On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > I call this the "nothing but" fallacy >
There is indeed a "nothing but" fallacy, such as: "a computer can't be conscious because when you look at it at a close enough level you find "nothing but" a bunch of zeros and ones". > It is the bread and butter of atheists critics of religion. > But atheism is not that fallacy. I will become a believer the instant religion can explain something, anything, that science can not. > critics of the near death experience sometimes explain away the near > death experience as due to some chemical that the brain exudes as death > nears. The trouble with near death experiences is that they are NEAR death. When somebody comes back after being dead and buried for 10 years then I'd be interested in what they have to say. > if the near death esperience is real I would be surprised if there > WEREN'T a physical correlate. And I would be surprised if lack of oxygen (or the excess of carbon dioxide) in the brain didn't sometimes produce hallucinations; and more common than the tunnel with a light at the end bit is sexual arousal, that's why the dangerous sport of Auto-erotic Asphyxia is so popular in certain quarters. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.