Of Two Minds About The Existence Of God

Below is a discussion of the phenomenon of split-brain patients who have one half a brain that believes in God and another half that does not, by famed neurologist VS Ramachandran (author of Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind, A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, The Emerging Mind: The BBC Reith Lectures 2003, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human, and Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Four-Volume Set, Volume 1-4).

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His entire talk, from which this clip is taken, can be viewed here.

Thanks to Krista.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://monthlymakeovers.wordpress.com Corrina Mandibar

    interesting! But now I’m really curious in how they communicated with just one hemisphere…


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