Summerlander wrote:Everybody knows what dementia can do to a person. How about the mental impairments from certain agnosias? Take prosopagnosia, for instance. On evolution, our eyes are so poorly designed that the optic nerve actually impairs much of the vision that we could have. Hence the blind spot! How about the fact that we now walk upright and this causes us to acquire back problems? So much for intelligent design and purpose in nature.
That is the same line of logic that allowed the inquisition to exist. The attitude which Dogchain has about cheering you on is the danger we face when science is made popular and simply accepted. If you have 1000 truths and they are based upon one lie, in science all those truths are now in question.
Honestly your mater of fact attitude that science has somehow proven anything about the soul or existence of mental consciousness after death of the corporeal form is unsubstantiated. It is not an affront to scientific method to say, "I DON'T KNOW". Many say it IS the beginning of all wisdom and knowledge.
So we reach an impasse where the science equipment is not advanced far enough to research the hypothesis. We also can not discern if first hand accounts are truly valid thru associative study with the visible or detectable universe. So instead of discussing the possibilities of alternate ideas summerland wants a personal debate club where he can show off his lawyer like skills and Dischain can play cheerleader. I would rather entertain multiple ideas as discuss merits instead of the grandstanding and bigotry others like to preform.
But then my degrees ARE in science not as a paralegal.