argues against a materialistic approach to brain and mind. What can we learn from him?

People are precious?

People matter more than things, we sometimes say. But do we matter more than animals? Our laws say so. What can we learn from this?

A challenge to materialism?

There are many things about humans which are hard to explain. Consciousness is one. When we try to explain it we end up in interesting places.

Are “supernatural” religious experiences a sign of mental illness?

People who hear voices or see visions are abnornal, right? But are they suffering from a mental ilness?

Logic or feelings?

If you don’t believe in God, are there reasons in your own feelings that can tell you something worthwhile?

Life is spiritual?

Do you ever wonder if life is more than the mundane, and human beings are more than just physical flesh and blood? There is evidence to support this feeling.

How we can flourish – 4 keys

We all want a good life. We want to flourish. We want to be free to pursue our own choices. But what does it take?

Would you like to live forever?

Would you like to live forever? Silly question? Could eternal life be boring or impossible? Or could it be wonderful? And is it possible?

Strange thoughts about brains: a casual conversation

It was just a short conversation over coffee….. …. when the conversation turned to brains. “My neurobiology lecture this morning was pretty challenging. It was about theories of how the brain does logical reasoning. They still don’t really understand it. Left me wondering about how the brain can think logically at all.” “What do you […]

Pythagorus and God

Humans can use the Pythagorus Theorem to set out accurate right angles. You may be surprised to know that one philosopher sees this ability as being a pointer to naturalism not being true.