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The Connectome and Spirituality

Postby Prismatic567 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:34 am

I have mentioned the Connectome often.

The Goals of the Human Connectome Project
Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.

The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.
http://www.humanconnectomeproject.org/




When the Connectome is sufficiently advance [not necessary fully completed], humanity will be able to discover via the neural connections why theists believe in a God as "real" when actually the idea of a God is an illusion.
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Re: The Connectome and Spirituality

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:37 pm

When the Connectome is sufficiently advance [not necessary fully completed], humanity will be able to discover via the neural connections why theists believe in a God as "real" when actually the idea of a God is an illusion.


It is intuition, here, not scientific knowledge, for example, that is predicting what 'humanity will be able to discover' when something vague ('sufficiently advanced').

If a theist predicted that people will know X, when Y happens at some point in the future, Prismatic would challenge the epistemology involved.

He just can't seem to live up to his own standards nor evade is own particular kind of mechanical romanticism.
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Re: The Connectome and Spirituality

Postby phyllo » Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:09 pm

When the Connectome is sufficiently advance [not necessary fully completed], humanity will be able to discover via the neural connections why theists believe in a God as "real" when actually the idea of a God is an illusion.
I can tell you right now. God explains certain things that we observe in the world.

That doesn't mean the explanation is correct but it could be.
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Re: The Connectome and Spirituality

Postby Prismatic567 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:24 am

Karpel Tunnel wrote:
When the Connectome is sufficiently advance [not necessary fully completed], humanity will be able to discover via the neural connections why theists believe in a God as "real" when actually the idea of a God is an illusion.


It is intuition, here, not scientific knowledge, for example, that is predicting what 'humanity will be able to discover' when something vague ('sufficiently advanced').

If a theist predicted that people will know X, when Y happens at some point in the future, Prismatic would challenge the epistemology involved.

He just can't seem to live up to his own standards nor evade is own particular kind of mechanical romanticism.

As usual you are projecting from ignorance of the subject.

It is obvious the above is based on speculation of possibilities the extrapolation is based on current trend of loads of discoveries of the relation of certain network of neurons with certain human behaviors.
At present scientists are able to trace human behaviors to certain specific parts of the brain but this is relatively crude in contrast to the exact neural pathways involved.

Therefore, logically, when the Connectome Project is sufficiently advanced, scientists will be able to track whatever human behavior, e.g. the belief in God to certain neural pathways. In this case, scientists will be able to trace [via neural activities] the primary root cause of a belief in God by theists or the invocation of a God by those who are mentally ill, brain damage, drug/hallucinogen takers, etc.

If a theist predicted that people will know X, when Y happens at some point in the future, Prismatic would challenge the epistemology involved.

Whatever the claim by theists or non-theists, provide the justifications and evidences for the possibilities of whatever is speculated or theorized.
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Re: The Connectome and Spirituality

Postby Prismatic567 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:28 am

phyllo wrote:
When the Connectome is sufficiently advance [not necessary fully completed], humanity will be able to discover via the neural connections why theists believe in a God as "real" when actually the idea of a God is an illusion.
I can tell you right now. God explains certain things that we observe in the world.

That doesn't mean the explanation is correct but it could be.

Where is your justifications, arguments and evidences for the above speculation of the above possibility?

Point is I have already demonstrated the idea of God as real is moot, i.e. a non-starter.
Therefore you have to counter the above before you can say any thing real about an entity-God doing this or that.
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