CA29 Science vs. The Soul

Are we just electrified meat, or is there a ghost in the machine? Believers claim that naturalism cannot account for the phenomenal properties of consciousness, and tend to hold the position that the mind is more than the biological activity of the brain. We examine the conventional idea of the soul and how it conflicts with science.

*Update* I’ve since made a new and improved episode arguing against substance and property dualism here (Episode 23 – Is property dualism any better off than substance dualism?):

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