To preserve the original thread, please see my reply on a new thread "atheism
vs theism and ARE's"
Adrian Teo wrote:
> George wrote:
> >Well, OK but ..... I think the recent experiments subjecting human brains
> >electrical stimulation which thereby produces "religious like" effects in
> >patient is pretty strong support for the atheistic side and needs to "keep
> >mind" :-)
> Hello George,
> Something you wrote caught my attention.
> I disagree that this is strong support for the atheist/materialist. Consider
> the following:
> I see a chair in front of me, and any reliable measure of brain activity
> will capture that. Does that mean that since "it is in my brain", therefore
> the chair does not exist? Alternatively, if one were to stimulate the
> appropriate areas in my brain so as to give rise to the memory of a chair in
> my consciousness, does it necessarily imply that "it is all in my brain" and
> therefore, again, chairs do not exist (or that chair never existed)?
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