A conversation with a friend about faith and science

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I have a friend who has very different political leanings than mine and quite different spiritual beliefs. I greatly enjoy talking with him because unlike with many others, we can discuss these things over a cocktail and come away better understanding each other and even learning some things that can help inform our own opinions. Differences do not have to lead to a loss of respect.

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Is consciousness produced by the physical material of the brain or is it “something more?” The issue is a major dividing line between physicalists and anti-physicalists with big implications for our culture and values.

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Gerald R. Baron

Gerald R. Baron

Husband, father, grandfather, semi-retired, farm advocate, author, communicator. Deeply curious about science, nature, spirit and history.

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