Monday, May 13, 2013

[PHI 3000] What can neuroscience tell us about God?

Dr. Andrew Newberg is a pioneer in neuro-theology, an attempt to explain religious experiences in neuro-scientific terms. But what can neuroscience tell us about God? Newberg claims that the experiences of believers are "neurologically real."

The argument, then, seems to run roughly like this:
  1. If God experiences are neurologically real, then God is real.
  2. God experiences are neurologically real.
  3. Therefore, God is real.
What do you make of this argument? Is it sound?

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