(5) Science vs. Theology
hwehn at direct.ca
Tue Mar 17 02:10:25 EST 1998
mystic <mystic at lcc.net> wrote in article <3507B2EB.46B at lcc.net>...
> Nonetheless, there are still things in this world that are quite real,
> even prosaic, that are not measurable, quantifiable, nor explainable
> in terms of pure rationale. Love. Hate. Awe. Even trying to explain
> these in terms of chemical impulses in the brain is not plausible,
> because no one is certain as to whether or not the measurable evidences
> of emotions are a cause -- or an effect. I'm as much a scientist as I
> am a historian or a poet -- and I know a blind spot in the abilities
> of science when I see it. Admitting this is no more un-intelligent than
> is irrationally claiming that science can answer all questions -- even
> those that have not yet been asked of it.
What miraculous processes do you suggest occur in human brains ?
Similar to the rest of your body, the atoms of your brain behave according
to the known laws of Physics. Do you seriously doubt this ?
Human behavior is therefore subject to these laws as are the stars. There
is no doubt that love and hate and their
associated behavior patterns correlate with physical processes in the brain
in other body parts. Anybody who doubts that should read up on
the Physics and Medical Sciences. Even with todays
primitive methods, emotions and behavior patters can at least partially be
via electrical stimuli and chemicals etc.
If you want to make an argument about the incompletenes of physics and
I believe you would need to do this in a much more sophisticated manner.
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