Writing at Mind Matters, Michael Egnor dissects another illustration of the “I Suck” impulse at work. It’s from his fellow neuroscientist Steven Novella.
Dr. Egnor gently points out that Dr. Ali has stumbled in understanding both what abstract thought means and what happens in certain rare cases of seizure.
One currently common view, eliminative materialism, says there is nothing to the mind except what goes on in the brain.
From Dr. Faizal Ali, it looks like another case of Materialism-of-the-Gaps reasoning.
I was part of the creative team behind the project. So what is the idea behind that masked hacker, anyhow?