Brown on Brains

How easily one can push aside the obfuscation, the scientific jargon, and the smoke to point out the rather obvious.

“So when we’re discussing thought and conscious processes, talking about minds is precise, and even measurable (what else do public opinion pollsters do?) while talking about brains is just hand-waving. It is, in fact, an expression of religious opinion – partly a statement of social belonging and partly an expression of faith in the sufficiency of a particular world-view to explain everything.”

“Is this scientistic faith well justified here?”

We would answer no.

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