Consciousness May Occur Near Time of Birth

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Researchers generally stress that the unborn child’s brain is in a rapid, ongoing, and little understood state of development. Source
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Study: Brain Is Still Active After Death

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Obviously, these experiences point to something that is irrelevant to claims about evolution. Source
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A Theoretical Biologist’s Mission Impossible: Banish Teleology While Retaining Meaning

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The nonsense will cease eventually. But eventually is a long way off, if Barbieri’s dilemma is any guide. Source
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Self-Referential Absurdity in a Theory of Consciousness

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Leonhard Euler was known to work out complex derivations in his head while blind. Of what possible use was this ability for survival? Source
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Craig, Moreland: Two Philosophers Discuss Aliens and Artificial Intelligence

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As an old professor of mine told me in an email recently: “Long live visceral proximity!” Source
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Clues About Consciousness from Dementia Research

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The phenomenon is called "paradoxical lucidity" because it is unexpected and we know very little about its causes. Source
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In Some Science Contexts, “Emergence” Really Means “We Don’t Know How”

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The word often permits the improbable to be considered probable for the purposes of sounding like science without providing any. Source
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Neuroscientist Vows: We’ll Nail Consciousness Yet!

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Anil Seth, proponent of the “hallucination” theory of consciousness, vows that researchers will find that consciousness spot or circuit in the brain. Source
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All We Need to Do to Give a Robot a Soul Is… (Error 404)

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In reality, programmers don’t leave souls out of robots because they don’t find them useful; they simply and obviously have no idea how to insert them. Source
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When Catholics Argue for Intelligent Design

Ann Gauger, Anthony Esolen, Aristotle, beauty, Benjamin Wiker, Bible, biology, Brian Miller, Bruce Chapman, Christianity, consciousness, cosmology, creator, Faith & Science, faith and science, Father Michael Chaberek, God's Grandeur, Günter Bechly, Human Origins, Intelligent Design, intermediates, J. Budziszewski, Jay Richards, John Bergsma, Logan Gage, materialism, Michael Behe, moral law, natural law, paleontology, Pedro Barrajon, Richard Sternberg, Roman Catholicism, Scott Ventureyra, Sophia Institute Press, Thomas Aquinas
The evidence from science is clear, but with the discussion of philosophical questions, the necessity of a Creator becomes overwhelming.  Source
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