Immaterial Mind

Kenneth Miller's Epic Failure of Evolutionary Guesswork

Whether young or old, every morning we awaken to the sense of "I am here." That state is called consciousness. Scientists and others who hold to a materialistic worldview commonly think of consciousness as a mere function of the physical brain.

Thomas Nagel trenchantly challenged the materialist view of the conscious mind in his 2012 book, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. Nagel sees consciousness as "both one of the most familiar and one of the most astounding things about the world" (p. 53). Any account of the biological evolution of conscious organisms "must include an explanation of the appearance of...

 

Richard W. Stevens, an appellate lawyer, holds degrees in both computer science and law, and has authored four books and numerous articles on various subjects, including legal topics, the Bill of Rights, and intelligent design.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #53, Summer 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo53/immaterial-mind

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