“It seemed to me that there had to be a conductor to this orchestra. But being an atheist, I didn’t think that was possible.”
Materialists argue that dualism of mind and brain is not possible because of causal closure — by which they mean that all physical effects have physical causes.
Egnor: “Do you want me to explain Thomistic dualism to you?…David, do you not know how St. Thomas explained intentionality?” Papineau: “Uh, no.”
Neurotheology is likely to become just another materialist fad in which the human rational and spiritual soul is reduced to evolved meat.
Aldous Huxley noted that LSD “lowers the efficiency of the brain as an instrument for focusing the mind on the problems of life.”