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November 21, 2013

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"But skin conductance data revealed the underlying emotional reactions of the two groups were essentially the same."

So, studies which rely on physiology to determine mental states are okay when they support conclusions the christian apologist would like to make, but otherwise the idea that we can learn about the mind by studying the body is simply dogmatic materialist philosophy disguised as science...

Why do Christians who do not believe in poltergeists and who know that the movie Poltergeist projected on a tv screen in front of them is not real nonetheless exhibit nonetheless display emotional arousal when watching that movie? My hypothesis is that they are simply suppressing their knowledge of poltergeists, but they can never really escape it.

There are lots of fun things to read on these topics. While there are many, perhaps two would be here, and, here. Staircaseghost mentions suppression and makes a good point. Suppression of all sorts of internal affairs happens all the time. Doing the hard work of introspection helps heal some of that. “Suppression”? “Introspection”? I have no idea what those two words mean inside a cloud of photon fluxes void of intent. They don’t mean anything really. We lie to ourselves thinking there are physical systems free of physical systems. “Lie”? There it is again. What does that word mean inside of a cloud of photon fluxes void of intent? Nothing at all. We need to try to get to the truth of this. “Try”? There it is again. What does that word mean inside of a cloud of photon fluxes void of intent? Nothing at all. I agree with Amy’s contextualizing comment, “I’m not sure how much can be concluded definitively from this study, but it’s certainly interesting.”

The first of the two links seems unlinked….. it should be at this link here.

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