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The bottom line is rooted in the physical and NOT in the spiritual.

The debate between those who hail spiritual existence as the source of the universe, hence promoting religious fervor for the faithful masses, and those who strip reality of the magic of faith, and submit to the dry, factual, scientific physical nature of reality, is generations old. This debate affects the majority of aspects of modern civilization, as its fallouts impact the path of our civilization's progress. Yet as evidence is gathered and compiled to prove AND EDUCATE about reality, it becomes evident that FAITH is secondary to KNOWLEDGE, and that SCIENCE precedes RELIGION, and that HOPE can and should be a matter of real prospect based on calculated input. Faith and ceremony as means for comforting and consoling, of easing the pain of troubled souls, and for organizing an orchestrated pattern of tradition, of imagining a supreme parent figure who bears the real responsibility in a divine form etc... All these are constructs of the human mind. The mind, however, is a contruct of chemical and physical building blocks. Can anyone prove otherwise, without resorting to faith?

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    Jan 22 2012: Hullo Stephen

    Consciousness is not in the brain, rather, I think the brain is in consciousness.

    An example: a fish is in water, never aware that it is in a wet environment as we see it. We can be aware of being aware, and we call that conscious awareness, but we are under the impression that consciousness is in the brain because we think of consciousness as mental.
    • Jan 25 2012: This is actually an absurd argument.

      '': a fish is in water, never aware that it is in a wet environment as we see it.''

      You are actually telling me what a fish perceives and then basing your understanding on that fact. Your evidence is lacking reality.
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      Feb 1 2012: Hi Patrick:

      Break the brain and "consciousness" goes away, now break "consciousness".

      Regards!

      JB

      FYI there are experiments with apes showing that they self conscious.

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