Th evidence of things not seen.
Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.
Empiricists who deny their own basic experience aren’t much use.
Cogito, ergo sum.
Maybe these folks just don’t think.
Really what gives this worldview its place in society is that it gives us stuff. Science gives us stuff. That of course shortchanges engineers and the problems they’ve got in their part of it and none of it is a straight line–I’ve got relatives in basic research and nature just doesn’t obey our dictates as well as people think it does, not even when made by scientists–so that it gives the whole thing an air of myth. But if scientists said that they are just bringing us the truth about things and there were no iPads, iPods, iPhones forthcoming that could be traced in some way to it, science wouldn’t have anything like the authority it has now.
Reminds me of this: “…every man walketh in his own dway, and after the image of his own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world, and whose substance is that of an idol, which waxeth old and shall perish in Babylon, even Babylon the great, which shall fall.” D&C 1:16.
It’s idols that give them (us) power at least in the world.
With all due respect to Bro. V.
Lest I be misunderstood: I share the article’s deep skepticism about science’s understanding of human consciousness.
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