Consciousness: and brain damage (General)

by David Turell @, Monday, January 15, 2018, 14:20 (546 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: No, we have reached God's goal. You are supporting my view.

dhw: You agree that sapiens’ brain could not expand any more, and so complexification took over from expansion. I’m afraid I can’t see why that should mean your God’s purpose in creating billions of life forms (including hominids and hominins), lifestyles and natural wonders was to produce the brain of Homo sapiens. No, I am not supporting your view.

dhw: If God exists, it is perfectly feasible that he created the evolutionary mechanisms I have described. I am challenging your personal reading of your God’s mind and your interpretation of how he might have used evolution. The fact that you always think of God does not give your hypothesis any more credibility than mine.

DAVID: I believe in my hypothesis, which means I'm convinced God exists. He is not credible to you.

dhw: Being convinced that God exists does not give you exclusive access to your God’s mind. It is perfectly possible to believe in God and to believe that he purposefully created a mechanism which allowed for all life forms to develop as they have done, in an ever changing spectacle of wonders, including but not confined to the brain of Homo sapiens.

God did create a mechanism of evolution that lead to the bush of life. We don't disagree. Where we differ is I see our brain as a purposeful end point.

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