A Cocktail Party Challenge

Defending the Existence of the Mind Among Naturalist Atheists

Most of the university cocktail set is quite sure that the mind is simply what the brain does. To doubt that, in their view, is to part company with science. And yet the evidence points in the opposite direction. If you are stuck with them, here are some snatches of their usual brilliance, along with suggested replies and their sources.

Arguments . . .  from Evolution

Claim: We are just animals, so, as we might expect, the human brain is not really unique. The human, mouse, and fly brains all use the same basic mechanisms!1

Response: That's the remarkable part. What we do with our brains sets us apart. And greater size doesn't really account for...

 

is a Canadian journalist, author, and blogger. She blogs at Blazing Cat Fur, Evolution News & Views, MercatorNet, Salvo, and Uncommon Descent.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #57, Summer 2021 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo57/a-cocktail-party-challenge

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