To contemplate consciousness is, as professor of religion Greg Peterson put it, like looking into and out of a window at the same time.
The voices of pop science teach us and our children that “everything, if Darwin is right, is mechanical and blind and purposeless at the bottom.”
The latest fad in the “Talk to the animals” arena appears to be a classic in confirmation bias.
“There is no way to venture into the unknown without this guiding light, and that light comes from a source that is not completely known.”
Many psychology students are subjected to this day to an exploded pop neuroscience myth endorsed by celebrity scientist Carl Sagan.