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Your Cherished Emotions - A Biophysical Brain Function?
Verse for Chapter
ascarya-vat pasyati kascid enam ascarya-vad vadati tathaiva canyah
ascarya-vac cainam anyah srnoti srutvapy enam veda na caiva kascit
"Some look on the soul as amazing, some describe him as| amazing, and some hear of him as amazing, while others, even after hearing about him, cannot understand him at all." (Bhagavad-gita 2.29)
Modern Mechanistic Science holds that a human being is nothing more than a highly complex machine built from molecular components. A representative of this view would say, "It woidd make life simpler for us if you would in the future say, 'My C-fibres are firing'instead of saying, 'I'm in pain'.No wonder that philosopher Herbert Feigl, director of Minnesota Center for the philosophy of Science, remarked,"Scientific psychology, as the well known saying goes, having first lost its soul, later its consciousness, seems finally to lose its mind altogether. " This chapter presents startling evidences of people with consciousness without brain. It then explains how the Bhagavad-gita paradigm of the soul as the conscious perceiver within the body resolves the mystery of In the previous chapters, we discussed how life does not arise from a bunch of chemicals and how one physical form does not evolve into another. In this chapter we will discuss whether there is a difference between a human being and a sophisticated robot.consciousness.