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.
From Dr. Faizal Ali, it looks like another case of Materialism-of-the-Gaps reasoning.
“Although higher thought is not localizable to one region of the brain, it may be distributed to neurons throughout the brain.”
How does one “convince” a robot of anything, when changing your mind about an issue implies free will, which materialists are impelled to deny?
This is fascinating stuff that flies in the face of the viewpoint treasured and defended by prestige academia and the mainstream media.