Sci 15 - Class 15 Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:38 PM...

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Class 15 Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:38 PM Scientsits looking for physical proof to back up metaphysical theory Before, it was the other way around where they started with the metaphysical and then the physical Natural theology First there's a divine loving creator Now our observations of the world have to fit that theory Darwin killed it Even the thread of divine design is cut Now looking for physcial basis to resurrect that idea They do this through spiritualism That failed Consciousness resisted any kind of definition Man tried to develop sense of mind Understand the nature of human beings through mind Decartes Locke Hume Also it's physical basis Enlightenment concept of the brain No metaphysical presence of mind
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Tubes, electricity No mental energy Dominant idea Mesmerism and all of this Just your unconscious working without your knowledge Transcends the confines of your body and skull It becomes metaphysical Because they're communicating, like the mesmerist Remains this great hope that there's enough evidence within the mesmerist
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