In a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds that rain in the atmosphere of a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its host star about 110 light-years from Earth. (1)
Clouds far far away. But how can we detect clouds?
How can we detect rain if we do not get wet?
How can you know how a peach tastes if you do not eat it?
Though it seems simple, feeling that something is wet is quite a feat because our skin does not have receptors that sense wetness. UK researchers propose that wetness perception is intertwined with our ability to sense cold temperature and tactile sensations such as pressure and texture. (1)
The vast majority of people think we have free will and are the authors of our own life stories. But if neuroscientists were one day able to predict our every action based on brain scans, would people abandon this belief in droves? A new study concludes that such knowledge would not by itself be enough to shake our confidence in our own volition.
Many neuroscientists, such as the late Francis Crick, have argued that our sense of free will is no more than the behaviour of a vast assembly of nerve cells. This is tied to the idea of determinism, which has it that every effect is preceded by a cause, with cause and effect connected by physical laws. This is why the behaviour of physical systems can be predicted – even the brain, in principle.
As author Sam Harris puts it: “If determinism is true, the future is set – and this includes all our future states of mind and our subsequent behaviour”. (1)
Atheists BELIEVE we do not have free will.
Contrary to all empirical data. (yes, they too feel that they have free will!)
The power of belief is great.
And I have said it 1000 times and I am willing to repeat it here (since articles like this keep on coming): We should stop believing things. We should start being scientists! And the empirical data a scientist would trust show that there is a Cause for the existence of the universe, that we have Free Will, that we have a spirit since a set of matter can never become “alive” and experience the “I” we all do.
Religion has become science.
Science has become religion.
Is consciousness an illusion? Many atheist scientists who cannot explain consciouness via lifeless matter believe that.
Philosopher Daniel Dennett is perhaps the leading proponent of the disappearing trick. In his book, inaccurately and rather pretentiously titled Consciousness Explained, as well as in his talks titled The Magic of Consciousness, Dennett shows that many of our perceptions and beliefs are illusory, in the sense that they do not correspond to consensus facts. He parades a whole list of perceptual illusions right out of National Geographic’s TV show Brain Games to make his point. (1)
We like to believe science is based on empirical data.
Some like to believe that religion is based on faith.
But it is the other way around!
People believed in the ressurection because they SAW something!
People believe in God because they FEEL Him!
People believe they are just bones and flesh because they BELIEVE they just bones and flesh.
People believe they are just matter because they BELIEVE they are just matter.
Search inside your self.
Feel your consciousness.
How much… weight does it have?
Can you measure it?
How can the immaterial emerge from the material?
How can flesh and bones turn into consciosuness?
Don’t you FEEL your consciousness?
Are you ready to reject it based on your atheistic beliefs?
Religion is based on experience.
Science on beliefs!