At one point Bernier asks Meyer about the statement, “The heart cannot exalt what the mind rejects.”
Aldous Huxley noted that LSD “lowers the efficiency of the brain as an instrument for focusing the mind on the problems of life.”
The fact that nature is not predetermined in detail has been shown quite convincingly by the experimental confirmation of Bell’s theorem in quantum mechanics.
The widely accepted heritability of IQ — between 57 percent and 80 percent in twin studies — is strong evidence for the materiality of the intellect.
A major thrust of neuroscience has been the use of fMRI to correlate brain activity with thinking and to draw conclusions about the physical basis of the mind.