A NEW SCIENTIFIC PARADIGM OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE BRAIN

 

My new paradigm is as follows: We are not biological machines that generate consciousness, or even souls within a biological machine.  Instead, we are brains (and bodies) enmeshed and embedded in a greater timeless space-less informational Universe that physicists call non local reality. We are in constant communication with this greater reality through specific neurobiological pathways, specifically a “god spot” in our right temporal lobe.

 

We often perceive this communication as “intuition”, or “angels” or “spiritual visions” or “dreams” or “gut feelings”.  Children who have experienced this often simply call it “god”, or “a light that had a lot of good things in it”.

 

I invite you to prove me wrong!  Read my paper and tell me where I have misquoted or misrepresented the scientific literature.  If you are one of those hanging tightly to the scientific myth that long term memories are stored in the brain, tell me why and cite your references.  Hey all you Skeptics and those out to debunk the paranormal. Keep up your good work, we need you.  Yet I notice you have stayed away from me, ever since we last debated and your representative ended up calling Wilder Penfield, the father of modern neuroscience, a “pseudo-scientist”.

 

Before we get to wrestling, just to level the playing field, I do want to point out that I am not claiming that there is proof of life after death, or that the soul can exist independent of a functioning body.   I am only stating that the state of the art of scientific evidence in the 21st century makes it scientifically respectable to entertain such outlandish notions.  Hmmmm, the Skeptical Inquirer loves to invoke common sense in debunking all sorts of ridiculous ideas.  So, let’s see, children who are at the point of death, in profound coma, perceive themselves to their own great surprise as being “alive”, can accurately describe their own clinical circumstances and local reality, are oriented to time, place, and person, and then perceive another reality that intrudes on this one.

They are resuscitated to tell us that they are no longer afraid of dying. As one girl put it “I know a little more about it now.”  And common sense tells us that . . . . they are hallucinating and making it up?

 

Come on you ardent defenders of the outdated science of the 18th century and the irrelevant dualistic materialistic philosophies of the 17th century.  You can do better than that!