Happy Halloween

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Boo Hoo, No Fight Between The Theists / Atheists.

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 20, 2001 20:09:15 UTC

Aurino,

I wrote:

>> Your hypothesis predicts that biological
>> testing would show the tingling to be an
>> observable bodily function.

You replied:

> Not necessarily. TOM has direct access to large
> portions of your brain and can simulate any
> kind of virtual reality for you.

I see. That's disappointing, because until we can display these "virtual reality" states using some device other than the individual's perceptions only, it would be difficult to scientifically establish their existence. The theists claim that they (OBEs, NDEs) are visions from God or spiritual travel seems almost as unprovable.

I was hoping this could be a test between the theists and atheists in this forum. You've been right to show that the contest isn't so clear cut in the way I thought it could be.

Nevertheless, perhaps TOM will prove an interesting problem for the theists anyway.

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    Google
     
    Web www.astronomy.net
    DayNightLine
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2018 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins