Re: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?

From: Gregory Arago <>
Date: Wed Mar 18 2009 - 17:42:09 EDT

Is that what the poets tell you?!

Don't forget, George, that by your own words, "more is involved than science."
"Rationality begins with neural activity" seems abundantly reductionistic, imo, and seems to confirm and validate David O.'s views precisely in contrast to yours.
I'd suggest for the topic of 'personhood' one ought to seek counsel with people who study personality professionally; this is not a common theme in natural sciences (e.g. physics or biology), or even in the vast majority of modern theology!
But that's just my 'personal' opinion...

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Subject: Re: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?
To:, "David Campbell" <>
Received: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 11:23 PM

I am not suggesting that "life begins with neural activity" but that
"rationality begins with neural activity," and that therefore
personhood does not begin any earlier than that.

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