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Sunday, October 4, 2009

¿DID GOD CREATE THE MIND OR DOES THE MIND CREATE GOD?



Perhaps the biggest issue next to the question of God itself, is did we create him or is he our creator? Materialists, people who believe in Darwin's Natural Selection and deny God, believe God is an illusion that humans have evolved to believe in to help cope with death and the fear of living. Spiritual and Religious people, on the other hand, believe God is superior to all and is hard to understand only because he exists in another realm, a "mystical" realm. Richard Dawkins, premier materialist and Darwin advocate, claims that humans over time evolved spiritual thoughts and a belief of God on their brains to ease the overwhelming emotions of life and to help understand death. That any spiritual thoughts or "visions" are mere abnormalities in the physical brain. But this theory also denies the possibility of life beyond death. If there is no spiritual realm, like he states, then we are but mere biological brainiacs that have evolved to believe in one. That we created God. Yet there are also many large cultures who deeply believe, even feel, that there is a spiritual or other-worldly realm beyond ours. Their evidence is lacking but they claim that what they sense on these spiritual trips is more real than life itself. Very devout faiths like Catholicism, Buddhism, or Hinduism preach that if you follow a spiritual life it is much more fulfilling. Why is that? Is it because we become closer to god? That god created us, and gave us the choice to either believe or ignore him? The human mind has been and remains THE ULTIMATE BLACK BOX in medicine and engineering. And this is NO surprise, since the most complex, modern supercomputer, which can only now be understood barely on a system-level by an individual, remains a "toy" compared to the human brain let alone, say, the brain of a cockroach. In fact, understanding all aspects of the human brain may simply be beyond human understanding. However, despite all of the "miraculous" progress of the 20th century, there are and always will be fundamental limitations. I'm curious as to what other people have to think of this, so please leave me your opinions or related life experiences on this topic.

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