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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 34472 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 246 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 229 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 223 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 225 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 217 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 198 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 222 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 206 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 218 Poster Boy 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 218 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 207 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 218 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 283 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 242 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 205 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 241 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 210 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 209 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 209 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 214 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 203 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 218 Poster Boy 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 194 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 203 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 217 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 233 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 198 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 198 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 194 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 186 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 205 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 193 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 184 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 196 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 202 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 204 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 200 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 212 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 210 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 223 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 212 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 229 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 213 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 232 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 209 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 192 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 201 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 206 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 193 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 206 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 210 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 192 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 196 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 188 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 198 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 201 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 193 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 199 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 216 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 199 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 205 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 202 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 201 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 226 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 202 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 226 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 211 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 204 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 795 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 213 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 217 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 201 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 216 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 204 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 235 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 263 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 228 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 218 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 218 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 206 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 210 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 215 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 221 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 209 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 216 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 197 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 212 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 220 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 201 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 204 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 207 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 185 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 200 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 224 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 228 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 219 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 194 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 225 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 186 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 196 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 208 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 205 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 194 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 192 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 191 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 183 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 191 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 195 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 179 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 195 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 177 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 192 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 197 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 188 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 184 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 181 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 189 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 177 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 190 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 164 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 435 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 177 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 180 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 175 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 192 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 173 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 194 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 171 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 201 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 194 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 174 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 178 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 177 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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