The Vitalism perspective differs from the natural science perspective.
When you rip out and eat the heart of your enemy,
enemy's' powers? Their power is now in you, since their heart, in and of
itself, I believe, contains all their powers, abilities, even virtues.
Suppose that, aka Jeffrey Dahmers, you really do feel more powerful,
post-cannabilism. And, suppose there is some actual evidence, (e.g., you do
run faster, lift heavier weights, etc.) The alternative (natural science)
explanation is called the natural process of --- protein metabolism.
Yep, you really do 'feel better', but not because the enemy's heart, in and
of itself, contains their virtues, powers, abilities.
Do wooden or stone objects, idols (this is also called 'animism') possess
the powers to grant your wishes?
Modern Science asks the simple question - So, HOW could this happen?
What is the natural force or physical process?
For example, when all of you were given a shot of the mumps, measles or