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    Your position, namely that immaterial “conscious...

    Your position, namely that immaterial “conscious experience” connects with the “psychological and neurological” material brain is incoherent. There is no nexus. Hence the burden of proof rests with...
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    Basically, your argument seems to be that...

    Basically, your argument seems to be that consciousness being directly related to the physical activity of the brain is inconceivable because philosophy says it is. But naturalistic explanations for...
  3. Raymond E Brown says that Jesus did not write an...

    Raymond E Brown says that Jesus did not write an account of his life or passion; nor did anyone who had been present write an eyewitness account. The same applies to the virgin birth. Brown...
  4. The majority scholarly position re the Petrine...

    The majority scholarly position re the Petrine epistles and the writings of the Johannine community is definitive. You will always find a contrary minority view based upon your Evangelical agenda if...
  5. It's the commonly accepted view of biblical...

    It's the commonly accepted view of biblical scholars as you would know if you checked around. “Letters of Peter, two New Testament writings attributed to the foremost of Jesus’ 12 Apostles but...
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    Please explain how the immaterial “conscious...

    Please explain how the immaterial “conscious experience” connects with its “psychological and neurological” material brain. Where’s the nexus?
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    Again: philosophical arguments, unlike...

    Again: philosophical arguments, unlike scientific hypotheses, have no means to test the conclusions of its arguments hence it is probable that your “no conceivable answer” is wrong. Neurologists...
  8. Actually, there is ample scholarly evidence that...

    Actually, there is ample scholarly evidence that the Petrine epistles are pseudepigraphical - i.e. inauthentic. The majority of scholars consider that St. Peter was not the author of the two...
  9. As spun by Trump’s mouthpiece, Fox. The reality...

    As spun by Trump’s mouthpiece, Fox. The reality is different as indicated in this BBC Coronavirus fact-check:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51818627
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    Just as neuroscience is currently searching for...

    Just as neuroscience is currently searching for physical explanations for phenomena such as consciousness in sentient creatures like us.



    But philosophy cannot arrive at testable new...
  11. Trump has put the world at risk with his...

    Trump has put the world at risk with his self-aggrandizing incompetence. "From insufficient testing to a lack of coordination, Trump’s Covid-19 response has been a disaster..."
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  12. Some biblical scholars like Brown are Christians...

    Some biblical scholars like Brown are Christians and some like Ehrman are not. But the consensus of mainstream biblical scholars regarding the composition of the gospels is that all four are...
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    Except that lightning wasn’t “perfectly...

    Except that lightning wasn’t “perfectly conceivable” in practice, which is why it was attributed to a god. Just as illness was attributed to 'divine wrath' or demons before germ theory was developed...
  14. Polling has nothing to do with the fact that...

    Polling has nothing to do with the fact that Trump lost four to six weeks in public denial when he should have been preparing for the worst pandemic in modern times. Consequently, “Today, 86,012...
  15. Raymond E Brown is recognized as a preeminent...

    Raymond E Brown is recognized as a preeminent biblical scholar and his position re the gospels is reflected by Ehrman and the majority of biblical scholars. Namely that what we have with the gospels...
  16. OR, more likely, his (and my) overt "fear" that...

    OR, more likely, his (and my) overt "fear" that "Trump failed the biggest test of his life" to the terrible detriment of the USA and the rest of the world.

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  17. Really. John’s gospel is generally dated at c.95...

    Really. John’s gospel is generally dated at c.95 -110 CE so it’s difficult to argue eyewitness reportage OR Johannine authorship given such late dating. According to biblical scholar Raymond E...
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    This is the point you keep missing. Before...

    This is the point you keep missing. Before lightning was understood, a “PHYSICAL explanation” was NOT perfectly conceivable at all, which explains why lightening was attributed to a god. The whole...
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    A philosophical argument cannot be shown to be...

    A philosophical argument cannot be shown to be “true and factual” at all unless it is a “sound argument”. But to be shown as true such an argument must have a true premise in order to arrive at a...
  20. Well the New Testament was accurate when it said...

    Well the New Testament was accurate when it said that the temple and Jerusalem and Galilee etc. existed. But there is no evidence that the alleged stupendous events of the Jesus story documented in...
  21. There are NO eyewitness accounts of the Jesus...

    There are NO eyewitness accounts of the Jesus story. Bart Ehrman in "Jesus Before the Gospels" argues that the stories about Jesus changed and evolved before they were written down decades after the...
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    The “mere technical rectitude and proficiency” of...

    The “mere technical rectitude and proficiency” of science is nevertheless capable of arriving at conclusions that can be tested and shown to be true – unlike philosophy.



    Indeed. As I said....
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    It is a reasonable assumption that consciousness...

    It is a reasonable assumption that consciousness ceases upon the cessation of the brain. Hence it is reasonable to assume that “thoughts” are in some sense material and subject to scientific...
  24. With Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars we have an...

    With Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars we have an abundance of primary sources. There are huge quantities of artifacts, contemporary information, archaeological remains and original documents. The Gallic...
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    Not “isolating”, merely recognizing the...

    Not “isolating”, merely recognizing the limitations of philosophy vis-à-vis science.



    Yes. It’s called ‘the scientific method’ whereby a scientist develops hypotheses, tests them and then...
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