Mary and the Zombies: Can Science Explain Consciousness?

Mary and the Zombies: Can Science Explain Consciousness?
We trust science because its claims are based on experience. But experience itself is a subjective reality that seems to elude the objectivity of scientific understanding. We know that our experiences—of seeing red, feeling pain, falling in love and …
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Human consciousness was always going to require a god
Consciousness, the ability to be able to think outside of ourselves and beyond our surroundings, is what caused us to consider we may have a spirit or soul. Conscience was the result of being able to differentiate between good and bad deeds. From then …
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Stream of Consciousness: A Med Student Preps for the Boards
Welcome to the first installment of what will hopefully be a fun column I can keep throughout the next several years of my training. The goal is to give the reader insight into the thoughts of a trainee at various important points on the professional …
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