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You're wrong; he clearly understood as his closing sentence
Mon Jan 9, 2017 1:00pm
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clearly states:

"If minds are wholly dependent on brains, and brains on biochemistry, and biochemistry (in the long run) on the meaningless flux of the atoms, I cannot understand how the thought of those minds should have any more significance than the sound of the wind in the trees. And this is to me the final test."


  • As Smart As C.S. Lewis Was...Amadeus, Mon Jan 9 11:55am
    ...his argument boils down to, "I don't understand how, so it must not be true." My Christian faith and my acceptance of science coexist without issue. They handle different aspects of the universe.... more
    • Well said Contrarian, Mon Jan 9 7:57pm
      Some here could take heed of such sage logic.
      • How would anyone know that our thoughts are like the wind, meaningless! Ridiculous on the face of it. I have learned over the past year that Lewis is highly overrated, and a spook.
    • You're wrong; he clearly understood as his closing sentence — shadow, Mon Jan 9 1:00pm
      • You Caught It In Your QuoteAmadeus, Tue Jan 10 7:20am
        "If minds are wholly dependent on brains, and brains on biochemistry, and biochemistry (in the long run) on the meaningless flux of the atoms, I cannot understand how the thought of those minds... more
        • Poorly done.shadow, Tue Jan 10 8:45am
          His conclusion follows his 'if' clause. He fully explains why the view he disagrees with is not logically conclusive.
          • No he doesn'tBob the builder, Tue Jan 10 10:41am
            or he wouldn't have put "I cannot understand how" - by saying that he is making clear it is only a personal interpretation. Which it is
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