Re: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?

From: Don Nield <d.nield@auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Wed Mar 18 2009 - 17:51:20 EDT

I would ask Gregory why there is need in this context to consult people
who study personality professionally? We are discussing embryos, not
living people, so the social sciences are irrelevant here.
Don

Gregory Arago wrote:
> 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...
>
> G.A.
>
>
> --- On *Wed, 3/18/09, gmurphy10@neo.rr.com /<gmurphy10@neo.rr.com>/*
> wrote:
>
> From: gmurphy10@neo.rr.com <gmurphy10@neo.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [asa] scientific fact vs. ideology?
> To: asa@calvin.edu, "David Campbell" <pleuronaia@gmail.com>
> 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.
>
> Shalom,
> George
>
>
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