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(Photo by H.koppdelaney ) Tim Prowse was a United Methodist pastor for almost 20 years, serving churches in Missouri and Indiana.
It seems to me that many nonbelievers have forgotten—or never knew—what it is like to suffer an unhappy collision with scientific rationality. We are open to good evidence and sound argument as a matter of principle, and are generally willing to follow wherever they may lead. Certain of us have made careers out of bemoaning the failure of religious people to adopt this same attitude.
Daniel Kahneman is an extraordinarily interesting thinker.
(Photo by AlicePopkorn ) You are not aware of the electrochemical events occurring at each of the trillion synapses in your brain at this moment. But you are aware, however dimly, of sights, sounds, sensations, thoughts, and moods.
As an undergraduate at Stanford I took a course called “The Ethical Analyst” that profoundly changed my life.
I spent this morning pondering whether I should attack neuroscientist Sam Harris for attacking free will. I thought, haven’t I spent enough time hassling Harris?