Reconciling materialism and dualism (Endings)

by David Turell @, Monday, March 12, 2018, 14:10 (439 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Just remember the material side of the research. The fMRI's do designate cortical areas that are used in specific tasks for thought. It is the cortex which ceases function in 5-10 seconds if the heart stops, stunned but not dead. That can happen in adults after 5+ minutes.

dhw: Used for thought or used by thought? “Just remember” that according to you, the brain is the receiver not the generator. The crucial factor for dualists is that thought and emotion and memory and decision-making and judgement and everything else connected with the immaterial s/s/c continue after the stunning and/or death of the cortex. It is materialists who believe that the cortex produces thought, as opposed to receiving it.

I remember full well. I was simply noting the regions differ where the s/s/c software and the material brain hardware have to interface for certain processes.

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