Is not the fact that we are having these discussions the best available evidence that we are not “just overgrown apes or undergrown apes”?
One difficulty is that many humans produce a “self” with split brains, a brain missing key components, or half a brain. That’s not consistent with materialism.
The brain assists the organization and recall of thoughts by segmenting them and associating them with stimuli. But who is doing the thinking?
Scanning down through the comments section under his post, I noticed a puzzled remark from one reader.
When you go off to an elite college today, you’re expected to think about the most important questions as if it were true that only material things exist.