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  1. Ian Wardell

    My Review of "The Myth of an Afterlife"

    Greetings people. Long time since I've contributed on here. Anyway, I've written a review of "The Myth of an Afterlife". 2 versions, a 5,000 word one and a 13,000 word one. This is the 5,000 word one. http://ian-wardell.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/a-review-of-myth-of-afterlife.html 13,000...
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    Keith Augustine in "The Myth of an Afterlife"

    My latest blog entry regarding the arguments made in "The Myth of an Afterlife" that science favours the notion we cease to exist when we die, and that a disembodied soul could not perceive, think, feel, and deliberate. An excerpt: "[A]re there any alternative hypotheses? Even if materialism...
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    Materialism/Physicalism is incompatible with our ability to reason

    This is from a blog entry of mine that can be seen here. Contemporary wisdom holds that all physical events have entirely physical causes -- causes cashed out in terms of physical processes that we can potentially measure. This includes everything we ever say and do. This might be taken to...
  4. Ian Wardell

    Science, the Afterlife, and the Intelligentsia

    Published recently here on my blog. 1. Introduction I read this article a couple of weeks ago by a professor of philosophy called John G Messerly. He says: He advances the view that a combination of modern science and reason very strongly suggests that there is neither a God nor an...
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    Do non-human animals have a "life after death"?

    Philosophical materialists tend to implicitly suppose I believe only human beings survive their deaths and no other animals. But I do not view this as being remotely plausible. I presume a dog's brain is very similar to a human being's, albeit less complex. If only human beings have an...
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    Consciousness regained? Philosophical arguments for and against reductive physicalism

    Someone linked to this paper in a facebook group (Human Consciousness project). I'm not sure that this paper is really saying anything. First of all the author Thomas Sturm gives no actual arguments to suppose reductive materialism is true but merely contents himself with giving...
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    What determines where we go should there be an afterlife?

    Should there be an afterlife I suspect we don't all go to the same place. I would speculate that the afterlife realm will consist of different levels and/or quite distinct environments. Moreover I also suspect it wouldn't be our behaviour in and of itself which determines our final destiny in...
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