Tag: world view

The Curious Case of Charles Darwin and Homeopathy

In 1849, Charles Darwin was so ill that he was unable to work one out of every 3 days, and after having various troubling symptoms for 2–12 years, he wrote to a friend that he was ‘going the way of all flesh’. He sought treatment from Dr James Manby Gully, a medical doctor who used …

The very special interest of some scientists

Brian David Josephson Brian David Josephson, best known for his pioneering work on superconductivity and quantum tunnelling and awarded for the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 for his prediction of the Josephson effect. Josephson became interested in philosophy of mind in the late sixties and, in particular, in the mind–body problem, and is one …

It depends on your world view if things makes sense

The cosmological standard for a Christian is Genesis 1:1, that in the beginning God created heavens and earth. By acknowledging this as one’s own personal world view, the cosmology is based on spirit, mind, and everything else derives from consciousness. The origin is immaterial and matter is a construct of the mind, like a idea …

Is Consciousness More than the Brain?

No truly coherent cosmology can fail to address human consciousness. As Wal Thornhill has written, “A real cosmology must be a broad and coherent natural philosophy. It may always be incomplete, based on our limitations, but to be valid there can be no exceptions in our experience. In particular, cosmology must address issues of life …

The Biggest Error Ever Made in the Name of Science

Mistaking the _image_ of a process for the _cause_ of the process is the biggest error ever made in the name of science. This video shows how this error has gripped Western thinking when it comes to the relationship between mind and brain. It also shows how reality is much simpler than the contrived worldview …