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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 34660 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 300 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 280 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 277 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 276 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 267 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 246 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 271 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 257 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 265 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 269 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 254 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 266 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 340 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 301 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 253 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 290 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 262 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 257 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 257 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 269 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 253 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 268 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 244 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 254 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 270 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 288 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 245 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 247 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 239 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 233 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 261 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 243 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 231 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 242 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 254 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 256 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 249 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 259 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 258 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 274 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 260 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 282 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 260 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 284 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 267 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 240 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 250 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 256 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 243 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 259 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 257 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 242 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 248 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 237 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 245 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 252 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 238 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 251 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 266 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 246 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 253 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 253 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 252 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 277 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 248 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 279 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 258 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 258 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 848 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 265 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 267 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 253 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 268 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 258 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 286 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 313 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 286 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 262 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 266 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 257 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 258 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 270 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 270 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 258 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 267 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 250 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 263 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 271 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 252 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 256 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 263 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 234 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 253 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 280 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 277 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 269 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 242 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 275 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 231 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 247 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 253 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 256 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 241 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 241 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 241 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 227 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 237 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 245 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 226 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 242 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 221 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 241 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 244 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 232 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 228 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 224 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 238 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 227 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 239 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 216 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 523 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 226 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 229 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 221 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 239 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 223 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 243 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 217 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 252 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 242 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 220 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 226 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 222 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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