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Is the Mind Identical to the Brain?


Video from Bible Answer Man


Is the Mind Identical to the Brain?

"Did God create us as body-soul unities, or are we merely material beings living in a material world in which reason is reduced to a conditioned reflex? Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ broadcast and the ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ podcast, notes that logically, we recognize the mind and the brain to be different in that they have dissimilar properties. A momentโ€™s reflection is sufficient to convince a thinking person that the experience of color is more than a wavelength of light. Were we merely material, such subjective characteristics of consciousness could not be experienced. Furthermore, from a legal perspective, merely material beings could not be held accountable for a crime committed last year because physical identity changes over time. Every day we lose multiplied millions of microscopic particles such that in seven yearsโ€™ time virtually every part of our material anatomy changes. Finally, in a merely material world, libertarian freedom (freedom of the will) does not exist. In such a world, everything would be fatalistically relegated to mere mechanistic material processes. In short, logically, we recognize nonphysical aspects of humanity, such as ego; legally, we recognize a sameness of soul, which establishes personal identity over time; and libertarian freedom presupposes we are more than mere material robots." from video introduction


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