Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New study provides strong evidence that their isn't two separate streams of consciousness

It looks like the evidence that materialist's have been touting as powerful evidence against substance dualism. Which it would be if true. That is if there is two separate consciousnesses when you split the Corpus Callousum. However a new study has now provided strong evidence that clearly shows that two separate consciousness is very unlikely. It is welcome news, for Substance Dualist's such as myself who strongly support this view. This particular evidence for two consciousnesses in a brain was used in a new book called the Myth of an Afterlife well it looks like now that interpretation of the evidence is wrong. There is no consciousness split when you split the brain.

This experiment is expected to be repeated several more times says the researcher Yair Pinto.

Here is the study here.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170125093823.htm

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My workout January 11, 2017

I went on the wii this evening and walked on there for 35 minutes and burned 318 calories.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you had an awesome Christmas and may 2017 which is now here be awesome as well. I need to address something that I consider important. There is a case of a man who apparently lives with 10 percent of his brain intact only. Neurologist Steven Novella, questioned this because this would be possible evidence against the view that the brain somehow produces the brain. He tries to go with a materialist explanation to explain this case. However, numerous scientist's are rather puzzled by this particular case and are having a very hard time finding a materialist explanation for it. Michael Prescott does a great job of dismantling the superplasticity explanation that Steven Novella is using.

http://michaelprescott.typepad.com/michael_prescotts_blog/2015/08/brainy-thoughts.html

On the same topic, an article titled "Is your Brain really Necessary"?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2015/07/26/is-your-brain-really-necessary-revisited/#.WGxivxsrLIV

Interesting case here as well of a lady who has above average IQ even though she is a hydrocephalic.

http://mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk/ep/sharon-parker-the-woman-with-the-mysterious-brain/

Sunday, August 21, 2016

WWE Summerslam Matches for tonight and my Predictions

Kick off show matches (I will put who I think will win in brackets).

1. American Alpha, The Usos & The Hype Bros vs. Breezango, The Ascension & The Vaudevillains (The Usos
2. Sami Zayn & Neville v.s The Dudley Boyz (Sami Zayn & Neville)

Summerslam Matches

1. John Cena v.s AJ Styles (John Cena)
2. Cesaro v.s Sheamus ( Best of 7 Series) (Sheamus)
3. The Miz(c) v.s Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental Championship (Apollo Crews
4. The New Day (c) v.s Gallows & Anderson (Gallows & Anderson)
5. Rusev (c) v.s Roman Reigns (Rusev)
6. Carmella, Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Natalya, Alexa Bliss & TBA (Carmella, Becky Lynch & Naomi)
7. Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship (Dean Ambrose)
8. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens (Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens)
9. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor for the Universal Championship (Finn Balor)
10. Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte for the Women's Championship (Sasha Banks)
11. Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton (Brock Lesnar)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

What we know about our brains, minds and why Dualism is far from dead!

It's often claimed by materialist's that Dualism is dead!. That couldn't be farther from the truth. What we know about consciousness is that it's got no particular location in the brain. If their was a specific region in the brain that gave rise to consciousness we could possibly find things such as though neurons, memory neurons and so on. ( You know the things that consciousness has). However, when we look at the brain we never find a thought neuron or memory neuron etc. Instead, what we find is neurons and mirror neurons as well. These neurons we are told somehow give rise to consciousness when you get enough of them connected. Again, their isn't anything like consciousness this subjectiveness we all have. How could physical objects such as neurons give rise to subjective experience?.


It's really like magic which most materialist's accuse dualists of when they propose that may actually be a immaterial soul. But it has nothing to do with MAGIC whatsover!. Instead it has to do with providing an explanation. This explanation is that the immaterial soul is made up of a different kind of substance then what our physical bodies are made up of. Without a doubt neurons have strong correlation with mind/consciousness the same with brain regions. However it is truly a big stretch to say that mind/consciousness is generated by the brain. The Mind is what the Brain does, doesn't hold up when we look at it with an open mind.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day!

I like to wish all Canadians a Happy Canada Day. I am going to the fair today just to play some games there and to eat some food there too. Just to get out for awhile and enjoy myself. It's already starting to get hot and humid outside so make sure to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Researchers of the Immortality project say they have a Naturalistic Explanation for NDEs

At least they think they do. As they mentioned a typical materialist explanation that their maybe some undetectable brain activity in the brain that can account for these experiences without saying that consciousness can function without the brain. The problem is this is very improbable. As EEG expert Dr. John Greenfield has confirmed.

He says,

“It’s very unlikely that a hypoperfused brain [someone with no blood flow to the brain], with no evidence of electrical activity could generate NDEs. Human studies as well as animal studies have typically shown very little brain perfusion [blood flow] or glucose utilization when the EEG is flat. There are deep brain areas involved in generating memories that might still operate at some very reduced level during cardiac arrest, but of course any subcortically generated activity can’t be brought to consciousness without at least one functioning cerebral hemisphere. So even if there were some way that NDEs were generated during the hypoxic state [while the brain is shut off from oxygen], you would not experience them until reperfusion [blood flow] allowed you to dream them or wake up and talk about them”, Greenfield stated.


The philosophers of this book that is coming out about a naturalistic explanation for NDE's go on to say.

Physical explanations of NDEs are not only significantly more likely to be true than supernatural explanations, but that they are also capable of being deeply attractive and inspiring, Mitchell-Yellin says.

First of all I don't think the afterlife explanation is an supernatural explanation. It's an natural phenomenon in the sense that we can explore it.