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Immortal Soul

The Natural Selection Of The Immortal Soul: A Thought Experiment (VI)

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Evan Eisenberg

Following Darwinian logic, we end up in some unexpected places. Of course, to get there we must accept the premise that the human mind might be capable of existing independently of the neuronal activity on which it usually depends.

The Natural Selection of the Immortal Soul: A Thought Experiment (IV and V)

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Evan Eisenberg

As the Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman has noted, those unflinching realists who scoff at the notion of an afterlife may be the ones indulging in wishful thinking.

The Natural Selection Of The Immortal Soul: A Thought Experiment

Evan Eisenberg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Evan Eisenberg

How would creationists react if someone were to suggest that the survival of the soul after death, far from being ruled out by the theory of natural selection, might actually be predicted as a consequence of that theory?

The Dark Night of the Soul

Guy Finley | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Guy Finley

It's really quite clear: Nothing created lives outside the laws of this grand cycle of reciprocity.

The Theological Dilemma Of Medieval Neuroscience

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

The 12th and 13th centuries witnessed a flourishing of natural philosophy in Christian Europe. This Medieval natural philosophy included the biological basis of the human mind.

My Dead Relatives in the Sky

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Belief in eternal life is hard for me. My mind has been largely taken over by science and has trouble getting itself around ideas so far outside the normal course of events. But I still believe...

Heaven: Does Lisa Miller's Book Make The Concept Any Less Trite?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

In imagining this world, who would have guessed mountains and eyes and tuna fish and tables and fossils and crockpots and libraries and clouds? The task of envisioning a radically different world is doomed before it begins. Heaven is, quite literally, unimaginable.

So You're Thinking of Converting From Anglican to Catholic

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

In converting to Catholicism, you are really just switching over your "files" (ideas/customs/most profound expressions of faith) to your "Mac" (Catholic) "hard drive" (brain/immortal soul).