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34798Y135 For thousands of years people believed

THAT ÀLL
OUR ACTIONS AND
DECISIONS EMANATE FROM OUR SOULS?
YET IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY SUPPORTING EVIDENCE,
& GIVEN THE EXISTENCE OF MUCH MORE DETAILED ALTERNATIVE THEORIES,
THE LIFE SCIENCES HAVE DITCHED THE SOUL! As private individuals, many biologists
and doctors may go on believing in souls. Yet they never write about them in serious scientific journals?!
Maybe the mind should join the soul, God & ether in the dustbin of science!? After all, no one has ever seen
experiences of pain or love through a microscope, & we have a very detailed biochemical explanation for pain
& love that does not leave room for subjective experiences? However, there is a crucial difference between mind
& soul (as well as between mind & God!)? Whereas the existence of eternal souls is pure conjecture, the experience
of pain is a direct and very tangible reality. When I step on a nail, I can be 100% certain that I feel pain (even if
I so far lack a scientific explanation for it)! In contrast, I cannot be certain that if the wound becomes infected
& I die of gangrene, my soul will continue the exist. It's a very interesting and comforting story
which I would be happy to believe, but I have no direct evidence for its veracity.
Since all scientists constantly experience
subjective feelings such as pain &
doubt, they can't
deny their
existence.