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Darryl,

Descartes set out to study everything in a materialistic way, except he couldn't. In subsequent generations, scientists whittled down those spiritual leftover, until many thought they could do away with them altogether.

Based on your own demonstrations and scholarly reviews, you've stumbled into the very studies and experiences that are reviving the old Descartes, and rethinking consciousness--even as atheistic materialists try to bury him. In one recent BBC report on consciousness, they even went so far as to take their audience to his former gravesite:

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You've completely jumped the science in favor of a very broad, global,synthesis that puts you in a middle ground between some sort of Creationism and some undefined atheism: very similar to intelligent design.

This is the philosophical view I find least attractive, but it's philosophically defensible--and your explanations are rational. Just remember: there are two types of bad theories: those that explain too little--and those that explain too much.

Ray

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Parapsychology and wonderment 33879 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 179 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 171 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 163 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 164 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 164 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 138 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 166 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 140 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 158 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 157 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 152 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 153 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 205 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 177 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 148 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 171 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 151 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 152 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 155 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 154 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 146 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 147 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 140 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 152 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 160 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 165 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 138 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 144 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 134 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 133 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 146 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 138 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 133 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 141 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 138 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 147 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 133 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 157 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 147 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 149 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 152 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 149 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 143 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 163 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 145 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 136 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 142 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 144 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 137 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 146 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 156 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 134 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 141 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 136 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 144 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 135 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 134 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 143 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 157 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 145 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 150 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 144 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 146 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 170 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 149 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 162 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 154 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 148 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 737 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 153 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 155 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 145 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 157 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 141 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 164 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 166 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 163 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 155 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 155 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 144 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 157 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 157 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 150 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 149 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 148 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 141 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 155 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 159 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 144 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 145 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 151 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 131 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 139 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 168 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 171 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 163 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 138 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 161 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 134 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 137 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 141 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 139 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 137 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 133 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 131 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 129 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 132 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 133 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 121 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 137 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 123 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 139 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 132 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 133 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 127 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 131 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 136 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 123 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 130 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 113 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 355 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 125 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 128 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 124 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 130 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 121 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 138 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 122 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 138 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 132 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 123 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 120 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 127 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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