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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 979 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 79 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 63 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 57 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 67 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 57 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 47 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 63 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 48 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 63 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 55 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 61 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 61 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 63 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 73 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 58 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 67 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 53 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 54 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 57 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 60 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 45 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 49 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 48 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 58 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 55 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 59 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 44 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 48 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 41 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 39 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 50 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 43 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 44 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 43 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 38 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 44 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 39 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 55 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 52 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 55 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 53 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 47 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 46 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 59 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 52 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 40 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 45 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 42 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 43 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 44 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 52 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 39 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 40 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 43 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 50 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 39 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 37 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 43 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 57 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 51 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 54 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 49 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 48 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 73 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 57 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 61 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 62 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 51 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 54 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 51 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 56 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 52 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 48 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 41 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 65 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 53 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 62 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 51 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 59 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 50 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 64 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 57 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 53 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 54 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 53 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 52 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 58 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 59 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 49 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 53 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 49 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 42 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 44 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 67 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 73 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 67 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 48 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 59 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 41 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 47 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 47 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 44 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 45 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 42 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 36 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 43 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 41 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 35 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 35 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 42 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 38 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 39 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 39 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 38 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 34 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 44 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 50 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 38 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 35 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 28 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 57 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 31 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 39 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 38 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 40 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 32 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 42 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 32 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 37 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 43 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 36 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 35 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 44 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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