The materialist idea that you are “all body” — nothing but matter — is hardly more dangerous than the opposite idea, that you are “all spirit.”
Writing at Mind Matters, Michael Egnor dissects another illustration of the “I Suck” impulse at work. It’s from his fellow neuroscientist Steven Novella.
“To a materialist our subjective thoughts are not real. But our thoughts and beliefs have real consequences.”
What if the way the culture directs us to think about our own biological origins is based on a vast, highly influential myth?
A peculiar habit of disassociation is widespread among many who study the brain.