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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 09:15 PM

13. From the original claim: He claims that science can only reach the recently evolved rational ...

... part of the brain, the neocortex

Your post fails to support that part of the claim.

The actual claim his column makes is:

My claim is that religion can provide direct access to this emotional life in ways that science does not. Yes, science can give us emotional feelings of wonder at the majesty of nature, but there are many forms of human suffering that are beyond the reach of any scientific alleviation. Different emotional stresses require different kinds of rescue. ...


That explicitly contradicts the claim made in the OP.

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