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Posted by Aurino Souza on November 11, 2003 17:02:14 UTC

And, who really said that neurons cannot have connections with other things what are not neurons.

That is not explicitly said but actually implied by any materialist view of consciousness I'm aware of. It's just that materialists don't understand what the trouble with their point of view is - it they did, they wouldn't be materialists to start with.

Essentially, if all human experience can be reduced to neuronal activity, then no human experience can possibly refer to anything other than neuronal activity, including the experience of physical objects. That means the physical world is mental by the very materialistic definition of mind - something which does not exist. The materialist definition of a physical neuron ends up being completely equivalent with the subjective concept of a neuron, which then becomes the primary (and only) substance of the universe. Materialism is not a self-consistent explanation for reality.

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