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A simple argument for the existence of the soul
Jun 18, 2011, 9:55a - Consciousness

(1) I am a conscious being with subjective experience of myself and the world around me.

(2) No theory exists for how consciousness (specifically subjective experience or qualia) can arise purely from physical materials.

If you assume (1) and (2) to be true, one logical result is that

(3) We must live in a world that is not purely materialistic. ... more »

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On connectomes and cell lineages
Jun 10, 2011, 6:59p - Science
(If I blog rarely and if my rare posts are only about my worms, then I must simply be obsessed with them. And that's just the way it goes I guess.)

The organism, the biological being, is the most amazing object in all the world. I find it more intriguing than basic physics (which in its own right is pretty ... more »

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