Is Science Sure There's No Soul? - CCT Conversations - Zimmerman/Crisp

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Has science proven that there's no such thing as an immaterial soul? Are we purely physical bodies? Or something more? Philosophers Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers University) and Tom Crisp (Biola University) discuss.

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    6. Is Science Sure There's No Soul? - CCT Conversations - Zimmerman/Crisp

    by Thomas M Crisp and Dean Zimmerman

    4:34 — December 13, 2013

    Is Science Sure There's No Soul? - CCT Conversations - Zimmerman/Crisp

    Has science proven that there's no such thing as an immaterial soul? Are we purely physical bodies? Or something more? Philosophers Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers University) and Tom Crisp (Biola Universi...

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    • Michael Glass
    • over 2 years ago

    I truly love all of the discussions on the human mind Orr brain and the connection of the soul. I love the discussion, but I believe something is missing from the conversation. Within our mind energy is produced and stored and then circulated throughout the entire brain system both through passive and active thought however this is all measured as energy and energy is classically viewed as something that can not be created nor can it be destroyed. Post life if I was to remove and look at your brain I would see no energy the signals would no longer be there and there is no longer a way for me to restart the machine. Say I was able to keep your body alive as in your heart beating and theoretically you were a vegetable there is still no way for me to restart your brain I can not jump start it once you are dead therefore I think it is unlikely to say that the energy from your thoughts would remained stored in your brain post life. This would mean that as an implication the soul does exist and not only does it exist but it would play a critical role in initiating all of the brains functions. This is seen when you measure the brain as almost all thoughts leading to actions such as movement or speech show a steady build up of energy leading to the action potential generating the movement. My description of the souls as energy would mean that what you are seeing is the soul beginning to connect with the body so that it may complete the action that is necessary. Furthermore this argument can be made twice if not more for the brain as the brain also has innate information that can not be destroyed but does not remain with the brain in a state of vegetation such as a coma therefore the information must also play a part in the soul as it is another part of the human that can not be destroyed. I would really like to hear what others have to say about this view.

    Thank you,

    Michael Glass

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