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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 35336 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 571 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 560 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
Re: u-tube 533 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 06:17
Re: u-tube 541 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
Re: u-tube 530 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:58
Re: u-tube 513 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:29
Meaningful dreams 527 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 18:47
Re: Meaningful dreams 527 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 22:46
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 532 PB Bytes 04-Jun-19 22:29
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 542 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 527 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 538 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 619 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 20:51
Who was Jesus? 565 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 520 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 568 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:49
Re: Who was Jesus? 533 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 22:21
Re: Who was Jesus? 528 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 23:06
Re: Who was Jesus? And who were the Mayans? 515 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:40
And who were the Mayans? 546 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 15:41
Winter solstice 2012 527 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 22:40
Re: Winter solstice 2012 536 PB Bytes 07-Jun-19 23:21
Re: Winter solstice 2012 514 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 526 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 539 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 563 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 519 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 511 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 503 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 500 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 527 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 514 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
Scientists and Dualism 493 drrayeye 14-Jun-19 16:30
Re: Scientists and Dualism 519 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 535 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 525 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 496 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 532 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 525 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 541 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 523 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 551 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 524 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 556 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 532 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 498 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 515 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 22:32
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 528 SandyJesse 18-Jun-19 02:56
Re: Tiberius Julius Cotys Philocaesar Eusebes 501 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 03:03
Re: A scholarly alternative 529 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 519 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 507 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 514 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
Follow me - on Facebook....... 496 greengirl5 17-Jun-19 23:10
Re: Follow me - on Facebook....... 515 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 01:42
After the resurrection...... 528 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 502 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
Well said 526 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 532 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 513 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 524 PB Bytes 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 525 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 524 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 547 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 507 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 534 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 527 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
Re: au contraire 525 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 13:48
Re: au contraire 1120 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 531 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 548 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 530 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 544 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
Re: Consciousness 528 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 555 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 06:03
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 588 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 07:47
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 549 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 528 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 538 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 527 greengirl5 08-Jun-19 22:44
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 531 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 540 SandyJesse 09-Jun-19 06:24
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 555 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 533 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 536 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
There it is again 519 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 12:07
Re: There it is again 520 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
You know? 543 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 00:36
Re: You know? 525 Susan Doris 10-Jun-19 10:49
Re: You know? 530 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 13:47
Re: You know? 524 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 00:09
Re: You know? 494 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 506 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 544 SandyJesse 10-Jun-19 06:38
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 546 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
How to make gold 531 greengirl5 15-Jun-19 07:47
Re: How to make gold 511 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:07
Re: How to make gold 535 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:31
Re: How to make gold 499 Darryl Sloan 18-Jun-19 08:15
Re: How to make gold 524 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 09:41
Re: How to make gold 523 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 13:10
Re: How to make gold 521 Susan Doris 18-Jun-19 13:37
Re: How to make gold 515 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 520 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 18:09
Re: How to make gold 517 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 23:14
Re: How to make gold 502 Darryl Sloan 20-Jun-19 11:44
The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 503 greengirl5 20-Jun-19 23:32
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 493 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 491 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
Re: How to make gold 499 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 06:18
Re: How to make gold 496 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:14
Re: How to make gold 510 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 14:42
Re: How to make gold 511 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 23:30
Re: How to make gold 504 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 05:14
Re: How to make gold 503 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 06:26
Re: How to make gold 486 Susan Doris 22-Jun-19 07:04
Re: How to make gold 506 greengirl5 22-Jun-19 23:49
Re: How to make gold 492 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:25
defying naturalistic explanations 515 drrayeye 24-Jun-19 23:32
Re: defying naturalistic explanations 473 Darryl Sloan 26-Jun-19 21:09
Science vs. speculation 897 drrayeye 26-Jun-19 21:57
Re: How to make gold 491 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 05:57
Great advice to scientists! 510 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:24
Re: Great advice to scientists! 485 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 10:07
Re: Great advice to scientists! 508 greengirl5 26-Jun-19 00:25
a very creative scientist shares his insights 500 drrayeye 25-Jun-19 11:50
Re: a very creative scientist shares his insights 495 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 14:00
Re: How to make gold 472 Darryl Sloan 24-Jun-19 18:09
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 496 rulebook54 24-Jun-19 22:35
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 495 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 00:31
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 481 Susan Doris 25-Jun-19 06:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 477 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 07:11
Big consciousness, little consciousness. 470 greengirl5 25-Jun-19 02:37


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