Re: humans irreducibly complex?

Marcio Pie (
Mon, 24 May 1999 18:03:08 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, folks!

I know that this doesn't have much to do with the current discussion, but
the last question raised by Rich Daniel touched on something that has been
bothering me a lot lately. If the human mind can be completely reduced to
neuronal processes, where is the human soul? Does it interact with our
sensory system? If it does, can it be observed? Where is our immortal
essence? Moreover, if I got a gene that increases my propensity to do sin
(e.g. drug addiction), am I going to be judged by the same standards as
people who do not have this gene?

I really look forward to your comments on this.


> > > Someone who believes there is a huge gap separating man from apes should
> > > expect hundreds of genes in man that bear no similarity to chimp genes.
> >
> > But is the gap to be found in the type of tasks genes do? If the
> > answer is "no", then why should creationists expect to see a gap
> > here?
> I don't understand your point here. Are you perhaps saying that the
> gap is caused by the presence of an immaterial spirit in man, rather
> than anything physical?