Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Scientific Plausibility of the Soul

I'm in the process of pruning my latest post about religion into something less long-winded. For now, here is a long-winded but worthwhile post from Andrew Sullivan. It's really an e-mail exchange between Sam Harris, Sullivan's spirited opponent in an ongoing debate about faith, and Stuart Hameroff, a professor at the University of Arizona. As Sullivan might say, here's the money quote, from Hameroff:
But let's talk about faith vs reason. In my article in press in Cognitive Science...I argue that the faith of neuroscientists (based on brain=mind=computer) that conventional neurocomputation accounts for consciousness is illogical and refuted by evidence. Reason is NOT on the side of the neuroscientists.


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