Tuesday, March 1, 2011


"The metaphysical limitations of neuroscience" delineated by Raymond Tallis, who warns, "The republic of letters is in thrall to an unprecedented scientism" — A mind of one's own.

"Just because neural activity is a necessary condition of consciousness, it does not follow that it is a sufficient condition of consciousness, still less that it is identical with it." the author writes. "And Darwinising human life confuses the organism Homo sapiens with the human person, biological roots with cultural leaves." Tolle, lege.

[An interview with the author — The ardent atheist — and a silly screed to which he is a signatory — Harsh judgments on the pope and religion.]

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Blogger laBiscuitnapper said...

I found it rather depressing and ironic to read how many of the comments completely missed the point of the article and then proceeded to make the usual claim that Dr Tallis was some sort of metaphysical goon when really, he has all the credentials (Secular Humanist, pro-Euthanasia, anti-Pope etc) that would have made his article a hit had he only spent more time bashing those awful 'religionists'.

So much for the triumph of Reason, I suppose.

And thanks for linking to the article! Definitely food for thought.

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