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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 34755 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 339 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 321 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 316 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 317 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 308 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 286 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 310 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 298 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 303 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 308 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 296 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 311 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 383 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 342 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 293 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 331 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 304 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 298 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 297 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 312 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 294 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 308 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 285 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 295 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 315 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 331 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 285 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 285 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 280 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 273 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 304 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 286 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 271 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 282 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 295 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 302 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 289 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 301 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 299 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 316 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 302 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 322 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 301 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 324 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 307 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 279 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 291 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 296 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 283 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 302 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 297 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 281 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 290 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 277 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 289 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 291 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 278 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 295 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 309 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 288 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 293 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 296 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 293 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 317 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 287 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 320 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 303 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 301 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 889 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 305 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 308 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 295 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 314 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 303 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 328 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 356 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 328 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 303 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 308 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 299 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 297 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 311 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 312 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 298 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 308 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 290 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 301 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 313 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 291 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 297 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 303 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 273 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 291 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 320 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 318 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 310 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 282 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 314 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 272 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 287 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 293 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 295 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 282 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 286 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 281 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 269 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 275 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 283 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 266 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 283 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 262 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 283 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 285 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 271 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 266 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 263 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 277 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 266 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 280 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 254 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 577 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 263 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 268 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 262 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 278 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 265 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 280 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 254 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 291 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 282 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 258 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 262 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 259 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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