Table of Contents - Volume 14 Consciousness and the Universe April-May, 2011 Edited by Sir Roger Penrose, FRS, University of Oxford Stuart Hameroff M.D. University of Arizona
Not to be confused with Possibilism . Possibilianism is a philosophy which rejects both the diverse claims of traditional theism and the positions of certainty in strong atheism in favor of a middle, exploratory ground. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] The term was first defined by neuroscientist David Eagleman in relation to his book of fiction Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives . [ 6 ] Asked whether he was an atheist or a religious person on a National Public Radio interview in February 2009, he replied "I call myself a Possibilian: I'm open to...ideas that we don't have any way of testing right now." [ 6 ] In a subsequent interview with the New York Times , Eagleman expanded on the definition: "Our ignorance of the cosmos is too vast to commit to atheism, and yet we know too much to commit to a particular religion.
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