Tag: neuroscience

Have Christian Bloggers Lost the Plot?

I'm worried that Christian bloggers have lost the plot. My grandfather used to say that the habits or faults of other people that annoy us the most may be ones we are also guilty of. I guess that was his atheistic Quaker version of Luke 6:41. I am very often reminded of that lesson and …

Continue reading

Terri Schiavo's Autopsy Results

A few days ago, I wondered out loud if the results of Terri Schiavo’s autopsy might mean that Michael is owed an apology. The discussion in the comments was long and interesting. Be sure to check it out. That discussion got me thinking about some issues surrounding the autopsy results, the post mortem diagnose, and …

Continue reading

Apology Due to Michael Schiavo?

The Terri Schiavo autopsy results are out and nobody seems to be talking about them. Or rather, it seems nobody who was rallying the troops in her defense is talking about them. Maybe I’m just reading the wrong blogs, but the only ones that I’ve noticed mentioning the autopsy at all are those by folks …

Continue reading

Soul Searching

“Are the new frontiers of neuroscience and artificial intelligence doing away with notions of the soul?” “Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the Pope’s vicar for Rome and president of the Italian episcopal conference, responded to the question in an interview with the ‘2004 Philosophy Yearbook,’ published by Mondadori. Here are some of the cardinal’s answers. ”


There’s an interesting discussion going on in this In the Agora post about experimentally reproducing religious experiences. I thought that the skirmishers might find it interesting.